Shepherd Entertainment takes you on a tour of Hauptbahnhof, the central railway station and one of the three long distance ...
train stations in Munich, Germany.
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Visit the Banhof in Munich, Germany
Encircled by mountains, the capital of Bavaria is located north of the Austrian border about a 100 km from Salzburg on a fertile plateau. Whether arriving by train, airplane or on one of the famous German motorways, it’s easy to reach the heart of the city. Transportation is organized with German precision and is quick and comfortable.
Hauptbahnhof is like a town within the city with shops, services and snack bars where even time spent waiting can be spent pleasantly. The hall of the main station receives both domestic and foreign trains. Many trains come into Munich from neighboring towns and villages as commuting is common and the use of public transport widespread. Perhaps this is the reason why the commercial quarter of Munich developed relatively close to the station.
In addition to Hertie, Kaufhof and other large department stores, many smaller food and clothes shops, toy shops, technical shops and bookstores as well as restaurant and beer sellers can be found next to each other. Large shopping centers have not killed the business of traditional stores and small shops here. Among modern building, the huge block of the Palace of Justice stands out opposite Karlstor.
The master for work of — mixes renaissance elements with baroque shapes. Opposite between two stores is the House of Artists, a work of Gabriel von Seidl from the Turn-of-the-Century. A mini storage shopping center has been built under the square. The intricate system of underpass is here connects to the underground. Symmetrical semester killer buildings surround Karlsplatz and its fountain. The most well-known pedestrian zones start from here where Neuhauser Straße becomes Kaufinger Straße and leads to the main square Marienplatz.
Karlstor or Karl’s gate located here was the western gate of the city in 1315. Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria gave his name to the square and the gate. Looking at the map, we can see how big the city core was under the reign Ludwig the Bavarian and how much the modern Munich has expanded today when Karlsplatz has become one of the most well-known intersections and meeting places. The pedestrian zone is absolutely full of people in winter and summer alike. If the weather is good, the terraces of the restaurants fill off and streets sellers offer vegetables and fruit, newspapers, lottery tickets or even Bavarian souvenirs, beer mugs or other objects for the typical white and blue Bavarian colors.
Going towards Marienplatz, the number of older houses increases. At one time, the society of town citizens held its meetings on the upper floor of one of the two story chapels called Bürgersaal. The hall was planned by Viscardi in 1710. Its walls are decorated with real masterpieces, a relief for the enunciation and a painting entitled, “Group of Guardian Angels.” Some of the houses were already guest houses when built centuries ago.
In heat cold water drops from the Salome fountain that were refreshing. It was made by Hans Wimmer in 1962 in memory of Richard Strauss, a great son of Munich. The ceramic shapes represent the figures of the Opera Salome. The - the Cathedral of the Order of Jesuits stands modestly behind the fountain. The Dutch master builder Friedrich Sustris took the Il Gesu church in Rome as a model.
The renaissance statue is and stock or ornamentations are the works of Gregor Erhart. He also made the figure of St. Michael fighting a dragon which is standing in the wall cabinet of the main facade. More than 30 members of the Wittelsbach family are buried in the crypt.
At the corner of the Hirmer close store building, a stone statue with a small tower in its hand may be seen. The so-called “Nice Tower” or - formally situated here which is the western boarder of the city during the time of Heinrich der Löwe meaning “Henry the Lion.”
Hunting is a popular pass time in Bavaria which is full with forests. The German hunting and fishing museum is located in the former church of the Order of Augustine. A huge, bronze, wild boar causes their attention to the entrance of the museum. Richly blooming geraniums make the house windows more cheerful.