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NORTHERN SWABIAPages 23855
THE ALLGUPages 22237
UPPER BAVARIA (NORTH)
OLD TOWN (NORTH) Pages 7085
UPPER BAVARIA (SOUTH)
A U S T R I A
B A D E N -W R T T E M B E R G
FURTHER AFIELDPages 128139
LOWER BAVARIAPages 17493
AROUND THE ISARPages 8697
OLD TOWN (SOUTH) Pages 5469
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MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS
MUNICH& THE BAVARIAN ALPS
IZABELLA GALICKAKATARZYNA MICHALSKA
Theatinerkirche in Munich with Victory Arch in foreground
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INTRODUCINGMUNICH AND THE
DISCOVERING MUNICH & THE BAVARIAN ALPS
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
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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
WHERE TO STAY 258
WHERE TO EAT 270
SHOPS & MARKETS 286
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & SPECIALIST
ENTERTAINMENT INMUNICH 142
THE BAVARIANALPS AREA BY
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
MUNICHAREA BY AREA
MUNICH AT A GLANCE 52 SURVIVAL GUIDE
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
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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
Fountain in the beautiful front garden of the Lenbachhaus
SIGHTS AT A GLANCE
Streets and Squares
Museums and Galleries
Coat of arms on the faade of the Palaeontology Museum
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LOCATOR MAPSee Street Finder, maps 3, 5 & 6
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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.
Maximilianstrae 9, (08652) 94 45 300. www.berchtesgadener-land.com
Gasthof zum Hirschen
Salzbergwerk und Salzmuseum
Road map F5. Berchtesgaden,Franziskanerplastz 7, (08652) 64 343. www.nationalpark-berchtes gaden.de
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.
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
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
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.
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
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).
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).
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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