Munich on your own

Munich on your own

Our tour starts at Orleansplatz in Munich-Haidhausen, a sought-after residential area with many stores, cafes, restaurants and a wide range of cultural activities. From Orleansplatz, the axes of the so-called French Quarter emanate like rays. If you take the middle of the three branching streets, Wörthstraße, you come to Bordeauxplatz with its beautiful Wilhelminian style facades. Bordeaux, the wine and university city in southwest France, has been Munich's twin city since 1964.

At the northwest end of the square, first turn right onto Metzstraße, then left onto Preysingstraße, where you will see on your right the Creeper yard of the JDAV (1) bump.

Here, turn right into Wolfgangstraße and after 100 meters turn left into Jugendstraße, which leads directly to the parish church St. Johann Baptist runs. Passing it and continuing straight ahead on Chorherrstraße, crossing Innere Wiener Straße, you reach the Vienna Square (2).

Keep to the left and stroll across Wiener Platz and through the beer garden of the Hofbräukeller. At the end of the beer garden is an exit through which you go down to the Isar River on the right – on the right hand side is the Maximilianeum (3) with the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. Now turn left into Meillerweg and then onto the cable footbridge that takes you across the Isar River to Prater Island – home of the Alpine Museum (4).

After you in the garden of the Alpine Museum the "Ur-Hell" and the corrugated iron "Jubigrathütte have visited and refreshed yourself in the Café Isarlust, cross the Isarkanal directly onto St. Luke to. Walk to the right along Steinsdorfstraße a bit to the north. Then turn left into Maximilianstraße. Go to the right the Steinsdorfstraße a little to the north. Then turn left into Maximilianstraße. Passing the Maxmonument, the monument in honor of King Maximilian II. Of Bavaria, and via the Altstadtring you then reach the section of this boulevard that has become known far beyond the city limits as a shopping mile for the well-heeled and arrive at the 5-star hotel "Vier Jahreszeiten" past. Here you turn left into the small street "Am Kosttor" and continue straight ahead for a short while to the Platzl with the Hofbräuhaus (5).

After you have perhaps enjoyed a beer in the beer garden or in the Bräustüberl, you continue southwest past souvenir and fan stores to Münzstraße, into which you turn right. After a two-minute walk, turn right at Sparkassenstraße and immediately left through a narrow passageway into the Old Court (6) to get to.

Stroll a bit through the original residence of the Bavarian dukes and even Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian, then enter through a narrow gate on the left (west) onto Dienerstraße. On the left is the famous delicatessen shop Dallmayr (7), that you should definitely take a look at. Go back afterwards. The Dienerstraße to the north until the intersection Schrammerstraße. This is where it says to take a minute to remember: Exactly in this corner stood the "Blue grape (8), the stately inn where on 9.5.1869 the Munich Section and the German Alpine Club were founded. Continue through Residenzstraße to Maximilianstraße and Max-Joseph-Platz with the Bavarian State Opera and the Residenztheater. Follow Residenzstraße north to Odeonsplatz, walk the entire Munich residence (9) with the adjoining yard garden from.

From the Odeonsplatz with the imposing Feldherrnhalle (10) and the wide view to the north on Ludwigstraße, we go left past the Theatinerkirche on Theatinerstraße back south again. After five minutes you finally reach the city center of Munich through the Weinstraße – the Marienplatz with the neo-Gothic City Hall (11).

From Marienplatz, walk back along Weinstraße for a short distance and then turn left into Sporerstraße. Shortly after, you will find yourself in front of the south facade of the Church of Our Lady (12) to stand, the landmark of Munich. Passing sideways to the entrance, a look inside is definitely mandatory. You may also discover the devil's imprint in the entrance area. Then cross the Frauenplatz to Augustinerstraße, where you turn left and shortly thereafter reach the pedestrian zone – Kaufingerstraße on the left, Neuhauser Straße on the right. The latter leads you past the Michaelskirche with the Wittelsbachergruft in a few minutes to the Karlsplatz/Stachus (13), the destination of our tour with the three-arched Karlstor, a remnant of the old city fortifications dating back to the 14th century.

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