Legends And Tales Of Old Munich. Preface. Franz Trautmann was born in March, 1813, in Munich, and died in the same city in November, 1887. His name is closeIy associated with the story of old Munich. He it was who interpreted, by written and spoken word, the poetry and chivalrous romance of the Bavarian capital in those contemplative times, now vanished, which he himself in part experienced. In our days of automobiIes and air-ships people have changed. But for that very reason it is not only refreshing to be carried back to old times, of which many carefully preserved memorials exist to-day in Munich, but also comprehension, interest and love for the old scenes from which our beautiful Munich rose and expanded are thereby awakened.