Munich is a Treat with Last Minute Flight Deals
Take a Last Minute Walk in the Marienplatz
Some of Munich’s most beloved and important historic sites are on or near the Marienplatz. The square has been a gathering place for locals and visitors since the 12th century. Over the decades, it has been the site of tournaments, festivals and executions. Its namesake comes from the gold-topped Mary’s Column erected in the center of the square in the 17th century. The column memorializes the conclusion of Swedish occupation. The square’s biggest draw, though, is its New City Hall, or Neues Rathaus. The 260-foot tall city hall features stunning Flemish Gothic architecture. Its Glockenspiel carillon is a favorite for travelers. The Glockenspiel features a two-story “show” reenacting the Cooper’s Dance with life-size figures. If you’ve never taken a business class flight to Munich before, the Glockenspiel is a must-see.
Nymphenburg Palace Glamor Matches the Luxury of First Class Flights
Driving up to the awesome Italianate architecture of Nymphenburg Palace is a stunning sight. The palace, initially built from 1664 to 1675, was the summer home of the Bavarian monarchs. It remains a residence for the House of Wittelsbach. Over the years, various rulers added on to the palace, creating an expansive complex. Its Stone Hall is a three-level delight, from its Zimmermann ceiling frescoes to its ornate decor. Throughout the palace, you’ll find dozens of treasures. The legendary Gallery of Beauties paintings depict early 19th-century Munich women from all walks of life. You’ll find porcelain collections, tapestries, marble busts and vividly painted works of art. The grounds are impressive, too, with classically landscaped gardens, inviting lakes and scenic pavilions. Tours of Schloss Nymphenburg take you through 18 of the palace’s rooms.
BMW: Business Class Comfort for the Road
A financial and business center of Europe, it’s no surprise that Munich is home to many leading corporations. Famed carmaker BMW is one such operation, and you’ll see the company name on a number of local sites. Its museum is an interesting exploration of BMW vehicles from the past 100 years. You can also find a fascinating tour of the BMW Group Munich plant to view the manufacturing process. Tours of the innovative architecture of the BMW Welt site are available. There are also tours geared to the interests of teens, giving young visitors access to hands-on activities. They can even sit on a BMW motorcycle, pose in a BMW convertible and settle into a BMW sedan.
Asam Church Displays First Class Examples of Baroque Architecture
Frauenkirche may be Munich’s most famous church, but the city houses many other notable churches. While the masses tour Frauenkirche, be different. Head to the beautifully Baroque Asam Church once your business class flight lands. The church was built in the early 18th century as a private church for the Asam brothers, both local artists. With its gilded Rococo details, Asam Church fits maximum adornment into a narrow space. What it lacks in width, though, the church makes up for with grand height and abundant art. The church’s facade features a carved wooden door topped by a statue of St. Johann Nepomuk. Inside, the towering chapel is filled with frescoes and ornately carved wood. Rococo confessionals line the entrance hall, and the high altar and niche have interesting sculptures. Most of the statues, frescoes and carvings in the church are the work of the Asam brothers themselves. Asam Church represents some of the most important examples of Late Baroque architecture and art.