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Churches

Frauenkirche in Munich

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

The Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), also known as Münchner Dom, is the largest church in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. I took this view after climbing up the tower of another church called St. Peter.

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Murals

Wall painting at the Hofgarten in Munich

Mural at the Hofgarten in Munich, Germany

This is one example of several wall paintings I saw in the arcades of the Munich Court Garden (Münchner Hofgarten). The paintings display episodes in the history of the House of Wittelsbach. I was especially impressed by the fact that these paintings are displayed in public. They are protected against wind and weather only by the arcades.

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Murals

Palais Toerring-Jettenbach in Munich

Mural at the Palais Toerring-Jettenbach in Munich, Germany This is one of numerous murals you can find in the columned hall of the Palais Toerring-Jettenbach in Munich. This building, also known as the Palais an der Oper, is located at the Max-Joseph-Platz next to the Munich Residence and to the Bavarian State Opera.

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City Halls Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Munich

Compilation of Munich city arms

This mural at the tower of the old town hall displays a compilation of seals and coat of arms related to Munich. The dates tell when each emblem was in use. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was the domicile of the municipality until 1874. Today it serves as a building for representative purposes for the city council in Munich.

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Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Munich

Manhole cover in Munich, Germany

The manhole covers in Munich display the ‘Münchner Kindl‘, who is also in mentioned in the city arms. Though in the Bavarian dialect Münchner Kindl simply means Munich child, the original meaning of the figure was a monk or friar.

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Locomotives

Locomotive DB 103 245-7 in Munich

Locomotive DB 103-245-7 in front of an IC in Munich

On my return trip from Constance (Konstanz)  I came across this rare instance of a locomotive DB Class 103. At that time (Mai 2014) only three of them were still in use for regular trains. I especially love the design and the colour scheme of this classic locomotive class. [German]

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Christmas Railway Stations

Christmas decoration at Munich Central Station

Christmas decoration at Munich Central Station

On 4th day of my InterRail trip I had a small stop at Munich Central Station and had a look for this Christmas decoration and some Weißwürste.

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Railways

ICE family at Munich Central Station

ICE family at Munich Central Station

Before entering the Eurocity to Bregenz I came across these two generations of the great ICE trains. Reminds a bit of father (ICE 2) and daughter (ICE T), doesn’t it?

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Museums Towers

Olympic tower in Munich

Olympiaturm in Munich, Germany

The Olympic tower (Olympiaturm) of Munich is situated in the Olympiapark. From the revolving restaurant, I had a great view of some sights of Munich, e.g. the Olympiastadion and the BMW museum.

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Facades

Fascinating storefront in Munich

Fascinating storefront in Munich, Germany

On my way to the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection I came across this fascinating storefront of a Munich hotel.