Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012
Munich, like many of the big cities in Germany, 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 ‘Old St Peters’ – 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.