Take part in a free, English-speaking walking tour through Munich and get a great introduction to the Bavarian capital; this walking tour includes all famous sights in Munich’s Old Town, and the guides are known for their entertaining and interesting tours.
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Every day at 11 a.m. and noon, a crowd of people gathers in front of Munich’s Town Hall on Mariensquare to hear the traditional Glockenspiel chime. For over 100 years now, the Glockenspiel, which is housed in the Town Hall’s tower, has reenacted historical Bavarian events. Look out for the golden bird that chirps 3 times to mark the end of each show.
The Church of Our Lady, also located on Mariensquare, is one of Munich’s signature landmarks, its sturdy towers shaping Munich's skyline. Climb the steps of the cathedral’s towers for a breathtaking view of Munich's cityscape and the Bavarian Alps.
4. Field Marshal’s Hall
The Feldherrenhalle, or Field Marshal’s Hall, was commissioned by King Ludwig to commemorate the Bavarian army. In 1923, the stately hall became infamous when Hitler’s attempted coup to overtake the Bavarian government was defeated in front of the Field Marshal’s Hall.
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6. Theatine Church
The bustling Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s oldest and best farmers market, dating back to 1807. Locals, tourists, and the city’s top chefs come here to fill their baskets and marvel at the traditionally decorated booths. Browsing this outdoor market is a feast for all senses.
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Relax in the English Garden (Englischer Garten), the green heart of Munich, which is even bigger than Central Park in New York. Locals love their park for its many lakes, traditional beer gardens, overgrown paths, and lush lawns like the Schoenfeld Wiese, where you can also sunbathe nude.
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