The former Münzhof (mint) has a pretty courtyard, remarkable for its three-storey Renaissance arcades dating from 1567. An inscription...
Even teetotalling, uber-cool kitsch-haters will at some point gravitate, out of simple curiosity, to the Hofbräuhaus, the world's most...
The coal-blackened façade of the neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus, New Town Hall, is festooned with gargoyles and statues, including a dragon...
The mothership of all beer halls, every visitor to Munich should at some point make a pilgrimage to this temple of ale, if only once....
The Munich branch of this British organic food buffet enjoys a superb setting in the white-washed cellars of the Zerwirk building. The...
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Alter Hof information
The starter home of the Wittelsbach family with origins in the 12th century, the Bavarian rulers moved out of this super central palace as long ago as the 15th century. Visitors can only see the central courtyard where the bay window on the southern façade was nicknamed Monkey Tower in honour of a valiant ape that saved an infant Ludwig the Bavarian from the clutches of a ferocious market pig. Local lore at its most bizarre.