Travel Guide: Munich's Top Attractions

One of Germany’s main cities, Munich is home to a number of fascinating and popular tourist attractions. With huge parks, farmer’s markets, architectural attractions and religious landmarks, there is something for everyone. The city played host to the 1972 Olympics, and as such is now home to a beautiful Olympic park. The Viktualienmarkt is a feast for the senses, with spices, rare foods and flowers at various stalls throughout the plaza. The Frauenkirche is one of the most noticeable buildings in the Munich skyline, and this church draws tourists for its beautiful architecture. In this video, WatchMojo.com checks out the top attractions in Munich, Germany.
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Olympic Park


Built for the 1972 Summer Olympic Games that took place in Munich, the city’s Olympiapark is now a great tourist draw for visitors to the area and a venue for various activities. Found within the park are all a variety of Olympic facilities, as well as the Olympic village, Olympiaturm tower and the main stadium. When it was built, the Olympic stadium was the epitome of modernity. The roof is made of translucent acrylic and the curved design was modeled after the Alps. This modern touch is a distinctive feature of the stadium.

Viktualienmarkt



The city’s Viktualienmarkt, or victual’s market, is found in the heart of Munich. Open daily, this market morphed from a farmer’s market in the early nineteenth century to a popular location for fresh produce and deli ingredients today. Your senses are sure to be stimulated as you walk past colorful stalls. It is famous for featuring a variety of rare and difficult to find ingredients, and has an assortment of stalls featuring anything from herbs and spices to fish, wine and tea. Spread over roughly 240 thousand square feet, the market is renowned for its size and diversity.

Frauenkirche


One of the symbols of Munich is the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady, or the Frauenkirche. This church’s towers are noticeable throughout the city because of imposed building height limits, making it a striking addition to the skyline. While the church was consecrated in 1494, it was only roughly thirty years later that its famous domes were added, giving it the defining characteristics for which it is known. The building’s facade dominates the area and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture.

Wittelsbacher Fountain


Built in the late nineteenth century, the Wittelsbacher Fountain is an architectural masterpiece that is found in the city of Munich. The statues adorning this work of art are meant to symbolize both the devastating force of water as well as its positive strength. It was built to honor the erection of a new town water-supply system, and is a great example of classical art found in the city.

From religious attractions, to more modern-day parks, Munich is packed with remarkable landmarks.
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