9 Vintage Postcards of Munich That Show How Little The City Has Changed

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably at some point wistfully described the Altstadt of Munich as something that looked “straight out of a painting” or “like a step back in time”. (I assume in an Instagram caption of some kind)

… But wow, we only recently just found out how true that really is.

Spurred by boredom and overcaffeination (as always), we at Bored in Munich went down a black hole last weekend of snooping through the Wikimedia Common Archives. What we found was a treasure trove of vintage postcards from Munich in the 19th and 20th century. The craziest thing? A lot of Munich looks……. pretty much the same as it does today.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these!

Hofbräuhaus

Then:

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Now:

 

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Nationalmuseum

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Prinzregentstheater

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Now:

Stacchus

Then:

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Siegestor

Then:

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View from the Maximilaneum

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View from St Peter’s

Then:

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Now:

Theatinerstrasse

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Marienplatz

Then:

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Now:

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