This deserted pedestrian passageway is usually very crowded. It leads from the subway tube to the Marienplatz. This central subway station is used not only by lots of tourists, but also from the many commuters living in the area around Munich. See a reprojected version of this panorama here.
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and is Germany's third largest city, located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Black and gold - the colors of the Holy Roman Empire - have been the city's official colors since the time of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.