History of Munich

A brief city history

Munich Tourist Guide Georg Reichlmayr manages to present 850 years of Munich’s history in a brief and most entertaining way. He embarks on a journey into Munich’s past and vividly depicts the city’s development from a humble settlement at the banks of the Isar river, residence town of the Bavarian dukes, “Capital of the NS movement” during Munich’s darkest period up to the bustling centre of economics and commerce of our days. The reader gets acquainted with the most important and colourful persons of Munich history, among them Duke Henry, Emperor Ludwig “the Bavarian”, Lola Montez, King Ludwig II, Karl Valentin and Franz Joseph Strauss. Of course the life of the ordinary people is not overlooked and gets as much attention as the history of fine arts and architecture.

The book is available in German only.