You can find on this page the Munich old map to print and to download in PDF. The Munich historical map and the vintage map of Munich present the past and evolutions of the city of Munich in Bavaria - Germany.

Munich historical map

Map of Munich historical

The Munich old map shows evolutions of Munich city. This historical map of Munich will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Munich in Bavaria - Germany. The Munich ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The monks presence dated back to the 8th century , although settlement in the historical Munich area can be traced back to the late neolithic. To force traders to use his bridge (and charge them for doing so) Henry also destroyed a nearby bridge owned by bishop Otto von Freising ( Freising ). Subsequently the bishop and Henry quarreled about the city before Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa at an Imperial Diet held in Augsburg in 1158 as its shown in Munich historical map. This sanctioned Henry spoliation, and awarded an annual compensation for the bishop, and also confirmed Munich trading and currency rights. Almost two decades later in 1175 Munich was officially granted city status and received fortification.

In 1180, with the trial of Henry the Lion, Otto I Wittelsbach became Duke of Bavaria and Munich was handed over to the bishop of Freising. Otto heirs, the Wittelsbach dynasty would rule Bavaria until 1918. In 1240 Munich itself was transferred to Otto II Wittelsbach and in 1255, when the dukedom of Bavaria was split in two, Munich became the ducal residence of Upper Bavaria. Duke Louis IV was elected German king in 1314 and crowned as Holy Roman Emperor in 1328. He strengthened the historical city position by granting it the salt monopoly, thus assuring it of additional income. After out-maneuvering Freising, Munich was the principal river crossing on the route from Salzburg to Augsburg as its mentioned in Munich historical map. Salzburg (vicinity) was the source of salt, and Augsburg was, at the time, a much more important city than Munich.

In 1327 most of the city was destroyed by a fire but was rebuilt, extended and protected with a new fortification some years later. Philosophers like Michael of Cesena , Marsilius of Padua and William of Ockham supported Louis IV in his fight with the papacy and were protected at the emperor court . After the citizenry revolted several times against the dukes, a new castle was built close to the fortification, starting in 1385. An uprising of the guilds in 1397 was suppressed in 1403. Another devastating fire destroyed parts of the city in 1429. Since the town fathers considered themselves threatened by the Hussites , the fortification was extended. In the late 15th century Munich underwent a revival of gothic arts - the historical Old Town Hall was enlarged, and a new cathedral - the Frauenkirche - constructed within only twenty years, starting in 1468 as you can see in Munich historical map. The cathedral has become a symbol for the city with its two brick towers and onion domes.

Munich vintage map

Map of Munich antique

The Munich vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Munich city. This vintage map of Munich with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Munich in Bavaria - Germany. The Munich vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

When Bavaria was reunited in 1506 Munich became capital of the whole of vintage Bavaria. The arts and politics became increasingly influenced by the court. During the 16th century Munich was a center of the German counter reformation , and also of renaissance arts. Duke Wilhelm V commissioned the Jesuit Michaelskirche , which became a center for the counter-reformation, and also built the Hofbräuhaus for brewing brown beer in 1589 as its mentioned in Munich vintage map. The Catholic League was founded in Munich in 1609. In 1623 during the Thirty Years War Munich became electoral residence when Maximilian I, Duke of Bavaria was invested with the electoral dignity but in 1632 the city was occupied by Gustav II Adolph of Sweden . When the bubonic plague broke out in 1634 and 1635 about one third of the population died.

Munich was under the control of the Habsburg family for some years after Maximilian II Emanuel had made a pact with France in 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession. The occupation led to bloody uprisings against the Austrian imperial troops followed by a massacre while farmers were rioting (the " Sendlinger Mordweihnacht " or Murder Christmas of Sendling). The coronation of Max Emanuel son elector Charles Albert as Emperor Karl VII in 1742 led to another Habsburg occupation. The vintage city first academic institution, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences , was founded in 1759 by Maximilian III Joseph, who abandoned his forefather imperial ambitions and made peace. From 1789 onwards, when the old medieval fortification was demolished, the English Garden was laid out - it is one of the world largest urban public parks as you can see in Munich vintage map. By that time, the city was growing very quickly and was one of the largest cities in continental Europe.

In 1806, Munich became the capital of the new Kingdom of Bavaria, with the state parliament (the Landtag ) and the new archdiocese of Munich and Freising being located in the vintage city. Twenty years later Landshut University was moved to Munich. Many of the city finest buildings belong to this period and Were built under the reign of King Ludwig I. These neoclassical buildings include the Ruhmeshalle with the Bavaria statue by Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler and those on the magnificent Ludwigstraße and the Königsplatz , built by the architects Leo von Klenze and Friedrich von Gärtner (see Munich vintage map). Under King Max II the Maximilianstraße was constructed in Perpendicular style. The railways reached Munich in 1839, followed by trams in 1876 and electric lighting in 1882. The Technical University of Munich was founded in 1868. The city hosted Germany first exhibition of electricity , and in 1930 the first ever television was showcased at the city Deutsches Museum (founded in 1903) on the banks of the Isar.