Bavarian Modern Buildings: Munich’s Top 5 from this Millennium

By JC, Germany, September 2011

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Central Munich is one of the most appealing cityscapes in Germany, a layer cake of epochs smothered in neo-classical icing. But the Bavarians didn’t stop building in the 19th century. Here are five of the best buildings from this millennium which keep the city on the architectural map:

1. The Allianz Arena is the stand-out structure of recent years, with sweeping curves and a fancy-schmancy exterior that changes colors; it was designed by Herzog and de Meuron (also responsible for the national stadium in Beijing and the conversion of London’s Tate Modern). Of course it’s not there just to be admired: the Allianz is also the home ground of football team Bayern München.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Munich Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Munich. Photo courtesy of Snowdog via Wikimedia Commons.

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