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Munich was luminous

Munich was luminous. A radiant, blue-silk sky stretched out over the festive squares and white-columned temples, the neoclassical monuments and Baroque churches, the spurting fountains, the palaces and gardens of the residence, and the latter’s broad and shining perspectives, carefully calculated and surrounded by green, basked in the sunny haze of a first and lovely June day. Thomas Mann, Gladius Dei, 1902

Neue Rathaus and Marienplatz
A radiant, blue-silk sky stretched out over the festive squares 

Frauenkirche
...and white-columned temples

St. Michael's Kirke
...and Baroque churches

Karlsplatz Stachus
...the spurting fountains

Nymphenburg Palace
... the palaces and gardens 

Gardens of Nymphenburg Palace
...and surrounded by green, basked in the sunny haze of a first and lovely June day. 

Then (1902) and now (June 2017).

Note: The palace that Thomas Mann was referring to is the Residenz in Munich. I substituted the Residenz with the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace which is also in Munich. St. Michael's Church is a Renaissance style church but the high altar is Baroque.

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Where to stay:
Eurostars Grand Central Hotel
Arnulfstrasse 35
Tram stop: Deroystrasse from train station

Eurostars Book Hotel
Schwantalerstrasse 44 (Near Hauptbahnhof)
www.eurostarshotel.de

Coffee break:
Café Münchner Freiheit überm Marienplatz
Galeria Kaufhof, 4th Floor, Marienplatz
Nice view of Marienplatz from café windows

Café Münchner Freiheit

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Images by TravelswithCharie


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