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16 March 2012

Munich Altstadt

Being a fairly old and powerful city, Munich's old city is fairly large. Due to the World War 2 bombing raids, there was significant destruction but many of the buildings have been rebuilt.

Although there are a lot of tourist places within the old city, it is also used by the locals; and is filled with commercial, residential and off course the leisure areas.

Marienplatz, is the centre of the old city and indeed Munich. The plaza is dominated by the "New Town Hall", with its famous Glockenspiel. Besides the churches, of which there are many, there are open air markets, there is the "royal" area with the palaces, the gardens and the opera hall. There is a significant amount of construction underway, regardless it is still a great place to walk around; especially at this time of the year.

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