We started at my favorite museum, Lenbachhaus at Königsplatz. The garden is accessible without admission. We learned a lot about his founder, the 19th century painter Franz von Lenbach.
Very fascinating is the more recent history of the borough during the Third Reich. Hitler used the monuments of the 19th Century to impress the people by staging himself as a leader. Some of it I already knew but some was completely new for me.
Robert Harris' novel "Munich" is situated in Maxvorstadt and I attended a reading with the author in the original Hitler building, now the Music Conservatory.
Some of the Third Reich building/sites are not marked and we were discussing the balancing act for the city to remember the horrors and their victims but not providing a place of pilgrimage for neo-nazis.
I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to visit some of the places with more time.
I just love the color, even if it's not an original feature.
A door on Richard-Wagner-Straße
Film College and (not on picture) the Egyptian Museum
Propylaea on Königsplatz, inspired by the Acropolis.
Church St. Bonifaz
The black Madonna of St. Bonifaz, lighting a candle.
inside St. Bonifaz, which was rebuilt after the war.