Why did ‘Munich’- a Stephen Spielberg movie starring Eric Bana hushed a section of movie-goers and raised eyebrows of critics and columnists? While the movie was a big success in the market for its directorial skills, but indeed it does bring to light the secret retaliation attacks by the Israel government after the noted massacre at 1972 Summer Olympics – held at Munich – that killed 11 Israeli athletes. Though the ghastly incident startles you, yet Munich as a city today have yet again born from the ashes to rejoice in its festivals and heartily welcome tourists to its fairyland. The must see Munich sites are plausible proof to prove the vibrancy as well as the rich and sordid past of the city. Other than the must see places in Munich, what makes the city a perfect place for holidaying is its famous October Fest — known worldwide for its boundless fun scope and the historical sites that — quite obviously – will tap your mind repeatedly.
If it is Munich, then the historical and heritage sites deserve preference over the other. Be ready to come across a plethora of historical must see Munich sites, scattered all across the city. Shops, gardens, parks, markets as well as pubs and bars are galore in Munich. Give a try and you’ll surely be impressed at the first instance. For me, it was the sophisticated Natuinaltheatre Munchen that attracted my attention. The site exposes the maximum history and was even devastated during the 2nd World War. Home to the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Ballet, the theater has even gained great importance for conducting five operas of Richard Wagner. The architecture looks excellent and gives no sign of it being destroyed several times. Next, best of all, that brought a gleam in my eyes was the mighty Allianz Arena that looks magnificent for its size, architecture, and planning. With a sitting capacity of up to 70000 fans and world-class facilities for concerts and sports, the stadium is an absolute must see tourist attraction in Munich. If already impressed by the Allanionz, then walk to the mammoth Olympiapark that was built for the 1972 Summer Games – hoards both happy as well as sordid historical events.
While the city has already flourished in art and architecture, you can always check out the cathedrals, museums with rare collections, as well as palaces. Frauenkirche — a notable historical souvenir from the Gothic periods is an excellent example of a cathedral with domed towers. More, what makes the place a must see Munich tourist spot is the picturesque views of the Alps on a clear day and the panoramic view of the entire city. If you are tired of the long walks or hectic drives, its time to relax by the fountains and the green lawn in the Nymphenburg Palace, adorned with botanical gardens, pavilions, and a 200-hectare park, all surrounding it. Undoubtedly, a must see the place in Munich, the palace is renowned for is still the official residence of the Duke of Bavaria.
Though not the final spot to visit, if you are running out of time, pay a short visit to the Viktualienmarkt, the Residenz — at the center of the city – and the serene Englischer Garten to perceive the true German spirit.
List of must see Munich sightseeings:
- Englischer Garten
- Nymphenburg Palace
- Allianz Arena
- Natuinaltheatre Munchen
- Deutsches Museum