Stachus (Karlsplatz) - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Named after the owner of the famous tavern "Stachus" - the official name is Karlsplatz, but the Munich residents didn't like King Karl and so -- still today -- this square is unofficial named STACHUS. Don't ever try to ask a Munich resident where the Karlsplatz is, I am sure, that they don't tell you the way ... you always have to ask "wia kimm I denn do am Stachus?"
Stachus (Karlsplatz) - FURTHER INFORMATION
Stachus (Karlsplatz) - Munich visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Stachus (Karlsplatz)' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Bayern.
Karlsplatz (Stachus) is an important transit junction and square in Munich, half way between Hauptbahnhof station and Marienplatz. The square was named Karlsplatz in 1797 after Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria. He was very unpopular and all locals refer to the square as Stachus after pub Beim Stachus which once stood on the square. Even today all transit information displays both names for the square.
Karlsplatz is a popular attraction within Munich, dominated by Karlstor, a gothic gate of the demolished medieval fortification that once surrounded Munich shown in this image. During the summer months there is a large fountain in front of Karlstor, and in the winter an ice rink is installed here.
Running between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz are Neuhauser Strasse and Kaufinger Strasse, lined with numerous shops and restaurants. The Königshof, one of the top restaurants in Munich is on Stachus, as are a couple of hotels.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Karlsplatz (Stachus) (S1, S2, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8)
Tram: Karlsplatz (Stachus) (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 27)
U-Bahn: Karlsplatz (Stachus) (U4, U5)