Old Town Munich Wheelchair Accessible Sightseeing – In the Neolithic Age there were around Munich city center next to Marienplatz huge forests and the raging River Isar. Monks settled on the Petersbergl. They built a small church and a monastery. Today the “Old Peter” church stands on this spot. The village was called “forum apud munichen”, i.e. “market by the monks”. This is how the salt market in Munich got its name. And the “white gold” is very important for the history of Munich!
♿ Handicap Accessible Old Town City Tour
The Munich city tour takes us starting from the River Isar to the historically most important points of Munich. From the Isartor to the town hall at Marienplatz, over to the Alter Hof, over the Odeonsplatz past the Feldherrnhalle, then on to the Frauenkirche and via the pedestrian zone to the oldest church of the city, Old Peter. The end of the old town tour is the farmers market “Viktualienmarkt”. This market offers delicacies as well as a small but nice and shady beer garden. Furthermore this tour can be combined with a beer tasting and typical Bavarian snacks such as the “Obatzter”.
- Munich Town Hall and Carillon
- Alter Hof
- Old Pete
- Farmers Market (Viktualienmarkt)
The end of the old town tour is the famous Farmers Market (Viktualienmarkt), which offers delicacies as well as a small but nice and shady beer garden. Finally this tour is combinable with the sightseeing tour to the “Highlights of Munich“, a beer tasting and typical bavarian snacks like the “Obatzter”.
New Town Hall and Carillon
The New Town Hall on Marienplatz in Munich is the seat of the Lord Mayor. In addition to that the City Council and the headquarters of the city administration is on site. In 2008, the state capital of Munich celebrated 850 years of city history and at the same time 100 years of carillons in the listed New Town Hall. Under the top of the tower is the fifth largest and at the same time the first electromechanically operated carillon in Europe, the largest in Germany. All the bells together have a total weight of about 6.8 tons and that at a height of 65 meters. No wonder that the Munich City Hall with its carillon is one of the most popular photo motifs in the city.
The Munich Frauenkirche – Metropolitan Church of Our Lady – was built from 1468 to 1488 by master builder Jörg von Halsbach (Jörg Ganghofer). The characteristic tower domes are modeled on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. At the time, the nave (“the mother hen of Munich”) was dimensioned to offer space for all of Munich’s residents of around 20,000 people. The Frauenkirche is the largest hall church in the world. A pleasure for the ears is the cathedral music.
Until the beginning of the 19th century, Munich residents still came to the neighboring Marienplatz to stock up on grain, fruit and vegetables, fish or eggs. But then the market was bursting at the seams and King Max I Joseph ordered in 1807 that the area between the Church of the Holy Spirit and Frauenstrasse be used as a retail space.
*Münchner Marienplatz (c) München Tourismus, Redline