Photo Essay: Munich at Night

The Feldherrnhalle on the Odeonsplatz was modeled after the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence and was commissioned in 1841 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor the Bavarian Army.

By Paul Riegler on 28 October 2015
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Munich, the capital of Bavaria, known for Oktoberfest, for its beer, and for the Gemütlichkeit the city offers visitors, comes alive at night.

The Siegestor or Victory Gate, a triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria sits between the two main streets and two main city districts. From the Ludwigstraße and the Maxvorstadt district to the south, to the Leopoldstraße and Schwabing to the north, the city glows while life continues in the shadows.

Munich is also home to many cultural institutions including the Nationaltheater, the Bayerische Staatsoper or Bavarian State Opera, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester or Bavarian State Orchestra, as well as to the BMW Welt, a kind of temple to the automobile where the faithful come to pay homage.

We sent Jonathan Spira out at night with a camera to document the city, and this is what he came back with.

(Photos: Accura Media Group)

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