Glenda's Munich Walking Tour


We decided not to take the Munich walking tour because we had some web hosting we thought we could to. (A very stupid decision. We never succeeded in posting our web site.) At dinner with Glenda that evening, we saw in dusk all the wonderful things we missed, and Glenda promised to send us her pictures. Here they are along with her comments. 

We happened to be in Munich as the World Cup was going on and Turkey had just won a game. You see the fellows going down the street with their flags rejoicing.
Karlsplatz "Stachus"....a very busy area with lots of people enjoying the weather.

Michaelskirche (Saint Michael's Church) , the largest Jesuit Church north of the Alps,was built in the 16th century and is located on Neuhauser Strasse.

Marker at the left side of St. Michael's Church

Fauenkirche, an unusual church as it is made of brick and usually you only see brick churches in Northern Germany. This church has just in the past few years been restored to its pre-war structure. It was interesting to see that they still sell postcards that show the before and after pictures of this church because it did receive a lot of damage during the bombings.

Inside of the Frauenkirche 

The side and back of the Neues Rathaus

The courtyard behind and the bell tower of the Theatiner Kirche

The Residenz...with an exposition going on inside. It looks like the exposition has to do with money.

The Munich Opera House

The Altes Rathaus, (the Old City Hall) which was the seat of Munich's city government until the early 20th century.

A good view of the glockenspiel. It is amazing how the three tiers of the glockenspiel move around at different times. The entire procedure takes about 14 minutes to complete. I really like the crow at the top...just recently restored.
The cattle sculpture, on the spot where the cattle were moved away from the rest of the market (because of the odor)

Interior of Asamkirch

Our tour guide begins our walking tour telling Bob, Mary, Rob and Kevin about what we are going to see on the pedestrian
zone. Karlsplatz "Stachus."




One of 3 remaining gates to the inner city. This is known as the
Karlstor. Meg, Brian, and Ben enjoy the moment being tourists again.

Again, St. Michael's Church

The figure of St. Michael fighting against evil.

This is an inscription on the church doors that one sees often in
Germany. This is placed on a doorway, even of houses, on Epiphany. It stands for Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, the three kings and has the year placed on both the left and the right side of the initials..thus 20+C+M+B 02.

Front door of Frauenkirche (Our Ladies Church)

Saint Christopherus, Patron saint for safe travel. He was located on a building currently used for business. I didn't notice if a travel agency was inside.
The Munich Philharmonic was rehearsing this afternoon at the
Feldherrnhalle and you can see the large screen on the left that shows the conductor in full form.

This is one of the two lions outside the Residenz, the palace of Ludwig II and others. It is customary in Munich to rub your hand on the lighter portion of the statue for good luck.
Brian and Ben are taking a look at some fabrics inside at Glenda's request. As a quilter, Glenda looks at all kinds of fabrics these days.

The glockenspiel at the Neues Rathaus, a Neo-gothic structure, built between 1867-1909. Many Munichers were upset that this 85 meter tower might eclipse the majesty of the Fauenkirche, the Cathedral.
This tower stands in the middle of all the contemporary buildings, even though it dates back to Medieval times. It is only about a block from the Altes Rathaus.

Outside the Asam Church, which was dedicated by the Asam brothers to the memory of St. John of Nepomuk, the patron saint of drowned persons or those lost at sea.

One of the many impressive figures inside the church
Back at the Karlsplatz that evening on the way to dinner.

A dusk picture taken before dinner before night set in.

After dinner, we met Beth who took several pictures of musicians playing for the entertainment of us tourists.

Next, Ottobeuren Abby and our second concert 
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