Crazy staircase at the KPMG Building in Munich

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    This is a piece of art (I think it is called Umschreibung) by a Finn named Olafur Eliasson. I first learned about these stairs on Flickr but no one listed an address. I went to the Munich Visitor Center and they knew nothing about it but we intrigued so two lovely women helped me look for it - online, phone books, calling colleagues, until we found a possible location - Ganghoferstrasse 29 - not too far SW from the Hauptbahnhof. I went there on a very rainy and cold Sunday morning to find the site pretty much walled off by construction equipment so it was hard to get a clean shot - and the rain didn't help at all. If you are in Munich, check it out - it is a pretty cool piece of art!

    Munich is one of my favorite cities to visit - it has a nice feel to it, the people are great - and the beer and wine are pretty good too. I had a chance to stay for three days in October 2009 - great city - horrible weather - it rained about 80% of the time so I ended up spending a lot of time in museums and beer halls. In addition, most of the famous buildings were covered with scaffolding so I ended up with quite an odd assortment of photos. Guess we need to go back when the weather is better!

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    1. dlge 44 months ago | reply

      Excellent; it's like a double helix.

    2. AJ Brustein 44 months ago | reply

      totally awesome!

    3. Snickrsnack Katie 44 months ago | reply

      Yeah, can you walk up this thing? It is pretty cool.

    4. SWeInPictures 44 months ago | reply

      It is forbidden to enter the stairs, but if you don't care it's possible of course to walk them along. I think I'll have to post a picture made of it from the top down to the floor. Might look good too.

    5. Aspiriini 44 months ago | reply

      Crazy stairs and pic too ;)

    6. momentcaptured1 44 months ago | reply


    7. spiralflmz 44 months ago | reply

      This is definitively a Ooh! La La picture
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    8. Wendy: 44 months ago | reply

      great curves on the double!

    9. anii579/ Ani 44 months ago | reply

      This is awesome!

    10. Konhenrik 44 months ago | reply

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    11. I.O.U.1 44 months ago | reply

      Great shot and framing!
      Well done!

    12. leograttoni 44 months ago | reply

      b> What a wonderful photograph! Your photo has been viewed and appreciated in "Through Your Eyes to Ours...Again!" :

    13. Wun Wacky World 44 months ago | reply

      Awesome -- This would make an ideal Exercise area -- see how many times one can go up/down and gradually increase number of times -- great for challenges -- fun way to get fit etc. --

    14. Tomawal 44 months ago | reply


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    16. kwamein 42 months ago | reply

      Ahhh so cool

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