Monuments/ Statues in Munich

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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    These two monuments dominate the Theresienwiese, the grounds where Oktoberfest takes place every year. The statue representing Bavaria has some echoes of the Statue of Liberty and is equally huge. The big surprise is not just it’s huge size but that it’s hollow with an internal staircase which visitors can climb up. The equally large open gallery behind the statue holds a large number of busts of famous Bavarians. Both monuments are notable more for their size than any particular artistic or architectural merit.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    Saw as part of a self guided walking tour of the city and it was worth the long walk to get to. Probably more impressive on a sunny day.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • Ken T
    Glen Oaks, NY526 contributions
    You will first see the popular fountain and then notice the medieval gate behind it. This gate is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and churches. The gates walkway will lead you from Karlsplatz to Marienplatz.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK16,856 contributions
    I took a 1.5 mile walk from my hotel early one morning to see the Walking Man of Munich and I am glad I did as it is a fun and unusual landmark. Walking Man is a 1995 sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky that stands 17 metres (56 ft) tall and weighs in at 16 tonnes (35,000 lb). It is located on the Leopoldstraße in Munich, next to the Munich Re business premises. It was presented to the public on 21st September 1995. The sculpture was initially created in Los Angeles, taking more than a year to complete and made its way to Munich in nine pieces. It is well worth a visit and is a popular sculpture with visitors.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,681 contributions
    This is by far one of the oddes memorials I've seen in Munich. This is supposed to be a monument to the late Renaissance composer, Orlande de Lassus. The residents of Munich have commandeered this monument and turn it into a memorial to the late great Peter Pan of pop, Michael Jackson. Fans of the pop star have laid down many tributes of flowers, photos and other MJ memorabilia.

    Pity poor Orlande!
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,571 contributions
    This is a bronze statue of Juliet located next to old town hall next to the Marienplatz. A very simple statue. It is believed that touching her right breast brings good luck.
    Written 10 May 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,744 contributions
    Recently visited Munich for a few days and enjoyed seeing the Karolinenplatz Obelisk again. This is an interesting war memorialcase from the captured Turkish guns from the Battle of Navarino in 1827, hence the dark colour of the 29-metre tall Obelisk. It is the work German architect Leo von Klenze.

    The Obelisk has a decorative base with memorial inscriptions, leafy garlands and ram heads on each corner. It stands upon a three step base. During summer months, there are beds of flowers around the Obelisk. During our recent December visit, the monument stands alone in the cold grounds of Karllinenplatz.
    Written 6 December 2019
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  • Jody172
    Dunedin, New Zealand79 contributions
    I love visiting statues, great way to get some photos and add interesting stops when walking around. This friendly boar has a shiny snout from everyone rubbing it for luck. The area was very crowded when we went so you may have to look closely for him.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • ZhaoXiuMei
    Singapore, Singapore4,953 contributions
    We came by this monument when we were on the Third Reich walking tour. A very touching place. It is a rectangular-shaped granite column with an eternal flame. Our guide told us that it was built to commemorate the victims of Nazi.
    Written 16 July 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,744 contributions
    Went by Promenadeplatz recently to see the monuments situated at this public square in the Old Town. Most interesting to me is the aluminium block sculpture of Maximilian Joseph Graf von Montgelas, the work of German artist Katrin Sander (2005)

    This monument is nice to see even during December visits when the square is devoid of flowers in bloom and the trees bare of leaves. While the rest of Promenadeplatz may seem rather drab, this particular monument manages to stick out at this time of the year.

    What you will find here is an interesting rigid wave pattern forming the outline of a male figure of Maximiliarn Joseph Graf the Count of Montgelas. It is an interesting monument more contemporary in shape and form compared to the traditional 19th-century monuments found further into Promenadeplatz
    Written 12 December 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,744 contributions
    You'll find a bronze statue of 20th-century writer and journalist Siegfried "Sigi" Sommer along Rosenstraße just east of Rindermarkt. This is the work of German sculptor Max Wagner (1998).

    What you see here is an elderly gentleman taking a stroll. His left hand is in his pocket while he holds a newspaper in his right. It is a simple statue that is probably most interesting to German visitors and those familiar with Sigi Sommer.
    Written 4 December 2019
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  • Mbv9415
    Omaha, NE757 contributions
    I knew the stone and plaque were there, so was definitely on my itinerary. It was a time of reflection and remembrance of those who perished during this heinous act.
    With respects paid, we started down the walkway back to the U-bahn station. We were surprised to see the newer monument area in the hill side. This wasn't listed in any of my research materials for the trip. This location has video of the timeline on a loop. Most interesting was the plaques to the lost.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,744 contributions
    Had a much better opportunity view the equestrian monument to the Elector Maximilian I at Wittelsbacherplatz in the Old Town of Munich recently.

    This is a typical 19th-century style monument and the works of sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1839). What you will find is a Maximilian I on horseback, in military attire and raising his right arm pointing to the right. The statue stands upon a pedestal with his name.

    It was nice viewing the equestrian monument to the Elector Maximilian I at this time of year while enjoying the Medieval themed Christmas market that was taking place at Wittelsbacherplatz this time of year.
    Written 19 December 2019
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,204 contributions
    While the Wittelsbachs ruled Bavaria for centuries, much of it was as Dukes. Only at the end and thanks to Napoleon did the region become an independent Kingdom and the Wittelsbachs the King. The support Bavaria gave Napoleon (see review on the black obelisk monument) as well as a daughter in marriage earned Bavaria its own independent kingdom for a short time. Here its first ruler is honored in a great bronze statue in one of the important places of the city
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,571 contributions
    The sculptures here are very nice. Interesting to look at and very delicate.

    It is conveniently located next to the Marienplatz.
    Written 6 June 2020
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