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Hofbräuhaus München: Duke Maximilian I. created his light beer brewery 1607, laying the historical foundations for the Hofbräuhaus, which has become world-renowned. Beer used to be brewed here - not it just gets drunk. In all, 3000 people fit into the brewery; its core is the so-called Schwemme which used to hold beer-brewing facilities, but can now host 1000 people.
Marienplatz (München): Munich's Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its memorial column in the Virgin's honor changed back to being the middle of Munich after it was freed of traffic with its establishment as a pedestrian area in 1972. The carillon of the "Neues Rathaus" (new town hall) is a draw for tourists from all over the world; its figures first came to play their motives from tales about the city in 1908. It comes to life every day at 11 and 12. The Marienplatz is located in the old town at the intersection of its two main axis between the Isar and Karl Gates, which was part of the Salt Road from Salzburg to Switzerland, and between the Sendling (Sendling vacation rentals | Sendling travel guide) and the (destroyed) Swabian Gates. The pedestrian area goes from the Marienplatz to the Stachus and offers stores, shops and restaurants.
Viktualienmarkt (München): The former "Kräutlmarkt" (herbs or greens market) was established 1807 on the area of the Heiliggeistspital (holy spirit hospital). Over time it was expanded and re-named the Viktualienmarkt (victuals market from the late Latin word for foods, groceries). Its many booths - "Standln" - now offer local as well as exotic fare, fresh and of the best quality.
Deutsches Museum (München): The "German Museum" in Munich was founded in 1903. On some 73000 sq.m it shows objects from 50 areas of natural sciences and technology. It is Germany's most-visited museum; its aim is to present scientific and technological breakthroughs in ways that are easy to understand. Not only the main museum on the museum island, but also the hangar in Schleissheim and the new traffic museum on the Theresienhöhe draw many visitors.
Pinakothek (München): The Bavarian State's Collection of Paintings administers a major part of the art collection (of more than 30000 objects) belonging to the free state of Bavaria and encompassing the museums of Munich: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Collection) in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung (Collection) Schack and a dozen affiliated galleries all through Bavaria.
Olympiapark (München): Munich's Olympic Park was the venue for the 20th Olympic Summer Games 1972. To this day, it is used for sports, as well as cultural, social and religious events.
Englischer Garten (München): The English Garden is one of the world's largest inner-city parks. In the course of the centuries, it was regularly changed, adding new buildings and areas. In 1789, elector Carl Theodor gave orders to construct a public park on the Isar. Benjamin Thompson, a Brit, made it a reality in the shape of an English landscape garden - hence, the name. Nowadays, it offers many opportunities for leisure time activities: bikers and joggers move along the 78 km of paths, soccer players practice on the meadows. The Monopteros, which was added along with its hill in 1836, offers a great view over the city. 1972 saw the addition of the Japanese tea house at the south side of the park, on an artificial island in the Swabian creek. Japanese tea ceremonies are regularly performed here. The English Garden is also home to the second largest beer garden in Munich, hosting up to 7000 people at the foot of the Chinese tower. That pagoda goes back to a draft from 1789; it has regularly burnt down, but was always rebuilt true to the original..
Munich City Tour: You can also discover Munich on a comfortable city tour, e.g. from the upper deck of a double-decker bus, offering you great views of the most beautiful and interesting sights.
Oktoberfest: Of course, Munich is also the cradle of the largest and the authentic Oktoberfest. Fourteen large and a multitude of smaller beer tents make for a difficult decision where to have a beer and enjoy "Brotzeit". Those who need a kick of adrenaline will get that at the rollercoasters and other amusement park rides. The Oktoberfest is held on the Theresienwiese, at the heart of Munich.
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