Hofgarten Area Walking Tour, Munich

The Hofgarten (Court Garden) is a garden in the heart of Munich, found between the Residenz and Englischer Garten. In the middle of the garden stands a pavilion of goddess Diana. Facing it to the east is the Bavarian State Chancellery, housed in the former Army Museum. Surrounding the garden are a number of attractions, including the Stat Museum of Egyptian Art, the Palais Preysing, Theatine Church, Bernheimer Fine Old Masters gallery and Feldherrnhalle. The latter went down in history as a site of clash between the Bavarian State Police and supporters of Adolf Hitler back in the 1920s. Take this tour to admire the landmarks in the vicinity of the garden and visit the nearby antique galleries and specialty shops.
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Hofgarten Area Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Hofgarten Area Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Munich (See other walking tours in Munich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: clare
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Hofgarten and War Memorial

1) Hofgarten and War Memorial

The Hofgarten is a peaceful green oasis in the center of Munich. It is located between the Residenz Royal Palace and the English Garden.

The Hofgarten was commissioned by the elector Maximilian I and laid in Italian Renaissance style between 1613 and 1617. It is landscaped around two central paths that intersect at a pavilion called the Temple of Diana. The Pavilion was designed by Heinrich Schön the elder in 1615. Originally a sculpture of Bavaria created in 1623 by Hubert Gerhard was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Staatliches Museum Agyptischer Kunst

2) Staatliches Museum Agyptischer Kunst

Exhibits from all periods of the history of ancient Egypt are displayed at this museum located at Hofgartenstrasse in Munich. It houses the Bavarian State collection of ancient Egyptian art.

The exhibits displayed in the Staatliches Museum Agyptischer Kunst were purchased by several rulers of Bavaria. It was founded by King Albrecht V in the 16th century. His successors, Charles Theodore, elector of Bavaria and King Ludwig I added extensively to the collection. It forms part of the Residenz...   view more
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Palais Preysing

3) Palais Preysing

The Palais Preysing was Munich’s first Rococo Style Palace. It served as the residence of the Counts of Preysing and is located opposite the Residenz Royal Palace.

The Palais Preysing was designed and built by architect, Joseph Heffner between 1723 and 1728 for Count Johann Maximilian of Preysing. The Preysing family built another palace nearby called the Palais Neuhaus-Preysing. Locals distinguished between the two residences by calling the older one, the Elder Palais Preysing. The Palace...   view more
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Residenz Strasse

4) Residenz Strasse

What to buy here: “Brotzeit” Marzipan Arrangement- “Brotzeit” literally translates into bread time, but when used in Germany (and Bavaria especially) this term is referring to a small meal that is usually made up of “down to earth” Bavarian specialties like weisswursts and other sausages; cheeses and cured meats; radishes and beets; dense, thick, dark bread; and several rich, creamy spreads. All of this is typically served on a thin slab of wood and eaten in “cozy” places, like a...   view more
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Feldherrnhalle

5) Feldherrnhalle

The Feldherrnhalle or Field Marshall’s Hall is a large loggia built to commemorate two brave Bavarian military leaders and the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Franco Prussian War. It is best remembered for the skirmish between the Bavarian Police and Hitler’s followers in 1923, called the Beer Hall Putsch.

The Feldherrnhalle was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria and designed by Friedrich von Gartner. It was built between 1841 and 1844 on the site of one of the old...   view more
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Theatine Church

6) Theatine Church (must see)

The Theatine Church of St Cajetan is a Rococo structure that was the first Baroque style religious building in Munich. It was originally built for the order of Theatines from Italy.

The Theatine church was commissioned in 1662, by the elector, Ferdinand, and his consort, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy to give thanks for the birth of their long-awaited son and heir Max Emanuel. It was designed by the Italian architect, Agostino Barelli on the lines of the Sant'Andrea della Valle Church in...   view more
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Bernheimer Fine Old Masters

7) Bernheimer Fine Old Masters

Established in 1864 by Lehmann Bernheimer, Bernheimer Fine Old Masters has been a family business for four generations. Specializing in Old Masters paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries, the gallery is now located at Brienner Strasse, in Munich's Altstadt, within a quarter from famous Theatine Church. Gallery's collection includes masterpieces from France, Italy, England and The Netherlands, by renowned masters like Hubert Robert, Jan Verkolje, David Teniers der Jüngere and...   view more
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Wittelsbacherplatz

8) Wittelsbacherplatz

Wittelsbacherplatz is a Christmas market for those who want to try something different. The atmosphere is unique and transports you back to the middle ages. The atmosphere here is reflective of a traditional Bavarian Christmas fair. Authentic handmade goods, pigs on a spit and roasted game give the market the character of a medieval village. Impromptu performances by jesters, jugglers and musicians make for an enchanting...   view more
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Schumann's

9) Schumann's

If you are in Munich, this is one place you should not miss. Schumann's is a trendy bar in Munich. It is decorated in traditional American style and consists of a restaurant and a beer garden. The owner of the bar is the author of some of the world's best cocktail recipes and they are served in the bar at...   view more
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Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theater Museum)

10) Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theater Museum) (must see)

The German Theater Museum is dedicated to the history of theater in Germany with a special focus on Bavaria and Munich. The Museum’s collection is displayed through themed exhibitions that keep changing periodically. The first permanent exhibits of the German Theater Museum were the private collection of actress Clara Ziegler. The museum opened in her villa near the English Garden in 1910, one year after her death. The building was badly damaged during the World War II bombardments. The...   view more
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Prinz Carl Palais

11) Prinz Carl Palais

The Prinz Carl Palais is a building in neo classical style located in a park north of the Hofgarten in Munich. It is named after one of its owners, Prince Carl, the brother of King Ludwig I who lived here between 1825 and 1875.

The Prinz Carl Palais went by the names Palais Salabert and Palais Royal after previous owners of the building. It was commissioned by King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria as a residence for a retired priest, Abbe Pierre de Salabert. The Abbe was a former teacher of...   view more
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Walking Tours in Munich, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Munich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums in the Bavarian Capital

Museums in the Bavarian Capital

The city of Munich has several museums that are a veritable treasure trove of information ranging from empires, the animal kingdom, plants and paleontology to the arts, crafts and the music. The city’s museums attract millions of visitors every year. Whether you are an art aficionado or want to experience Bavarian culture through the ages, there is something for everyone in the several museums around the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Bavarian capital Munich boasts an eclectic mix of historic and modern architecture owing to the careful reconstruction of centuries-old buildings and new landmarks built after World War II. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square carries landmarks, such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall). To find these and other historic attractions of Munich, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Altstadt Souvenir Shops

Altstadt Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Munich without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Munich, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit. You find them in the shops located in Munich Altstadt, all within a pleasant walking distance.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
South Alstadt Walking Tour

South Alstadt Walking Tour

The Southern part of the Alstadt consists of 2 quarters: the Hackenviertel in the south west and the Angerviertel in the south east. It lies between the two historic towers: the Sendlinger Tor and the Isartor, two of four main gates of the medieval city wall. The area is home to famous museums and beautiful churches, but also to the oldest shopping street of Munich, Sendlinger Strasse.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Kreuzviertel Attractions Walking Tour

Kreuzviertel Attractions Walking Tour

Kreuzviertel is one of the four quarters of Munich Alstadt. Historically here was located the centre of the clergy as there was a particularly high number of monasteries. Take this tour to admire the beautiful palaces and churches located in this area, and explore interesting shopping spots and traditional pubs.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Bavarian capital Munich is a home to numerous historic sights and museums. The most notable of them are the Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theater Museum), Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum), Pinakothek der Moderne, and Neue Pinakothek. To see what else Munich has to offer, follow this orientation walk and enjoy.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km

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