Around Town

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Neuhauser Str.- shopping area and a view of Karlstor.

We spent the day sight seeing around town. While walking to Marienplatz again to see it during the day, we went into St Michaels church, Michaelskirche. This is a Renaissance Church built in protests from the citizens in the late 1500's, mostly due to the fact that they tore several homes down to build it. It is very beautiful inside and very bright. After the church, we went to the end of the plaza and into the toy museum, Spielzeugmuseum. The museum is located in the clock tower of the Old Town Hall, Altes Rathaus. It was amazing to see the history of toys from different generations.

Once we left the museum, we went into St Peters church, peterskirche. This church is the oldest in the city of Munich.

The Towers of Frauenkirche
I thought the church interior was like Michaelskirche in a lot of ways, and it was just has beautiful and bright. However, the exterior was not as elaborate. I was happy they had a tower to see the view of the city. I decided to climb the tower while Jaz and mom did some shopping close by. There was 376 steps in the tower, after climbing the Il Duomo in Italy, this climb was a lot easier. The view from the tower was magnificent. There was a great view of the Town Hall, Marienplatz, the market and much more. I could have spent hours up there. 

After the Peterskirche, we went on to the market, Vikualienmarkt. The variety of meat, produce and veggies to chose from were amazing. They even had truffles from Alba. After the Market, we walked around to see the other two city gates, Sendling Tor and Isartor.

In Marienplatz
We had already seen Karlstor from walking to Karlsplatz. On our way, we stopped in Asamkirche. This church was very dark and is representative of late Boroque style. I had more of a Gothic feeling, but I think that was due to how dark it was inside. This church was built in the 1700's. I loved the different styles that each church had to offer, and I wish I could have seen more, such as Frauenkirche.

 The last day around town, Saturday 11/03, went walked around town again and went souvenir shopping. This time we watched the Glockenspiel (the clock that is on the tower of the town hall, Neues Rathaus). It is so neat to watch. The theme is a wedding with knights jousting. We also went to the Hofbrauhaus, which was very busy. While we were doing our souvenir shopping in Marienplatz, we watched Mongolian street performers. They were very good, I loved listening to their instrumental music.

 

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Neuhauser Str.- shopping area and …
Neuhauser Str.- shopping area and…
The Towers of Frauenkirche
The Towers of Frauenkirche
In Marienplatz
In Marienplatz
Michaelskirche
Michaelskirche
Inside Michaelskirche
Inside Michaelskirche
In Michaelskirche
In Michaelskirche
The old Town Hall (Altes Tathaus) …
The old Town Hall (Altes Tathaus)…
in Spielzeugmuseum (the toy museum)
in Spielzeugmuseum (the toy museum)
in Spielzeugmuseum
in Spielzeugmuseum
in the Toy Museum
in the Toy Museum
Peterskirche
Peterskirche
in Peterskirche
in Peterskirche
In Peterskirche
In Peterskirche
In the church - Peterskirche
In the church - Peterskirche
climbing the Tower of Peterskirche
climbing the Tower of Peterskirche
View from the tower
View from the tower
Town Hall - Neues Rathaus
Town Hall - Neues Rathaus
at the market - Viktualienmarkt
at the market - Viktualienmarkt
in the market
in the market
At the market. Viktualienmarkt
At the market. Viktualienmarkt
at the Market, look truffles from …
at the Market, look truffles from…
Jaz looking in a fountain by Asamk…
Jaz looking in a fountain by Asam…
Asamkirche
Asamkirche
inside Asamkirche
inside Asamkirche
in Asamkirche
in Asamkirche
Isartor -  one of the city gates
Isartor - one of the city gates
Sendlinger Tor - one of the city g…
Sendlinger Tor - one of the city …
Standing in Sendlinger Tor
Standing in Sendlinger Tor
Neues Rathaus - the new town hall
Neues Rathaus - the new town hall
the clock tower (Glockenspiel)
the clock tower (Glockenspiel)
The Glockenspiel
The Glockenspiel
The Glockenspiel
The Glockenspiel
The chirping bird after the perfor…
The chirping bird after the perfo…
The Mongolian street performers
The Mongolian street performers
The Hofbrauhaus
The Hofbrauhaus
The Hofbrauhaus
The Hofbrauhaus
Inside the Hofbrauhaus
Inside the Hofbrauhaus
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photo by: AleksandraEa