Old Munich Questions

A big thank you to all who respond to the following Munich questions. 1) How long of a walk is it from Marienplatz to the Residence Palace? 2) What is the minimum time budget I should set to tour the Residence Palace? 3) Can you walk from Marienplatz to Asam Church in ~ 15 minutes? 4) Is the Asam church worth the walk? It is a small church and shouldn't take much time to visit. 5) What is your favorite "hidden gem" of Old town Munich?
-A site that you enjoyed but isn't in tour books or top 10 sites to visit. Thanks again.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10889 posts

1. Maybe five minutes 2. Min time -another five. Walk in, look around, and leave. 3. No idea. 4. Never been there.
5. Most guidebooks are pretty through so no really big hidden gems anymore.

Posted by Dawn
Denver, CO
259 posts

3) Yes. According to Google Maps, the walk takes 6 minutes.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11286 posts

One place in Munich that I really enjoyed is the M√ľnchner Stadtmuseum. The last time I was there, they had a huge exhibit showing with maps, models, and drawings how Munich developed over the centuries. Nothing was in English. It was all in German, but dates are language-independent, so it didn't matter. It has been decades since I visited the Residenz. Obviously it didn't impress me enough to go back. I like Nymphenburg better. The Residenz consist of a series of buildings and you start at one end and follow the queue through it. There is really no way to just see part of it, and the entire tour takes hours, perhaps half a day. The Residenz is near Marienplatz, a few blocks behind the Neues Rathaus.