Monday, November 10, 2008

Goodbye Munich

Munich was an awesome city - historical and charming. Unfortunately, on Tuesday evening we had to move on to the next city. Below are two last pictures that I like.

First is the statue of the Virgin Mary flanked by the onion domes of the Frauenkirche ("Church of our Blessed Lady"). The two towers are a major symbol of the city. The church was built in the 15th century, though it suffered major damage during World War II and had to be mostly rebuilt.

Here you see the New Town Hall of Munich (with the church towers and Virgin Mary statue also visible in this picture), located in Marienplatz. The town hall was built in the late 19th century. In its main tower is the Rathaus-Glockenspiel, a music machine with bells and mechanical dancers. It is a popular tourist attraction and is active around lunchtime each day.

No comments: