Is Munich Beautiful? Actually…YES!!!

People always ask me if Munich is a beautiful city. I answer in the affirmative, but without giving it much thought, and nor do I recall in detail what the city is like.

Munich is a 20-minute train ride from my home town and I went to school there for a few years. We all know that when we see something nearly every day for a prolonged period of time, we stop paying attention to our surroundings, no matter how scenic they may be.

On Wednesday, I had arranged to meet up with a friend in Munich town centre. I got there a couple of hours early for a hot date with my favourite bookshop – imagine! six floors ramshackle full with my most favourite things in the world besides cakes – and also to snap a few pics for the blog.

The light that evening was perfect, and I re-discovered that Munich really is a very beautiful city.

(Bear in mind that I only had enough time to dart around within a 10-minute radius of the main square, the Marienplatz. There’s so much more to see….)

These are Munich's most famous landmarks - the towers of the Frauenkirche and the Mariensäule

These are Munich’s most famous landmarks – the twin towers of the Frauenkirche and the Mariensäule

Mariensäule, Tor

Munich Town Hall

The Gothic extravaganza that is Munich Town Hall

Side-view of the town hall steeple

More gargoyles

More gargoyles

Wild Boar

Karlsplatz gate

The other thing that struck me on my mini photo mission was just how colourful the city is. The golden light of the setting sun augmented the effect.

The Theatinerkirche has always looked great in yellow

The Theatinerkirche has always looked great in yellow

A department store: the red banners, which could be really tacky, actually work quite well with the geraniums

Blue

Blue church

OK… I think they may have overdone it a bit with the columns of the State Opera House. It used to be far more sedate 😉

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18 thoughts on “Is Munich Beautiful? Actually…YES!!!

  1. Anna

    Why is this even a question? I thought the city was absolutely love when I visited – and it was on a grey and semi-rainy almost-November day. Cannot wait to go back! I saw all the sites in your pix except for the boar – I must see the boar! (and then eat one).

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      The boar is right outside the Jagdmuseum, in the Fussgängerzone between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz.
      …and I do like eating them… this particular one looks a bit tough, though…

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  2. photographymemoirs

    Munich is beautiful in that it genuinely expresses German culture through its architecture, which is truly amazing to experience. I love Bavaria in general as it is immensely rich geographically, historically and culturally.

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