A Walking Tour of Munich – Introduction

With a history spanning centuries of building and rebuilding, Munich is one of
Europe’s most architecturally interesting cities. Postwar developments have marred
Munich’s once-homogeneous look, but in rebuilding their city after the war,
Münchners tried to respect tradition as much as possible. If you, like the ordinary
visitor, have time for only one walking tour, make it the historic center, the point
where the city began before it branched out in all directions.

First take either the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn to Marienplatz. After leaving the subway
stop, the tour of the historic center begins to the immediate west, where you’ll see a
dignified cathedral with impressive brickwork…