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Constructed in the late 12thcentury on the site of a pre-Merovingian church atop Petersbergl, the St Peter's Church is the oldest church in Munich.
Constructed in the late 12thcentury on the site of a pre-Merovingian church atop Petersbergl, the St Peter's Church is the oldest church in Munich. Destroyed by the great fire of 1327, it was rebuilt in 1368 and the Renaissance steeple on the 91 metre tall spire of Alte Peter was added in the 17th century. It was again majorly damaged in World War II bombings, and rebuilt shortly after. Highlights of the interiors are the guilded high altar, 5 Gothic paintings by Jan Polack, ceiling frescoes, and relics of St Mundita.
The Mariensäule in Munich is a Marian column erected in 1638 to commemorate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years' War
The Marienplatz is the central square of Munich, named after the Mariensaule - the Marian Column topped with the golden statue of Virgin Mary
The highlight of Munich's Neues Rathaus on Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel is an elaborate mechanized set up dating back to 1908
The Altes Rathaus on Marienplatz was built in 1470-'80 on the site of the first Munich town hall, and served as the seat of the municipality till 1874
Dedicated to toys, this is a museum which adults can enjoy as much as kids
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Apart from the permanent exhibitions ''Typically Munich!'' and ''National Socialism in Munich - Codes of Remembrance'', the Münchner Stadtmuseum presents exhibitions on contemporary and civil history, photography, musical instruments and puppetry/ fairground amusement
The Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady is the seat of the Archbishop and the largest church in Munich
The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich is a beer hall that traces its origins back to 1589, when it was established by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I as an extension of the royal brewery Staatliches Hofbräuhaus