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  • Eyewitness TRAVEL

    MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS

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  • Munich and the Bavarian Alpsva

    NORTHERN SWABIAPages 23855

    THE ALLGUPages 22237

    UPPER BAVARIA (NORTH)

    Pages 15873

    OLD TOWN (NORTH) Pages 7085

    UPPER BAVARIA (SOUTH)

    Pages 20621

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  • FURTHER AFIELDPages 128139

    THE UNIVERSITYDISTRICT

    Pages 98109

    LOWER BAVARIAPages 17493

    UPPER BAVARIA(EAST)

    Pages 194205

    THE MUSEUMSDISTRICT

    Pages 110127

    AROUND THE ISARPages 8697

    OLD TOWN (SOUTH) Pages 5469

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    C Z E C H R E P U B L I C

  • EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

    MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS

  • EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

    MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS

    IZABELLA GALICKAKATARZYNA MICHALSKA

  • Theatinerkirche in Munich with Victory Arch in foreground

    The information in this DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is checked regularly.

    Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up to date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however,

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    views and suggestions of our readers very highly.Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides,

    Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, Great Britain.

    INTRODUCINGMUNICH AND THE

    BAVARIAN ALPS

    DISCOVERING MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS

    10

    PUTTING MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS

    ON THE MAP 12

    A PORTRAIT OF THEBAVARIAN ALPS 16

    View of Munich, with the Neues Rathaus in the foreground

    CONTENTSHOW TO USE THIS GUIDE 6

    Gothic figure of a Dancing Moorfrom the Stadtmuseum, Munich

    PRODUCED BY Wydawnictwo Wiedza i ycie S.A., WarsawY

    CONTRIBUTORS Izabella Galicka, Katarzyna Michalska

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    PHOTOGRAPHERS Dorota and Mariusz Jarymowiczowie

    CARTOGRAPHERS Magdalena Polak, Dariusz Romanowski,Kartographie Huber (Munich)

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    Front cover main image: The skyline of Old Town, Munich

  • OLD TOWN (SOUTH) 54

    OLD TOWN (NORTH) 70

    AROUND THE ISAR 86

    THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 98

    THE MUSEUMS DISTRICT 110

    FURTHER AFIELD 128

    SHOPPING IN MUNICH 140

    THE ALLGU 222

    NORTHERN SWABIA 238

    TRAVELLERS NEEDS

    WHERE TO STAY 258

    WHERE TO EAT 270

    SHOPS & MARKETS 286

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & SPECIALIST

    HOLIDAYS 290

    ENTERTAINMENT INMUNICH 142

    THE BAVARIANALPS AREA BY

    AREA

    THE BAVARIAN ALPS AT A GLANCE 156

    UPPER BAVARIA (NORTH) 158

    LOWER BAVARIA 174

    UPPER BAVARIA (EAST) 194

    UPPER BAVARIA (SOUTH) 206

    MUNICH &THE BAVARIAN ALPS

    THROUGH THE YEAR 30

    THE HISTORY OF MUNICH AND BAVARIA

    34

    MUNICHAREA BY AREA

    MUNICH AT A GLANCE 52 SURVIVAL GUIDE

    PRACTICALINFORMATION 296

    TRAVEL INFORMATION 306

    GENERAL INDEX 316

    A verdant, flower-filled meadow near Schwangau, in the Allgu

    The Propylen in Munich,designed by Leo von Klenze

    Pork salamis

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    HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

    This guide will help you to get the most out of your stay in Munich and the Bavarian Alps.The first section, Introducing Munich and the Bavarian Alps, locates the city and the region geographically and gives an outline of its history and cul-ture. The subsequent sections, Munich Area by Area and The Bavarian Alps

    Area by Area, describe the main sightsand attractions. Feature spreads, with maps, illustrations and drawings, focuson important sights. Information about accommodation and restaurants isgiven in Travellers Needs, while theSurvival Guide provides useful tips oneeverything you need to know, from money to getting around.

    3Detailed InformationAll the important sights of Munich are described individually. The address,telephone number, opening hours, admission charges,how to get there and disabled access are given for each sight.

    2Street-by-Street MapThis gives a birds-eye view of a particularly interesting sightseeing area described in the section.

    MUNICH AREA BY AREAIn this guide, Munich hasbeen divided into fivecentral areas and a Further Afield section. Each area isdescribed in an individual section, giving the namesof all the main sights andattractions. The sights arenumbered on the area maps.

    All pages relating to Munichhave red thumb tabs.

    A locator map shows at aglance where you are inrelation to the city plan.

    Sights at a glance lists thebuildings in a particular area by category: churches, museums and art galleries, historic buildings, andstreets and squares.

    Stars indicate the sights that novisitor should miss.

    A suggested route takes in some of the most interestingstreets in the area.

    1Area MapFor easy reference the sights in each area are numbered and located on an area map, as well as onthe Munich Street Finder onpp14853.

    For hotels and restaurants in this region see pp2625 and pp2769

    The Palladian faade of Arco-Zinneberg Palace on Wittelsbacherplatz

    The Neo-Romanesque faade of St Ludwigs Church

    Map 2 D5, 2 E5. Odeonsplatz, Universitt. 100.

    Ludwigstr. 20. Map 2 E5. Universitt. 100. 7am

    8pm daily (except during services).

    Geschwister-Scholl-Platz/ Professor-Huber-Platz. Map 2 E4. Tel 21 800. l

    Universitt. 7:30am9pm MonFri.

    Map 3 C1 (6 D1). Odeonsplatz. 100.

    Ludwigstr. 16. Map 2 E5. Tel 28 63 80. l Odeonsplatz, Universitt. 100. 9am9pm MonFri, 10am5pm SatSun.

    telephone in advance.

    The Odeon concert hall before it was destroyed in 1944

    Map 3 C1 (6 D1). Odeonsplatz. 100.

    Monument to Ludwig I on Odeonsplatz

    Statue of Hippocrates outside the library

    The fountai

    Fountain in the beautiful front garden of the Lenbachhaus

    GETTING THERE

    KEY

    Street-by-StreetSee pp11213

    U-Bahn station

    S-Bahn station

    Tram stop

    SIGHTS AT A GLANCE

    Churches

    Streets and Squares

    Gardens

    Museums and Galleries

    Historic Buildings

    Coat of arms on the faade of the Palaeontology Museum

    For hotels and restaurants in this r

    LOCATOR MAPSee Street Finder, maps 3, 5 & 6

    Virgin on the

    Mariensule

    STAR SIGHTS

    Frauenkirche

    Michaelskirche

    Neues Rathaus

    H E RZ O G

    M A XS T R

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    H ER Z

    O GW I

    L H EL M

    S T R.

    OLD TOWN (S(( OUTH)

    OLD TOWN (NORTH)

    KEY

    Suggested route

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    4Major SightsAt least one page is dedicated to each major sight. Historic palaces and parks are shown in detail. Dissected views of buildings and floorplans of museums and galleries and buildings are colour-coded to show you the best ways to enjoy the exhibits.

    3Detailed InformationAll the important towns and other places to visit are described individually. They are listed in order, following the numbering on the regional map. Each entry contains detailed information on opening times and how to get there.

    2Regional MapThe regional map shows the main roads and the main sights in the area. All sights are numbered, and information is given onhow to get there.

    1IntroductionThis describes the landscape, history and character of each area,outlining how it has changed through the ages and also describing major tourist attractions.

    For all the top sights, aVisitors Checklist provides thepractical information you willneed to plan your visit.

    Colour coding makes each area in the guidebook easy to find.

    THE BAVARIAN ALPS AREA BY AREAIn this guide the Bavarian Alps are divided into six areas, each of which is described in an individual chapter. Themost interesting places to visitare marked on the area map.

    Stars indicate works of art and architectural features

    that no visitor should miss.

    For hotels and restaurants in this region see p267 and pp28081

    Maria Gern church seen against Masnowy Alpine peaksowy

    Road map F5. Berchtesga-den. Berchtesgaden, Knigsseer Str. 2, (08652) 96 70.

    lbergkapelle

    Maximilianstrae 9, (08652) 94 45 300. www.berchtesgadener-land.com

    Gasthof zum Hirschen

    Franciscanchurch

    Salzbergwerk und Salzmuseum

    Kehlsteinhaus

    Rofeld Panoramastrae

    Knigliches Schloss

    Road map F5. Berchtesgaden,Franziskanerplastz 7, (08652) 64 343. www.nationalpark-berchtes gaden.de

    StBartholom

    Obersee

    A jetty on Knigssee

    The main street in Reit im Winkl, a popular tourist resort

    Road map F5. 1,900. Berchtesgaden. Im Tal 2, (08657) 98 89 20. www.ramsau.de

    Pfarrkirche St Sebastian

    Road map E5. 6,400. Hauptstr. 60, (08663) 88 060.

    www.ruhpolding.de

    Georgskirche

    cemetery

    hunting lodgeHeimatmuseum

    Museum fr Buerliche und Sakrale Kunst

    HeimatmuseumSchlossstr. 2. Tel (08663) l41 230. 10amnoon TueFri. NovDec.

    Museum fr Buerliche und Sakrale KunstRoman Friesingerstr. 1. Tel (08663) 5078. l 9:30amnoon & 24pm TueSat, 9:30amnoon Sun. 25 Oct25 Dec.

    The Madonna of Ruhpolding

    Road map E5. 3,000. Marquartstein. Dorfstrae 38, (08640) 80 027. www.reit-im-winkl.de

    KEHLSTEINHAUS THE EAGLES NEST

    Salzbergwerk und SalzmuseumBergwerkstr. 83. Tel (08652) 60 020. l

    May15 Oct: 9am5pm daily; 16 OctApr: 12:30am3:30pm MonSat.

    Knigliches SchlossSchlossplatz 2. Tel (08652) 94 79 80. l

    16 May15 Oct: 10amnoon & 2 4pm SunFri; 16 Oct15 May: 11am2pm MonFri. 11am & 2pm.

    The town of Berchtesgaden, nestling in an Alpine valleyHitlers famous Eagles Nest

    Statues outside Herrenchiemsee Palace, Ludwig IIs residence on Herreninse

    The Kapellplatz in Alttting in winter

    For hotels and restaurants in this region see p266 and p280

    Stone reliefs on the Gothic altar in Martinskirche

    Side entrance to the Gothic Jodokkirche

    JodokkircheJodokgasse.

    DominikanerkircheRegierungsplatz.

    Exploring Landshut

    MartinskircheAltstadt 219. Tel (0871) 92 21 780. l

    7:30am6:30pm daily (to 5pm OctMar; closed 1am3pm Mon & Fri)

    Spitalkirche, on the road leading from Altstadt

    SpitalkircheHeiligeGeistGasse.

    StadtresidenzAltstadt 79. Tel (0871) 92 41 10. l

    AprSep: 9am6pm TueSun; OctMar: 10am4pm Tue-Sun.

    Tel (0871) 92 41 10. l 1, 3, 7, 8. 9am5:30pm daily.

    www.burgtrausnitz.de

    STAR SIGHTS

    Narrentreppe

    JesuitenkircheSpiegelgasse.

  • MUNICH & THEBAVARIAN ALPS

    DISCOVERING MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS 1011

    PUTTING MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS ON THE MAP 1215

    A PORTRAIT OF THE BAVARIAN ALPS 1629

    MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS THROUGH THE YEAR 3033

    THE HISTORY OF MUNICH & BAVARIA 3449

  • I N T R O D U C I N G M U N I C H & T H E B A V A R I A N A L P S1 0

    As well as the natural beauAAof the regions river valleysAA alpine pastures, peaks,Alakes, nature reserves anddense forests, Munich and the Bavarian Alps boast a rich architectural heritage. The regions wonderfully ornate castles and grand palaces are

    tament to the wealth and lavish ifestyle of former kings and

    noblemen, while its fine Baroque churches and mona-steries are evidence of the ecclesiastical wealth enjoyed by the church. The followingpages highlight the most popular sights in Bavaria.

    Muncheners making the most of the citys many cafs and bars

    Frescoes on the OldTown Hall, Lindau

    MUNICH

    World-class art galleries Caf culture Breweries and beer gardens

    Bavarias capital is chic,cosmopolitan and stylish andits districts have their own distinct character. Take a stroll around the old town,Marienplatz (see pp56-57),with its shopping streets or venture along the Isar (see p87) and through the quaint Englisher Garten (see p106).Caf culture forms anintegral part of Munchenerslives and there are coffeehouses such as Dallmayr (see p276) and little cafs around Grtnerplatz (see p64)where you can have the obligatory Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee with cake). Equally characteristic are Munichs various beer gardens and the brewery cellar taverns such as

    Hofbruhaus (see p84). Takein the art museums on Prinz-regentenstrae and in the Museum District, as well asthe privately owned galleriesin the University District.

    Cruising the Danube near Kelheim, Lower Bavaria

    Be inspired by churches at Kapuzinerkirche Hl. inEichsttt (see p163) and the Kloster Indersdorf (see p171).

    LOWER BAVARIA

    Blue Danube river cruise Renaissance castle,

    Burg Trausnitz Crystals Museum

    The wonderful River Danubewinds its way through Passau and much of Lower Bavaria.Take a river cruise in Passau(see pp18891) to see the Old Town from the river or visit the gorge by boatbetween Weltenberg andKelheim (see p182). TheCrystals Museum in Riedenburg (see p183) boasts the largest emerald from the Alps and the worlds largestever rock crystal formation, from the United States. For asense of Renaissance court life visit Burg Trausnitz (see p181) and admire the frescoes, tapestries and fine pillars, as well as great views.

    UPPER BAVARIA (NORTH)

    Schleiheim Palace Picturesque monasteries

    and Baroque churches Fabulous forests and rivers

    The northern part of Bavariahas a striking landscape fullof forests and rivers. In particular, the scenic area of the Altmhl river valley, where hops are grown, is great for cyclists and hikers.A mustA -see is SchleiheimPalace (see pp1723). ThisBaroque masterpiece hasgardens laid out in geometric form, with topiary and canals. For more Baroque treasuresvisit the Asamkirche Maria de Victoria in Ingolstadt(see p166) and Scheyerns Mari Himmelfahrt with itsBaroque Basilica (see p165).

    DISCOVERING MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS

  • D I S C O V E R I N G M U N I C H & T H E B A V A R I A N A L P S 1 1

    King Ludwig IIs magical Neuschwanstein castle in the Allgu

    artists work. The souths beautiful Five Lake District ismade up of Ammersee,Stamberger See, Pilsensee,Wesslinger See and Wrthesee. Locals swim and sail here in summer. TheAlpine Road (see p22021)links ancient towns, somewith well-preserved architecture, from Lindau to Berchtesgaden. Cross 105bridges, 10 viaducts and 15 tunnels on the 450km (280 miles) of roads stretching along the German Alps.

    Knigssee and the pilgrimagechurch of St Bartholom

    UPPER BAVARIA (EAST)

    Beautiful Knigssee Lavish Palace of

    Her...