Even today, Munich is characterized by its urban marks handed down through time. Medieval building structures such as the Alter Hof define the appearance of the city just as modern new buildings, including the Olympic Stadium designed by architects Günter Behnisch and Frei Otto and the BMW Welt by the renowned Viennese architect’s office COOPHIMMELB(L)AU.
The church of St. Michael is an outstanding example of renaissance architecture in Southern Germany, whilst, the Theatiner Church St. Cajetan is generally regarded as the earliest baroque church north of the Alps. The Asam Church St. Nepomuk reflects ample splendor of South German rococo in a unique way.

In the 19th century, according to a Munich saying, the Bavarian capital was founded a second time in terms of urban development and received the nickname “Athens on the Isar” because of the neoclassical buildings designed by the court architect of King Ludwig I, Leo von Klenze. Around 1900, Munich became the center of Art Nouveau which is still recognized today by the numerous house facades. Munich’s National Socialist Center was established in the area of Karolinenplatz in the 1930s. The Haus der Kunst at the southern edge of the Englischer Garten, the first major construction project of the Nazis, is virtually a prime example of monumental architecture.

Lions OdeonsplatzThe classics of an artattendance guided city tour include, apart from the opera, the popular Viktualienmarkt, whose name derives from the Latin word “victus” for groceries, just as St. Peter, Munich’s oldest church, and, of course, Marienplatz, Munich’s capital square where the city hall is built in neo-gothic style with its famous Glockenspiel offering a musical experience every day. Our architectural walks show you these sights but also take you to less famous places or explain current building projects by the star architects Norman Foster, Herzog & de Meuron or Sauerbruch Hutton.

With artattendance you can also discover Salzburg, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber or Venice.

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