5 weird and wonderful places to visit in Munich, Germany

Unusual places to visit in Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany. [Image credit - CCO | Pixabay]
Unusual places to visit in Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany. [Image credit - CCO | Pixabay]

A stairway to nowhere, the Devil's footprint, a hand painted cinema, a dragon and an old-school planetarium.

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Umschreibung - Stairway to Nowhere - 29 Ganghoferstraße, Munich, Germany

“Umschreibung” means “euphemism” in German, but a website for this sculpture says it translates to “movement without destination.” This is the meaning behind this stairway to nowhere by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. It was created in 2004 in a courtyard of the KPMG Building and is 30 feet tall. At the bottom there is an opening so visitors can climb the stairs themselves.

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Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint) - 12 Frauenplatz, Munich, Germany

Legend is that architect Jorg von Halspach went looking for money in 1468 to build Munich’s new cathedral. It is said that he made a bargain with the Devil, who would provide the money as long as the building was a celebration to darkness, with no windows letting in light. When the building was complete, he took the Devil inside to survey the work and fooled him into thinking there were no windows. The Devil stamped his foot at being tricked, marking the floor for ever.

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