München, Germany

Travel to München

New City Hall and its Glockenspiel, Munich's Frauenkirche cathedral, the Hofbräuhaus, to name only a few—most of Munich's must-see sights are in the city's very centre, the so-called Altstadt (Old City). The area within the old city wall (today best defined by the Altstadtring circular road), which is best visible at Odeonsplatz and the historic city gates, Karlstor, Isartor and Sendlinger Tor, has its centre at Marienplatz. This is Munich's core, from where it grew from a village to what it is today: a pedestrian zone, shopping paradise, and the main tourist hangout. The Lehel area, between Isartor and the river Isar and Munich's oldest original suburb, is often considered to be part of the city centre too. The whole area roughly is bounded by the river Isar to the east, Tivolistraße and Prinzregentenstraße to the north, and the Altstadtring circular road and Zweibrückenstraße to the west and south.

The city centre is best explored on foot, which should pose no problems because of its rather compact size. However, the less able might prefer to ride on Tram line 19, which traverses the city centre in west-east direction with a lot of scenic architecture along the way. You can also hire rickshaw drivers at Marienplatz, who offer both guided sightseeing tours with explanations and direct rides, which could be useful for the less able if they want to go to the English Garden.

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