If I have to pick one favorite place in Munich, this has to be Königsplatz. Here is where I think that you have to go if you want to experience the real Munich.
The square is built in Neo-Classicism style in the 19th century and was part of the boulevard “Brienerstraße”, designed by Karl von Fischer, who worked for Prince Ludwig of Bavaria.
Königsplatz is modeled closely to the Acropolis in Athens and transmits a majestic feeling. Of course, you can visit the Glyptothek and the City Collection of Antiques, but what you really have to do is come here on a warm sunny day, grab a beer from one of the shops close to the technical university and sit either on the stairs of either one of these great buildings.
During winter I recommend visiting shortly before dawn so that you can catch the beautiful lights. Even though it can get cold, there are still people doing open-air dancing to classical music!