Political structures in Bavaria's capital
City Council and State Government
As a Federal Republic, Germany consists of 16 States each having its own political centre. A walking tour will make you familiar with Munich’s history and present as Capital of the Free State of Bavaria. Our tour starts at Munich’s town hall (which functioned as headquarters of the American authorities after the end of World War II), where you will get the opportunity to visit the rooms of the city council. Passing by the Ministries of Finance and the Interior you will find your way to the “Staatskanzlei”, the modern office building of Horst Seehofer, Bavaria’s present governor. Special attention will be paid to the question under what circumstances the Bavarian constitution was adopted under American control as early as 1945.