Vintage doll/figurine The "Munchner Kindl" the little Munich child is the symbol for Munich or Munchen. The name of the town comes from Munchen, that is "monks". And there is a monk in the city arms today. From the 15th century on, this figure was a boy. Then, in the late 19th century, it appeared as a girl. The "Munchner Kindl" protects the city and all its festivities.