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Two blocks from the Residenz palace and museums and close to Marienplatz, Maximilian Munich is on a quiet street, with some rooms overlooking a garden courtyard. It's here that you'll find most tourist attractions, with Marienplatz at its center. Near Sendlinger Tor and the Rococo-style Asamkirche and a ten-minute walk from Marienplatz, Acanthushotel has small, comfortable rooms. The pattern of the triumphal arch at the entrance to the choir is continued in the arches of the transepts, side chapels, and galleries. Exterior highlights include numerous marble statues of saints and the lantern with a lion weathervane atop the dome.

This tour includes a scenic rail journey, a walking tour of Salzburg, and free time to wander the historic streets on your own. Major museums lie just outside the compact center.

Major museums lie just

Above the market stands a colorful maypole, with traditionally dressed figures representing the various crafts and trades that were practiced in this part of town. Note that both of these tours exclude entrance fees to the castles. Breakfast is included, and the beautifully furnished rooms have thoughtful amenities.

It's not just a place for locals to buy items for the night's dinner. The interior, dominated by the tall round-headed arches of the barrel vaulting and the dome over the crossing, is washed in white, with rich stucco ornamentation.

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