Architecture and Churches - Munich

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/mattyvcontiki/Frauenkirch_towers_munich_01.jpg" class="rightwise" title="frauenkirch, church, munich" alt="frauenkirch, church, munich" /></p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/munich">Munich</a>, like many of the big cities in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/germany">Germany</a>, is a very modern city with most of the buildings being constructed after 1945. As was one of the most important cities in Third Reich, and as a result it was literally bombed to rubble during the Second World War. Some of the older buildings however did survive. The notable is the New Town Hall (German: Neues Rathaus) on the edge of the Marienplatz (the main square) while the opposite side of the square is home to &#8216;Old St Peters&#8217; – a small church with a tower that affords views over the whole city. The main church of the city is the Frauenkirch, a huge gothic style church in the city center. The twin, green-domed towers are one of the symbols of the city can also be climbed for views over the city. There is also a splattering of palaces throughout the city leaving reminders of the days the Bavarian Royalty.</p>