The landmark Frauenkirche, built between 1468 and 1488, is Munich's spiritual heart and the Mt Everest among its churches. No other...
Karlsplatz and the medieval Karlstor form the western gateway to the Altstadt and the pedestrianised shopping precinct along Neuhauser...
Ice rink on Karlsplatz.
This sprawling place has a less raucous atmosphere and superior food to the usual offerings. Altogether it’s a much more authentic...
Lemar provides an excellent introduction to this little-known but tasty cuisine, serving scrumptious Afghan dishes such as spicy lentil...
Kaufingerstrasse 52 · interesting places nearby
It stands quiet and dignified amid the retail frenzy out on Kaufingerstrasse, but to fans of Ludwig II, the Michaelskirche is the ultimate place of pilgrimage. Its dank crypt is the final resting place of the Mad King, whose humble tomb is usually drowned in flowers.
Completed in 1597, St Michael's was the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps when it was built. It boasts an impressive unsupported barrel-vaulted ceiling, and the massive bronze statue between the two entrances shows the archangel finishing off a dragon-like creature, a classic Counter Reformation–era symbol of Catholicism triumphing over Protestantism. The building has been fully renovated in recent years and has never looked more impressive.