Geometry is Beautiful in
Munich, Germany!

Cylinder: The surface traced by a straight line moving parallel to a fixed straight line and intersecting a fixed planar closed curve.

The BMW World, Headquarters is designed around 8 cylinders and is a beautiful display of architectural design.

Sphere: A three-dimensional shape that looks like a ball.

The dome of the Theatine Church forms a semi-sphere or half of a sphere. It is a feature that can be found in many churches of the same time period.

Rectangular Prism: A solid (3-dimensional) object which has six faces that are rectangles.

The rectangular prisms shown here at Nymphenburg are a stunning display of symmetry and structural design.

Triangle: A plane figure with three straight sides and three angles.

The tops of the arches at Neuhausen-Nymphenburg are a "sharp" feature of this city building. The design displays power and strength.

Cone: a solid or hollow object that tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point.

The building to the left of the town center has a cone topping the bell tower. This cone is an example of many found around Germany which may be referenced to the many famous castles located here.

Decagon: a plane figure with ten straight sides and angles

The front side of the Hofbrauhaus has a "rounded" face with five windows. If each window is considered to be a side of a polygon and the pattern continued to form a closed figure, it would have ten sides. This shape may have influenced the choice of street lights.

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