A castle credited to Philip of the Palatinate, the Rennaissance style structure dates back to 1530. After being under the patronage of different rulers, the castle ultimately came under the management of the municipality of Ismaning in 1919 and has been its owner ever since. Today, it serves as a host to the Schlossmuseum Ismaning, which houses artworks of the local artists.
Facing Residenz Palace, the Hofgarten (Court Garden) was commissioned by Duke Maximilian I and built between 1613-17. Stroll through this beautiful garden and notice that all of the paths converge on the dodecahedral pavilion in the center, which is crowned by a statue of Diana, one of Bavaria's most recognizable symbols. The Hofgarten is enclosed on two sides by a series of arcades which were originally decorated with murals. The only surviving painting is Peter von Cornelius' fascinating depiction of the story of the Bavarian royal family.
Uno dei più antichi giardini all'inglese e uno dei più grandi parchi comunali d'Europa, l'Englischer Garten (Giardino inglese) è il parco più affascinante di Monaco. Esteso su un'area di 3,7 chilometri quadrati, questo luogo è uno dei più grandi parchi pubblici del mondo. Il parco ospita una serie di monumenti dalla grande varietà architettonica osservabili lungo i suoi prati vasti e verdeggianti. Da una pagoda cinese con annessa birreria all'aperto, al tempio greco Monopteros, fino alla casa giapponese del tè, il parco è ricco di monumenti ed edifici interessanti. Il parco è attraversato da corsi d'acqua artificiali e numerosi surfisti possono essere osservati mentre cavalcano le onde senza sforzo. Questo parco urbano è uno dei migliori centri socio-culturali di Monaco grazie al suo lago artificiale e al teatro all’aperto.
BMW Welt is one of the defining landmarks of Munich's architectural and technological advancements. An immaculate glass cone design that combines form and function, the center is an exquisite socio-cultural hub used for large-scale exhibitions, meetings, conferences and other major events. Displaying the brilliant cars, this is also the collecting center for BMW buyers, with on-site restaurants and lounges serving delectable cuisine for visitors.
Located in the Schloss Nymphenburg, Schlosspark Nymphenburg is one of the largest parks in Munich. The picturesque green landscape, complemented by some extraordinary garden art, is the reason behind the castle garden's popularity among visitors. The entire area is spread around 229 hectares (565.87 acres) of land and is a must visit when in Munich. You can also avail of guided tours conducted by the garden authorities.
Marienplatz è al centro della città da quando fu fatta costruire da Enrico il Leone nel 1158. La piazza è uno dei centri culturali più ricchi di storia della città e prende il nome dalla colonna della Vergine (Mariensaule), costruita nel 1638 per commemorare la fine del dominio svedese in Germania. La piazza, che nei primi periodi della sua storia era un mercato trafficato, ha mantenuto la sua importanza come centro degli scambi sociali anche dopo lo spostamento del mercato. Ricca di monumenti, Marienplatz è affollata da turisti che ammirano l'intricata facciata gotica del Municipio nuovo, la cui torre raggiunge i 100 metri, e la Fontana del Pesce. La colonna della Vergine costituisce il fulcro della piazza, con una statua dorata della Madonna posta sulla sua sommità.
Even though this former cinema on the outskirts of town still exudes the feel of the fifties, there is nothing old or sentimental about the events which now take place here. A creative group of young artists moved into the building in 1998 and now perform a mix of classical theatre, modern musicals and contemporary dance. Students of the Bavarian Theatre Academy put on regular guest performances.
Once an aristocratic palace, thought to have been constructed in about 1726 by Ignaz Anton Gunetzrhainer, Lerchenfeld Palace was destroyed during the War, with just its rococo facade (attributed to Stuber) remaining. In 1958, the palace was beautifully restored by Erwin Schleich. The plaster figures, attributed to Johann Baptist Zimmermann, are especially fine, particularly the Wessobrunner Madonna above the portal. The building now serves as the municipal funeral department.
The Hofkistlerhaus, built in 1730, is one of the splendid buildings in front of Schloß Nymphenburg and houses a small museum devoted to the works of the Munich artist Erwin von Kreibig (1904-61). Shortly before his death, the painter was awarded the prestigious Schwabinger Kunstpreis award. Works by contemporary (local) artists are also displayed in temporary exhibitions. Admission: DEM 3.
More a platform for modern spiritual art than you might expect from the name alone, the exhibitions focus on the parallels between modern art and contemporary philosophical and theological thought. This may sound very modern but the society was founded in 1893 and has its roots in the 19th century layman movement. One can explore the regular but temporary exhibitions to gain more insight into Christian art.
Kunstraum München e.V. is a private association promotes contemporary art in Munich, and originates from an early-1970s private initiative. Since then, a great deal has been done for local artists including the sponsorship of artists and the organization of over 130 exhibitions. In 1996, the association moved from Schwabing to the inner city. The association now boasts over 400 members: temporary exhibitions are organized on a regular basis. Admission is free.
For over 35 years, Galerie Thomas has been dealing with art works from the fields of German expressionism and modern classicism and is one of the leading international galleries in this area. The gallery focuses on works by artists of the groups Blauer Reiter (Blue Rider), Brücke and Bauhaus groups (including Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Macke, Marc, Kirchner, Nolde, Schlemmer and Klee). A further pillar is art from the fifties and sixties by the likes of Nay, Winter and Ackermann. The programme is completed by contemporary artists such as Xenia Hausner, Fernando Botero and Joannis Avramidis.