An unexpected shrine in Munich

by Karen

While aimlessly walking around Munich’s deserted streets at 6pm (it’s Christmas Eve), we stumbled across a park and saw some statues. We noticed one of the statues had votives, photos, and letters strewn across it, so we assumed it must either be a memorial to someone who died here, or something for Jesus’s birthday.

Upon closer inspection…

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Yup, a shrine to the King of Pop himself. On top of a monument to a Bavarian musician from 500 years ago. Apparently this is a fan-made shrine not supported by city officials. To discourage fans from building on top of the statue and to sabotage the shrine, some city residents dump birdseed around the memorial to get pigeons to poop around it.

You can find this in Promenadeplatz in front of the Bayerischer Hof hotel. Apparently MJ stayed here a lot while in town.

More Info: http://www.thelocal.de/20100409/26447

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3 thoughts on “An unexpected shrine in Munich

  1. This made me tear up. 4 1/2 years later on Christmas Eve, Michael will never be forgotten. I lived near Munich for 5 years. Shame, shame on it’s city officials!!

  2. This made me so emotional. Thank you for sharing dear. Whatever others do, fans will always find ways to make Tributes for our Angel.

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