Royal Palaces
Munich and Bavaria were ruled by dukes of the Wittelsbach family since 1253. These were made kings of Bavaria by Emperor Napoleon I in 1806. The oldest European dynasty left its mark in the history of fine arts by the construction of luxurious residences, manors, palaces, pavillions which they filled with pieces of arts.
Day 1
Arrive to Munich. Afternoon orientation city sightseeing tour: Marienplatz, Our Lady’s Cathedral, the Old and the New Town Hall (in summer at 5 pm chimes concert from the belltower). Dinner and overnight.
Day 2
Comprehensive city tour of the districts surrounding the medieval city: Odeonsplatz, Ludwigstrasse, the Obelisk and the King’s Square in classical style. The tour includes admission to the Ducal Residence including the Treasure Chamber (crown jewels) and the Cuvillés Theatre. On request we provide Opera or concert tickets according to season programmes. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3
During the sightseeing tour of the outer districts visit to Schleissheim Palace with its Baroque Painting Gallery (Rubens), including the Park and Lustheim Pavillion (Meissen Chinaware Collection). Afternoon visit Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens including Amalienburg Pavillion and the collection of Parade Carriages. Dinner and overnight
Day 4
Morning walking tour of the city centre including the Alter Hof (the medieval ducal residence), St. Michaels Church with the tombs of the Wittelsbach family, the impressive church of St. Kajetan. Lunch free. Afternoon drive to Landshut, former capital city of Bavaria to see the medieval fortress Burg Trausnitz and the baroque Residence. Return to Munich for dinner and overnight.
Day 5
After breakfast travel home.