Today a little tip for photo enthusiasts and fans of the history of Munich from Munich Greeter Kristina: “München im Zoom”* – an exhibition of the City of Munich.
Munich grows. According to current estimates, 1.5 million people will live in the Bavarian capital in 2014. In 2030 it will be 1.65 million. But the city is not only constantly growing, it is also changing its face. Well known places like the Theresienwiese (where Oktoberfest is held), the Münchner Freiheit, the Olympic Park, the Isar and of course the heart of the city – the Marienplatz – changed their look. One example: Where Oktoberfest is raging today, in 1925 cucumbers and lettuce grew. In the southeastern part of the Theresienwiese, people had small gardens to grow vegetables – badly needed after the World War for food supply.
The city of Munich has photographed these and other, somewhat lesser known corners, for decades. Now those aerial photos from Munich have been joined in an exciting exhibition. Totally fascinating, how the city has evolved in a short time from the mounds of rubble of the two world wars to the present city.
When and where:
When: until 28 March 2013, Monday to Friday 8:00 to 17:30 p.m., free admission
Where: Kommunalreferat (Municipal Office), Rossmarkt 3
Furthermore: Exhibition “City, Construction, Plan”
In the “Baureferat” (Blumenstraße 28b, where you can go on a Pater Noster, one of Munichs secret sensations) you can still visit a part of the exhibition “City, Construction, Plan” on Munich city development. There you can see exciting maps and views on the city. If you can not get there, you can find a lot of the information about “City, Construction, Plan” on the Internet.
*sorry, links are in German only.