The Munich Residence is a historical place of the Bavarian region. The Wittelsbach dynasty rebuilt the original 14th-century castle creating a complex of palaces. The complex suffered serious damage during the World War II, but years later it was successfully restored. Its main attractions are The Concert Hall, the Cuvilliés Theater, the Residenz Treasury and the Residenz Museum.
The Nymphenburg palace was built between 17th and 19th centuries on the Western area of the city. Its main highlights are the rococo Steinerner Saal and the Gallery of Beauties with a collection of pictures of beautiful women, the Marstallmuseum, the Bäuml Collection of Nymphenburg porcelain, the Museum of Man and Nature, the Magdalenenklause and the Pagodenburg.
Known as "Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady", this is the largest church of Munich. Its amazing structure dominates the city center, and its towers can be seen from all directions. In the World War II the arches collapsed and the church itself was damaged. Fortunately, in 1994 the church was restored. Its main highlight is the legendary Teufelstritt, or Devil's Footstep made with a Gothic style.
This is one of the finest museums of Germany; it was founded in 1903 by the engineer Oskar von Miller. All the exhibitions cover a huge range of scientific developments which are accessible to the public. The most famous exhibitions are the astronomy exhibition with a planetarium, a collection of musical instruments and the hall for high-tech exhibits, computer science, automation, microelectronics, and telecommunications.
The English Garden in Munich is one of the largest parks in the world; it was first established by the physicist Benjamin Thompson. You can walk for hours along the walks and among the trees and flowers. The park is also used for ice skating, sailing, rowing and cycling. Its landmarks are the Japanese Tea House, the Chinese Tower and the Monopterus.