April 30, 2018 - 8:00 am
We have an art historian to guided us around and the visit begins with a walking tour of inner Munich to enjoy the architecture and well-known sites including the Baroque Asamkirche and old food market. Afterwards there is a visit to the Munich Residenz containing works of art spanning the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical eras. The complex includes a treasury, an Antiquarium and the Rococo Cuvillies Theatre.
Other days are filled with visits to the Glypotheck Museum of ancient sculpture and terracotta and bronze antiquities. There are visits to the Lenbachhaus Gallery, a 19th century villa in Florentibne style with its collection of the Der Reiter Group; and to Villa Stuck, former home of Bavarian painter and sculptor Franz von Stuck featuring his artwork.
A masterpiec of Bavarian Rococo is the Wieskirche and a true flight of fancy is Neuschwanstein Castle built as a retreat for King Ludwig II. There is the Alte Pinakothek home to one of the most important collections of 14th to 18th century European paintings with 800 masterpieces by European artists; and also ‘New’ and ‘Modern’ Galleries to tempt us.
We stay 4 nights at the 3 star Superior Mercure Hotel Munich Altstadt located in the heart of Munich. All rooms are ensuite; and dinner without drinks is included at a nearby restaurant on the 1st evening and the remaining 3 nights are on a B&B basis. To obtain a brochure with full details write enclosing an A5 SAE envelope to Dorothy Nott, 1 Grange Garth, York, YO10 4BS or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cost: from £1234 includes entrance fees, coach and flights, dinner 1st night, B&B. Single supplement £199; Insurance £38; optional excursion on Day 4 to visit Neue Pinakothek. Departure is from York by coach to Manchester Airport with direct flights by Easyjet.