Earlier known as the Feilitzsch Platz, Münchner Freiheit is a modern square deep-rooted in history. In fact, it got its name from the German word Freiheit that means freedom. During the World War II, Freiheitsaktion Bayern (a resistance group) led a movement that requested people to reject the Nazi movement. And, hence the symbolic name that represents freedom from Nazism. Today, with so many cafes and restaurants here, the place is always abuzz and there is never a dull moment. Movie theaters, retail outlets, regional eateries make for a great shopping-cum-dining trip. It is well-connected and easily accessible, owing to the subway station located just a stone throw-away from here. While you are around, do explore this landmark and indulge yourself in good food and some retail therapy.
Located in the heart of the city, the Max Joseph Platz takes its name from King Maximilian Joseph. The National Theatre falls on the east side of the square and Hauptpost occupies its south. The square stands atop an underground parking lot and features a lovely memorial of King Maximilian. The Royal Residence is also located in the same vicinity as the square and it boasts of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classical styles of architecture.
The mint (moneta regia) was set up in 1809. The Alter Hof's former royal stables were built for Duke Albert V from 1563-1567 by Wilhelm Egckl in the Italian Renaissance style.
Nestled on the Museum Island, the Vater-Rhein-Brunnen is one of the most ornate fountains in the city. Sculpted by Adolf Von Hildebrand who also designed the famous Wittelsbacher Brunnen, the neo-Baroque fountain depicts River God Rhine. Embellished with cherubs, the fountain is a spectacular addition to the museum island.
Located in Technical University of Munich in Garching bei München, Parabolic Slide is a unique piece of art. Opened in 2002, this contemporary art was designed by Brunner and Ritz. It features two slides that starts from the fourth floor in the mathematics and informatics department. Set in the university building’s spacious atrium, these large slides are made to resemble a parabola. This 13-meters (42.6 feet) high architectural wonder is a sight to see. When you walk past the atrium, it is common to see students slide down this giant slide.
With a history going back to a thousand years, Schloss Elkofen is still hidden as it was from the Hungarians who came to conquer the land. Shrouded by lush trees, it was erected somewhere in the 11th Century atop a hill. It is among the region's well-preserved manors. Due to its covert location in the midst of a forest and valley, it was left unharmed during the Thirty Years War. Defined by a high tower, it is a late Gothic three-story castle complex including a Baroque chapel. The castle is not open to visitors since it is the home of the Counts of Rechberg-Rothenlöwen.