Odeonsplatz & Around

Odeonsplatz marks the beginning of the Maxvorstadt, a 19th-century quarter built to link central Munich with Schwabing to the north. Leo von Klenze masterminded its overall design and several of the buildings, including the Leuchtenberg-Palais, a stately town palace modelled after a Roman palazzo and now home of the Bavarian Finance Ministry. There are several nice, if pricey, cafes, including the plushly furnished Cafe Tambosi, which has a pedigree going back more than 200 years and used to be popular with Munich's high society.

Sunday Best

Save yourself a bailout of euros by visiting the Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Museum Brandhorst, the Glyptothek, Archäologische Staatssammlung and several other less-visited museums and galleries on a Sunday, when admission to each is reduced to a symbolic €1.