MUNICH — Bogenhausen

This area which is only a short walk from the centre of Munich is a charming place full of lovely mansions of the wealthy. Wander down Möhlstrasse for a glimpse into the world of the very rich in their opulent mansions. Many have been turned into foreign consulates.

The sights found here are:
Holbeinstrasse
Friedensengel
Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregententheater
Hypovereinsbank Tower

Borgenhausen

Holbeinstrasse
This street is located off Ismaninger Strasse and it is an interesting street full of Art Nouveau houses which are listed monuments.

Traveller's Tip

Number 7 Holbeinstrasse is worth watching out for.
Friedensengel

Friedensengel
The Friedensengel, or Angel of Peace was built between 1896 and 1899 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles from 1871. It is located at the downtown end of Prinzregentenstrasse near the Isar embankment. The monument consists of a 20m high column with a golden statue on top of a replica of the Nike figure found on Athen’s Mount Olympia.

Traveller's Tip

The park that is found near the monument is a lovely place to walk around and also you can walk along the embankment of the Isar River. From here cross the Luitpoldbruecke (Luitpold Bridge) to get back into the city. The bridge is quite interesting because it is adorned with stone figures that personify the four groups of the Bavarian population — Bavarian, Swabians, Franconians and the Palatinate.
Museum Villa Stuck

Museum Villa Stuck
The villa of Franz von Stuck found on Prinzregentenstrasse was built between 1897 and 1898. It combines luxurious interiors with an impressive artist’s studio and private living quarters. At the time of its building it was considered modern but unconventional. His furniture which Stuck had specifically designed for the villa won a gold medal at the Paris World Fair in 1900. In 1915 the building was remodelled and extended to include a spacious wing housing a large studio and staff accommodation. It was described by Paul Klee who was a student of Stuck’s,as ‘frighteningly wonderful’. The thing that makes this mansion stand out is that it is ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, which means ‘all of a piece’ — the amalgamation of life, architecture, art, music and theatre into one aesthetic whole. Since 1922 the villa has housed a public museum. In the last few years it has undergone a restoration and now the complex of buildings has regained its former magnificence. It hosts exhibitions of art from around 1900, as well as modern and contemporary art.
For more information visit the website at: http://www.villastuck.de

Prinzregententheater

Prinzregententheater
This building is one of Bogenhausen’s landmarks with its architectural mix of Art Nouveau and Neo Classicism. The historic performance hall was built originally to host Richard Wagner operas. After WW2 it was renovated to house the Barvarian State Opera and today it hosts a variety of events, including opera, ballet, drama and more.
For more information visit the website at:
http://www.prinzregententheater.de/de/willkommen.html

Hypovereinsbank Tower

Hypovereinsbank Tower
This is the headquarters of the Hypovereinsbank and it is found in the northern part of Bogenhausen near Richard-Strauss Platz. It was built in 1981 and is one of the few skyscrapers found in Munich. It has an eye-catching design of four cylindrical aluminium towers which have a very futuristic look.