Page 1

BMW Welt

BMW Welt BMW Museum BMW Munich Plant

200 years

Sheer Driving Pleasure

Munich Oktoberfest

Munich 2010

City Guide and Accommodation Directory What to know Service Public Transportation Travel Information What to see Highlights Museums Castles Sightseeing Tours Naturally Munich Excursions


City Guide and Accommodation Directory

At BMW Welt, you can experience BMW with all your senses. Explore the impressive architecture on your own or with a guided tour. Discover and learn all about mobility, technology and innovation. The changing exhibits and automobile presentations in this popular event and delivery center will amaze you, and the variety of restaurants will delight you. As for the children, they can even build their own car in the Junior Campus. The BMW Munich Plant is right next door, where you can see the passion and precision that goes into building each car. And in the BMW Museum, you can follow the exciting success story behind the brand and company. But that’s not all. To find out what more BMW Welt has to offer, visit us or contact BMW Welt Information Service on +49 (0)180 2 118822 (€ 0.06 per call from the Deutsche Telekom landline network; prices may vary for other networks).

Munich 2010


What to do Events Specials Music Metropolis Citybeats Shopping Sport Live Visa Information

Six of the beSt.

the FC Bayern firsthand! If you are in Munich anyway, don’t forget to visit one of the most important landmarks this city has to offer – the FC Bayern Munich. Visit us at the Allianz Arena Megastore, directly at the training ground, in our fan shops in the main station or at the Hofbräuhaus. We look forward to your visit!

Allianz Arena Megastore: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25 Markenwelt, Level 3 80939 München Opening hours*: Mon – Sat 10am to 6pm On many Sundays and public holidays 10am to 5pm For our opening hours on Sundays and public holidays and for summer and winter time see U6 Fröttmaning


in the main station:

at the Hofbräuhaus:

Säbener Straße 51 – 57 81547 München

Mezzanine 80335 München

Orlandostraße 1 80331 München

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am to 6:00pm For home matches Sat: kick-off 3:30pm: 9:00am to 1:30pm kick-off 6:30pm: 12:00am to 4:30pm

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am to 7:00pm Sat 10:00am to 2:00pm For home matches Sat: kick-off 3:30pm: 9:00am to 3:00pm kick-off 6:30pm: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10:00am to 6.30pm Sat 10:00am to 2:00pm For home matches Sat: kick-off 3:30pm: 10:00am to 2:00pm kick-off 6:30pm: 10:00am to 4:30pm

U1 Wettersteinplatz U3, U6 Marienplatz

main station


*You will find the latest special opening hours at


U1, U2, U4, U5 main station

Man SchMeckt’S.


Contents 4 12 14 16 24 36 40 46 50 56 60 64 66 70 74 80 83

Service Public Transportation Travel Information Highlights Museums Castles Sightseeing Tours Naturally Munich Excursions Events Specials Music Metropolis Citybeats Shopping Sport Live Visa Information Accommodation Directory

Information about Munich / Hotel reservations / Packages By telephone: Tel. +49(0)89-233-96500/-96550 Fax +49(0)89-233-30030 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm In person at one of the tourist information centers: • free and reliable advice in several languages • room reservations (hotels, pensions, guesthouses, youth hostels) • booking for city sightseeing tours and excursions in the surrounding area, including the Bavarian castles and lakes sale of city maps, guidebooks and souvenirs Tourist center at the main station (Hauptbahnhof) Mon-Sat 9am-8pm Sun 10am-6pm Subject to seasonal changes Tourist center in the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm Sat 10am-4pm Sun 10am-2pm Subject to seasonal changes In writing: Munich Tourist Office Gäste- und Hotelservice 80313 Munich Munich package holidays: These attractive themed offers comprise the following: from 99.50 Euro/person for 2 nights including breakfast, 3-day ticket for all public transportation and an additional theme-related service in double room. Tel. +49-(0)89-233-96500 Fax +49-(0)89-233-30030

4 Service

Hotel service (information and booking) Conventions, conferences and events Tel. +49-(0)89-233-30237/-30236 Fax +49-(0)89-233-30319 Group tours, school trips Tel. +49-(0)89-233-30113 Fax +49-(0)89-233-30319 Guided tours for groups Qualified guides for German and foreign language city walks and tours. Customdesigned tours upon request. Tel. +49-(0)89-233-30234/-30231 Tourists traveling on their own can obtain information about guided tours in the Tourist Information Centers or by calling +49-(0)89-233-96500

Service The Munich Tourist Office offers a wide range of services – including information about art and culture, recreation and gastronomy - to help you plan and enjoy your stay in the best Munich way. Our staff is multilingual.

Service 5

Public Transportation


Underground station Westfriedhof

12 Public Transportation

Munich without a car Munich's public transportation system (MVV) is excellent, and an attractive alternative to the car for sightseeing. The MVV network is constantly expanding, and the S-Bahn (suburban train), U-Bahn (underground train), tram and bus will take you to your destination quickly and reliably.

Purchase of MVV tickets Single tickets, strip cards and 1-day tickets can be purchased at any of the ticket machines situated in the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations. Please note: the machines at the tram and bus stops sell only single and 1-day tickets. Tickets can be purchased at many other locations, including newsstands.

CityTourCard The custom-made ticket for visitors to the Bavarian capital! • Ticket available for all public transportation within Munich (MVV Innenraum, i.e., inner city area) • Discount coupons for more than 30 tourist attractions.

We recommend: the 1-day ticket For a stay of only a day or two, the best choice is a 1-day ticket valid for the whole inner city. The ticket costs 5 Euro for an adult and 2.40 Euro for a child. The partner 1-day ticket costs 9 Euro per day and can be used not only by couples, but also by groups of up to five people, whereby two children (aged 6 to 14 years) count as one adult.

MVV nightlines: our special weekend service In the late hours from Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday, the MVV offers night owls a special treat: the U-Bahn trains run until around 2am, and the bus and tram “night lines” operate in half-hour shifts all night long. The S-Bahn trains (S1-8) link the town center to almost all line terminals until shortly after 2am.

Arrival by train

Green belt recreation areas such as the Starnberger See (1-day ticket München XXL) and the Ammersee (1-day ticket Gesamtnetz) are also easy to reach by S-Bahn. For a longer stay and only occasional rides with public transportation, the Streifenkarte (strip card, 10 strips for 11 Euro) is the best buy.

Give us a call For information about timetables, call our voice-controlled 24-hour service at 089-41424344. For specific questions, you can reach us at the same number Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm.

Public Transportation 13

Travel Information

Geography The city of Munich is situated near the Bavarian Alps, in the heart of Europe. Weather Munich is in a temperate climate zone, which means that it never gets too cold in winter – or too hot in the summer. Travel Connections Freeway (Autobahn) Network A8 from Stuttgart (Southwest Germany) A8 from Salzburg (Austria) A9 from Nuremberg (North Germany) A92 from Deggendorf (Bavarian forest), A94 from Passau (East Bavaria) A95 from Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Alps) A96 from Lindau (Bodensee, Switzerland) Train Connections Munich is the main hub for southern Germany with many ICE (InterCity Express), IC (InterCity) and EC (EuroCity) connections within Germany and throughout Europe, as well as regional connections to Bavarian destinations. Munich International Airport A warm welcome to the modern gateway to Romantic Europe. The significance of Munich Airport as a hub for international air traffic continues to grow, due to increases in the number of take-offs, landings and passengers. Today, it is the 7th largest airport in Europe. Terminal 1 All flights not operated by Lufthansa, Star Alliance members or LH codeshare partners are handled in T1. Terminal 2 T2 is a unique joint project by Munich Airport and Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is used exclusively by Lufthansa, Star Alliance members and LH code-share partners. Two Service Centers are open round the clock to help you with: • Lost luggage, garment valet, safe deposit, faxing, photocopying, dry cleaning, telephone cards ... • Tickets for Munich’s suburban trains (S-Bahn) • Airport bus tickets • Travel insurance • Access to the new internet terminals/ mobile phone rental service. Service Center, Central Area Tel. +49 89-97521375 Fax +49 89-97521376

Service Center, Terminal 2 – Public Area, level 03: Tel. +49 89-97522875 Fax +49 89-97522876 Welcome Service Lufthansa By welcoming passengers in their native language and providing them with essential information, Lufthansa eases their arrival at Munich Airport. This service is available for incoming Lufthansa flights from countries like Russia, Ukraine, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia or Japan. Munich Airport Authority Switch-board Tel. +49 89-97500 Fax +49 89-97557906 Information services flight inquiries Tel. +49 89-97521313 Help for the handicapped Tel. +49 89-97563333 Fax +49 89-97590175

14 Travel Information

Porter service The porter service is available within the entire passenger handling area. Basic fee: about 2.50 Euro (2 normal pieces of luggage); each additional luggage piece costs 1.30 Euro; special prices for bulky luggage and excess luggage). Tel. +49 89 97599795 Mobile +49 171-3727179 Fax +49 89-97599796 Ideal traffic connections Car Rental Service The Car Rental Center is within the terminal area (between T1 and T2). If you prefer to rent a car, you can choose from six companies: • Avis, Tel. +49 89-97597600 • Budget, Tel. +49 89-97596705 • Europcar, Tel. +49 89-9735020 • Hertz, Tel. +49 89-978860 • National/Alamo, Tel. +49 89-97597680 • Sixt, Tel. +49 1805-262525 Transportation routes – quick connections Highways, as well as bus and rail services, link the airport with Munich

and the surrounding towns. In the main concourse, below ground level, is a suburban rail station (S-Bahn). The airport rail links S1 and S8 run to the Munich Main Station (Hauptbahnhof), departing every ten minutes. The ride costs approximately 8.80 Euro for adults and 1.10 Euro for children (6 -14 years). The partner day ticket is ideal for groups and is valid for up to five adults.

Why not take the bus to Munich? Buses offer an alternative to the suburban railway (S-Bahn), providing services to Munich Main Station. Some shuttle buses run from the airport to 13 different hotels in the surrounding area and downtown Munich. The Lufthansa Shuttle Bus drives to the Munich Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

S8 Munich Airport Daily from 4:02am until 1:02am, every 20 minutes from the Central Area, Sat and Sun additional night service at 1:42am Traveling time: to Ostbahnhof (Munich East Station): 34 min, to Hauptbahnhof (Main Station): 43 min S1 Munich Airport Mon-Fri at 4:31am, Sat and Sun at 5:31am, and then daily from 5:51am until 0:11am, every 20 minutes from the Central Area. Travel time: to Ostbahnhof (Munich East Station): 53 min, to Hauptbahnhof (Main Station): 45 min

with one stop in Munich North/ Schwabing. It offers a very high standard of service and departs every 20 minutes (daily from 6:20am-9:40pm) from T1 (area A), Central Area and T2 (north side). Passengers from other airlines may also take the shuttle bus.

Oslo Stockholm Moscow Copenhagen Dublin London


Amsterdam Brussels Paris




Vienna Budapest


Bucharest Belgrade Sofia Lisbon





Tunis Rabat



View of St Cajetan and the Church of Our Lady


Asamkirche Munich’s loveliest Rococo church, built by the Asam brothers in the 18th century. Sendlinger Straße 62, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-23687989 U1/2/3/6, tram 16/17/18/27, bus 152 Sendlinger Tor Open daily 8am-5:30pm No visits during religious services

Neues Rathaus and Glockenspiel The Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and the site of the world-famous Glockenspiel. Every day at 11am and 12am (in the summer, also 5pm), the mechanical dancers in the tower of the New Town Hall come to life when the clock chimes. The building’s Neogothic façade is a favorite background for souvenir photos. Climb to the top of the 85-meter tower for a beautiful view of the city. Marienplatz 8, 80331 Munich S1-8, U3/6, bus 52 Marienplatz Tower visits: Nov-Apr: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat, Sun, holidays closed May-Oct: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat, Sun, holidays 10am-7pm Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) With its twin onion-domed towers, visible from afar, the Gothic cathedral and parish church is a distinctive landmark of the Bavarian capital. From the top of the south tower, the view of the city with the Alpine background is breathtaking. Church of Our Lady Frauenplatz 1, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-2900820 S1-8, U3/6, bus 52 Marienplatz; Tram 19 Theatinerstraße Sat-Wed 7am-7pm, Thu 7am-8:30pm, Fri 7am-6pm Tower: Apr 1-Oct 31: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Schloss Nymphenburg family The impressive Baroque palace to the west of Munich was built as summer residence for the Bavarian Electors. The main building now houses a museum. Eingang 1, 80638 Munich Tel. 089-179080, fax 089-17908627 Apr 1-Oct 15: 9am-6pm, Oct 16-Mar 31: 10am-4pm The pavilions Badenburg, Pagodenburg und Magdalenenklause are closed in the winter. Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years. Guided tours upon request and on the Web or by phone: Tel. 089-17908-311 Tram 17, bus 51 Schloss Nymphenburg Tram 12/16, bus 151 Romanplatz


Highlights 17


Residenz family The extensive complex was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty until 1918 and is one of Europe’s most prestigious palaces. The building houses the Residenz museum and the Schatzkammer (Treasure chamber). The perfect place for children to relive four centuries of royal culture. Residenzstr.1, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 Apr 1-Oct 15: 9am-6pm, Oct 16-Mar 31: 10am-5pm Open daily, closed Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years. Partly wheelchair accessible. Guided tours upon request and on the Web or by phone: Tel. 089-17908-311 Free audioguide available. S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz; tram 19 Nationaltheater; U3-6, bus Museumslinie 100 to Odeonsplatz Herz Jesu Kirche The cube-shaped building with its innovative façade is one of Munich’s most visited places of worship. Church of the Sacred Heart Romanstr. 6, 80639 Munich Tel. 089-1306750, fax 089-13067526 Tram 12/16/17, bus 51 Romanplatz; U1 Rotkreuzplatz No visits during religious services Altes Rathaus family The Old Town Hall, an elegant example of Bavarian Gothic, is a focal point closing off the eastern side of the Marienplatz. The tower houses the Toy museum (for details see p. 32). Marienplatz 15, 80331 Munich S1-8, U3/6, bus 52 Marienplatz Can only be viewed from the outside


Hofgarten and St Cajetan

18 Highlights

Hofbräuhaus One of Munich’s best-known and most popular attractions, the brewery about which many songs have been written. Am Platzl 9, 80339 Munich Tel. 089-2901360, fax 089-227586 S1-8, U3/6 Marienplatz; U3-6 Odeonsplatz; bus 53 Nationaltheater; tram 19 Theatinerstraße Daily 9am-11:30pm

of produce, which includes Bavarian specialties and exotic delicacies from around the world, gives the historic square its special flair. 80331 Munich Tel. 089-23323473, fax 089-23326328 S1-8, U3/6: Marienplatz; Bus 52 Viktualienmarkt Market stalls: Mon-Sat until 8pm at the latest

Allianz Arena The futuristic stadium was built especially for the FIFA World Cup 2006. The venue now regularly welcomes Munich’s two home teams on the pitch, the FC Bayern and TSV 1860. Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25 80939 Munich Tel. 089-20050, fax 089-20054009 U6 Fröttmaning Group tours (advanced booking only): Apr 1-Oct 31: 9:30am-5:30pm Nov 1-Mar 31: 9:30am-4:30pm Individual tours: Apr 1-Oct 31: 11am-5:30pm Nov 1-Mar 31: 11am-4:30pm

Peterskirche Saint Peter’s is Munich’s oldest parish church. The Renaissance tower known as “Old Peter” is a city landmark and offers visitors a wonderful view of the city and the nearby Alps. Church of St Peter Rindermarkt 1, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-2604828 S1-8, U3/6, bus 52 Marienplatz Daily 7:30am-7pm, closed Wednesday afternoon No visits during religious services Tower: Summer: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat, Sun, holidays 10am-7pm, Winter: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat, Sun, holidays 10am-6pm

Hofgarten This is one of the finest Renaissance gardens north of the Alps, and a peaceful oasis commanding a splendid view of the Theatinerkirche. On the Odeonsplatz near the Residenz U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz Viktualienmarkt Munich’s oldest market, originally a farmer’s market, is now a favorite shopping area for gourmets. The wide range


Your tropical underwater paradise in the Olympiapark!

Willi-Daume-Platz 1 • 80809 München Tel.: 01805-666 901 01 (€ 0.14 per minute from within Germany and calls from mobile phones may vary)

Fünf Höfe Historical buildings and modern architecture, attractive arcades and imaginative inner courtyards create an ideal atmosphere for culture and communication, economics and trade, gastronomy and leisure. Maffeistraße, Theatinerstraße, Salvatorstraße, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße S1-8, U3/6 Marienplatz; U3-6 Odeonsplatz; bus 53 Nationaltheater; Tram 19 Theatinerstraße Opening hours depending on the store Schrannenhalle This is a cultural landmark, a “new old” attraction in the town center. The “Schrannenhalle” was built under King Maximilian I following a French model. It was originally a market hall over 430 m long where grains were sold, and it burned down in 1932. Rebuilt with the original wrought-iron frames, the new site was inaugurated in September 2005. Viktualienmarkt 15, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-5181818, fax 089-51818588, S1-8, U3/6: Marienplatz; Bus 52 Viktualienmarkt Open every day, all year round

20 Highlights


Start the day in the Bavarian way: enjoy a Weißwurst breakfast



Uptown Munich With its 146 meters, this is the tallest office building in Munich. Georg-Brauchle-Ring 50-66 80992 Munich U1 Georg-Brauchle-Ring The building can only be viewed from the outside Maximilianhöfe The complex on Munich’s luxury mile showcases prestigious boutiques and fine restaurants. Maximilianstraße 13/15, 80539 Munich Tel. 089-2554160, fax 089-25541699 S1-8, U3/6 Marienplatz Open daily

Englischer Garten For over 200 years, the English Garden has been a favorite spot for strollers young and old, with its 373 hectares (900 acres) of lush meadows and its inviting beer gardens. The leisure paradise stretches from the Prinzregentenstraße to Munich Freimann. U3/6 Universität or Giselastraße; tram 17, bus Museum line 100 Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst

Mercedes-Benz Center The high-rise showroom on the Mittlerer Ring offers passers-by a fascinating window display: rows of cars upon cars behind a huge glazed façade. The Center’s striking architecture can be seen from afar. Arnulfstraße 61, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-12060 S1-8 Donnersbergerbrücke; tram 16/17, bus 53/133 Donnersbergerstraße Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm No information or sale as of 6pm Sat and all day Sun


Feldherrnhalle The classical building modeled on the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence marks the beginning of the Ludwigstraße and the boundary between Old Town and Schwabing. Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz; tram 19 Nationaltheater; U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz

Chinesischer Turm The Chinese Tower was built over 200 years ago in the heart of the English Garden. It houses a restaurant with a beer garden. Englischer Garten 3, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-3838730, fax 089-38387373 Bus 54/154 Chinesischer Turm Daily 10am-11pm (restaurant), 10am-10pm (beer garden)

Theatinerkirche The Roman Baroque church with its beautifully decorated interior is one of Munich’s finest buildings. St Cajetan Theatinerstr. 22, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-2106960, fax 089-21069629 U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz; S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz No visits during religious services

Highlights 21

Maximilianeum The monumental building houses the Bavarian parliament and the “Maximilianeum” foundation for gifted students from around Bavaria. Max-Planck-Str. 1, 81672 Munich Tel. 089-41260, fax 089-41261392 U4/5 Max-Weber-Platz Hypo Vereinsbank The central headquarters of the HypoVereinsbank symbolize Munich’s flair for modern architecture. With their glazed façades, the three prisms – the tallest is 114 meters high – stand out against the city skyline. Arabellastraße 12, 81925 Munich Tel. 089-3780 U4 Arabellapark The building can only be viewed from the outside

v Maximilianeum and

HypoVereinsbank building


The Bavaria statue in front of the Ruhmeshalle

x One the city’s tallest

Bavaria and Ruhmeshalle The Hall of Fame on the hill above the Theresienwiese was built between 1843 and 1853. It was commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor prominent Bavarians to whom the country, science and the arts are indebted. Theresienwiese München Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 U4/5 Theresienwiese; Bus 131/134 Theresienwiese Apr 1-Oct 15 9am-6pm Closed Oct 16-Mar 31 During the Oktoberfest open daily until 8pm

22 Highlights

buildings: the Highlight Towers

Experience the Adventure of Movie & TV! 4D Motion Theatre

Stunt Show

Studio City Tour Bavaria Filmstadt • Bavariafilmplatz 7 • 82031 Geiselgasteig/Munich • Phone +49 (0)89/6499 2000



Old Masters in the Alte Pinakothek

Antiquity and Archeology Staatliche Antikensammlungen and Glyptothek Nowhere does Munich have a more “antique” flair than on the Königsplatz between the Propyläen (city gate), the State Collection of Antiquities and the Glyptothek. The latter is the city’s oldest public museum: behind the Neo-Classical façade, visitors will find an outstanding collection of Greek and Roman sculpture. Highlights include the tympanum figures from the Aphaia temple in Aegina, which were created around 500 B.C., the statue of the Barberini faun and the portraits of historical figures. The building facing the Glyptothek houses one of the world’s most important collections of Greek, Etruscan and Roman craftwork: vases, bronze and terracotta figures, jewelry and glass. The exhibits range in date from the 3rd millenium B.C. to Late Antiquity. Königsplatz, 80333 Munich Tel. Glyptothek: 089-286100 Tel. Antikensammlungen: 089-59988830 Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Glyptothek: Thu 10am-8pm Antikensammlungen: Wed 10am-8pm U2 Königsplatz, tram 27 Karolinenplatz Bus Museum line 100 to Königsplatz

24 Museums

Archäologische Staatssammlung – Museum für Vor- and Frühgeschichte family The State Archeological Collections retrace the colonization of Bavaria from the early Paleolithic through Roman times all the way to the Middle Ages. Aside from many exquisite exhibits – such as rich funerary furnishings, gold treasures and precious miniatures – offering glimpses of Celtic, Roman and German mythology, the museum holds a profusion of everyday household


items from the Stone Age to the time of Charlemagne. Regular temporary exhibitions highlight fascinating archeological themes about Europe and the Mediterranean countries. Guided tours for schools, activity days and special events for families. Lerchenfeldstr. 2, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-2112402, fax 089-21124401 Daily except Mon 9:30am-5pm U4/5 Lehel; tram 17, bus Museum line 100 Bayerisches Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst family The State Museum of Egyptian Art contains fascinating exhibits from the land of the pyramids including a unique selection of ancient Egyptian sculptures. The main attraction is the fine collection of masterpieces from prehistoric times to the Greco-Roman era. The array of sculptures, jewelry, cult objects and papyri conveys an awesome overview of art and culture, religion and belief in the afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Guided tour for families every second Sunday of the month (11am) Residenz München (entrance Hofgartenstraße) Tel. 089-298546 Tel. (administration) 089-28927630 Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Tue 9am-9pm, Sat and Sun 10am-5pm, Mon closed Accessible by ramp U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz; tram 19 Nationaltheater Art and History of Art Alte Pinakothek family This is one of the oldest and finest art galleries in the world. Over 800 European masterpieces retrace the history of painting from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period. The Venetian school is represented by master painter Titian, and Dutch Baroque by Frans Hals. Rubens (with one of the world’s largest collections of his works) occupies the center of the museum. Other highlights are the paintings by Old German masters Altdorfer and Dürer, including the latter’s striking self-portrait from 1500 and his Four Apostles (1526). The building itself was designed by Leo von Klenze and completed in 1836: it is considered an architectural masterpiece, and has been a model for other museums, from Rome to Saint Petersburg. Activity “Get to know the Old Masters (14th-18th cent.)” for children.

Barer Str. 27, 80333 Munich (entrance Theresienstraße) Tel. 089-23805216 For information about art appreciation programs call 089-23805284 Tue 10am-8pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon closed U2 Königsplatz; tram 27 Pinakotheken; bus 154 Schellingstraße; bus Museum line 100 Pinakotheken Neue Pinakothek family The New Pinakothek houses outstanding paintings and sculptures by European artists from the late 18th to the early 20th century, with a special focus on 19th century Germany. The latter exhibition includes the private collection of Ludwig I, who financed the construction of the New Pinakothek by private means. Romantic sentimentalism is highlighted in works by Caspar David Friedrich, while society painters like Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Carl von Piloty express the newly awakened interest in German history. The New Pinakothek also hosts works by celebrated portraitists and landscape artists from England, Spain and France such as Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco Goya and Jacques Louis David.

The paintings of French Impressionists include masterpieces by Monet, Manet, Degas, Pissaro and Renoir. Cézanne, Gauguin and van Gogh represent the pioneers of modern art. Fine sculptures of the same period complete the collection. Due to refurbishment work in 2009 and 2010, some rooms may be temporarily closed. The museum remains open. Barer Str. 29, 80799 Munich (entrance Theresienstraße) Tel. 089-23805195 For information about art appreciation programs call 089-23805284 Daily 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Tuesday closed U2 Theresienstraße; tram 27 Pinakotheken; bus Museum line 100 Pinakotheken

Museums 25

Pinakothek der Moderne family The Pinakothek der Moderne houses four museums – art, graphic art, architecture and design – and is one of the largest museums of 20th and 21st century art in the world. Covering more than 12,000 sqm, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst displays permanent collections of paintings, sculptures, photographs and new media, while the Neue Sammlung specializes in first-rate design and applied arts. The architecture museum of the technical university Munich and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung are represented by changing exhibitions. The spacious and transparent building designed by Stephan Braunfels invites visitors to discover links between the exhibits and thus gain new and surprising insights. Temporary exhibitions and events complete the multidisciplinary program. Together with the other museums in the district, the Pinakothek der Moderne forms a unique ensemble showcasing over two thousand years of western culture. Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-23805360 For information about art appreciation programs call 089-23805284 Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Mon closed U3-6 Odeonsplatz; U2 Theresienstraße; tram 27 Pinakotheken; bus 154 Schellingstraße; bus Museum line 100 Pinakotheken


The following four collections belong to the Pinakothek der Moderne: Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München The Architecture Museum of Munich’s technical university contains over 400,000 drawings by 500 architects, some 100,000 photographs, 500 models and numerous manuscripts: it is the largest architecture-related collection in Germany. After displaying its exhibits in other galleries for a quarter of a century, the Architecture Museum finally has its own “display window” in the Pinakothek der Moderne. Exhibitions vary between contemporary and historical themes. Exhibition rooms in the Pinakothek der Moderne Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich Mailing address: Architekturmuseum der TU München Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-28922493, fax 089-28928333 For opening hours and public transportation see Pinakothek der Moderne Die Neue Sammlung – Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst This is one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary design and applied arts. The fascinating exhibits from around the globe range from the handcrafted work of art to the industrial assembly line products. Whether streamlined or organic design, elegant Art Nouveau vase or rare Murano glass, sixties record player or

The Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne are part of the Museum District

ultramodern sport device – each object stands for exceptional workmanship. With its unusual setting in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the museum offers Die Neue Sammlung Design in der Pinakothek der Moderne Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-2727250, fax 089-272725561 For opening hours and public transportation see Pinakothek der Moderne Sammlung Moderne Kunst The collection of modern and contemporary art includes first-class paintings and sculptures as well as new media objects and devices. European highlights are the masterpieces of Expressionism – especially by Max Beckmann and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Cubism and Surrealism. American art is represented by an impressive collection of Pop Art and Minimal Art exhibits. Room 21 hosts temporary exhibitions on contemporary art. Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-23805360 For opening hours and public transportation see Pinakothek der Moderne Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München The State Graphics Collection houses around 400,000 drawings and prints from all periods, from the Middle Age to the present, and is one of the most valuable collections in Europe. Exhibits include works by the German masters Dürer and Altdorf and by Rembrandt. The highlights are drawings by 19th century German artists, the Expressionists and contemporary artists. Exhibition rooms in the Pinakothek der Moderne Barer Str. 40, 80333 Munich Study hall: Meiserstr. 10, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-28927650, fax 089-28927653 Study hall opening hours: Tue, Wed 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm; Thu 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm; Fri 10am-12:30am Free admission For groups, please reserve in advance (not in the museum) For public transportation see Pinakothek der Moderne

Museum Brandhorst The Brandhorst collection comprises over 700 works by revolutionary artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, Alex Katz, Eric Fischl, Damian Hirst, Katharina Fritsch, and many others are represented by exhibits that have left their mark in the development of modern art. The building designed by Sauerbruch Hutton is artistically unique, and the technological innovations used for lighting and air ventilation, together with the impressive façade have set new standards for museum buildings. Theresienstr. 35a Tel. 089-238051325 Open daily except Mon 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm U3/6 Universität; bus Museum line 100 Maxvorstadt Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau The City Art Gallery in the Lenbachhaus owes its international reputation in particular to the unique collection of paintings by Blauer Reiter artists such as Kandinsky, Marc, Jawlensky, Macke, Münter, and Klee. The gallery documents Munich’s contribution to classical modern art in the years before World War I. The Lenbachhaus was built between 1887 and 1891 in the style of an Italian villa for the “painter prince” Franz von Lenbach. Exhibits include paintings by

the Munich school of the 18th and 19th century, representatives of Art Nouveau and the New Realism. The artist’s reception rooms, faithfully restored, give a lively impression of Lenbach’s famous decorative talents. The opening of the Kunstbau above the underground station Königsplatz in 1994 provided additional exhibition space. Luisenstr. 33, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-23332000 Fax 089-23332-003/ -004 Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; closed Monday, Shrove Tuesday, Christmas Eve & Sylvester Changes possible for special exhibitions. Access to archives and library for research purposes only upon request. Due to extensive conversion and renovation according to plans by the architects Foster + Partners, the Lenbachhaus is expected to remain closed until the summer of 2012. Only when the museum reopens will the 19th century Munich paintings, the living quarters of Franz von Lenbach and the collection of artworks since 1945 be accessible to the public. In the meantime, the City Art Gallery will hold exhibitions in the Kunstbau above the Königsplatz station and in the Cube in the Petuelpark. U2 Königsplatz, tram 27 Karolinenplatz Bus Museum line 100 Luisenstraße

E N J OY M U N I C H ' S C U LT U R E W I T H A F I R S T C L A S S V I E W.


Experience a fascinating blend of history, tradition and contemporary comforts. Since 1841, the privately managed, award-winning Hotel Bayerischer Hof is valued internationally for its luxury atmosphere and the amiable, highly personal service. Enjoy one of our elegant 303 rooms and 60 suites set in the heart of Munich, within walking distance of the renowned museums, Kunsthallen, art galleries and of the Opera, as well as of the finest shopping areas. Here, the highest levels of luxury come as standards, with five restaurants (Gourmet, Mediterranean, Polynesian, Bavarian and Spa cuisine), among them the new restaurants Atelier and Garden, re-styled by Axel Vervoordt, the famous interior designer and art collector. The hotel further offers 40 function rooms with a capacity of 10 up to 2,500 persons, six bars and the Night Club with live Jazz. French architect Andrée Putman designed the Blue Spa, the wellness area on three floors, with a rooftop terrace from which guests enjoy a breathtaking view over Munich's centre. For detailed information regarding our offers and packages please visit our website. Welcome to the best that Munich


lifestyle has to offer.

Brandhorst Museum Promenadeplatz 2 - 6 D-80333 München

Phone + 49 89.21 20 - 0 Fax + 49 89.21 20 - 906


Exhibition room in the Villa Stuck


Knights' armors in the Bavarian National Museum

Schack Galerie Young shepherds slumber under a silky blue sky. Nymphs listen to the music of children. Fauns prance about in enchanting landscapes. The Schack Galerie is one of the most precious and personal museums of German 19th century paintings. The collection was begun by Baron Friedrich von Schack and includes popular works by Böcklin, Feuerbach, Spitzweg and Schwind. More than any other museum, the gallery beckons visitors into the dream and fantasy world of the Romantics. Prinzregentenstr. 9, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-23805-224 Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon, Tue closed U4/5 Lehel; tram 17, bus Museum line 100 Reitmorstraße Museum Villa Stuck An Amazon watches over the garden, Greek reliefs decorate the façade. The interior is reminiscent of Rome, Pompeii and Byzantium. In his search for classical Antiquity, Munich’s “prince of art” Franz von Stuck made Villa Stuck into an architectural masterpiece. The former artist’s atelier and the historical villa create the ideal surroundings for the splendid collections. Paintings and sculptures by Stuck are displayed alongside works by his contemporaries. A must-see is Stuck’s “Sin”, an erotic portrait which caused a scandal at the time. The museum also hosts exhibitions representing all art forms as well as contemporary works. Since the restoration of the historic rooms in 2005, visitors can again marvel at the private world of Franz

von Stuck: the delightful garden with its pergola and antique statues and a collection of exquisite objects from the Art Nouveau period. Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich Tel. 089-4555510, fax 089-45555124, Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, Closed Dec 24 U4 Max-Weber-Platz or Prinzregentenplatz; tram 18, bus Museum line 100 Friedensengel Bayerisches Nationalmuseum family The Bavarian National Museum is one of the largest museums of art and cultural history in Europe. The rich collection of artworks, handicrafts and folk art extends far beyond the Bavarian border. In addition, the building designed in the Historicist style is one of the most original and important museum buildings of its time. A walk through the authentically furnished rooms takes the visitor on a

Münchner Stadtmuseum family In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Munich City Museum highlights the city’s urban and cultural history with fascinating temporary showings. The outstanding collections retrace the growth of the Bavarian capital from royal residence to high-tech metropolis: they include prints and paintings, furniture and handicrafts, but also toys and fashion. A popular favorite are the world-famous Moriskentänzer (Dancing Moors)) made by Erasmus Grasser in the 16th century: they can now be admired as part of the new permanent


28 Museums

stylistic journey from Classical Antiquity to Art Nouveau. Gothic sculptures and gold finery from the Late Renaissance, precious tapestries and Baroque and Rococo artistry vividly evoke times past. Paintings, clocks and ivory pictures complete the splendid array of Bavarian and European art. The museum also houses masterpieces of the 19th century and Art Nouveau period, fine porcelain and unique music instruments. The world-famous crib (Nativity scene) collection is a favorite museum attraction. A wide variety of guided tours are available Tel. 089-21124216 Prinzregentenstr. 3, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-2112401, fax 089-21124201 Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Mon closed Wheelchair accessible U4/5 Lehel; tram 17, bus Museum line 100 Bayerisches Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst

If you’re in luck, you may be able to take part in a performance. The funfair exhibits include mechanical figures and automatons. The film section houses the largest collection of German silent movies and organizes daily screenings. Information about activities for children at St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-23322370, fax 089-23325033 Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Mon closed S1-8, U3/6 Marienplatz; U1/2, tram 16/17/18/27 Sendlinger Tor; bus 52/152 Blumenstraße Jüdisches Museum München Art, objects, interactive exhibits: the Jewish Museum is part of the building complex on St-Jakobs-Platz, constructed according to plans by the Saarbrücken architect Wandel Hoefer Loch. Standing next to the main synagogue and the community center of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern (Israeli Cultural Community of Munich & Upper Bavarai), the museum is designed as a freestanding cube. On each of the three floors, visitors gain a world of insights into Jewish history and culture in Munich and are invited to explore issues and find answers to their questions. In addition to the section “Stimmen-Orte-Zeiten (“Voices-Places-Times”), various temporary exhibitions provide new and fascinating viewpoints. St.-Jakobs-Platz 16, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-233-96096 Fax 089-233-98996096 Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon closed

exhibition “Typisch München” (Typically Munich). Another permanent exhibition, “Chiffren der Erinnerung” (Codes of Remembrance) reveals Munich as the birthplace and spiritual center of National Socialism from 1918 to 1945. A separate section is devoted to each special collection. The photography section focuses on retrospectives and particular themes. The collection of music instruments includes precious artifacts while presenting an outstanding cross-section of musical activity: some 1,500 of the 6,000 instruments owned by the museum are on display, originating from Africa, Asia, America and Europe. The puppet theater/funfair section illustrates the cultural history of puppet shows with Munich stages and puppets from around the globe. 2009-Anzeige-MUC-Stadtfuehrer-CityGuide-180x85-GB.qxd



Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde family The State Ethnographic Museum takes visitors on a thrilling discovery tour around the world. Traditional and contemporary artworks reveal Africa’s great artistic wealth. Grave furnishings from South America evoke lost cultures of the Incas. The world’s oldest preserved kayak (1577) awaits visitors in the North America section. The Oriental exhibition gives an insight in the lifestyle of Islamic cultures. The symbolism of houses and boats, the secrets of fishing and ancestor worship are revealed in the Oceania section. The Buddha statue in the stairway and the Buddha room illustrate religious life in Asia. The earliest objects come from the ethnographic collections of the Wittelsbach family and were displayed for the first time in 1821. North and South America, Africa, Islamic Orient, India, Japan and China are represented in permanent exhibitions. The valuable collections from Ethiopia, Australia, Oceania, Indonesia and Tibet are displayed on a rotating basis. Maximilianstr. 42, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-210136100, fax 089-210136247 Information about activities for children at and Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm Wheelchair accessible from Knoebelstraße U4/5 Lehel; S1-8, bus 131 Isartor; Tram 17/19 Maxmonument

Seite 1

Golden Leaf Hotels & Residences GOLDEN LE AF






Golden Leaf Hotel Altmünchen

Warm and welcoming hotel in the style of a historical Munich townhouse.

Centrally located in the quiet residential district of Au • bathroom/WC • telephone, fax and modem connection • W'Lan • cableTV • minibar • breakfast-buffet • free coffee / tea, fruit and pastry in the lobby • Bavarian restaurant with beer garden • underground car park • 3-room-apartment for extended stay guests • close to the city centre • a 5minute walk to the Deutsches Museum.

Mariahilfplatz 4 81541 München Tel.: 089-45 84 40 Fax: 089-45 84 44 00 Email:

Golden Leaf Parkhotel im Lehel Golden Leaf Hotel Centrally located, stylish hotel. Try our Perlach Allee Hof

special comfort floor - all rooms with air condition and parquet flooring. Bathroom/WC • telephone, fax and modem connection • W'Lan • satellite TV • minibar breakfast-buffet • free coffee/tea, fruit and pastry in the lobby • conference facilities outside and underground parking • a 2minute walk to the Englischer Garten park and the art gallery Haus der Kunst.

Unsöldstraße 10 80538 München Tel.: 089-21 10 50 Fax: 089-21 10 51 29 Email:

A quiet, independently run private hotel, conveniently situated close to the Munich Trade Fair Centre and to the motorway.

Bathroom/WC • telephone, fax and modem connection • W'Lan • satellite TV • minibar breakfast-buffet • free coffee/tea, fruit and pastry in the lobby • hotel restaurant with beer garden • underground car park • close to underground and suburban train stations (U and S).

Therese-Giehse-Allee 76 81739 München Tel.: 089-67 34 940 Fax: 089-67 34 94 73 Email:

Hotel Stuttgart Zuffenhausen Tel.: 0711-82 00 100 Fax: 0711-82 00 101 Email: Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe Tel.: 0711-72 55 0 Fax: 0711-72 55 666 Email: Hotel & Residence Frankfurt Tel.: 069-94 99 00 Fax: 069-94 99 08 00 Email:

Central Information Office Tel.: +49-700-GL Hotels*) +49-700-45 46 83 57*) Fax: +49-89-55 06 27 56 *) 12 cents/min. from anywhere in Germany for peak-time calls. 6 cents/min for non-peak time calls.

Nature and Technology Deutsches Museum family Sailboats, atom models, windmills, space probes, industrial robots, organs, rescue ships,… An incredible abundance of technical achievements – and much more – is housed in the Deutsches Museum. This is not only one of the world’s leading scientific and technical museums, but also one of the most visited and with its 73,000 sqm one of the largest. Natural laws, instruments and technical processes are presented with scientific precision and fascinating detail: machines hum, lightning flashes through the air, telescopes bring starry skies a little closer. Learn by doing – the concept captivates about 1 million people each year. For almost a century, the museum has also given visitors a comprehensive basic understanding of science and technology – a knowledge that is seriously needed to come to grips with an ever more complex world. As of November 20, 2009, the Zentrum Neue Technologien (ZNT, Center for New Technologies) in the former railway exhibition hall of the Deutsches Museum provides a unique platform for current scientific and technological themes. Highlights include key research areas such as nanotechnology and biotechnology. “Hands-on” exhibits and the spectacular “glass visitor laboratory” invite visitors to take part in exciting experiments. Lectures, discussion forums, live conferences and other events make the Center a unique meeting place. Guided tours: Altamira cave, music instruments, mining, energy technology, and more. To reserve (6 to 8 weeks in advance) call 089-2179-252 (fax -273). The Children’s World is specially designed for young explorers (3-8 years) and has a lot to offer Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-21791, fax 089-2179324 Daily 9am-5pm; closed Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, May 1, Nov 1, Dec 24/25/31 & every 2nd Wed in Dec (from 1pm). U1/2 Fraunhoferstraße; S1-8, tram 17 Isartor; bus 131 Boschbrücke; tram 18 Deutsches Museum

30 Museums

Daily 9am-5pm, see the website for exceptions Closed Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, May 1, Nov 1, Dec 24/25/31 U4/5, bus 134 Schwanthalerhöhe; Bus 131/132 Hans-Fischer-Straße

x Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum family The Deutsches Museum displays its impressive collection of railway and road vehicles in a new light. Historical coaches and steam locomotives take one back to the origins of mobility. Exhibits and demonstrations illustrate the interaction between the pleasures and the problems of being mobile. Motion as basic life principle, from inline skates to the Transrapid, is another theme. The former exhibition halls are the perfect setting for the presentations “Mobility and technique”, “City traffic” and “Travel”. Theresienhöhe 14a, 80339 Munich Tel. 089-500806762, fax 089-500806501 verkehrszentrum

Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim family The Hangar in Schleißheim is an homage to the fascination of flying. Some 60 airplanes and helicopters document many historical and modern methods used to overcome gravity. The collection ranges from an old double-decker to an elegant glider, from a Soviet MIG combat plane to a new police helicopter. In addition to motors and flight simulators, this branch of the Deutsches Museum displays exhibits from space exploration, as for example a Europa rocket. Effnerstr. 18, 85764 Oberschleißheim Tel. 089-3157140 Fax 089-31571450 Daily 9am-5pm Closed Apr 1, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, May 1, Nov 1, Dec 24/25/31 S1 Oberschleißheim, footpath

x BMW Museum Built in 1973 near the BMW tower on the Petuelring, the BMW museum set new benchmarks with its timeless architecture and is now known the world over. After extensive refurbishing, the museum opened again in June 2008, with a new design based on a new overall concept. The result is a radical expansion of the exhibition areas, giving the museum an innovative profile. The concept of the new BMW museum focuses on the fascination of the BMW brand, which is synonymous with dynamism, sportsmanship, elegance and passion. Vehicles, themes, architecture, design and media design come together to create an unmistakable brand

x experience and an unprecedented exhibition ensemble. Spiridon-Louis-Ring near the Olympic Tower, 80809 Munich, tel. 01802-8822 Guided tours for blind and disabled visitors: please call 089-38225652 Guided plant tour: reserve at Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat, Sun, holidays 10am-8pm, Monday closed U3, bus 36/43/81/136/184/186 Olympiazentrum, tram 27 Petuelring Museum Mensch and Natur family Here visitors can travel back in time and relive the history of Earth and of mankind. The impressive collection shows how our planet came into being, invites young and old on geological excursions, and displays the variety of species.

Hands-on science: this is the motto of the museum located in the North wing of Nymphenburg palace. Multimedia experiments turn even abstract themes like genetics and the human nervous system into an adventure for the senses. Children’s birthdays and educational programs: please call 089-179589120 (Mon-Thu 12am-4pm) Themed tours: Thu 6pm, Fri 3:30pm Schloss Nymphenburg, 80638 Munich Tel. 089-1795890, fax 089-179589100 Internet: Tue, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm; Thu 9am-8pm; Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; closed Mon except holidays Closed Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Tram 17, bus 41/51 Schloss Nymphenburg; tram 12/16, bus 151/168 Romanplatz


Sailboats and steamers in the Deutsches Museum

x Special Museums Alpines Museum des Deutschen Alpenvereins family The Alpine Museum of the German Alpine Association brings the thrill of mountain climbing to the city. Splendid paintings and drawings from the Dürer period to the 20th century illustrate man’s lasting fascination for the Alps. Documents and equipment retrace the conquest and exploitation of mountains by the worlds of commerce, science, tourism and sports. Special exhibitions around themes ranging from alpine legends and fairytales to climate changes in the Alps take visitors into the wonderful world of mountains and invite them to explore. A collection in the museum garden, ideally situated on the Praterinsel (Prater island) on the Isar, exhibits rock formations that show how the Alps came into being 360 million years ago. Children’s birthdays and activity programs: call 089-2112240 for information & reservation. Tours for families and courses on Alpine biology, rock formation and more. Praterinsel 5, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-2112240, fax 089-21122440 Tue-Fri 1pm-6pm; Sat/Sun 11am-6pm Closed Jan 1 & 6, Shrove Tue, Good Friday & Dec 24/25/31 For guided tours and courses, also open in the morning after prior arrangement U4/5 Lehel; S1-8, bus 131 Isartor; Tram 17 Mariannenplatz; tram 19 Maxmonument

32 Museums

Bier- and Oktoberfestmuseum Munich is the capital of beer – with seven breweries, the world-famous Hofbräuhaus and the Oktoberfest. Interested in knowing more about the brew? Then the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is for you: here you will learn all about the history of beer, from the great migration to the monasteries, the brewing and the “purity” law of 1516, and the quality of Munich beer. The Oktoberfest also has a long history, beginning as a national holiday to celebrate the wedding of Ludwig I. with Princess Theresa von SachsenHildburghausen and becoming in time the largest folk festival in the world. The museum also shows the interior of a traditional mid-dle-class Munich home. Sterneckerstraße 2, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-24231607, fax 089-24231608 Tue-Sat 1pm-6pm (7pm for groups with reservation), closed Mon & Sun During the Oktoberfest open daily 1pm6pm (7pm for groups with reservation) also open Mon & Sun 10am-5pm, for group reservations open until 7pm S1-8 Isartor Spielzeugmuseum family The Toy Museum in the tower of the Old Town Hall brings childhood memories back to life. The collection of the Steiger family is one of the largest collections of old European and American toys: dolls and doll houses, model trains and airplanes, teddy bears, tin cars and copper soldiers, zoos with animals, and more. On four floors, the delightful exhibits of

the pre-GameBoy era fascinate visitors young and old. Marienplatz 15, in the tower of the Old Town Hall, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-294001, fax 089-2717014 Daily 10am-5:30pm; elevator from the 1st floor, U/S-Bahn Marienplatz Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum The spelling of the name itself gives you a clue: this is not an ordinary museum. The assemblage is as absurd and original as the Munich comedians Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt, to whom it is dedicated. Films and photos, amusing documents and curious objects – like the fur-trimmed toothpick for winter – recall the great Munich artist and his partner. The museum also houses interesting exhibits about Munich’s folk singers. Tal 50, in the Isartor tower 80331 Munich Tel. 089-223266, fax 089-294672 Tel. (Café Turmstüberl) 089-293762 Mon, Tue, Thu 11:01am–5:29pm (Wed closed); Fri, Sat 11:01am-5:59pm; Sun 10:01am-5:59pm Every first Friday of the month, evening program and opening until 9:59pm S1-8, tram 17/18 Isartor Deutsches Jagd- and Fischereimuseum München The collection, which covers about 3,000 sqm, retraces the history of hunting and fishing from the Stone Age to modern times. Interactive displays provide many fascinating


Barbie dolls in the Toy Museum

Museum Reich der Kristalle family The collection is literally brilliant: glittering nuggets, bright emeralds and sparkling diamonds are enough to give visitors gold fever. Highlights include the beautiful Russian emerald and the famous King Ludwig diamond (flawless crystal in matrix). The museum also houses a wide selection of minerals from Bavaria, the Alpine region and the former Soviet Union: their origins and characteristics are strikingly displayed. Precious meteorites, including rare stone meteorites from the moon and Mars, are very popular with young visitors. A further highlight is the iron meteorite from Namibia weighting 268 kilos. Theresienstr. 41, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-21804312 (morning) or -4310 (afternoon), fax 089-21804334

k insights about both sports. The collection comprises almost 1,000 stuffed animals (fish, birds, furred game), as well as skulls and biological specimens. The paintings, drawings and graphics, as well as the glasses and porcelain decorated with hunting and animal motifs are outstanding. The museum also displays a rich collection of hunting weapons with intricate engravings, inlays and reliefs. Neuhauser Str. 2, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-220522, fax 089-2904037 Open daily 9:30am-5pm Thu open until 9pm, except on holidays (until 5pm) Closed Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/31 For guided tours, please call

Tue-Sat 1pm–5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Opening hours may vary for special exhibitions Free guided tours for groups of 10 or more after prior arrangement by phone 089-2180-4310 or -4312. Extensive program for children and schools, including project days and special tours: call 089-2180-4310 or -4312. Free guided tours for groups of 10 or more, please call to reserve tram 27 Pinakotheken; bus Museum line 100 Pinakotheken

Staatliche Münzsammlung The State Coin Collection is one of Europe’s oldest and largest collections of coins, medals, bank notes, bonds and cut stones. Established by Duke Albrecht V (15501574), the State Coin Collection was continuously expanded by the Wittelsbach dynasty. The two most important extensions were the merging of the Munich and the Palatine collections under Elector Karl Theodor (1777-1799) and the fabulous acquisitions by King Ludwig I (1825-1848). The collection contains over 300,000 specimens and is one of the largest coin collections in the world. With its library comprising over 20,000 volumes, the museum is a center for international research in the fields of numismatics, the history of economics as well as the history of the world, from Antiquity to today. Residenzstraße 1 (entrance Kapellenhof in the Residenz), 80333 Munich Tel. 089-227221, fax 089-299859 Opening hours: Coin Collection: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Library: Mon-Thu 8:15am-4:15pm, Fri 8:15am-2pm U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz Paläontologisches Museum Richard-Wagner-Str. 10 80333 Munich Tel. 089-21806630 Fax 089-21806601 Mon-Thu 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-2pm, 1st Sunday in the month 10am-4pm U2 Königsplatz; U1, tram 20/21 Stiglmaierplatz Deutsches Theatermuseum With a wealth of exhibits, some of which date from the Renaissance, the German Theater Museum houses one of the largest theater collections in the world. Special exhibitions focus on themes illustrating the history of the theater. Galeriestr. 4a (Hofgarten arcades) 80539 Munich Tel. 089-2106910 Thu-Sun 10am-4pm U3-6 Odeonsplatz

Museums 33

Exhibition Halls and Art Galleries Haus der Kunst family With some 6 exhibitions per year, numerous prestigious events and an extensive program for children and adolescents, the Haus der Kunst is one of the leading international museums. The program mixes various genres: painting, photography, film, architecture and design, with special focus on contemporary art. The particular challenge lies in the building’s history. Inaugurated in 1937, the museum was to showcase the “German art at the time.” until 1944: these were considered the most important displays of German art. Having been “architecturally de-nazified” after the Second World War, the building has recently undergone considerable reconstruction at the initiative of the Belgian Chris Dercon, director of the Haus der Kunst since 2003, so that visitors can now gain a critical view of the original setting.

Workshops for children and adolescents relating to current exhibitions. Regular children’s tours and birthday parties. Tel. 089-21127118 Prinzregentenstr. 1, 80538 Munich Tel. 089-21127113, fax 089-21127157 Mon-Sun 10am-8pm; Thu 10am-10pm Closed Dec 24/31 U4/5 Lehel; U3-6 Odeonsplatz; tram 17 Bayerisches Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst; bus Museum line 100 Königinstraße Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung Since 1985, the Kunsthalle has set accents in Munich’s cultural scene with its ambitious and attractive program. Whether Gauguin, Miró or Picasso, Fabergé or the vestiges of ancient cultures, the first-class exhibitions cover all periods and all continents. The variety of themes ensures that visitors keep coming back for more.

Theatinerstraße 8, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-224412, fax 089-291602981 Daily 10am-8pm, Dec 31 10am-2pm, closed Dec 24 Guided tours with the Volkshochschule available for every exhibition. Mon and Sat 11:30am; Tue, Thu and Fri 3:30pm; Wed 6:30pm (nominal fee). Private tours possible upon reservation (tel. 089-224412, fax 089-29160918) from Tuesday to Saturday noon during opening hours; special tours (also in foreign languages) can be booked under the same number. Elevator on site U3-6, bus Museum line 100 Odeonsplatz; S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz; tram 19 Theatinerstraße


Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in the Neue Pinakothek Infopoint Museums and Palaces in Bavaria Come and discover with us the museums and castles of Munich and Bavaria! The Infopoint is your information center in the heart of Munich. Here, in the medieval vaulted cellar of the historical Alter Hof, you will find up-to-date and comprehensive information on exhibitions and the Bavarian museum landscape. A multimedia exhibition retraces the history of the first residence of the Wittelbach dynasty and Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian. Infopoint Museums and Palaces in Bavaria and exhibition “Münchner Kaiserburg” (“The Imperial Castle”) Alter Hof 1, 80331 Munich Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun / holiday closed Free admission Tel. 089-21014050 fax 089-21014055 U3/6, S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz, tram 19 Nationaltheater

34 Museums

munchen • platzl 1 +49-89-242-9490 • ••

©2009 Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. All rights reserved.

Residenz München (Residenz Museum) family The Residenz is one of the largest museums of interior design in Europe. For five hundred years, the building in the heart of the Old Town was the home and the center of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings. It also symbolizes the rulers’ appreciation of art and passion for building. The rooms of Maximilian I – the Kaisersaal (Imperial Hall), Steinzimmer (Stone Room) and Reiche Kapelle (Rich Chapel) – are fine examples of 17th century palace architecture. The Ahnengalerie (Ancestors’ Gallery) and the Reiche Zimmer (Rich Rooms) designed by François Cuvilliés are done in the early Rococo style. The classical apartments in the royal building are based on plans by Leo von Klenze. The highlight is the Antiquarium: the largest and finest Renaissance hall

36 Castles

north of the Alps was built around 1570 to house the Antique Collection of Duke Albrecht I and was later used as ceremonial hall. The 130 rooms of the Residenz are filled with furniture and paintings, tapestries and porcelain by the best artists of the time. In addition to the luxurious staterooms and showrooms, visitors can admire special collections such as the valuable silver, porcelain and reliquaries. Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 Apr 1-Oct 15 9am-6pm,Oct 16-Mar 31 10am-5pm; Closed Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years, partially wheelchair accessible Guided tours upon request and on the

Web or by phone: 089-17908-311. Free audioguide available. S1-8, bus 52 Marienplatz; tram 19 Nationaltheater; U3-6, bus 100 Museum line Odeonsplatz


Castles v

Schatzkammer in the Residenz München family The Treasure Chamber contains exquisite gold artistry from the Middle Ages to Classicism. The stunning collection also shows exhibits made of rock crystal and ivory, precious gems, jewelry, tableware and Ottoman daggers. The highlights are the royal insignia of the Wittelbach dynasty and the statue of St George. The Arnulfziborium (covered cup), the relic of the Cross belonging to Emperor Heinrich II and the Gisela Cross are worldrenowned. Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years, partially wheelchair accessible

The Nymphenburg Palace Park at sunset

Guided tours upon request and on the Web or by phone: 089-17908-311. Free audioguide available. Opening hours and transportation, see Residenz München Cuvilliés Theater in the Residenz München family After extensive restoration, the Cuvilliés Theater has again opened its doors to the public. The rococo gem is Munich’s oldest opera house – and probably the city’s most beautiful theater. Commissioned by Elector Max Joseph III, it was built between 1751 and 1755. The architect was the brilliant Francois Cuvilliés: the “Old Residence Theater” was later renamed in his honor. Music history was written here, for example with the premiere of Mozart’s “Idomeneo”. Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich Tel. 089-290671, fax 089-29067225 Opening hours vary since the theater is used by the Bavarian State Drama Theater for rehearsals and performances. Information about opening hours at and Free admission for children and adolescents until 18 years. Closed Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Guided tours upon request Wheelchair accessible

Castles 37

x Schloss and Park Nymphenburg with the Marstallmuseum, PorzellanSammlung, palace park and pavilions family The Baroque palace in the west part of Munich was built as a summer residence for the Bavarian princes. The wings and annex buildings give the vast ensemble its harmonious appearance, and house several important collections. For example, the legendary Gallery of Beauties commissioned by Ludwig I adorns the South wing. Also open to the public are the birth chamber of Ludwig II and the Steinerner Saal (Hall of Stone), a spacious ballroom with ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann. The Marstall Museum in the former stables contains the coronation coach of Karl VII and Ludwig II’s splendid gilded state coach. In the floor above, the Bäuml collection illustrates the skill and artistry of the Nymphenburg porcelain manufacture. The spacious park – a paradise for strollers – charms visitors with its canals and pavilions: the Amalienburg, a delicate Rococo palace, the Badenburg, a bathing hall with the first heated pool, the exotic Pagodenburg and the Magdalenenklause, a folly built as courtly hermitage. Schloss Nymphenburg, Eingang 1, 80638 Munich Tel. 089-179080 Fax 089-17908627

38 Castles Apr 1-Oct 15, 9am-6pm; Oct 16-Mar 31, 10am-4pm Badenburg, Pagodenburg and Magdalenenklause are closed in winter. Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years, Guided tours upon request and on the Web or by phone 089-17908-311 Tram 17, bus 51 Schloss Nymphenburg Tram 12/16, bus 151 Romanplatz Neues Schloss and Hofgarten Schleißheim family The baroque complex of the New and Old Schleißheim Palaces, together with the smaller Lustheim Palace, is a splendid example of princely architecture and garden landscaping of the 17th and 18th centuries. The interior decoration of the New Palace was commissioned by Elector Maximilian Emanuel based on plans by Enrico Zuccalli and Joseph Enner and owes its charm to French craftsmen. In addition to magnificent ceremonial halls and apartments, the impressive building on Munich’s doorstep houses an outstanding collection of Baroque paintings. Max-Emanuel-Platz 1 85764 Oberschleißheim Tel. 089-3158720, fax 089-31587250

Apr-Sept 9am-6pm, Oct-Mar 10am-4pm, closed Mondays, Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years, partially wheelchair accessible Guided tours upon request and on the Web or by phone 089-17908-311 S1 Oberschleißheim

Altes Schloss Schleißheim The palace built by Maximilian I hosts two branches of the Bavarian National Museum: the collection “Das Gottesjahr and seine Feste” (the Year of the Lord and its feasts) displays arts and crafts for religious feasts and everyday use, and the south wing houses the collection about the geography of East and West Prussia, “Es war ein Land…” (there was once a country…). Maximilianshof 1, 85764 Oberschleißheim Tel. 089-315872-0, fax 089-31597403 (section “Zweigmuseen”, i.e., branch museums) Apr-Sep 9am-6pm, Oct-Mar 10am-4pm, Closed Mon, Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Schloss Lustheim family The small palace, built by Enrico Zuccalli as a garden villa in Italian style, stands in the beautiful park of the Schleißheim Palace. Together with the Altes and Neues Schloss Schleißheim, Schloss Lustheim is one of the major Baroque complexes in Germany. The building houses an outstanding collection of Meissen porcelain from the Ernst Schneider foundation, which includes over 2,000 precious plates, centerpieces as well as animal figurines. The collection is surpassed only by that of the Zwinger Palace in Dresden. 85764 Oberschleißheim Tel. 089-31587242, fax 089-31587250


Porcelain figurine from the world-renowned Nymphenburg manufacture


Dining hall in the New Schleißheim Palace

v Apr-Sep 9am-6pm, Oct-Mar 10am-4pm, closed Mondays, Jan 1, Shrove Tuesday, Dec 24/25/31 Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years, partially wheelchair accessible Guided tours every first Sunday of the month at 2pm, and upon request S1 Oberschleißheim

Renatuskapelle Long virtually inaccessible to the public, this architectural gem was recently restored by the Bavarian Administration of State-owned Palaces. The Renatus Chapel stands in the southern pavilion of Schloss Lustheim.



Sightseeing tours Munich Tourist Office Arrangements for large and small groups Competent and charming: Munich’s official visitor guides

If you already know Munich or would like to explore a specific theme, then you can book a guide for a themed walk: • The Wittelsbach dynasty • King Ludwig I. – The city-builder and his “Athens on the Isar” • Baroque and Rococo

Do you want to get to know Munich on your terms and at your own pace? Then let one of our official visitor guides accompany you on a tour of the Bavarian capital. They know their way around and will be pleased to tell you all about Munich’s historical background, politics and architecture, as well as amusing anecdotes about the city. In addition to the two-hour classic sightseeing tours and walks through the historical town center, we also arrange guided visits to the palaces of Nymphenburg, Schleißheim, Lustheim and the Royal Residence. After prior agreement, we will gladly arrange a visit according to your particular wishes. A few suggestions: the Old and New Town Hall, must-see city districts, modern architecture in Munich, Munich for insiders, museums and churches, excursions to Bavarian castles and lakes and more.

40 Sightseeing tours

• From the “treasures” to the “jewel” • Schwabing around 1900 • Without women, nothing works • Munich under National Socialism / Capital of the (Nazi) Movement / Resistance • From the Alter Hof to the “hanging gardens”

• In the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI • From “Schrannenplatz” to “Schrannenhalle” – Trade center from the Middle Ages to the present day • The trail of the Lion – from the bridge of Heinrich der Löwe (Duke Henry the Lion) to a world metropolis

To guarantee the quality of the walks and museum visits, groups are restricted to 20-25 persons. Our tours are available in 29 different languages, including the international sign language.

Disabled visitors

The fee for all guided tours is between 103 and 280 Euro per group, depending on the language and the duration. The admission fee is not included and must be paid at the entrance. If required, we can also arrange a coach for your city tour or excursion. The coach rental fee depends on group size and tour duration, starting at about 200/260 Euro. We also reserve taxi-buses for small groups. For information please write or call: Munich Tourist Office Sendlinger Str. 1, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-23330-234, and (morning only) -204 Reservations (in writing only, please): Fax 089-23330-337


Main synagogue “Ohel Jakob” and Saint Peter‘s

Further information about Munich on the Web:

Munich on the quiet – Our official guides for tours in sign language Since August 2000, the world-wide first officially trained guides for deaf visitors have been answering questions about the Bavarian capital. During a tour of the historical town center, the nine Munich experts describe Munich’s popular attractions using the German, Greek, American or international sign language. Groups are restricted to 15 persons. The fee per group is 103 Euro for 2 hours. Wheelchair users can participate in almost all tours – please call for further information. Our guides also propose special group tours for the blind and visually impaired. For reservations (in writing only, please) and further information: Munich Tourist Office Sendlinger Str. 1, 80331 Munich Fax 089-23330-337 Tel. 089-23330-234, and (morning only) -204

Sightseeing tours 41


Taxi Guides Discover Munich – in private and in comfort Just give us a call and let your personal taxi guide show you the town that he knows like nobody else. Specially trained by the Munich Tourist Office, the taxi guide knows all about the sights and peppers your tour with anecdotes that only an enthusiastic taxi driver can tell. The Taxi-Guide service is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Hebrew and Yiddish. For example, the set fee for a 2-hour exclusive tour – up to 8 people – is 120 Euro, including pickup within city limits. Each additional half-hour costs 20 Euro. Beyond city limits, as for a trip to the airport, the fee is calculated by the taximeter, You have guests? Why not offer them a taxi-guide tour? Please ask for our gift certificate. Taxi Guide München 24-hour service, tel. 0175-4812848 or Munich Tourist Office Sendlinger Str. 1, 80331 Munich Tel. 089-23330-234, mornings also -204 Münchner Stadtrundfahrten oHG Gray Line SIGHTseeing Schützenstraße 9 Tel. 0700-28786877, fax 089-54907570 Guided city tour • Hop-On Hop-Off Express Circle See the highlights of downtown Munich Duration approx. 1 hour, longer when you get on and off at one of the five stops Daily 9am-5:30pm every 20 minutes Jan 1–Dec 31 • Hop-On Hop-Off Grand Circle Downtown Munich plus Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park/Tower and Schwabing Duration approx. 2 1/2 hours, longer when you get on and off at one of the eight stops Daily 10am-5pm every 60 minutes Jan 1–Dec 31

Sunset at the foot of the Friedensengel

v • City Tour including Bavaria Film City Duration 3 hours Apr 1-Oct 31, Sat and Sun 9:45am • Munich by Night (incl. evening meal) Duration approx. 4 1/2 hours Apr 1-Oct 31, Fri and Sat 7:30pm • FC Bayern Soccer Tour including Allianz Arena on no-match days Duration approx. 3 1/2 hours Apr 1-Oct 31, Tue and Fri 9:30am Discounts for children 4-14 years; Starting point: Bahnhofplatz, in front of the Karstadt department store. Tickets also available from the Tourist Information Centers in the Hauptbahnhof and on the Marienplatz Munich Walk Tours • City Walk Jan 2-April 30: daily 10:45am and Saturday 2:45pm; May 1-Oct 31: daily 10:45am and 2:45pm; Nov 1-Nov 30: daily 10:45am and Saturday 2:45pm; Dec 1-Dec 31: daily 2:45pm. (no tour on Dec 25th) The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts approx. 2 1/4 hours 10 Euro, under 26 years and students 9 Euro Children under 14 with an adult free As a 2nd or 3rd tour, 1 Euro discount

42 Sightseeing tours

• Beer & Brewery Jan 2-April 30: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 5:30pm May 1-Sept 19: daily 6:15pm Sept 19-Oct 3: daily 2.30pm (the tour ends at the Oktoberfest!) Oct 5-Dec 30: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 5:30pm The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and takes as long as you want it to! The time to the last stop the Hofbräuhaus is about 31/2 hours. 18 Euro, under 26 years and students 16 Euro The price includes three small beers at the brewery and free transport to and from the brewery. • Third Reich Tour Jan 2-Feb 28: daily 10:30am March 1-Oct 31: daily 10:00am Nov 1-Dec 31: daily 10:30am (no tour on Dec 25th) The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts approx. 21/2 hours. 12 Euro, under 26 years and students 9 Euro Children under 14 with an adult free

Insider Tours Munich Munich Insider / Weis(s)er Stadtvogel München Heinz Taubmann | Ina Bergmann GbR Unterer Anger 14, 80331 München Tel. 089-21579988, fax 089-21579989

• Extended Third Reich Tour Jan 2-Feb 28: Monday and Saturday 10:30am March 1-Oct 31: Monday and Saturday 10:00am Nov 1-Dec 31: Monday and Saturday 10:30am The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts approx. 5 hours. 21 Euro, under 26 years and students 18 Euro • Dachau Jan 1-Feb 28: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am March 1-April 30: Tuesday to Sunday 1:15pm The tour also runs on Monday April 5 May 1-Oct 31: Tuesday to Sunday 10:15am and 1:15pm The tour also runs on Monday May 24th Nov 1– Dec 31: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am (no tour on Dec 24 and 25) The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts approx. 5 hours. Please note: the 20-minute documentary film is not recommended for children under 12. 21 Euro, under 26 years and students 18 Euro Children under 14 with an adult are free. The price includes public transport fares.

Apr 1-Oct 31, daily 10:45am Price: 20 Euro for adults (incl. bike); 16 Euro for under 26 years old (incl. bike) The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts approx. 3,5 hours. • Mountain Bike Tour May 1-October 31: Wed, Sat, Sun 10:00am The Mountain Bike Tour starts at the Tourist Info right beside Isartor, only 5 minutes away from Marienplatz and lasts around 3 1/2 hours. Price: 29 Euro per person including mountain bike with suspension and Shimano equipment and helmets. For groups of up to ten people every day all year round at a time and date of your choice. • Salzburg Jan 2-Dec 3: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:15am The tour starts on Marienplatz right underneath the Glockenspiel and lasts about 10 hours. Price: 35 Euro, under 26 years old 32 Euro No tour on Dec 24th and 25th

For these tours no booking is required, simply show up at the meeting point. • Ghost Tour Daily 9pm, Apr 1-Oct 31 Meeting point: Column on the Marienplatz Duration: 1 1/2 hours • Neuschwanstein Castle Daily 9:30am, Apr 1-Oct 31 Meeting point: track 20 in the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) Duration: 9 hours • Hitler’s Munich Daily 10am, Apr 1-Oct 31 Meeting point: Column on the Marienplatz Duration: 2 hours • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Daily (except Mon) 1pm, Apr 1-Oct 31 Meeting point: Column on the Marienplatz Duration: 4 hours All guided tours can be booked at any time, all year round, at attractive prices. Spurwechsel –  Guided Tours in Munich Christian Dechant Ohlmüllerstr. 5, 81541 Munich Tel. 089-6924699, fax 089-6937002 English guided bicycle tours Please book in advance! For example, during a 3-hour bike tour we visit the most beautiful sights in Munich. Personal guide and bikes included. Minimum price for up to 8 people: 172 Euro Many other bike tours possible!

Tickets also available from the Tourist Information Centers in the Hauptbahnhof and on the Marienplatz

Sightseeing tours 43

Mike’s Bike Tours

Radius Tours

Mike’s Bike Tours Tel. 089-25543987 or -988 mobile: 0172-8520660 Tours are every day from early March (as soon as there is no snow left on the ground) until April 14 at 2:30pm only, April 15-August 31 11:30am & 4pm, Sept 1-Nov 10 12:30am only Price including bike rental 24 Euro (student discount price 18 Euro). Children who can ride a bike are half price. Baby seats for infants free. Meeting point: under the tower of the Old Town Hall at the end of Marienplatz. Reservations not necessary, just show up!

Radius Tours/Original Munich Walks Arnulfstraße 3 Hauptbahnhof (main train station) 80335 Munich Tel. 089-55029374 Fax 089-594714 We also offer private tours on request. No Radius tours run from Dec 24-Jan 1. All tours depart from the Radius Tours office in the Hauptbahnhof, opposite track 32.

• Munich Highlights Walk A guided tour of the churches, beer gardens and plazas of historic Munich, and a celebration of the city’s life and culture. May 1-Oct 15 every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 10am; 10 Euro. • Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip Join our English-language day trip to Germany’s number 1 tourist attraction, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle. A fully guided tour to the castle and its breathtaking surroundings. Apr 15-Sep 30 daily at 9:30am;  Oct 1-Apr 14 every Mon, Wed & Sat

Non-strenuous Tour Almost no riding in traffic Tour lasts 4 hours, including one hour in a beer garden for lunch or supper Tour is not academic, yet educational, informative, interactive and entertaining. Led only by native English-speaking guides. Regarding our day trips to the Neuschwanstein Castle: We leave from our shop Discover Bavaria on the corner of Hochbrücken Street and Bräuhaus Street, directly around the corner from the Hofbräuhaus, just a 4 min. walk from Marienplatz towards Isartor, make a left at the light (Hochbrückenstr.) and then 200m up on the left-hand side. Tours to the castle cost 49 Euro We include a non-strenuous bike tour of the area. A wonderful hike up through a gorge to the castle instead of taking the road. The company of a native English-speaking professional magician/entertainer guide from South Africa named Brad. Tours are at 8:45am from Discover Bavaria daily except Wed and Sun from May 15 to Aug 31 and including Wed and Sun from May 31 until July 16. For off-season schedule or more info call 0172-8520660

• Dachau Memorial Tour Our trained and accredited guides lead a comprehensive tour through the former concentration camp and explain both its terrible history and its importance as a memorial site. Apr 1-Oct 15 daily (except Mon) at 9:15am & 12:30pm; Oct 16-Mar 31 daily (except Monday) at 11am; 21 Euro. • Hitler and the Third Reich Munich was the official “Capital of the Nazi Movement”, the place where Nazism was born and where Adolf Hitler rose to power. Many original buildings survive. We show you where it all happened, tell you how and explain why. Apr 1-Oct 15 daily at 3pm; Oct 16-Mar 31 every Tue, Fri & Sun at 11:30am; 12 Euro

44 Sightseeing tours

at 10.30am; 35 Euro/28 Euro if you have a valid railcard. Additional 9 Euro castle admission fee. • Salzburg Day Trip The home of Mozart and The Sound of Music – a city so uniquely beautiful UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Apr 15-Sep 30 every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun at 9:15am; Oct 1-Apr 15 every Tue, Thu & Sat at 9:15am; 35 Euro/ 28 Euro if you have a valid railcard. • Bike Tour There is no better way to experience one of the world’s greatest cycling cities and have lots of fun while doing so. May 1 to Sep 30 every Tue, Thur and Sun; 18 Euro.

Conference Bike Entertaining tour for groups of 7. Rental also possible. Other addresses Kutscherei Holzmann Ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the English Garden. Wedding carriages also available. Schwere-Reiter-Straße 22 80797 Munich Tel. 089-180608 Bicycle Rental Spurwechsel Bike Rental Store Ohlmüllerstr. 5, 81541 Munich U1/2 Fraunhoferstraße or 10-minute walk from the Viktualienmarkt Tel. 089-6924699


A view of the Frauenkirche


Ride a rickshaw down the Leopoldstraße – past the “Walking Man”


City tour by bus

• Bavarian Beer and Food Tour. From the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum to the most historic beer halls, a fully guided tour of the world capital of beer and brewing, assisted by generous helpings of the best local beer and traditional food. Apr 15-Oct 15 every Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat at 6pm; Oct 16-Apr 14 every Tue, Thu & Sat at 6pm; 22 Euro. Rikscha-Mobil Rikscha-Mobil, a different kind of taxi Tel. 089-24216880 or 0176-24271089 Fax 089-2421688-9 Guided tours with modern bicyclerickshaw-taxis, shuttle service for conferences and events. Individual, original, eco-friendly! A different Munich experience!

Radius Tours and Bikes Arnulfstraße 3 Hauptbahnhof (main train station) 80335 Munich Tel 089-59 61 13, fax 089-594714 Radius Bike Rental is perfectly located directly in the Hauptbahnhof, right in the heart of the city. We have a wide range of bikes and accessories for rent and our helpful staff will provide free maps and advice on the best routes. In Munich’s Hauptbahnhof, opposite track 32 Apr-end of Oct daily from 9:30am-6pm Munich Walk Tours Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 1, 80539 Munich 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Tel. 089-24231767, fax 089-24231768 S1-8 Isartor Stadtvogel Fahrradverleih The “Stadtvogel” (“City Bird”) has it all: modern city cycles, cycle locks, baskets and city maps with detailed route descriptions as well as tips for your personal discovery tour of Munich. You can even rent a GPS system! Booking is possible by phone and online – or in person, of course! Bicycles for rent from the office on St. Jakobsplatz Unterer Anger 14, 5 minutes’ walk from Marienplatz or Sendlinger Tor

Sightseeing tours 45

Munich guide  

The guide of Munich (Germany)

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you