A taste of Bayern

I was meaning to post more pictures about the Hampstead area of London, but after reading Yarnbrarian’s post on their trip planning, here it is, a post on a recent trip to Munich, Bayern, Southern Germany, for some inspiration.

A few highlights, starting with the Old Town Hall, the New Town Hall, then the Cathedral and finally a typical party in traditional folk style!

The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) is located in the East side of Marienplatz, in the very centre of the city and easily reachable by public transport. Being first documented in the 14th century, it had been the domicile of the municipality until 1874.

In 1874 the municipality moved to the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), located in the northern part of Marienplatz. The building is very large and hosts a gallery accessible from the inner courtyard. There is free entrance and the beauty of the Neo-Gothic architecture is worth dedicating some hours to wander around in its corridors, enjoying its magic atmosphere and flights of stairs. It has extensive stained glasses with various subjects, including noblemen, city views, a set of American themes (the Statue of Liberty, many American presidents and distinguished people) and manly love. The Glockenspiel performs daily at 11am, 12pm and 5pm.

The New Town Hall:

The Old Town Hall:

The Cathedral of Our Dear Lady (Frauenkirche) was consecrated in 1494 and features two towers, which are accessible to the public, climbing up the stairs, and offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps (sadly they were shut when we arrived). It hosts interesting attractions: among others, the Cenotaph of Emperor Louis IV and the Devil’s Footstep (Teufelstritt), around which different legends have been built.

And more pictures, some are random shots, most were taken at the 40th birthday party of a dear friend, hosted in a traditional mountain hut in the city centre (!)…

Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “A taste of Bayern

  1. Cinn says:

    Love, love, love! I’m obsessed with stained glass and those photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Flora Poste says:

    Great post! I travelled quite a lot in Germany and I alway loved those almost over the top churches and castles. I had no problems imagining the medieval fairy tail creatures walking around there ;0) Beautiful photos: thank you sharing! ♥ Johanna

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you, Johanna, you’re very kind as always!
      I wish I could travel Germany a bit more, I haven’t seen much apart Munich and Berlin 🙂 In fact, I would love to live in Berlin! Germany is a fascinating country, isn’t it?
      Have a nice day ♥ Judith

  3. Awesome! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy these photos.

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