St Peterskirche


Some 306 steps divide you from the best view of central Munich via the 92m tower of St Peterskirche, central Munich's oldest church (1150). Inside awaits a virtual textbook of art through the centuries. Worth a closer peek are the Gothic St-Martin-Altar, the baroque ceiling fresco by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and rococo sculptures by Ignaz Günther.

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1. Altes Rathaus

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2. Spielzeugmuseum

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Spielzeugmuseum, in the south tower of the Altes Rathaus (1474), has a huge collection of toys, Barbie dolls and teddy bears.

3. Mariensäule

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4. Marienplatz

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5. Viktualienmarkt

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6. Heiliggeistkirche

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7. Neues Rathaus Tower

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For pinpointing Munich's landmarks without losing your breath, catch the lift up this 85m-tall tower.

8. Glockenspiel

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The Glockenspiel has 43 bells and 32 figures that perform two historical events. The top half tells the story of a tournament held in 1568 to celebrate…