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.
One of the oldest English-style landscape gardens and one of the largest municipal parks in Europe, the Englischer Garten is Munich's most fascinating park. Sprawling across an area of 3.7 square kilometres (1.4 square miles), this place is one of the largest public parks in the world. The park features some of the best architecturally diverse landmarks along its vast verdant expanse and rolling lawns. From a Chinese pagoda with an adjoining beer garden and the Monopteros Greek temple, to a Japanese Tea House, the park is full of intriguing monuments and landmarks. Artificial streams gush through the park and several surfers can be seen gliding effortlessly along its foamy waters. Also housing an artificial lake and an open-air theater, the urban park is one of the best socio-cultural hubs of Munich.
The BMW Museum is more than just a company museum. Located next to the enormous BMW Tower (built in 1970-73) which dominates Munich's northern skyline with its characteristic four-cylinder shape, this museum takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the different eras of motorized transport. Opened in 1966, the museum also serves to illustrate the unrivaled success story of the BMW company. The permanent exhibition Zeithorizont has been on display since 1991. BMW lovers, come indulge!
Founded in 1911, the Munich Zoo Hellabrunn concentrates on nature preservation in the Isar area. Various animal presentations like 'Flipper parade' by Sea Lions, 'Jungle Patrol' by Indian Elephants and 'Banded Mongoose in action' are very popular. As a Geo-zoo, one can see a number of various species of animals and birds at Tierpark Hellabrunn, including sea lions, birds of prey and pelicans inhabiting the area of their geographic concentration. Various special events, guided tours and trips are undertaken by the zoo as well.
Eisbach is a small man-made rivulet in the city that is a popular site for surfing. The river flows through the English Garden. Near the Haus der Kunst art museum, it forms a large enough wave for surfing. The river is quite turbulent, making swimming here dangerous, though sometimes a few people can be seen in the water. While only experienced surfers are allowed to surf here, it is a fun pastime to watch them at it, balancing their boards and cutting through the waves.
One of the largest botanical gardens in the world, the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg is spread over 21.20 hectares (52.38 acres) of land. This beautiful garden houses more than 14,000 different kinds of plants and preserves some of the rarest vegetation in the world. A lot of research work, gardeners' apprenticeships, other types of training and educational work is also conducted here. The garden leads to the Museum Mensch und Natur and Nymphenburg Palace Park and attracts a huge number of visitors every year.
Referred to as one of the four royal avenues of the city, the street is the brain child of Maximilian II, King of Bavaria. Construction of the street began in 1850. On a trip to Munich, a walk down this avenue of glitter and glamour is a must. Along the Maximilianstraße, you will find stores of some of the biggest names in fashion as well as the city's upscale cafes and eateries. Some of the designer labels you can find here include Chanel, Gucci and Versace.
Am Platzl is located at the intersection of Falkenturmstraße and Pfisterstraße and it is one of the most lively plazas in the city. The place is surrounded by many cafes and restaurants, and beautiful buildings overlook the plaza. Any cultural activity held in Munich starts at Am Platzl. The place looks beautiful at night when it is illuminated with lights that accent the historical structures scattered throughout the area. During festivals, the Am Platzl comes alive with wonderful decorations
Rinomata galleria d'arte nella Maximilianstraße; arte moderna classica e Bauhaus.
Nel museo della Residenza si possono ammirare fastosi saloni, la camera del tesoro e l'Antiquarium.
Several contemporary intercultural exhibitions are presented here each year.