HIGHLIGHTS OF MUNICH
Wheelchair Accessible Sightseeing Tour Munich – Experience the most famous sights of the city on this handicap accessible city tour! Visit with us the BMW World, Allianz Arena, the temple of the German soccer record holder FC Bayern Munich and the FC Bayern Museum!
Afterwards you will experience one of the most beautiful and elegant works of architecture of the 20th century – the Munich Olympic Stadium! The tent roof construction by the renowned architect Günter Behnisch was an architectural sensation then as it is today.
With its simple elegance, Nymphenburg Palace is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Europe. The combination of formal garden and landscape park is impressive and is seen as one of the most important works of garden art in Germany.
♿ Disabled Accessible City Tour
The Munich city tour takes us from your hotel to the historically most important addresses in Munich that are most worth seeing and to the most beautiful photo motifs:
- Isartor (city gate)
- Old Town Hall
- Opera and Residence
- Haus der Kunst
- Angel of peace
- Victory Gate
- Field Marshall’s Hall
- Nymphenburg Palace
- BMW Welt and BMW Museum
- Olympic Park and Olympic Tower
- Allianz Arena and FC Bayern Museum
The city tour “Highlights of Munich” can be adapted to your individual wishes. Can be combined with a trip to the Olympic Tower or the viewing platform of the Munich Town Hall Tower, a city tour through the Old Town, a visit to the Viktualienmarkt or a beer tour.
The historic and traditional Hofbräuhaus in downtown Munich is probably one of the best known in the world. Cultural promotion is a top priority. Real Bavarian folk music is played live on all three floors 365 days a year. As one of two traditional Munich breweries, Hofbräu München has remained in Bavarian hands to this day and is located in downtown Munich at Am Platzl. Anchored in tradition and with an eye on new trends, the unmistakable Hofbräu beers have been made here for over 400 years.
Hofbräu München attaches great importance to natural raw materials and still brews according to the Bavarian Purity Law. Hard to believe, but true: In the 16th century, Bavaria was not yet a beer nation. Anyone who was self-respecting drank wine – or beer from northern Germany. This imported beer was expensive and the Bavarian rulers were thirsty. So, on September 27, 1589, Duke Wilhelm V commissioned the construction of his own brewery. In the future, it should supply the farm and thus reduce state beer expenditure. He chose the former ducal chicken coop at the Alter Hof (today Sparkassenstrasse) as the location.
The victory gate with the striking Quadriga, consisting of the Bavaria with her team of lions, marks the end of Ludwigstrasse and the beginning of Munich’s Schwabing district. An anonymous visitor wrote: “Walking through the huge gate gives an overwhelming feeling. It always feels like I’m opening the door to Munich.”
The Siegestor forms the northern end of a visual axis that begins with the Feldherrenhalle on Odeonsplatz. Leopoldstrasse, the main promenade in the trendy district of Schwabing, begins to the north of the Siegestor. The triumphal arch, commissioned around 1840 by Ludwig I from the architect Friedrich von Gärtner, was to be modeled on the Arch of Constantine in Rome. Since the end of the Second World War, the south side has been decorated with the words “Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, admonishing peace”.
Live and experience your “la dolce vita” at Odeonsplatz: A church in the Italian late baroque style, a loggia based on the Florentine model and lots of hustle and bustle. The Theatine Church owes its existence to the fulfillment of a vow made by Henriette Adelaide of Savoy. She wanted to have her most beautiful and valuable church built in honor of her patron saint, St. Kajetan, if she gave birth to a son.
Due to its function as a court church, the church has a princely crypt and is one of the most important burial sites of the Wittelsbach family along with the Church of St. Michael and the Frauendom. The Odeon was once Munich’s most famous concert hall and stood on the north-western part of the square opposite the Palais Leuchtenberg. Unfortunately, the concert hall fell victim to the war, the building was completely destroyed except for the facade.
Modern lifestyle, classicism and antiquity meet on the Königsplatz – affectionately also called Isar-Athens. The collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures from the Free State of Bavaria is housed in the Glyptothek. Anyone who takes a look at the collection will see sculptures, reliefs and mosaics from around 650 BC in the exhibition rooms. find.
Architecturally, Königsplatz was intended to symbolize the bond between the Kingdom of Bavaria and the Kingdom of Greece. The Doric Propylaea was intended to represent this connection and at the same time be the gateway to the future. The people of Munich nicknamed the Königsplatz “Blatte Lake” after the massive redesign by the National Socialists with granite slabs that did not allow rainwater to drain off well.
Nymphenburg Palace is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Europe. The combination of formal garden and landscape park is impressive and is seen as one of the most important works of garden art in Germany. On the approximately 180 hectare area there are several small lakes, fountains, sculptures, statues and half a dozen park castles.
The Amalienburg is one of the most precious creations of European rococo. In the Badenburg you can marvel at a luxurious baroque bath with Italian and Turkish roots. The castle also houses the Marstallmuseum with one of the most important carriage collections in Europe. Definitely a castle to stay and enjoy.
BMW World is unique in its futuristic architecture – it combines design and function in equal measure. The imposing building with a 28 meter high double cone is reminiscent of a hurricane. Each of his steel profiles is made with an individual template and was only allowed to deviate from the specifications by a maximum of two millimeters during construction. The building also relies on so-called air design, or to put it another way, it is scented.
Over 70% of our emotions are influenced by the sense of smell – scent evokes feelings that the mind cannot control. (unconscious sales promotion). With around 3 million visitors per year, BMW World is the most visited attraction in Bavaria. The gourmet restaurant “ESS,” which is run by star chef Bobby Bräuer, has two Michelin stars and 18 Gault&Millau points. As a result, BMW Welt has also become a culinary meeting place.
The Olympic Park – venue of the 1972 Summer Olympics – is one of the most beautiful and elegant works of 20th century architecture. The tent roof construction of the Munich Olympic Stadium was an architectural sensation at the time, something completely new! Stable and light, lively and inviting, protective and attractive in equal measure. A real stroke of genius. The well-known architect Günter Behnisch had the idea of converting the sports facilities with a lake and adjacent hills into an “Olympic landscape”. See and be amazed for yourself.
Allianz Arena is a football temple of superlatives – around 50 meters high and 200 meters long with a smooth outer shell consists of a diamond-shaped, translucent (semi-transparent) shell, 7100 tons of steel and 2800 air-filled plastic cushions. The close proximity of the spectators to the action on the three steeply rising tiers is extremely cleverly designed.
Spectators are a minimum of 8 meters and a maximum of 39 meters from the edge of the field. Phillips installed more than 300,000 LEDs (approx. 7.5 km of light chains) in the outer skin of Munich’s Allianz Arena. This means that impressive color games with 16 million colors are theoretically possible. For example, think of the club colors of the various football clubs or their origin. A real football temple of superlatives!