Guide to Munich and its Environs (Paperback)

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Guide to Munich and its Environs (Paperback)

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"The capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria, the third largest city in Germany (610000 inhabitants), is situated on the banks of the Isar, on an extensive plateau, 1703 ft. above the sea, and presents a very picturesque sight, especially from the charming walks that lead from the "Gasteiganlagen" high above the Isar to the suburbs of Au and Giesing, and also from the terrace by the Peace Monument. The long Chain of the Alps may best be seen in all its splendour, in clear weather, from the south-west of the town, especially from the road that leads from the Bavaria on the Theresienhohe to Untersendling. Round the Town. To the north of the Hauptbahnhof (Railway Station) an imposing building begun by Buerklein in 1847, recently very much enlarged, is the "Verkehrsministerium"; to the east of the Terminus we see behind the great Warehouse of Hermann Tietz the Building of Justice, between the Prielmayerstrasse and the Elisenstrasse. From here the Luisenstrasse to the left of the Bahnhofsplatz, and then the semicircular Sophienstrasse (on the right the pretty Teuton Fountain), lead to the former Botanical Gardens (now in Nymphenburg) and to The Glaspalast (Crystal Palace), an edifice entirely of glass (78,000 panes) and iron (1340 tons), 765 ft. long, with a nave 75 ft. high, an area of about 3 acres, and 188 columns for the gallery and roof. It was completed in 8 months in 1854, after the plans of August von Voit. Since 1889 the Society of Artists has held its Annual Exhibition here." ...]This book is a reprint of the original published guide from 1914 with many wonderful historic illustrations of Munich.
Product Details ISBN: 9783737202060
ISBN-10: 3737202060
Publisher: Vero Verlag
Publication Date: July 17th, 2014
Pages: 212
Language: English