Begun as a small court collection by the royal Wittelsbach family
in the early 1500s, the artistic treasure museum has grown into
one of the most significant and important art museum of Europe.
The museum has nearly 900 paintings on display in this huge neoclassical
building including the greatest European artists from the 14th to
the 18th century, Madonna by da Vinci, a famous self-portrait by
the young Rembrandt (1629), and a number of works by Lucas Cranach,
including his Venus.
There two floors exhibits the proud artifact of Europe and is impossible
to cover it all in one day.
Located in the heart of this busy city, Englisher Garten is Germany’s
largest urban park also called the ‘English Garden’
It houses countless attractions such as the Chinese Tower with a
great beer garden, the Japanese Teahouse, the Haus der Kunst (State
Gallery of Modern Art) and the Bavarain National Museum.
You can also cruise down the lake by hiring a boat for a tranquil
hour or take the U-Bahn to Universitaet, Giselastrasse, or Muenchener
Freiheit for this breathtaking endless oasis.
The cheerful atmosphere sways constantly at this world-famous tavern
site in the center of Munich. The different halls are served along
by the foot-tapping strains of traditional Bavarian 'oom-pah' bands
and drinking songs.
Equally famous is the Bavarian jollity and conviviality, known as
'gemuchtlikheid', where beer flows freely each day, served by robust
rosy-cheeked young women clad in Bavarian dress. Visitors can enjoy
their drink along with delicious salty pretzel or a German speciality
from the menu, such as liver dumplings, potato soup, or a variety
of delicious sausages.
A cool haunt for young and old to sit and guzzle the finest brewed
This interesting delight, a summer home for the Munich aristocracy,
lays about five miles from the city centre, and accessible by tram
and bus. Refurbished and expanded, the palace is fitted with various
eccentricities by succeeding owners over the centuries since building
began on it in 1664. The interior of the palace has some interesting
frescoes in the main hall, decorated in rococo colors and stuccos.
An arcaded gallery features a collection of 36 provocative paintings
ordered by King Ludwig I showing the most beautiful women of his
day. The frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann (1756) depict incidents
from mythology and many more.
The surrounding park has some surprises too, with some fascinating
pavilions hidden among the English-style gardens. There are also
collections of Ludwig’s elaborate coaches on display, and
a porcelain museum.
Pinakothek der Moderne
Inaugurated in 2002, the world's largest museum is devoted to the
visual arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Situated minutes from
the Alte and Neue Pinakothek, the museum displays fine and applied
arts in the country. This is Munich's version of the Tate Gallery
in London or the Pompidou in Paris.
The architectural galleries hold the largest specialist collection
of its kind in Germany, comprising some 350,000 drawings, 100,000
photographs, and 500 models. The applied arts section features more
than 50,000 items. You go from the beginnings of the Industrial
Revolution up to today's computer culture, with exhibitions of Art
Nouveau and Bauhaus along the way.