Odeonsplatz – No 7 of Top Ten Things to See and Do – The Best of Munich

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#7. Odeonsplatz:

Now that we’ve taken a tour of  Schloss Nymphenburg, toured the concentration camp  at Dachau and let our imaginations run wild in the fairy-tale land of Neuschwanstein, it’s time to head back into the centre of Munich and get acquainted with some of the best things to see without stepping a foot outside the city. Here we go!

Odeonsplatz is a neat stopover during a walk in and around the Marienplatz. I say stopover because it demands more observation than interaction.

A large pedestrian square, flanked by the Theatine Church (built in Italian-Baroque style) on one side and the Munich Residenz on the other, the Felderrnhalle, provides a sort of entrance to the inner city.

In fact, Odeonsplatz today marks the spot where the Schwabinger Tor once stood, the entrance to the old city from what was the village of Schwabing. Years later, Odeonsplatz would make history once again during the Hitlerputsch in 1923. Read more about Odeonsplatz (and the importance of befriending a lion) via my newest blog featured on Travel Dudes!