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München
Munich
München Panorama.JPG
Coat of arms of Munich

Details
Munich is located in Germany
Munich
Coordinates 48°8′0″N 11°34′0″E / 48.133333°N 11.566667°E / 48.133333; 11.566667
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Urban district
City subdivisions 25 boroughs
Lord Mayor Christian Ude (SPD)
Governing parties SPDGreens / Rosa Liste
Basic statistics
Area 310.43 km2 (119.86 sq mi)
Elevation 519 m  (1703 ft)
Population  1,356,594  (31 December 2007)[1]
 - Density 4,370 /km2 (11,318 /sq mi)
 - Urban 2,606,021
 - Metro 5,203,738 
Founded 1158
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate M
Postal codes 80331–81929
Area code 089
Website www.muenchen.de
Munich (German: München, pronounced [ˈmʏnçən]  ( listen); Austro-Bavarian: Minga[2]) is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.[3]
The city's motto is "München mag Dich" (Munich Loves You). Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" (Cosmopolitan city with a heart). Its native name, München, is derived from the Old German word Mönche, meaning "Monks". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city, hence the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms. Black and gold—the colours of the Holy Roman Empire—have been the city's official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian.
Munich is not the only location within Bavaria known as "München". Three such locations exist: the one which is known as "Munich"; another which is northeast of the city of Nuremberg, and also Hutthurm, a town north of the city of Passau.

Contents

History

Munich city coat of arms.

Origin and Middle Ages

The year 1158 is assumed to be the foundation date, which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned in a document. The document was signed in Augsburg.[4] By that time the Guelph Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, had built a bridge over the river Isar next to a settlement of Benedictine monks—this was on the Salt Route and a toll bridge.
Almost two decades later in 1175 Munich was officially granted city status and received fortification. In 1180, with the trial of Henry the Lion, Otto I Wittelsbach became Duke of Bavaria and Munich was handed over to the Bishop of Freising. Wittelsbach's heirs, the Wittelsbach dynasty would rule Bavaria until 1918. In 1240 Munich itself was transferred to Otto II Wittelsbach and in 1255, when the Duchy of Bavaria was split in two, Munich became the ducal residence of Upper Bavaria.
Duke Louis IV was elected German king in 1314 and crowned as Holy Roman Emperor in 1328. He strengthened the city's position by granting it the salt monopoly, thus assuring it of additional income. In the late 15th century Munich underwent a revival of gothic arts—the Old Town Hall was enlarged, and a Munich's largest gothic church, now a cathedral—the Frauenkirche—constructed in only twenty years, starting in 1468.

Capital of reunited Bavaria

Marienplatz, Munich about 1650.
Banners with the colours of Bavaria (right) and Munich (left) with the Frauenkirche in the background.
When Bavaria was reunited in 1506 Munich became capital of the whole of Bavaria. The arts and politics became increasingly influenced by the court (see Orlando di Lasso, Heinrich Schuetz and later Mozart and Richard Wagner). During the 16th century Munich was a center of the German counter reformation, and also of renaissance arts. Duke Wilhelm V commissioned the Jesuit Michaelskirche, which became a center for the counter-reformation, and also built the Hofbräuhaus for brewing brown beer in 1589. The Catholic League was founded in Munich in 1609. In 1623 during the Thirty Years' War Munich became electoral residence when Maximilian I, Duke of Bavaria was invested with the electoral dignity but in 1632 the city was occupied by Gustav II Adolph of Sweden. When the bubonic plague broke out in 1634 and 1635 about one third of the population died. Under the regency of the Bavarian electors Munich was an important center of baroque life but also had to suffer under Habsburg occupations in 1704 and 1742.
In 1806, the city became the capital of the new Kingdom of Bavaria, with the state's parliament (the Landtag) and the new archdiocese of Munich and Freising being located in the city. Twenty years later Landshut University was moved to Munich. Many of the city's finest buildings belong to this period and were built under the first three Bavarian kings. Later Prince Regent Luitpold's years as regent were marked by tremendous artistic and cultural activity in Munich (see Franz von Stuck and Der Blaue Reiter).

World War I to World War II

Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, life in Munich became very difficult, as the Allied blockade of Germany led to food and fuel shortages. During French air raids in 1916 three bombs fell on Munich. After World War I, the city was at the centre of much political unrest. In November 1918 on the eve of revolution, Ludwig III and his family fled the city. After the murder of the first republican premier of Bavaria Kurt Eisner in February 1919 by Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, the Bavarian Soviet Republic was proclaimed. When Communists had taken power, Lenin, who had lived in Munich some years before, sent a congratulatory telegram, but the Soviet Republic was put down on 3 May 1919 by the Freikorps. While the republican government had been restored, Munich subsequently became a hotbed of right-wing politics, among which Adolf Hitler and the National Socialism rose to prominence.
Bombing damage to the Altstadt. Note the roofless and pockmarked Altes Rathaus looking up the Tal. The roofless Heilig-Geist-Kirche is on the right of the photo. Its spire, without the copper top, is behind the church. The Talbruck gate tower is missing completely.
In 1923 Hitler and his supporters, who at that time were concentrated in Munich, staged the Beer Hall Putsch, an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic and seize power. The revolt failed, resulting in Hitler's arrest and the temporary crippling of the Nazi Party, which was virtually unknown outside Munich.
The city would once again become a Nazi stronghold when the National Socialists took power in Germany in 1933. The National Socialist Workers Party created the first concentration camp at Dachau, 10 miles (16 km) north-west of the city. Because of its importance to the rise of National Socialism, Munich was referred to as the Hauptstadt der Bewegung ("Capital of the Movement"). The NSDAP headquarters were in Munich and many Führerbauten ("Führer-buildings") were built around the Königsplatz, some of which have survived to this day.
The city is known as the site of the culmination of the policy of appeasement employed by Britain and France leading up to World War II. It was in Munich that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain assented to the annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland region into Greater Germany in the hopes of sating the desires of Hitler's Third Reich.
Munich was the base of the White Rose, a group of students that formed a resistance movement from June 1942 to February 1943. The core members were arrested and executed following a distribution of leaflets in Munich University by Hans and Sophie Scholl.
The city was very heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II—the city was hit by 71 air raids over a period of six years.

Postwar Munich

After American occupation in 1945, Munich was completely rebuilt following a meticulous and — by comparison to other war-ravaged West German cities — rather conservative plan which preserved its pre-war street grid. In 1957 Munich's population passed the 1 million mark.
Munich was the site of the 1972 Summer Olympics, during which Israeli athletes were assassinated by Palestinian terrorists in the Munich massacre, when gunmen from the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group took hostage members of the Israeli Olympic team.
The majority of residents of Munich enjoy a high quality of life. Mercer HR Consulting consistently rates the city among the top 10 cities with highest quality of life worldwide—a 2007 survey ranked Munich as 8th.[5] The same company also ranks Munich as the world's 39th most expensive city to live in and the most expensive major city in Germany.[6] Munich enjoys a thriving economy, driven by the information technology, biotechnology, and publishing sectors. Environmental pollution is comparatively low, although as of 2006 the city council is concerned about levels of particulate matter (PM), especially along the city's major thoroughfares. Since the enactment of EU legislation concerning the concentration of particulate in the air, environmental groups such as Greenpeace have staged large protest rallies to urge the city council and the State government to take a harder stance on pollution.[citation needed]
Today, the crime rate is very low compared to other large German cities, such as Hamburg or Berlin.[7] This high quality of life and safety has caused the city to be nicknamed "Toytown" amongst the English-speaking residents. German inhabitants call it "Millionendorf", an expression which means "village of a million people".

Geography

Munich: View from the Englischer Garten
Munich lies on the elevated plains of Upper Bavaria, about 50 km north of the northern edge of the Alps, at an altitude of about 520 m (1,706.04 ft) ASL. The local rivers are the Isar and the Würm. Munich is situated in the Northern Alpine Foreland. The northern part of this sandy plateau includes a highly fertile flint area which is no longer affected by the folding processes found in the Alps, while the southern part is covered by morainic hills. In-between there are fields of fluvio-glacial out-wash, such as around Munich. Wherever these deposits get thinner, the ground water can permeate the gravel surface and flood the area, leading to marshes as in the north of Munich.

Climate

Munich has a continental climate, strongly modified by the proximity of the Alps. The city's altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps mean that precipitation is rather high. Rain storms often come violently and unexpectedly. The range of temperature between day and night or summer and winter can be extreme. A warm downwind from the Alps (a föhn wind) can change the temperatures completely within a few hours, even in the winter.
Winters last from December to March. Munich experiences rather cold winters, but heavy rainfall is rarely seen in the winter. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of −1 °C (30 °F). Snow cover is seen for at least a couple of weeks during winter. Summers in Munich city are fairly warm with average maximum of 23 °C (73 °F) in the hottest month of July. The summers last from May until September.
Climate data for Munich
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.7
(37)
4.3
(40)
9.0
(48)
12.5
(55)
18.0
(64)
20.5
(69)
23.1
(74)
23.0
(73)
18.8
(66)
13.2
(56)
6.9
(44)
3.7
(39)
13.0
(55)
Average low °C (°F) -3.7
(25)
-3.2
(26)
0.1
(32)
2.8
(37)
7.2
(45)
10.4
(51)
12.6
(55)
12.3
(54)
8.9
(48)
4.7
(40)
0.2
(32)
-2.3
(28)
4.2
(40)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48.0
(1.89)
45.2
(1.78)
57.7
(2.27)
69.9
(2.75)
93.4
(3.68)
127.6
(5.02)
131.6
(5.18)
110.5
(4.35)
86.3
(3.4)
65.4
(2.57)
71.0
(2.8)
60.8
(2.39)
967.4
(38.09)
Avg. rainy days 10.0 8.6 10.5 10.9 11.6 13.8 12.0 11.4 9.6 9.1 10.7 11.2 129.4
Source: World Meteorological Organisation [8] February 2010

Demographics

Munich: St. Lukas and River Isar.
In July 2007, Munich had 1.34 million inhabitants; 300,129 of those did not hold German citizenship. The city has strong Turkish and Balkan communities. The largest groups of foreign nationals were Turks (43,309), Albanians (30,385), Croats (24,866), Serbs (24,439), Greeks (22,486), Austrians (21,411), and Italians (20,847). 37% of foreign nationals come from the European Union.
With only 24,000 inhabitants in 1700, the population doubled roughly every 30 years. For example, it had 100,000 people in 1852 and then 250,000 people in 1883; by 1901, the figure had doubled again to 500,000. Since then, Munich has become Germany's third largest city. In 1933, 840,901 inhabitants were counted and in 1957, Munich's population passed the 1 million mark.
47.4% of Munich's residents are not affiliated with any religious group, and this group represents the fastest growing segment of the population. As in the rest of Germany, the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches have experienced a continuous, slow decline in their memberships. .As of 31 December 2008, 38.3% of the city's inhabitants were Roman Catholic, 14.0% Protestant, and 0.3% Jewish.^ May-2008 14:31 .
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There is also a small Old Catholic parish and an English-speaking parish of the Episcopal Church in the city.[9]

Politics

Results of the elections for the city council 2008
Munich's current mayor is Christian Ude of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Munich has a nearly unbroken history of SPD governments since World War II, which is remarkable because the rest of Bavaria is a conservative stronghold, with the Christian Social Union winning absolute majorities among the Bavarian electorate in many elections at the communal, state, and federal levels.
Munich is currently governed by a coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the Rosa Liste (Pink List, a gay rights party).
As capital of the Free State of Bavaria, Munich is an important political centre in Germany and the seat of the Bavarian State Parliament, the Staatskanzlei (the State Chancellery) and of all state departments.
Several national and international authorities are located in Munich, including the Federal Finance Court of Germany and the European Patent Office.
Munich has decided since 2003 to switch 14,000 computers gradually to free software. It develops a Debian based Linux distribution called LiMux.[10]

Subdivisions

Since the administrative reform in 1992, Munich is divided into 25 boroughs or Stadtbezirke.

Architecture

The New Town Hall and Marienplatz
The city is an inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture, since Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings but also created new landmarks of architecture. A survey, conducted by the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations for the National Geographic Traveler, chose over 100 historic places around the world and ranked Munich as the 30th best destination.[11]

The inner city

At the center of the city is the Marienplatz—a large open square named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column in its centre—with the Old and the New Town Hall. Its tower contains the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Three gates of the demolished medieval fortification have survived to this day—the Isartor in the east, the Sendlinger Tor in the south and the Karlstor in the west of the inner city. The Karlstor (destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt afterwards) leads up to the Stachus, a grand square dominated by the Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) and a fountain.
The Peterskirche close to Marienplatz is the oldest church of the inner city. It was first built during the Romanesque period, and was the focus of the early monastic settlement in Munich before the city's official foundation in 1158. Nearby St. Peter the Gothic hall-church Heiliggeistkirche (The Church of the Holy Spirit) was converted to baroque style from 1724 onwards and looks down upon the Viktualienmarkt, the most popular market of Munich.
The Frauenkirche is the most famous building in the city centre and serves as cathedral for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The nearby Michaelskirche is the largest renaissance church north of the Alps, while the Theatinerkirche is a basilica in Italianate high baroque which had a major influence on Southern German baroque architecture. Its dome dominates the Odeonsplatz. Other baroque churches in the inner city which are worth a detour are the Bürgersaalkirche, the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, the St. Anna Damenstiftskirche and St. Anna im Lehel, the first rococo church in Bavaria. The Asamkirche was endowed and built by the Brothers Asam, pioneering artists of the rococo period.
The large Residenz palace complex (begun in 1385) on the edge of Munich's Old Town ranks among Europe's most significant museums of interior decoration. Having undergone several extensions, it contains also the treasury and the splendid rococo Cuvilliés Theatre. Next door to the Residenz the neo-classical opera, the National Theatre was erected. Among the baroque and neoclassical mansions which still exist in Munich are the Palais Porcia, the Palais Preysing, the Palais Holnstein and the Prinz-Carl-Palais. All mansions are situated close to the Residenz, same as the Alte Hof, a medieval castle and first residence of the Wittelsbach dukes in Munich.
The inner city has been recreated[12] in the virtual world of Second Life and can be visited for a virtual sight seeing tour.

The royal avenues and squares

Four grand royal avenues of the 19th century with magnificent official buildings connect Munich's inner city with the suburbs:
The neoclassical Briennerstrasse, starting at Odeonsplatz on the northern fringe of the Old Town close to the Residenz, runs from east to west and opens into the impressive Königsplatz, designed with the "Doric" Propyläen, the "Ionic" Glyptothek and the "Corinthian" State Museum of Classical Art, on its back side St. Boniface's Abbey was erected. The area around Königsplatz is home to the Kunstareal, Munich's gallery and museum quarter (as described below).
Ludwigstrasse also begins at Odeonsplatz and runs from south to north, skirting the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the St. Louis church, the Bavarian State Library and numerous state ministries and palaces. The southern part of the avenue was constructed in Italian renaissance style while the north is strongly influenced by Italian Romanesque architecture.
The neo-Gothic Maximilianstrasse starts at Max-Joseph-Platz, where the Residenz and the National Theatre are situated, and runs from west to east. The avenue is framed by neo-Gothic buildings which house, among others, the Schauspielhaus and the Building of the district government of Upper Bavaria and the Museum of Ethnology. After crossing the river Isar, the avenue circles the Maximilianeum, home of the state parliament. The western portion of Maximilianstrasse is known for its designer shops, luxury boutiques, jewellery stores, and one of Munich's foremost five-star hotels, the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten.
Prinzregentenstrasse runs parallel to Maximilianstrasse and begins at Prinz-Carl-Palais. Many museums can be found along the avenue, such as the Haus der Kunst, the Bavarian National Museum and the Schackgalerie. The avenue crosses the Isar and circles the Friedensengel monument passing the Villa Stuck and Hitler's old apartment. The Prinzregententheater is at Prinzregentenplatz further to the east.

Other boroughs

BMW Headquarters
Two large baroque palaces in Nymphenburg and Oberschleissheim are reminders of Bavaria's royal past. Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace), some 6 km north west of the city centre, is surrounded by an impressive park and is considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful royal residences. 2 km north west of Nymphenburg Palace is Schloss Blutenburg (Blutenburg Castle), an old ducal country seat with a late-Gothic palace church. Schloss Fürstenried (Fürstenried Palace), a baroque palace of similar structure to Nymphenburg but of much smaller size, was erected around the same time in the south west of Munich. The second large baroque residence is Schloss Schleissheim (Schleissheim Palace), located in the suburb of Oberschleissheim, a palace complex encompassing three separate residences: Altes Schloss Schleissheim (the old palace), Neues Schloss Schleissheim (the new palace) and Schloss Lustheim (Lustheim Palace). Most parts of the palace complex serve as museums and art galleries. Deutsches Museum's Flugwerft Schleissheim flight exhibition centre is located nearby, on the Schleissheim Special Landing Field.
St Michael in Berg am Laim might be the most remarkable church out of the inner city. Most of the boroughs have parish churches which originate from the Middle Ages like the most famous church of pilgrimage in Munich St Mary in Ramersdorf. The oldest church within the city borders is Heilig Kreuz in Fröttmaning next to the Allianz-Arena, known for its Romanesque fresco. Especially in its suburbs, Munich features a wide and diverse array of modern architecture, although strict culturally sensitive height limitations for buildings have limited the construction of skyscrapers to avoid a loss of views to the distant Bavarian Alps. Most high-rise buildings are clustered at the northern edge of Munich in the skyline, like the Hypo-Haus, the Arabella High-Rise Building, the Highlight Towers, Uptown Munich, Münchner Tor and the BMW Headquarters next to the Olympic Park. Several other high-rise buildings are located near the city center and on the Siemens campus in southern Munich. A landmark of modern Munich is also the architecture of the sport stadiums (as described below).
In Fasangarten is the former McGraw Kaserne, a former U.S. army base, near Stadelheim Prison.

The parks

Hofgarten with the dome of the state chancellery near the Residenz.
Munich is a green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, close to the city centre and covering an area of 3.7 km² (larger than Central Park in New York), is one of the world's largest urban public parks, and contains a nudist area, jogging tracks and bridle-paths. It was designed and laid out by Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford, an American, for both pleasure and as a work area for the city's vagrants and homeless. Nowadays it is entirely a park with a Biergarten at the Chinese Pagoda.
Other large green spaces are the modern Olympiapark and Westpark as well as the parks of Nymphenburg Palace (with the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg to the north), and Schleissheim Palace. The city's oldest park is the Hofgarten, near the Residenz, and dating back to the 16th century. Best known for the largest beergarden in the town is the former royal Hirschgarten, founded in 1780 for deer which still live there.
The city's zoo is the Tierpark Hellabrunn near the Flaucher Island in the Isar in the south of the city. Another notable park is Ostpark, located in Perlach-Ramersdorf area which houses the swimming area, Michaelibad, one of the largest in Munich.

Sports

Olympiasee in Olympiapark, Munich
Munich is home to several professional football teams, including FC Bayern Munich which is one of Germany's most popular and successful clubs. The Munich area currently has three teams in the Bundesliga system (FC Bayern, TSV 1860 and SpVgg Unterhaching), which comprises the three top divisions of German football. The city's hockey club is EHC Munich.
Munich has also hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics and was one of the host cities for the 2006 Football World Cup which was not held in Munich's Olympic Stadium but in a new football specific stadium, the Allianz Arena.
The Deutsche Baseball Verein hosts two teams in the area, the Munich-Haar Disciples, and the Gauting Indians; both of which currently play in the First League of the Bundesliga, both in the South Division. This has created a strong rivalry since the Disciples entered the first league in 2007.
On October 16, 2009, the International Olympic Committee has listed Munich as one of the three Applicant Cities for 2018 Winter Olympic Games, with Annecy, France, and Pyeongchang, South Korea. If chosen, Munich will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Culture

Language

The Austro-Bavarian language is also spoken in and around Munich, where it is known as osterreichisch-boarisch. Austro-Bavarian has no-official status by the Bavarian authorities or local government yet is recognised by the SIL and has its own ISO-639 code.

Museums

The Deutsches Museum or German Museum, located on an island in the River Isar, is one of the oldest and largest science museums in the world. Three redundant exhibition buildings which are under a protection order were converted to house the Verkehrsmuseum, which houses the land transport collections of the Deutsches Museum. Deutsches Museum's Flugwerft Schleissheim flight exhibition centre is located nearby, on the Schleissheim Special Landing Field. Several non-centralised museums (many of those are public collections at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) show the expanded state collections of palaeontology, geology, mineralogy,[13] zoology, botany and anthropology.
The city has several important art galleries, most of which can be found in the Kunstareal, including the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne. Alte Pinakothek's rather monolithic structure contains a treasure trove of the works of European masters between the 14th and 18th centuries. The collection reflects the eclectic tastes of the Wittelsbachs over four centuries, and is sorted by schools over two sprawling floors. Major displays include Albrecht Dürer's Christ-like Self-Portrait, his Four Apostles, Raphael's paintings The Canigiani Holy Family and Madonna Tempi as well as Peter Paul Rubens two-storey-high Judgment Day. The gallery houses one of the world's most comprehensive Rubens collections. Before World War I, the Blaue Reiter group of artists worked in Munich. Many of their works can now be seen at the Lenbachhaus. An important collection of Greek and Roman art is held in the Glyptothek and the Staatliche Antikensammlung (State Antiquities Collection). King Ludwig I managed to acquire such famous pieces as the Medusa Rondanini, the Barberini Faun and the figures from the Temple of Aphaea on Aegina for the Glyptothek. The Kunstareal will be further augmented by the completion of the Egyptian Museum.
The famous gothic Morris dancers of Erasmus Grasser are exhibited in the Munich City Museum in the old gothic arsenal building in the inner city.
Another area for the arts next to the Kunstareal is the Lehel quarter between the old town and the river Isar: The State Museum of Ethnology in Maximilianstrasse is the second largest collection in Germany of artifacts and objects from outside Europe, while the Bavarian National Museum and the adjoining Bavarian State Archaeological Collection in Prinzregentenstrasse rank among Europe's major art and cultural history museums. The nearby Schackgalerie is an important gallery of German 19th century paintings.
The former Dachau concentration camp is 16 kilometres outside the city.

Arts and literature

Munich is a major European cultural centre and has played host to many prominent composers including Orlando di Lasso, W.A. Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Max Reger and Carl Orff. With the Biennale, founded by Hans Werner Henze the city still contributes to modern music theatre.
The Nationaltheater where several of Richard Wagner's operas had their premieres under the patronage of Ludwig II of Bavaria is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Orchestra. Next door the modern Residenz Theatre was erected in the building that had housed the Cuvilliés Theatre before World War II. Many operas were staged there, including the premiere of Mozart's "Idomeneo" in 1781. The Gärtnerplatz Theatre is a ballet and musical state theatre while another opera house the Prinzregententheater has become the home of the Bavarian Theatre Academy. The modern Gasteig center houses the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. The third orchestra in Munich with international importance is the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Its primary concert venue is the Herkulesaal in the former city royal residence, the Residenz. A stage for shows, big events and musicals is the Deutsche Theater.
The Golden Friedensengel
Next to the Bavarian Staatsschauspiel in the Residenz Theatre (Residenztheater), the Munich Kammerspiele in the Schauspielhaus is one of the most important German language theatres in the world. Since Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's premieres in 1775 many important writers have staged their plays in Munich such as Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Henrik Ibsen and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Prominent literary figures worked in Munich especially during the final centuries of the Kingdom of Bavaria such as Paul Heyse, Max Halbe, Rainer Maria Rilke and Frank Wedekind. The period immediately before World War I saw particular economic and cultural prominence for the city. Munich, and especially its suburb of Schwabing, became the domicile of many artists and writers. Thomas Mann, who also lived there, wrote ironically in his novella Gladius Dei about this period, "Munich shone". It remained a centre of cultural life during the Weimar period with figures such as Lion Feuchtwanger, Bertolt Brecht and Oskar Maria Graf. In 1919 the Bavaria Film Studios were founded.
From the Gothic to the Baroque era, the fine arts were represented in Munich by artists like Erasmus Grasser, Jan Polack, Johann Baptist Straub, Ignaz Günther, Hans Krumpper, Ludwig von Schwanthaler, Cosmas Damian Asam, Egid Quirin Asam, Johann Baptist Zimmermann, Johann Michael Fischer and François de Cuvilliés. .Munich had already become an important place for painters like Carl Rottmann, Lovis Corinth, Wilhelm von Kaulbach, Carl Spitzweg, Franz von Lenbach, Franz von Stuck and Wilhelm Leibl when Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of expressionist artists, was established in Munich in 1911. The city was home to the Blue Rider's painters Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, August Macke and Alfred Kubin.^ Brand des Dachstuhls des Lidl-Marktes in der Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse.

Hofbräuhaus and Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (2003).
The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, arguably the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre. It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich's most famous attractions. For two weeks, the Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents ("Bierzelte") and fairground attractions. The Oktoberfest was first held on 12 October 1810 in honour of the marriage of crown prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities were closed with a horse race and in the following years the horse races were continued and later developed into what is now known as the Oktoberfest. Despite its name, most of Oktoberfest occurs in September. It always finishes on the first Sunday in October unless the German national holiday on 3 October ("Tag der deutschen Einheit"-Day of German Unity) is a Monday or Tuesday-then the Oktoberfest remains open for these days.

Culinary specialities

Weisswürste with süsser Senf (sweet mustard) and a Brezn (pretzel).
The Weisswürste ('white sausages') are a Munich speciality. .Traditionally eaten only before 12:00 noon - a tradition dating to a time before refrigerators - these morsels are often served with sweet mustard and freshly baked pretzels.^ If you only know the time zone acronym/abbreviation, please try these cities as substitutes: .
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Leberkäs, Bavarian baked sausage loaf, often served with potato salad, is another delicacy of the region.
The most famous soup might be the Leberknödel Soup. Leberknödel is a bread dumpling seasoned with liver and onions.
Schweinsbraten (pot roasted pork) with Knödel (dumplings made from potatoes and/or white bread) and Kraut (cabbage) or a Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) are served as lunch or dinner. Beuscherl, a plate of lung, heart and spleen is also served with dumplings.
Popular as dessert is the Apfelstrudel (apple) strudel with vanilla sauce, the Millirahmstrudel a cream cheese strudel, Dampfnudeln (yeast dumplings served with custard) or Auszogene, a fried pastry shaped like a large donut but without a hole. And there is also the famous Prinzregententorte created in honour of the prince regent Luitpold.
Some specialities are typical cold dishes served in beergardens: Obatzda is a Bavarian cheese delicacy, a savoury blend of smashed mellow camembert prepared with cream cheese, cut onions and spicy paprika (and sometimes some butter). It's often served in the beergardens as well as Radi, white radish cut in thin slices and salted, and Münchner Wurstsalat, Munich's famous sausage salad with thinly sliced Knackwurst marinated in vinegar and oil with onions on a bed of lettuce. Popular grilled meals include Steckerlfisch which is a local fish, such as trout or whitefish, speared on a wooden stick, grilled and smoked on charcoal—the typical feature is the crispy skin. Another classic is A hoibs Hendl (half a grilled chicken). A Mass (die Mass) is a litre of beer, a Radler consists of half beer and half lemonade.

Local beers brewed in Munich

Munich is famous for its breweries and the Weissbier (or Weizenbier, wheat beer) is a speciality from Bavaria. Helles with its translucent gold colour is the most popular Munich beer today, although it’s not very old (only introduced in 1895). Helles and Pils have almost ousted the Munich Dark Beer (Dunkles), which gets its dark colour from burnt malt, the most popular beer in Munich within the 19th century. Starkbier is the strongest Munich beer, containing 6–9 percent alcohol. It is dark amber and has a heavy malty taste. It is available and popular during the Lenten Starkbierzeit (strong beer season), which begins on or before St. Joseph’s Day (March 19). There are around 20 major beer gardens, with four of the most famous and popular being located in the Englischer Garten and the largest one in the Hirschgarten.

Markets

The Viktualienmarkt is Munich's most popular market for fresh food and delicatessen. A very old feature of Munich's Fasching (carnival) is the dance of the Marktfrauen (market women) of the Viktualienmarkt in comical costumes.
The Auer Dult is held three times a year on the square around Mariahilf church and is one of Munich's oldest markets, well known for its hardware, tat and antiques.
Three weeks before Christmas the Christkindlmarkt opens at Marienplatz and other squares in the city, selling Christmas goods.

Nightlife in Munich

Nightlife in Munich is thriving with over 6,000 licensed establishments in the city, especially in Schwabing, which is still the main quarter for students and artists. Some notable establishments are: the touristy Hofbräuhaus, one of the oldest breweries in Munich, located in the city centre near Tal; Kultfabrik (formerly known as Kunstpark Ost) and Optimolwerke, former industrial areas converted to host many different discos and pubs; Munich's gay quarter is in Isarvorstadt, surrounding the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, also known as the Glockenbachviertel.

Colleges and universities

Munich is a leading location for science and research with a long list of Nobel Prize laureates from Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1901 to Theodor Hänsch in 2005. Munich has become a spiritual centre already since the times of Emperor Louis IV when philosophers like Michael of Cesena, Marsilius of Padua and William of Ockham were protected at the emperor's court. The Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TU or TUM), were two of the first three German universities to be awarded the title elite university by a selection committee composed of academics and members of the Ministries of Education and Research of the Federation and the German states (Länder). Only the two Munich universities and the Technical University of Karlsruhe have held this honour, and the implied greater chances of attracting research funds, since the first evaluation round in 2006.
Main building of the Ludwig Maximilians University

Scientific research institutions

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society, an independent German non-profit research organization, has its administrative headquarters in Munich. The following institutes are located in the Munich metropolitan area:

Other research institutes

Economy

BMW Headquarters building (one of the few buildings that have been built from the top to the bottom) and the bowl shaped BMW museum
Munich has the strongest economy of any German city,[14] as well as the lowest unemployment rate (5.6%) of any German city with more than a million people (the other ones being Berlin and Hamburg).[15] The city is also the economic centre of southern Germany. The initiative “Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM)” (New Social Market Economy) and the “WirtschaftsWoche” (Business Weekly) magazine have awarded Munich the top score in their comparative survey for the third time in June 2006. Munich topped the ranking of the magazine “Capital” in February 2005 for the economic prospects between 2002 and 2011 in sixty German cities. Munich is considered a global city and holds the headquarters of Siemens AG (electronics), BMW (car), MAN AG (truck manufacturer, engineering), Linde (gases), Allianz (insurance) and Munich Re (re-insurance), Rohde & Schwarz (electronics). .Among German cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants purchasing power is highest in Munich (26,648 euro per inhabitant) as of 2007.[16] In 2006, Munich blue-collar workers enjoyed an average hourly wage of 18.62 euro (ca.^ Aug-2007 16:26 .
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The breakdown by cities proper (not metropolitan areas) of Global 500 cities listed Munich in 8th position in 2009.[18] Munich is also a centre for biotechnology, software and other service industries. Munich is also the home of the headquarters of many other large companies like the aircraft engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, the space and defence contractor EADS (headquartered in the suburban town of Ottobrunn), the injection molding machine manufacturer Krauss-Maffei, the camera and lighting manufacturer Arri, the semiconductor firm Infineon Technologies (headquartered in the suburban town of Neubiberg), the DRAM company Qimonda, as well as the German or European headquarters of many foreign companies like Precision Plus, McDonald’s and Microsoft.
Munich has significance as a financial centre (secondary to Frankfurt), being home of HypoVereinsbank and the Bayerische Landesbank. It outranks Frankfurt though as home of insurance companies like Allianz and Munich Re.
Munich is the largest publishing city in Europe[19] and home to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's largest daily newspapers. Munich is also home to Germany's largest public broadcasting network, ARD, and its largest commercial network, Pro7-Sat1 Media AG, is home to the headquarters of the German branch of Random House, the world's largest publishing house, and is also host to the Burda publishing group.
The Bavaria Film Studios are located in the suburb of Grünwald. They are one of Europe's biggest and most famous film production studios.[20]
Lufthansa has opened a second hub at Munich's Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, the second-largest airport in Germany, after Frankfurt International Airport.

Transportation

Public transport network

Munich International Airport

Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) is Germany's second largest airport, after Frankfurt, with about 34 million passengers a year, and lies some 30 km (19 mi) north east of the city centre. The airport can be reached by suburban train lines S8 from the east and S1 from the west part of the city. From the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), the journey takes 40–45 minutes. .A magnetic levitation train (called Transrapid) which was to have run at speeds of up to 400 km/h (249 mph) from the central station to the airport in a travel time of 10 minutes had been approved,[21] but was cancelled in March 2008 because of cost escalation.^ Apr-2008 21:10 .
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[22] Supporters of the transrapid project founded the organization Bayern pro Rapid in 2007.
The airport began operations in 1992, replacing the former main airport, the Munich-Riem airport (active 1939–1992).

Other airports

The Bavarian state government has announced plans to expand the Oberpfaffenhofen Air Station[citation needed] located west of Munich, for commercial use. These plans are opposed by many residents in the Oberpfaffenhofen area[citation needed].
The Memmingen Airport is also called Airport Munich West.

Public transportation

For its urban population of 2.6 million people, Munich and its closest suburbs have one of the most comprehensive and punctual systems in the world, incorporating the Munich U-Bahn (underground railway), the Munich S-Bahn (suburban trains), trams and buses. The system is supervised by the Munich Transport and Tariff Association (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH). The Munich Tramway is the oldest existing public transportation system in the city, which has been in operation since 1876. Munich also has an extensive network of bus lines.
The main railway station is Munich Hauptbahnhof, in the city centre, and there are two smaller main line stations at Pasing, in the west of the city, and Munich Ostbahnhof in the east. All three are connected to the public transport system and serve as transportation hubs.
ICE highspeed trains stop at Munich-Pasing and Munich-Hauptbahnhof only. InterCity and EuroCity trains to destinations east of Munich also stop at Munich East. Since 28 May 2006 Munich has been connected to Nuremberg via Ingolstadt by the 300 km/h (186 mph) Nuremberg–Munich high-speed railway line.
The trade fair transport logistic is held every two years at the Neue Messe München (Messe München International).

Individual transportation

Munich motorway network
Munich is an integral part of the motorway network of southern Germany. Motorways from Stuttgart (W), Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Berlin (N), Deggendorf and Passau (E), Salzburg and Innsbruck (SE), Garmisch Partenkirchen (S) and Lindau (SW) terminate at Munich, allowing direct access to the different parts of Germany, Austria and Italy. However, traffic in and around Munich is often heavy. Traffic jams are commonplace during rush hour and at the beginning and end of major holidays in Germany.
Cycling is recognized as a good alternative to motorised transport and the growing number of bicycle lanes are widely used throughout the year. A modern bike hire system is available in the central area of Munich that is surrounded by the beltway.

Around Munich

The Munich agglomeration sprawls across the plain of the Alpine foothills comprising about 2.6 million habitants. Several smaller traditional Bavarian towns and cities like Dachau, Freising, Erding, Starnberg, Landshut and Moosburg are today part of the Greater Munich Region, formed by Munich and the surrounding districts, making up the Munich Metropolitan Region, which has a population of about 4.5 million people.

Twin cities

Twin towns — Sister cities

Plaques in the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) showing Munich's sister cities.
Munich is twinned with:

Famous people of Munich

Famous people born in Munich

The Mariensäule (Mary's column)

Famous residents

References

Notes
  1. ^ Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung. "www.statistik.bayern.de" (in German). https://www.statistik.bayern.de/daten/bayern/bevoelkerung/. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Names of European cities in different languages: M–P#M
  3. ^ Region Munich
  4. ^ stmf.bayern.de (German)
  5. ^ 2007 survey Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  6. ^ 2007 Cost of Living Report Munich Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  7. ^ Report in Stern magazine (German)
  8. ^ "World Weather Information Service - Munich". http://worldweather.wmo.int/016/c00058.htm. 
  9. ^ (in German) Die Bevölkerung in den Stadtbezirken nach ausgewählten Konfessionen am 31.12.2008. Statistisches Amt München. http://www.mstatistik-muenchen.de/themen/bevoelkerung/jahreszahlen/jahreszahlen_2008/p_jt090114.pdf. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Munich picks its Linux distro - ZDNet UK
  11. ^ Best 110 historic places worldwide
  12. ^ http://www.munichsl.com/ Munich in SL
  13. ^ "Museum Reich der Kristalle München". Lrz-muenchen.de. http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~Mineralogische.Staatssammlung/. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  14. ^ [1] Study conducted by INSM (New Social Market Economy Initiative) and WirtschaftsWoche magazine
  15. ^ [2] Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal agency for work)
  16. ^ [3] Germany, statistics, studies, consumers
  17. ^ Landeshauptstadt München, Direktorium, Statistisches Amt: Statistisches Jahrbuch 2007, page 206 (Statistical Yearbook of the City of Munich 2007)
  18. ^ [4] Fortune Global 500 annual ranking of the world's largest corporations
  19. ^ "Munich Literature House: About Us". http://www.literaturhaus-muenchen.de/english/house/index.htm. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  20. ^ "Bavaria Film GmbH". http://www.bavaria-film.de/index.php?id=3. Retrieved 17 Februar 2008. 
  21. ^ "Germany to build maglev railway". BBC News (BBC). 25 September 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7011932.stm. Retrieved 7 April 2008. 
  22. ^ "Germany Scraps Transrapid Rail Plans". Deutsche Welle. 27 March 2008. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3219174,00.html. Retrieved 27 March 2008. 
  23. ^ "Edinburgh - Twin and Partner Cities". © 2008 The City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ Scotland. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/city_living/CEC_twin_and_partner_cities. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 

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The Frauenkirche in the Munich city center.
The Frauenkirche in the Munich city center.
.Munich (German: München) [1] is the capital city of Bavaria, the largest federal state of Germany (by area - not by population).^ Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady): Also known locally as Liebfrauenkirche, Munich's largest church nearly collapsed altogether when the city was bombed in 1945.
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^ The capital of the state of Paraná is a melting pot of such diverse cultures as Dutch, Polish, Arabian, German, Ukrainian, Italian and Japanese cultures, amongst many others!
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^ Beyond the city, Bavaria is a mountainous region of Germany, and the country's highest peak is at the nearby Austrian border.
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.Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.3 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany.^ Munich Munich is Germany's third largest city and one of Europe's most prosperous cities.
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^ Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years.
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^ The city has a population of about 1.3 million and the Munich metropolitan area is home to around 3 million people.
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The urban area, which sprawls on the foothills of the Alps, has a population of about 2.7 million.
.Munich is noted for its architecture and culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration is world famous.^ It's located next to the Theresienwiese, site of the world-famous Oktoberfest; near the Stachus shopping district; a short distance from the Deutsches Theater and the city's lively beer houses; and in close proximity to the metro and the central railway system.
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^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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^ Tryp Hotel Munich Comfortable and affordable hotel, next to the site of Oktoberfest celebrations – Elegant decor and warm hospitality make for a pleasant stay at this 6-story hotel in the heart of Munich.
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.Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality.^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Welcome to Munich The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. .Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ After World War II, Schwabing had a revival, and has since become Munich's trendiest neighborhood, populated by models, fashion editors, and the like.
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^ Film Museum: Since before World War II, Berlin's film industry has rivaled Hollywood, and it thrives today as one of Europe's premier cinematic cities.
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Munich Nymphenburg
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Munich Nymphenburg
  • City Center (Marienplatz/Isartor/Karlsplatz/Odeonsplatz)- The city center is made up largely of the Karlsplatz (also known as "Stachus" by the locals) and the pedestrian shopping zone that leads down to Marienplatz square, which are the main tourist hangouts.^ Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady): Also known locally as Liebfrauenkirche, Munich's largest church nearly collapsed altogether when the city was bombed in 1945.
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    ^ Eden Wolff Hotel is a 3 star hotel in the center of Munich, at short walking distance from the splendid sights and excellent shopping facilities that Munich has to offer.
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    ^ The Best Western Atrium Hotel in Munich is ideally located directly in the heart of the city in a quiet side-street, between the city's central train station and the famous Theresienwiese, and only a 10 minute walk to Karlspatz, Stachus, the beginning of shopping mall and all main attractions like Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt and the fairground.
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    .However, for ease of use, the areas directly around these squares should be included in the city center.^ Set in the city centre, very close to the famous Stachus square and the pedestrian area, 700 metres from the Marienplatz including Culture and Theatre centres and movie area about 200 metres.
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    ^ The city has a population of about 1.3 million and the Munich metropolitan area is home to around 3 million people.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .The city center is usually defined as the area within the old walled city, now most distinctly recognizable by the traffic loop known as the Altstadtring, although there are many portions of the historical walls still visible.^ Munich is an old city, criss-crossed with many streets.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    ^ Arrive in Curitiba, named best-organized city in South America, now a model for many Western industrialized nations!
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    Most notable are of course the gates at Stachus, Isartor and Sendlingertor (all located at U-Bahn/S-Bahn stations).
  • Schwabing/Maxvorstadt (University area) - Schwabing (as well as the neighboring Maxvorstadt) is the upscale academic district. Its trendy but charming neighborhood immediately beyond the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität (try blue/orange metro stops Universität or Münchener Freiheit) is filled with small coffee houses, expensive but impressive shoe stores, bookstores and specialty restaurants from around the world. Schwabing has always been an "in" place to live, and looking at the shady tree-lined streets, it's not difficult to imagine why. .Leopoldstraße (get out at Universität or Münchner Freiheit) also offers extensive sidewalk cafes including some famous internationally known American coffee emporiums.
  • Olympic area/Olympia Einkaufzentrum - Built on Munich's former airport Oberwiesenfeld, this is the area of the 1972 Olympic Games.^ The route passes some of Munich's finest sights, including Olympic Park, the Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing, and the Odeonsplatz.
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    .If you climb on the hills heaped up from the debris of the Second World War, you'll have a great overview of the site, especially worthwhile if there is a concert in the Olympic Stadium.
  • Haidhausen - The district around the Ostbahnhof (Eastern Station) is well-known for its clubbing area, Kultfabrik (formerly known as Kunstpark Ost, most locals will be familiar with the old name), where you can party in more than 30 clubs and discos.^ Kunstpark Ost : Once a factory, this sprawling propey is today an arcade of bars, restaurants, and dance clubs.
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    ^ The Silverstar Band also from Vancouver, BC., are known to be quite versatile in their playing as well, from old-fashioned polkas or waltzes to rock music.
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    ^ Not many European cities have more than one Michelin-rated "three-star" restaurant, so you may be surprised at the abundance of gourmet food found in this city best known for its herb-flavored white-veal sausages.
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    Also check out the many bars and restaurants in the Optimolwerke right next door. .There are also several quaint sidestreets in this quarter featuring small houses virtually unchanged in several hundreds of years.
  • Neuhausen & Nymphenburg - One of the more relaxing districts, where the atmosphere causes residents and visitors alike to forget they are in a city of over a million.^ Schloss Nymphenburg : This was the royal Wittelsbach's summer country house, and is a more sophisticated palace than the Residenz.
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    ^ La Crosse , WI Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2009 For more than 40 years, this blending of the German Oktoberfest with Americanized style has been a happy one.
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    .Take any tram with the end stop Romanplatz, for example the 12, and get out there, or get out at Rotkreuzplatz and relax in a beer garden or enjoy some ice cream or a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.^ There will be a beer garden and entertainment in Friendship Park.
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    ^ It is only 12 minutes by foot to the train station and is convenient for many restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.
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    ^ You won't want to miss out savoring some German beers along with the traditional Bavarian Inn pretzels.
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    .Both of these neighborhoods are virtually undiscovered by tourists even though Neuhausen is home to a popular night club and the world's largest beer garden.^ The world's largest beer garden, seating over 8,000, was built here in 1890 but the park, with its large oak and chestnut trees, remains a tranquil retreat and an excellent spot for a summer picnic or game of chess.
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    ^ The hotel is sited on the edge of the 900-acre English Garden Park, Europe's largest city park, which is famous for its beer gardens and monuments, including the Monopteros and the Chinese Tower.
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    ^ Found right in the heart of Schwabing, within a short distance of the English Garden, the world’s largest city park, and Muenchener Freiheit underground station.
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    .What's more astounding is that, while millions of tourists flock to Munich in the summer months and September and October for Oktoberfest, few find their way to the tranquil Schloss Nymphenburg gardens.
  • Thalkirchen - This district around the banks of the river Isar is a recreational area for many residents of Munich.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ The Reinbold Hotel in Munich is located quietly in a back road, in the vicinity of the hotel you will find lots of sights and interesting places to go such as the Oktoberfest, various beer gardens and restaurants as well as numerous shopping areas.
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    ^ A few steps from the main station you will find the A&O Hotel in Munich.
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    The zoo Hellabrunn is located here and in warm summer nights many bonfires are lit on the Flaucher, sand banks of the Isar.

Understand

.When Germans are polled about where they would most like to live, Munich finds its way consistently at the top of the list.^ Fremont, WA date to be announced Like the Oktoberfest in Munich, the Fremont Oktoberfest would not be true to its name if it were not complete with a constant flow of great beer.
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^ Would you like to see specific prices for hotel rooms in Munich?
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.Within easy driving distance of the Alps, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, it's not surprising that everyone wants to live here!^ Located within walking distance of most hotels, Helen's Festhalle is the spot for authentic German bands, food, beer, and fun.
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^ Live bands perform most nights, as do some super talented DJs who scratch the acetate off 12" records.
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^ In addition to containing some of Europe's most beautiful mountain scenery, Munich is also the home of the biergarten .
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Add to its benefit the beautiful architecture, especially Baroque and Rococo, green countryside which starts a mere half hour away on the S-Bahn, the second largest university in Germany, and the greatest beer culture on the planet; could there be anything wrong with Munich? Yes and no. The Bavarians are very conservative (although, Munich itself traditionally has a Social Democratic municipal council), to the point of being reactionary. This can make it tough to get to know them, and at the very least, will lead to more than a few raised eyebrows at your ripped denim shorts.
There's a price to pay for living in a city where everyone else wants to be: Munich is the most expensive city in Germany. But all in all, its advantages make a visit more than worthwhile. .Just be aware that outrageous clothing will raise more than a few eyebrows!^ Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years.
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^ Bayerischer Hof Hotel Munich, Bavaria Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years....
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.The people of Munich don't want their city to be recognized only as a city connected to beer and the Oktoberfest.^ Frankenmuth is the first Oktoberfest outside of Munich to be sanctioned by the Parliament and the City of Munich.
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^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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^ But throughout the year, Munich is the perfect place to engage with the people of a German city that has thrived since the Middle Ages.
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.In fact, the Bavarian Kings had their share to do with Munich becoming a city of arts and science in the 19th century.^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ By the 1910s, Munich was well on its way to becoming the modern European city we know today.
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Its outstanding position among other German cities may have faded, especially due to Berlin becoming the German capital again in the 1990s, but Munich still remains Germany's number-one place for art, having been the home or birthplace of many famous writers, artists, architects, and musicians, including:
.Egid Quirin Asam, François de Cuvilliés, Johann Michael Fischer, Albrecht Dürer, architects Barelli and Zuccalli (credited with bringing the Italian baroque style to Munich, a style that would become omnipresent throughout Bavaria), Leo von Klenze, Franz von Lenbach, Wassily Kandinsky and the artists of the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) School of Expressionist art.^ Eine brennende Silvesterrakete geriet auf das Dach eines Hauses in der Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse und entzündete das Gebälk des Dachstuhls.

.Thomas Mann and Lion Feuchtwanger are famous German writers that lived in Munich until they were driven out of the city by the Nazis because of their religion and/or political attitude.^ Thousands of Bavarians break out their lederhosen and feathered caps, thoroughly embarrassing their north German countrymen, not that they care.
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^ Artists, writers, poets, and musicians of the era made their home here, including Richard Wagner and Thomas Mann.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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Get in

By plane

Munich International Airport [2] (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM) is the second biggest German airport and has two terminals. Terminal 2 is used by Lufthansa [3] and its partner airlines from Star Alliance [4]. All other airlines use the older Terminal 1. The Munich airport is located outside of Munich in a northeastern suburb. Due to the increased number of flights, the airport has expanded and now offers connections to most domestic airports in Germany, as well as many international airports elsewhere. .Intercontinental destinations include Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Doha, Bangkok and many others.^ You could easily mistake this for Los Angeles or New York.
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^ Menu items include escalopes of veal, chicken with chanterelles, and Mediterranean ratatouille, among many others.
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If you are unable to fly to Munich directly, you can arrange a transfer via Frankfurt. Flight time from Frankfurt to Munich is about 35 minutes.
.Munich Airport has been named the winner of the "Best Airport in Europe" award for the third year in a row in an international survey of close to eight million passengers worldwide.^ ARD International Music Competition: Every year over 500 musicians from around the world come to Munich to compete here.
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Passengers also ranked Munich #4 in the worldwide rankings behind Asian hubs Hong Kong International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and Singapore Changi Airport in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2007.
The airport connects to central Munich by S-Bahn (commuter train) on S1 or S8 lines basically every 20 minutes between 4AM and midnight. .The journey (single) costs €9.20 (or €10.00 for a day pass) and takes about 40 minutes to get to the central station.^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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For more information see the get around section. Lufthansa also offers an hourly bus to/from the main train station that is comparably priced (travel time can vary as subject to traffic).

By train

.Most major European cities connect to Munich by rail.^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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^ By the 1910s, Munich was well on its way to becoming the modern European city we know today.
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^ The BMW International Open: Since 1985, the BMW International Open at the Munich Eichenried Golf Club has been one of the major golf tournaments on the European tour.
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.Munich's Hauptbahnhof [5](main station) is conveniently located in the center of Munich.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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.The Deutsche Bahn [6] uses Munich as one of its main German hubs and has good connections to neighboring countries (Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Italy) and to all southern German cities.^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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.The main station is west of Marienplatz (two S-Bahn stations) or a short walk away from the city center.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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The main station also has a traveler-friendly infrastructure including several restaurants, a tourist's bureau and a Deutsche Bahn ticket and travel agency office.

By car

Highways from many directions lead to Munich, however they often get congested at peak times and on weekends, especially during the ski season. .For day trips to Munich, it's probably best to leave your car in a Park&Ride car park (see the Get around section).^ Dance the polka and try out your yodeling skills in our contests and eat the best German food around.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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Munich public transport map (click to enlarge). <a name=.Metro lines are blue, train lines green, tram lines red, bus routes orange."^ Notes: 5-euro (grey), 10-euro (red), 10-euro (blue), 50-euro (orange), 100-euro (green), 200-euro (yellow-brown), and 500-euro (purple).
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Munich public transport map (click to enlarge). Metro lines are blue, train lines green, tram lines red, bus routes orange.
The best way to travel around Munich is the Tram (streetcar), bus and U-Bahn (subway) system. For connections to the suburbs use the S-Bahn. You can get individual, group, day and week tickets. The metro (U-Bahn) stations are signed with a white capital "U" on a blue background. To go to the suburbs or the airport, use the S-Bahn, signed with a white "S" on green background. .All lines come together in a tunnel in central Munich.^ Oktoberfest is Montgomery County Maryland’s flagship Upcounty event at which people from all over come together to celebrate our community and heritage.
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The Munich MVV website [7] has maps of the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn network that shows the zones and rings, and maps of the Park&Ride car parks attached to U-bahn stations (under the Pläne menu), as well as timetables. The official urban rail network map [8]is indispensable.
.Single trips in a single zone such as the city center cost €2.30, but the four-zone journey from the airport is a whopping €9.20. Thus, if you arrive at the airport and intend to explore Munich by the public system, the best option is to buy a €10.00 Gesamtnetz whole-network day ticket.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ The herring and sausages are highly regarded as the best in Munich, while entrees such as poulet de Bresse chicken and smoked fish with shrimp are equally as tasty and sought after.
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^ CSD is actually a whole weekend, and is officially opened with a parade through the city center.
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If you are not travelling alone, then purchase the group version ("Partner") of the ticket, allowing up to 5 adults to travel. This ticket will let you travel to and from the airport and all the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stops, as well as on the buses.
.A day ticket is worth buying if you plan to take more than two trips on the same day.^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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.It's available in single person and group ("Partner") versions, the latter for up to five adults traveling together, and is valid until 6AM the next morning.^ This is an event for a single person wanting to make new friends or a group of 40!
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^ TTI Travel brings market partners together, making their presence at our partner trade shows effortless and profitable.
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The day card is available for four areas:
Area Zone Single Group Note
Inner district (Innenraum) White €5.00 €9.00 Enough to explore the city
Inner district (Innenraum) 3 Day card White €12.30 €21.00
Outer district (Außenraum) Green, yellow, red €5.00 €9.00 Does not cover city center
Munich XXL (München XXL) White and green €6.70 €11.80 Good for trips to Dachau
Entire network (Gesamtnetz) All €10.00 €18.00 Allows travel to/from airport
.If you are staying longer than 3 days in Munich, a good option is to buy a weekly ticket.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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The week ticket is valid from Monday to Monday. The price of the week ticket depends on the number of rings you want to travel during the week (starting from the center of the city). Almost all U-Bahn stations are within the rings 1-4.
.For several journeys on different days the blue strip card (Streifenkarte), with 10 strips, is a better value than buying lots of individual tickets.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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.The cost is €11.00, and may be purchased at dispensing machines at every station.^ The cost is $11.00 US per person at the door, or call (360)933-1170 for advance tickets.
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You need to use two strips for each colored ring on the map. If you are making several trips in a day, the day ticket is a better option.
.If you plan to explore Munich and see all the sights and tourist attractions, buy the Munich CityTourCard[9].^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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It is a ticket valid for all public transport services in Munich and a discount card for many tourist attractions like museums, sightseeing, shopping or gastronomy. .It is available in six versions (single and group tickets) and with validity for one or three days.^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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For individuals:
  • valid for 1 day in the inner area of Munich for € 9.80
  • valid for 3 days in the inner area of Munich for € 18.80
  • valid for 3 days in the entire area of Munich for € 29.50
For groups up to five people:
  • valid for 1 day in the inner area of Munich for € 16.00
  • valid for 3 days in the inner area of Munich for € 29.90
  • valid for 3 days in the entire area of Munich for € 48.00
.A leaflet with information about the discount offers of the partners and a map of the city center and a plan of the metro-, suburban railway- and tram-network are included.^ Board the tremzinho (cogwheel railway) up to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a bird's eye view of the center of the city from the center of the city!
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It is available at the ticket vending machines in all suburban railway, metro, tram and bus stations. Furthermore you can buy the Munich CityTourCard at the MVG customer centrer as well as in selected hotels and online. [10]
.All tickets, except for the weekly tickets must be stamped to be valid; without a stamp the ticket is invalid and you are can be fined €40 if you don't have a valid ticket.^ The party of all parties you don’t want to miss!!
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Stamping machines (Entwerter) are found at the entrance to the S-Bahn or U-Bahn platforms, and on the buses and trams. .In most other German cities, passengers can validate tickets on the train; however, this is not the case in Munich, so be sure you validate your tickets before boarding any U-Bahn or S-Bahn train.^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Meet your fellow travelers for a complementary caipirinha or other tropical drink before attending a Rodizio, an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue (included).
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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Munich's underground trains
Munich's underground trains
Public transportation operates with only limited service from 2AM to 5AM. The U-Bahn (Metro) doesn't operate at all, and the tram and some buses operate only on the hour from Monday to Friday, and on the half hour on the weekend. On Friday, Saturday and nights before public holidays, there is a single S-Bahn on each line between 2:30AM and 3AM. So if you're staying out late, try to get the schedule of the so called Nachttram (night tram) in advance or don't leave the place before 5AM (or you can take a taxi of course).
.If you plan on exploring Munich and Bavaria via regional trains, consider getting a Bayern Ticket [11], good on all regional trains within Bavaria, all Munich MVV transportation, and trains to Salzburg for up to five people for only €28 a day.^ Flights to Munich Sign up for our newsletter: Thank You for Registering!
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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^ Bavarian Regional Music Festival: Over 180 bands, totaling more than 10,000 musicians, come from all over Bavaria, Germany, and other countries to perform their Bavarian music for 3 days.
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The Bayern Ticket is good on any weekday after 9AM and on any weekend day (all day).
.If you plan to travel on a weekend, exploring Munich and taking a regional Deutsche Bahn train to another city anywhere in Germany in the same day, consider getting a Deutsche Bahn Schoenes Wochenende ticket.^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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This ticket covers all DB regional train travel and all Munich S-Bahn travel for up to five people for a single weekend day for €35.
Schönes-Wochenende-Tickets and Bayern-Tickets are only valid on regional train services (red) but not on IntercityExpress and Inter/Eurocity trains (white). Additionally, both tickets are valid on trains run by the BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) and ALEX (Arriva-Länderbahn-Express).

By bike

.With over 200km of bike trails, one of the very best ways to explore the city is on a bicycle.^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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Guided tours are available, or for the independent-minded, rentals and maps are available at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and other areas of the city.
Bikes can also be rented by the Call-A-Bike system, which is run by Deutsche Bahn (national rail service). .You need to call a number listed on the bikes from your mobile phone and register with the callabike.de website in order to use them.^ If you're returning, you'll probably already have this on your list of to-dos.
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.The service is convenient, as you just spot an available bike throughout the city and just leave it at your destination.^ Just a tip, if you want a GREAT tour of the city, tours leave from the Wombat Hostel every day at 11---go with Ozzy, without question the best tour I\'ve ever been on.
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However, this is not an economical alternative if you are planning many trips in a single day. .In that case, it is better to get a day or multiday rental from one of the rental services located throughout central Munich.^ Munich is absolutely amazing--I was only there for one day, but I had a great time and am already planning to go back.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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^ K&K Hotel am Harras Superb service, comfortable accommodations, and a central location near the Oktoberfest and Munich's best restaurants, beer gardens, and shopping make this hotel a top pick.
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  • Mike's Bike Tour [12], located near the Hofbräuhaus, offers historical tours of the city.
  • Discover Munich [13] offers free bike tours around Munich's old town and the Engish Garden.
  • Free Bike Tour with Lenny- meet at Marienplatz everyday in the summer at 11 and 4 next to fountain.
.Munich is a bike-friendly city that assigns many paths (especially along river Isar and in the parks, even in the city center) for joint usage by pedestrians and bikers alike.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ Haidhausen : Slightly off the main tourist track, Haidhausen is located on the right bank of the Isar River, and is the city's main Bohemian hangout.
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^ Munich is an old city, criss-crossed with many streets.
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This is a notorious source of trouble since strollers tend to ignore the bike traffic to the detriment of everybody involved.

Virtual Tour

You can take a virtual tour to view the points of interest on City Panoramas Munich [14].
Skeleton on a bicycle, Deutsches Museum
Skeleton on a bicycle, Deutsches Museum
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site — An incredible and sobering experience, this is a worthwhile excursion. Not recommended for small children. Tours depart from Munich; the memorial has audio guides and guided tours as well. See the listing at Dachau.
  • Deutsches Museum [15], located in Haidhausen. .The Deutsches Museum is quite probably the largest technical museums in the world.^ Deutsches Museum ( German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology): This is the largest technological museum in the world, with a great collection of historic artifacts and interactive exhibits.
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    It has a hands-on, interactive section for natural science, engineering, construction, etc. as well as an impressive collection of full-scale aerospace vehicles. Plan lots of time if you want to try and see everything. .There is also a major transportation exhibition branch located near Theresienhöhe (above the Oktoberfest grounds).
  • Pinakotheken [16] — The Alte Pinakothek features 15-18th century religious paintings, the Neue Pinakothek 19-20th century Impressionist and Expressionist art and the Pinakothek der Moderne has 20th century paintings, modern art, design and architecture sections.
  • Statue of the Bavaria, Theresienhöhe 16 (U4 or U5 to Theresienwiese), +49-89-290671, [17].^ It's located next to the Theresienwiese, site of the world-famous Oktoberfest; near the Stachus shopping district; a short distance from the Deutsches Theater and the city's lively beer houses; and in close proximity to the metro and the central railway system.
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    ^ Location: Puyallup Fair Grounds Admission: $8 children under twelve are free with adult For more information, visit the the Oktoberfest Northwest website web page.
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    ^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    A nearly 20 m high statue, standing on the west border of Theriesienwiese next to the Hall of Fame. There is a small viewing platform inside her head. €3.00/€2.00.
  • Glyptothek [18] — Antique Grecian sculpture collection housed in an impressive classical Greek building. .Certainly worth a visit in the center of the museum district.
  • National Museum of Egyptian Art [19] — In the Royal Residence.
  • National Bavarian Museum [20] — One of the most important cultural history museums in Europe, housing a large collection of European artifacts from the Middle Ages until early 20th century.^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    ^ It was the Bavarian rulers' official residence until 1918, and has been added to and rebuilt over the centuries, giving it various architectural styles.
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    ^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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    .There's a wide range of important antiques here, from medieval armor to pottery, from furniture to porcelain, and seasonally displaying the world's largest collection of nativity scene sets.
  • Die Neue Sammlung (Museum of Applied Arts) [21] — Founded in 1925, this design museum displays around 70,000 objects in the world's largest permanent collection on design.
  • German Theatre Museum — Founded around 100 years old, the German Theatre Museum is full of memorabilia and offers an insight into the development of German Theatre.
  • City Museum of Munich [22] — Offers a fascinating insight into the diverse history of Munich.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ The city's German heritage, tradition and values emerge in full bloom.
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    ^ Oct 16th '10, Saturday: Head for São Paulo, the world's second largest city & South America's industrial powerhouse south of the Rio Grande!
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    .Houses eye-opening displays of war torn Munich as well as an excellent musical instruments museum and puppetry museum (both of which stand as exemplary collections on their own!^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    ^ Antikensammlungen : The Museum of Antiquities houses an interesting collection that includes a great many Greek vases originally stockpiled by Ludwig I, who had his own vision of Munich becoming the new Athens.
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    ). Seasonal exhibitions are also usually worthwhile.
  • Jewish Museum [23] — Newly opened museum at St. Jakobsplatz with one permanent exhibition which illuminates aspects of Jewish history and culture in Munich, and a range of changing exhibitions.
The Villa Stuck, showcasing a private collection of Jugendstil art.
The Villa Stuck, showcasing a private collection of Jugendstil art.
  • Villa Stuck [24] — A collection of Jugendstil art primarily by Franz von Stuck. .Interesting seasonal exhibitions as well, all located in a well maintained historical mansion once owned by the artist including period furniture.
  • Schack Gallery [25] — A private collection of 19th Century art.
  • Lenbach House [26] — A gallery exhibiting numerous works of the Blauer Reiter school of German expressionist art (Kandinsky, Macke, Mark).^ Oct 12th '10, Tuesday: After breakfast we take off for the prosperous town of Blumenau, the heart of German colonization of the 19th century.
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    ^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    Highly recommended.
  • Haus der Kunst [27] — An exhibition hall that flaunts its National Socialist architectural design, presents ever-changing graphic arts exhibitions.
  • Museum Brandhorst [28] — Most recent addition to Munich's museum district; a collection of modern and contemporary art (paintings, sculptures and installations) by Udo and Anette Brandhorst.
  • The BMW Museum [29] — For a BMW enthusiast, this museum is a must see on your itinerary.
  • The Treasury in the Munich Residenz [30] — A stunning collection of Bavarian Royal jewels, furniture and art.
Englisher Garten
Englisher Garten
  • Englischer Garten [31] located in Schwabing. Entry is free, and it is a wonderful place to relax. Munich's second-biggest beer garden is located here and it is a nice place to stay and talk to the locals. .Just drive to "Münchner Freiheit" or "Ostbahnhof" by S- or U-Bahn and take bus number 54 to "Chinesischer Turm".
  • Riemer Park was built from the area of the 2005 German Garden Festival (BuGa 2005).^ Festival goers will enjoy the beer gardens, traditional German foods, arts, crafts and games.
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    ^ German food, entertainment, heritage museum, authentic gifts, are just a few of our festival's attractions.
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    This huge park with a lake remains a top recreation spot. .On a hot day take U2 to Messestadt West and don't forget your swimsuit!
  • Hirschgarten located in Neuhausen— Enjoy a drink amongst deer at Munich's biggest beer garden.^ So, don’t forget to wear your lederhosen and dirndl!
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    ^ Festival goers will enjoy the beer gardens, traditional German foods, arts, crafts and games.
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    .With a capacity for over 8000, you only need to find out who is buying the drinks!
  • Tierpark Hellabrunn (The Munich Zoo) is in Thalkirchen— Even if you're not a zoo enthusiast, there is plenty to keep you interested at one of the world's largest zoos.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ Hellabrunn Zoo: One of the largest zoos in the world, it houses hundreds of exotic beasts, birds, lizards, and all sorts of creatures in carefully reproduced habitats.
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    ^ Put simply, if you want to tap into the vital European business market, you need to be at the Munich Trade Fairs with TTI Travel, the Trade Fair Travel Specialists!
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    .See animals roaming in their natural habitats, take the little ones to the childrens zoo, and look up above in the large aviary.^ Hellabrunn Zoo: One of the largest zoos in the world, it houses hundreds of exotic beasts, birds, lizards, and all sorts of creatures in carefully reproduced habitats.
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    ^ This is a great place to take kids, and there is even a large children's area.
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    .You can visit the zoo daily 8AM to 6PM (in winter 9AM-5PM); admission is 9€ ($11) for adults, 6€ ($7.20) for students and seniors, 4.50€ ($5.40) for children ages 4 to 14, and free for children 3 and under.^ Admission charged, children under 16 years free.
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    ^ Location: Puyallup Fair Grounds Admission: $8 children under twelve are free with adult For more information, visit the the Oktoberfest Northwest website web page.
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    ^ Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages.
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    To reach the park, you can take bus no. 52, leaving the Marienplatz, or U-Bahn U3 to Thalkirchen. (Zoo website)
  • Schloss Nymphenburg [32] is in Neuhausen & Nymphenburg. Baroque palace that was the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. .Also the 8,000-seat Hirschgarten beer garden is just around the corner.
  • Residenz [33] is in the City Center, near to Marienplatz.^ The world's largest beer garden, seating over 8,000, was built here in 1890 but the park, with its large oak and chestnut trees, remains a tranquil retreat and an excellent spot for a summer picnic or game of chess.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .Built in 1385, the Residenz was originally a small moated castle, and was gradually expanded by the Wittelsbach rulers who used it until 1918 as their residence and seat of government.
  • Schloss Schleißheim [34] — Not really in Munich, but you can take the S1 S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim to get there.^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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    A jewel of Baroque architechture. Built during the reign of Elector Max Emanuel, it was intended as a Royal residence, though the Elector himself was forced into exile and never lived here. Building work begun in 1701 by Zuccalli and continued between 1719-26 by Joseph Effner the Younger. French architectural features are evident in the facade and the most impressive rooms are the Große Saal, the Viktoriensaal and the Große Galerie. Worth noting is a terrific 980-seat beer garden, Schlosswirtschaft Oberschleissheim, literally on the palace grounds.
  • Schloss Dachau [35] — Also not in Munich. You might visit Dachau on your excursion to the concentration camp memorial anyway. .Don't miss the opportunity to also check out the historic city center and the castle overlooking the area, with a nice view of Munich from the distance, and a small but beautiful flower garden.^ Don’t miss out on what USA Today considered one of the Top Ten Oktoberfests in the World!
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    ^ Board the tremzinho (cogwheel railway) up to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a bird's eye view of the center of the city from the center of the city!
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    .The people of Dachau will be grateful if you'll remember their town not only for the concentration camp that Hitler had built here.
  • Oktoberfest, [36].^ Whether you’ve come with friends to sample the Oktoberfest flavors or as a family looking to enjoy an authentic festival, it’s all here!
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    .— The first Oktoberfest took place on the 12 October 1810, to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen.^ Originally a wedding in 1810 of “Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria” to “Therese Von Sachsen Hildburghausen”, Oktoberfest evolved into a celebration of the harvest with many farmers, crafters and brewers returning each fall to display their wares.
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    ^ The Lord Mayor taps the first barrel at 12 noon on the first day, and with great cheer, the celebrations begin.
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    ^ Frankenmuth , MI Sep 17 - Sep 20, 2009 In 1990, Frankenmuth, "Michigan's Little Bavaria," celebrated its first Oktoberfest.
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    .All citizens of Munich were invited to a meadow (Wies'n) situated in front of the city tower, subsequently renamed the Theresienwiese in honor of the bride.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .In the early years of the fair, horse races were held, then as the event grew, included agricultural conventions, which still take place every third year.^ Frederick, MD Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2009 his traditional eating, drinking and dancing festival takes place the third full weekend of October each year, rain or shine.
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    ^ Greer, SC date to be announced This exciting event will take place in Greer’s historic downtown on beautiful Trade Street.
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    ^ First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America's largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year.
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    .In 1896, businessmen working with the breweries in Munich built the first giant beer tents at Oktoberfest, and drinking has been the primary focus since.^ Frankenmuth is the first Oktoberfest outside of Munich to be sanctioned by the Parliament and the City of Munich.
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    ^ A special “Oktoberfest” Lowenbrau Oktoberfest Beer is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more.
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    ^ Entertainment, crafts, music, carnival rides, Oktoberfest merchandise and beer tent.
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    .Each of the major breweries presides over its own large tent filled with traditional musicians leading the crowd in well-known drinking chants, incredibly strong barmaids hoisting ten or more huge Maß (1-liter glass beer mugs that are heavy even when empty!^ Beer is the drink of choice, even at fine restaurants.
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    ), and a spate of drunken people all trying to get into the bathroom at once. .In 2003, Oktoberfest hosted 6.4 million visitors who drank 6.1 million liters of beer and ate the equivalent of 91 oxen, 383,000 sausages and 630,000 chickens.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    .However, visiting the Oktoberfest can be much more stressful than the visit of similar festivals (Cannstatter Wasen, Wurstmarkt Bad Dürkheim, etc.^ For more information, visit the Oktoberfest web page.
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    ^ For more information, visit the Frederick Oktoberfest web page.
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    ^ For more information, visit the German Village Oktoberfest web page.
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    ), because the tents are overcrowded and there are doormen at the entrance ruling the procedure of coming in. .Especially at weekends you should try to get in the tents before 10AM. During the week, most tents are open all day, however it is not easy to get a seat and as a general rule, you won't get served if you haven't got a seat.^ This weekend is a ball of fun that you won't want to miss!
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    ^ Meet your fellow travelers for a complementary caipirinha or other tropical drink before attending a Rodizio, an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue (included).
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    ^ Come see some of the world's most revered singers, but don't try your luck at the box office -- pre-order to ensure good seats (or seats at all!
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    It is not recommended to leave the tent if you want to get in it later the day. So you have to decide early in the morning if you want to go in a certain tent or you want to enjoy the rides like the coaster with 5 loops. Some tents, such as the Hofbräu Festzelt have a standing area that do not require seating; as such, you can sometimes get into this tent later than with other ones. .If the weather is nice, you can enjoy your beer any time at the open air tables besides the beer tents.^ A big hit with the youth of Munich since it opened, you can simply flow from venue to venue as you please, following your instincts or following insightful locals.
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    ^ Admission to Oktoberfest Beer Tent is $5.00 for Adults; free for children 16 and under; you must be 17 years or older or accompanied by and adult to enter.
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    ^ Enjoy authentic German cooking, quench your thirst with different imported or domestic beers, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, and for dessert have some German pastry.
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    You won't experience the typical beer tent atmosphere with Bavarian oompah music though.
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  • Maibaumaufstellung [37] — On the 1st of May (which is a public holiday in Germany) strange things happen in some Upper Bavarian villages and even in Munich... Men in Lederhosn and girls in Dirndln carrying long poles meet on the central square. With these poles an even longer white-blue pole is erected. .There is usually an oompah band playing, booths selling food and drinks and tables where you can sit down and enjoy this non-touristy spectacle.^ Two great stages offer live music from rock and roll to folk to traditional drinking songs and polkas from several Oompah Bands.
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    ^ Sample traditional German foods and drinks, enjoy the music, and shop from a variety of authentic German products.
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    ^ From oompah bands to authentic German foods to freshly brewed Vermont beers to pumpkin painting and puppet theatre -- there's something for every "villager" -- young and old.
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    The large white-blue pole you find in almost every village and dozens in Munich (e.g. on the Viktualienmarkt) is called Maibaum (meaning may tree - known in English as a maypole) and the villages compete who has the tallest and the straightest one. It is cut down every three to five years and re-erected in the following year. .Ask a local which village or district of Munich does it this year and be there not later than 10 am.^ The Arts Barn Museum Shop adjacent to the Village Green will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces by more than 100 local artists.
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    There's several traditions revolving around maypoles, like the dance of the unmarried men and women. The weeks before May 1st, each village has to guard its maypole, because if some other village manages to steal it, they'll have to buy it back. Usually with beer...
  • Tollwood [38] — In summer in the Olympic park, in winter on Theresienwiese (Oktoberfest area), these 3-week festivals combine ethnic food, souvenir shops, concerts and theater, and they are very popular among the locals.
  • Christkindlmarkt / Christkindltram — see extra section below.

Theater, Opera, and Music

Munich has many theatres showing different plays:
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  • Residenztheater— Variety of classical and modern plays.
  • Nationaltheater — Shows ballet and opera performances almost every night.^ Altes Residenztheater : This tiny theater, located at the Residenz, is a distinguished, intimate venue where you can catch the Bavarian State Opera and the State Theater perform small-scale works.
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    ^ Theaters are found throughout the city, and feature both classic shows and some interesting modern German dramas.
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    ^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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    .The Bavarian National Opera Company is said by critics to be one of the best in the world!
  • Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz— Smaller than the National Theater, this is a very good alternative for interesting productions of operas, operettas and musicals.^ Altes Residenztheater : This tiny theater, located at the Residenz, is a distinguished, intimate venue where you can catch the Bavarian State Opera and the State Theater perform small-scale works.
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    ^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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    ^ Bayerischen Staatsoper : Bavarians give opera their all, and productions by the Bavarian State Opera at the Bayerischen Staatsoper are beautifully done.
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    Tickets are generally still available on short notice, even when the big opera houses have been sold out for weeks.
  • Deutsches Theater— More musicals and theme shows (like MAMA MIA!, etc).
  • Kammerspiele which often surprises viewers with very modern (and sometimes shocking) interpretations of famous plays.
  • Volkstheater is somewhere between Bavarian Folklore and modern theater.
.If you want to see a movie, keep in mind that foreign movies are normally dubbed with german voices.^ You won't want to miss out savoring some German beers along with the traditional Bavarian Inn pretzels.
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Adverts will generally indicate if the movie will be shown in its original version (i.e., no overdubbing) with the abbreviations OF (Original version), OmU (Original with German subtitles), and OmeU (original with English subtitles). In the movie theater right next to subwaystation Stiglmaierplatz, named "Cinema" [39], they play all movies in the original language. Other options are the "Museums Lichtspiele" [40] or the big Multiplex cinema "Mathäser" [41] at Stachus, which usually show 1-2 movies in their original version. A listing of most films shown in Munich can be found here: [42].
  • eat-the-world Tours [43] — Culture & Food Tours. .Food tastings and a lot of information - the history, architecture, culture, entertainment offerings and neighborhood restaurants.
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour [44] — An officially qualified and authorized guided tour that covers the entire history of the Dachau Concentration Camp, including the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany.^ German foods, including many types of Bratwurst, plus German potato salad and sauerkraut and red cabbage will delight the taste buds.
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    ^ From the delicious foods, prepared by "Old Germany Restaurant" imported and domestic beers, as well as a variety of entertainment we bring you the largest and funniest fest in the greater Oklahoma City area.
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    ^ Louis, MO Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2009 Offering great music, fabulous food and activities for the entire family, the Soulard Oktoberfest is the perfect way to experience the rich German cultural heritage of the area.
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    .A memorial for the dead and a warning for the living.
  • River-Surfing [45] — In spring, join the locals surfing on the river at the edge of the Englischer Garten, at the bridge towards Lehel U-bahn station.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding — In winter, get a "Bayern ticket" for Bavarian public transport, and go skiing at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the day.^ Join us for four exciting days of authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment with Local and Regional Musicans and German Dance Groups.
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    ^ June and September are good months to avoid the school holiday crowds, while winter is primetime to ski or snowboard on the many ski mountains found in the region.
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    Autobus Oberbayern [46] offers good value daytrips to Austrian ski resorts such as Kaltenbach (Zillertal) [47], St. Johann [48] and Matrei [49].
  • Football — From August to May, you can catch football (soccer) action with FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich at Allianz Arena.
  • Hockey - EHC Munich [55]. The local professional hockey club in Munich. .They play at the Olympic ice arena in Olympic Park.
  • Munich Business School [56], Elsenheimerstraße 61 0687 München, tel +49 89 5476780.
  • Ludwig Maximilians University [57], Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, tel +49 (0)89 / 2180 - 0.
  • Technical University of Munich [58] Technische Universität München, Arcisstraße 21, D-80333 Munich.
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences [59], Hochschule München, University of Applied Sciences - München, Lothstr.^ The route passes some of Munich's finest sights, including Olympic Park, the Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing, and the Odeonsplatz.
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    34, D-80335 München.
  • Academy of Fine Arts [60].
  • Goethe Institut [61] — The Goethe Institut offers courses in German for anyone. The Goethe Institut offers several intensive courses and will find accommodation for students.
Shopping on Maximilianstrasse
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Shopping on Maximilianstrasse
  • Maximilianstrasse / Residenzstrasse / Theatinerstrasse — These streets around the Opera (Nationaltheater) in the city center are the place to go if you are looking for high end luxury goods.^ Boettner's : This city center restaurant originally opened as a tea and oyster shop in 1901.
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    ^ Kay's Bistro is also the place to go for one-of-a-kind, knock-you-off-your-feet cocktails.
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    All of the usual international suspects and some local designers are present. .A few art galleries are left despite the high rents.
  • Kaufingerstrasse / Neuhauserstrasse — This pedestrian zone stretches from Karlsplatz/Stachus to Marienplatz and is the primary shopping zone for mid-priced goods.^ Browsing the shops and cafes in the pedestrian zone, or Fussgänger, is a popular afternoon activity.
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    Numerous department stores, chain and a few remaining independent boutiques line the corridor. The side streets are less crowded and offer some less homogenized shopping. Plenty of restaurants, open air cafes and beer gardens offer the weary tourist a rest. Foot traffic is amongst of the highest of any shopping zone worldwide. Warning: during the summer and on Saturdays, this area will be jam packed with locals and tourists alike and can be unpleasantly crowded.
  • Shopping Centers — For a collection of shops under one roof, go to the shopping centres PEP (U-Bahn stop: Neuperlach Zentrum, U5), OEZ (U-bahn stop Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, U1 (also U3 starting from autumn 2007)) or Riem Arkaden (U-Bahn stop Messestadt Ost, U2).
  • Hohenzollernstr — This street has a collection of clothes shops, such as: Mazel, Vero Moda and especially during the summer in the months approaching the Oktoberfest, numerous shops selling comparatively cheap traditional German clothing (Lederhos'n and Dirnd'l). .You can reach it by getting out at the U2/U8 stop Hohenzollernstr and then walking in the direction of Münchner Freiheit (the locals will be able to tell you which direction that is,) or by going one stop on the 53 bus going towards Münchner Freiheit (that's the final stop, displayed on the front of the bus).^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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    ^ Kay's Bistro is also the place to go for one-of-a-kind, knock-you-off-your-feet cocktails.
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    From then on continue going in that direction, until you start seeing the shops. .You can walk down there in about 15 minutes, and that then brings you to the next shopping zone.
  • Leopoldstr — This busy boulevard can be reached by the U-bahn U6 or U3 at the stops Münchner Freiheit, Giselastraße or Universität, and has chain stores such as The Body Shop, fast food joints, inexpensive restaurants, cinemas, sidewalk cafes and for the truly adventurous coffee shops, such as Starbucks.^ Browsing the shops and cafes in the pedestrian zone, or Fussgänger, is a popular afternoon activity.
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    ^ There are many different types of würste (sausages), served at the many traditional kuchen restaurants, biergartens , and cafes across the city.
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    In the side streets you can find a wide selection of boutiques and lesser known local designers. .On warm summer evenings along the sidewalks dozens of local artists will be showing and selling their works.
  • Viktualienmarkt [62] — Famous market in the city centre, where you will find any imaginable sort of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spices, and so on.^ After that you will be driven through the former artists’ quarter-Schwabing and on to the Olympic Grounds where you can ascend the Olympic Tower to enjoy the marvelous view of the city by night.
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    ^ Summers can be very warm, although cold rainy days are not uncommon, even in July and August.
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    Also plenty of places to get a quick bite to eat as well as it's own little beergarten when the weather's warm enough.
  • Elisabethmarkt [63] — A smaller and less touristy (i.e. cheaper) market, it has cute stalls, a good selection of fruits, vegetables and delicacies, a quaint beergarten seasonally and an original feel. It is located at the tram stop Elisabethplatz of the tram 27. This is a good starting point to explore the less commercial parts of Schwabing, there are quite a few interesting boutiques and designers on Elisabethstrasse between Elisabethplatz and Leopoldstrasse.

Christmas Markets

.During Christmas time there are many of these Christkindl Märkte or Christmas Markets [64], including the large Tollwood, but also smaller markets, where you can buy Christmas biscuits (Lebkuchen) souvenirs and the typical Glühwein.^ If you only know the time zone acronym/abbreviation, please try these cities as substitutes: .
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^ Tollwood Winterfestival : Winter visitors to Tollwood are welcomed with a bustling Christmas market, theatrical performances, and live music in several tents.
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Although pronounced glue-vine, it is mainly hot red wine with spices and different (secret) flavouring.
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  • Münchner Freiheit [65] — There is an artisan market at the subway stop in Schwabing.
  • Marienplatz — A bigger market, very commercial, it stretches across the shopping street, so you can mix Christmas market shopping (and eating) with "normal" shopping.^ Christkindlmarkt : No place does Christmas quite like Germany, and Munich's traditional Christmas Market on the Marienplatz is a sight to behold.
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    If you walk south towards Sendlinger Tor, you'll reach more traditional woodcarvers' stands.
  • Chinesischer Turm at Englischer Garten has a nice Christmas market in a pretty park surrounding. Highly recommended if there's snow! It can conveniently be reached from U/Bus station Münchner Freiheit on the Bus 54 which has a stop Chinesischer Turm.
  • Wittelsbacher Platz — Close to Odeonsplatz there is a medieval Christmas market where you can buy medieval clothes, food and drinks, swords / bows and arrows and watch the performances of medieval dances and music.
  • Residence courtyard — Christmas town with fairytale stories for kids.
  • Christkindltram — A Christmas tram that runs only during Advent through the city center every half an hour (departure is from Sendlingertor). The tram is nicely decorated, inside people can enjoy Christmas songs and mulled wine (Glühwein). One-way ticket costs €1.

Seasonal and Flea Markets

.Throughout the city one finds occasional markets that are well worth the visit when they are taking place and a Saturday-morning must when the sun is shining!.^ If your place is not listed, find a nearby city, in the same country Afghanistan - Kabul .
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^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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^ Many premiers are on the program, and they are shown at the various cinemas and theaters throughout the city.
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The flea markets in Munich can be exceptional in that they are generally genuine private citizens selling their unwanted belongings with a minimum of commercial interest. In addition to the weekly offerings, you'll find several neighborhood 'courtyard fleamarkets' events in the summer months.
  • Auer Dult [66] are week-long market/fests that take place 3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Autumn) in Haidhausen primarily dealing in household goods and antiques but also offering beer and amusement rides. Definitely try to see this if you haven't seen Oktoberfest!
  • Theresienwiese [67] This has to be the largest annual fleamarket in Europe, taking place on the first Saturday of the Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival - occurs in the middle of April) on the same site as the Oktoberfest, there are generally several thousand citizens offering up their second-hand goods while dealers of new wares are forbidden! A yearly highlight for fleamarket and antique lovers if the weather is reasonable.
  • Hofflohmärkte This is where particular Munich city quarters encourage their residents to open up their courtyards whereby entire sections of the city become a combination flea market and private courtyard siteseeing - very interesting for viewing corners of the city one usually would not see. Event dates are coordinated by the city; inquire at local information centers for dates.
  • Messegelände Riem [68] At the site of the former airport, where in recent years the new convention grounds and residential neighborhood has bloomed, one also finds the current longest running weekly fleamarket. Although it's at the edge of town, the underground U2 will take you almost directly there. .Saturdays 6AM-4PM (provided there is no convention fair taking place!^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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  • Olympiapark [69] Fine weekly flea market throughout the year, breaking only when there are Olympia Stadium events. Taking place in the nicely tree-shaded parking lot of the stadium on Fridays and Saturdays from 7AM to 4PM.
Traditional Bavarian food
Visitors can count themselves lucky (or possibly unlucky) since Munich is home to everything quintessentially Bavarian. Munich is specifically well-known for Weißwurst, a breakfast sausage that is traditionally eaten as a late breakfast along with a Weissbier (literally 'white beer', made with wheat) and available in restaurants until noon (and not a second later!). Weißwurst are prepared in hot but non-boiling water for about ten minutes and served with a greyish-white mild mustard. If you are able to just enjoy one meal in Munich you should try Schweinsbraten (roasted pork) or Schweinshaxe (roasted pig's knuckle). .If you want to get to know the real Munich then don't miss to visit the Donisl which is located on the Marienplatz.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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It's not famous as the Hofbräuhaus but it's a real insider tip.
If you only fancy a snack, almost every butcher sells Leberkässemmeln, a white roll filled with a thick warm slice of "Leberkäse". Which, despite its name contains absolutely no liver nor cheese, but consists of a mixture of veal, pork, spices and a hint of lemon zest baked in an open pan and traditionally served with a sweet and grainy mustard. They tend to be very cheap (around €1.50), quite delicious, and filling.
Don't miss enjoying some of the truly marvelous German/Austrian style cakes and tortes by the slice in any of the countless bakeries and cafes. Regardless of where you enjoy them, they are all traditionally made with fine quality all natural ingredients. The same applies for the amazing range of bread which can be bought at any bakery. Not to be missed as a snack are the soft pretzels ("Brez'n").
If Bavarian food doesn't sound appetizing, you're in luck because Munich is host to plenty of other international restaurants including, among others; Afghan, Chinese, French, Indian, Irish, Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish, as well as the typical American fast food.
Despite all the local dishes which are meat based, it is possible to get vegetarian food in some of the main restaurants and indeed there are some Vegetarian restaurants in Munich (one of which is very "upscale").
Munich also has numerous fresh markets, which can be a tasty, expedient and inexpensive alternatives to restaurants (see the Buy section for market listings).
The Hofbräuhaus is the liquid symbol of Munich
If you happen to be unfortunate enough to miss Oktoberfest, you can live through a sanitized, safer version at any of Munich's many beer gardens. The Hofbräuhaus may be the most famous beer hall. There are countless beer gardens scattered around the city. For those competent beer drinkers, try Starkbierfest after Lent lasting till before Easter. The beer is darker and stronger than normal (even than Oktoberfest beer).
The coffee culture is also very strong, especially during the summer months, but is often overlooked by most visitors.

Beer gardens and beer halls

Usually located under large chestnut trees (Kastanienbäume) for shade. Often there are rows of fold-away tables and self-service. If you see tablecloths on some tables there is normally service only there. In a traditional Bavarian beer garden, you are allowed to bring your food along with you. Only beverages (usually one litre mugs of local beer or Radler which is a half and half mix of beer and lemonade) are to be bought at the beer garden. Many locals still cling to this custom, though food is available as well. Try Riesenbrezn (big pretzels) and Steckerlfisch (cured fish). Beer gardens are usually visited by a mixed crowd of people (locals, tourists, families, younger, elderly, straight, gay etc.) which the special atmosphere of a beer garden arises from; though people normally don't go alone there. If you don't manage to find a free table, don't hesitate to ask if you may join someone. No local would refuse this request. Beer gardens are family friendly, with children's play areas on site. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, on leash.
  • Hirschgarten — Europe’s biggest beer garden with 8000 seats. It's most prominent feature (apart from the size) is a mini-zoo with deer and wild boars. To get there, take the S-Bahn to Laim and walk from there.
  • Kugleralm — In this traditional beer garden, the Radler (mixture half beer half lemonade) was invented in 1922, when lots of cyclists rushed into this beer garden on a hot summer day. When they ran out of beer, they diluted it with lemonade, telling the people this mix was invented especially for cyclists (Radler in Bavarian), because it does not contain so much alcohol. Take the S5 to Furth. You have to walk about 15 minutes in western direction. Ask a local for the exact way, on a nice day there will be many heading in the same direction.
  • Michaeligarten — This beer garden is located in eastern Munich, in the Michaelipark, near the Michaelibad. To get there, take the U5 and exit Michaelibad. Take the front, right hand exit, walk along the street. Turn right at the next intersection, the go straight for about 5 minutes.
  • Waldwirtschaft — As this beer garden is located near Munich's high-society area Grünwald, chances are good to see at least a local celebrity. No oompha bands but live jazz music. Take S7 to Großhesslohe (Isartalbahnhof). Walk down the Sollner Straße in eastern direction to the river Isar.
Nightlife in Munich
Nightlife in Munich
You have to be at least 18 years old to get into most clubs and discos in Munich. Always have your passport or ID card with you, drivers licence may be ok too. Some clubs have "Ü30-Parties", where you should be over 30 to get in, but usually you have no problems if you are over 25. In most places, it is ok to wear jeans and sneakers. Haidhausen is the popular nightlife district being home to Munich "Kultfabrik" and "Optimolwerk" clubbing neighborhood.
  • Die Registratur, Blumenstr. 28 [70]. Located in central Munich. The entrance fee depends on acts (about €10). Well known for its electronic music, however sometimes you can wait up to an hour in line.
  • Nerodom, Ganghoferstraße 74, + 49 (0)89 721 27 05 [71]. .Nerodom is Munich's only full-time "black club". That's Goth, Wave, Industrial, Electro, Medieval, Black Metal, depending on the day.^ Munich is absolutely amazing--I was only there for one day, but I had a great time and am already planning to go back.
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    All other "black events" are usually once a week or once a month, and can be found online at Schwarzes München [72].
  • Night-Flight [73] — This huge High-Tech-Disco stretches over two levels. As well as a club disco, eight bars, cafés, a restaurant and an amusement arcade, there is also a swimming pool and a terrace to cool off on. Special effects, light and mirror shows, as well as the JBL-sound system with 15,000 Watt power makes the Night-Flight a unique location. The musical cross-section is as varied as the rooms: Rave, Rock, Black Mission, best of music, Hip-Hop and much more are available to the disco-goers most of whom are between 18 and 25.
  • M-Park, Landsbergerstr. 169 [74]. Located south-west to the central station. The entrance fee is between 7 and 10 euros. 3 dance floors on 4000 square meters, 3 different music styles. Open every Friday and Saturday.

Sleep

Munich abounds with accommodation for every type of traveler. The area directly around the Hauptbahnhof (train station) has numerous youth hostels, and upscale hotels like Le Meridien and Sofitel. Schillerstraßer just a hundred meters away has many small hotels too; the street looks fine in the day, but the strip bars and cabarets become much more visible at night. There are also plenty of hotels and youth hostels in other districts of Munich particularly Schwabing and the Ostbahnhof area. Be aware that the fares can vary significantly. Usually you have to pay higher prices during the summer months. Finding affordable accommodation might be difficult when there are trade fairs in the town and especially during the 2 weeks of the Oktoberfest. Please see district articles.
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  • A & O Hostel, Arnulfstr. 102, 80636 München (one station away from the main station.(10 min. walk to Theresienwiese)), +49 (0)89 45 23 59 - 58 00 (), [75]. classical backpacker hostel 12-160 EUR.  edit
  • Euro Youth Hostel, Senefelderstr. 5, Munich, 80336 (100 m from Hauptbahnhof / main train station), +49 (0)89 5990 8811, [76]. Rooms and facilites are well maintained and staff are friendly and attentive. Very good location. Lively Bar and free wi-fi in all areas.  edit
  • Jaeger's Hostel, (Near train station.), [77]. Several similar places on the same block. Clean and comfortable lodgings, with a simple breakfast served each day. .Great place to meet other travellers.  edit
  • wombats CITY HOSTEL Munich, Senefelderstraße 1, Munich, 80336, +49/89/5998 918-0 (), [78].^ Just a tip, if you want a GREAT tour of the city, tours leave from the Wombat Hostel every day at 11---go with Ozzy, without question the best tour I\'ve ever been on.
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    ^ Wombats City Hostel .
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    checkin: 2 p.m.; checkout: 10 a.m.. .Social hostel that is centrally located, and offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a bar which serves cheap drinks and food, internet terminals, laundromats, 24 hours reception service and no lockout.^ Guestrooms all offer private ensuite bathroom facilities complete with hairdryer; satellite television & WiFi internet access.
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    ^ Great exhibit locations to display your booth and exhibits, and thousands of potential customers to help you build your business – all under one roof.
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    ^ The hotel has a coffee bar which is open 24 hours a day.
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  • Europapart Munich vacation rentals, [79].^ Wombats City Hostel .
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    .Furnished apartments for rent in central Munich  edit
  • Hotelissimo Haberstock*** Swiss Quality Hotel, München, D-80336, (, fax: +49 (0)89 550 36 34).^ Privacy Our Travel Specialists routinely conduct site inspections of all recommended Munich hotels and our Reservations Specialists are completely familiar with the quality and features of each Munich hotels property.
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    .Completely renovated in 2003, 200m from railway station and 300m to city center.^ Near the Marienplatz City Center‎ train station Anything else?
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    Single room from EUR 89 Double room from 119 EUR (low season 2009).
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel Royal, Schillerstr. 11A 80336 München, +49 89 59988160 (), [80]. checkin: 2 pm; checkout: 11 am. Non-smoking hotel with free wi-fi internet and free premiere movie channel ( german & english ). .Central location and only a few minutes to walk from pedestrian area, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus and the Oktoberfest-grounds.^ Centrally located between Stachus and Marienplatz squares.
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    .24 hour reception.  edit
  • Hotel Präsident, Schwanthalerstr.^ The hotel has a coffee bar which is open 24 hours a day.
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    , 089/549006-0. Pleasant 3 star hotel that offers a charming ambiance and business travel facilities.  edit
  • Hotel Wallis, Schwanthalerstrasse 8, 089/5490290. Don't let the austere facade fool you, the Hotel Wallis is quite charming inside. With bedrooms are small, they are furnished in a toned down Alpine-village style. .Breakfast is served daily.  edit
  • NH Deutscher Kaiser, Arnulfstrasse 2, 80335 Munich.^ NH Muenchen Deutscher Kaiser (4 star hotel) .
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    ^ NH Deutscher Kaiser .
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    .Located at the foot of the centratal station, this hotel wins points for location, but quite a soulless hotel although the staff are attentive.^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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  • Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hohenzollernstrasse 5 (Munich Schwabing), +49 (0) 89 3838 10 (), [82].^ NH Deutscher Kaiser .
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    The city hotel is centrally located in the heart of Schwabing, corner Leopoldstrasse. Only a 5 minute walk to the English garden. The breakfast will be served as a buffet and guests can use the wireless Internet for free.  edit
  • K+K Hotel am Harras, Albert-Rosshaupter-Str. 4, +49-89-74 64 00 (, fax: +49-89-721 28 20), [83]. K+K Hotel am Harras hotel is located south-west of Munich’s centre, nearby the St Margaret churchesand the Stemmerhof with its health food stores and cafés. The hotel is well connected to the public transport system, with rail and subway stations just across the road.  edit
  • Hotel Astor, Schillerstr. 24 80336 München, +49 89 54837. This four star hotel takes care of the details, such as offering a free internet station in the lobby, free bicycle hire and an Italian bistro serving homemade culinary delights. A cozy lounge is available for smokers, and wireless LAN is available in all rooms at no extra charge. Breakfast buffet is served daily.  edit
  • Mandarin Oriental, Neuturmstrasse 1, 80331 Munich, 49 (89) 290 980. It was awarded the accolade of being one of the world's top ten hotels by Travel and Leisure, and having a Michelin star awarded to Mark's restuarant, the Mandarin Oriental exceeds all expectations. Furnished with a Neo-Renaissance charm, each of its 73 rooms displays personalized touches. They are some of the largest hotel rooms in the city. The indulgence is well worth it.  edit
  • Hotel Königshof, Karlsplatz 25 (Munich Centre), +49 (0) 89 55 136-0 (), [84]. .The luxury hotel is located directly at the Karlsplatz / Stachus.^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    Only 500 m away from the main station and a 10 minute walk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz. Aside from the spacious rooms, hotel guests can expect a champagne breakfast in the gourmet restaurant Königshof, which is awarded with 1 Michelin star.
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  • Hotel Excelsior, Schützenstrasse 11 (Munich Centre), +49 (0) 89 55 137-0 (), [85]. .The first class hotel is centrally located, next to the main station (150m) and only a 10 minute walk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz.^ The Eden Hotel Wolff is located in the heart of one of Europe's great cities, just walking distance from its splendid sights and excellent shopping facilities.
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    ^ Centrally located between Stachus and Marienplatz squares.
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    ^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    The breakfast is offered as a buffet and does not leave anything to be desired. .Free wireless Internet is provided.  edit
  • anna hotel, Schützenstrasse 1 (Munich Centre), +49 (89) 59 99 4-0 (), [86].^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    The design hotel is directly located at the Karlsplatz / Stachus. Only 500 m away from the main station and a 10 minuteswalk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz. All rooms are designed to not leave anything to be desired. The bar at the anna hotel has become a hot spot for hotel guests and locals alike.  edit

Camping

.There are four camping sites in the city of Munich with many more out of the city .^ But there is a lot more to the city than that.
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^ When: Jan 25, 2010 (Monday) Where: Tonhalle find out more See all events for Munich .
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[87].
  • Campingplatz Obermenzing [88] — Situated near the end of the A8 motorway.
  • Campingplatz Thalkirchen — A nice site to the south of the city, about 2km walk from Thalkirchen U-bahn station. The Site is also situated by numerous beer gardens.
  • Campingplatz Nord-West [89], Near Ludwigsfeld, about 1.5km west from the Fasanerie S bahn stop.
  • Campingplatz Langwieder See [90].

Stay safe

Munich is generally a safe city for travelers: it is one of the safest German cities overall, with a reported 8,861 criminal offenses per 100,000 people (2006) (the crime reporting rate is unknown). Therefore, take the usual precautions (don't walk in parks alone at 3AM, don't leave your camera unattended, don't flash around a big, fat wallet etc.) and you will most likely not encounter any crime at all. But be warned about testing your maximum level of alcohol intoxication, made easy by the local beer culture, the accessibility of alcohol and the fact that you're allowed to drink in public. Being drunk will raise your chances of inciting a fight, being drugged or injuring yourself dramatically. Munich is an international city, so you are unlikely to encounter problems because you're a foreigner. However, the possibility of encountering racism or other prejudices can never be completely ruled out.
Schloss Neuschwanstein located two hours south of Munich.
Schloss Neuschwanstein located two hours south of Munich.
The trains S8 and S1 both go to the airport from Marienplatz S-Bahn station, but be careful because the S1 line splits into two separate trains at "Neufahrn" just before the airport so be sure that you are riding in the section that is actually going to the airport, which is always the last part of the train. If you find yourself in the wrong car, just wait until Neufahrn and change into the last part of the train.
The Bayern Ticket is an amazingly cheap way to do day trips from Munich. With it you can travel anywhere in Bavaria on the regional trains all day (only from 9am weekdays). It costs €27 for a group of up to 5 people, and €19 for a single [91]. Make sure you buy it from the machines as there is a €2 surcharge if you buy it from the ticket office. There is also the Schönes Wochenende Ticket which is valid everywhere in Germany and even a fair way into the Czech Republic, but it is only valid on weekends. It costs €35 for a group of up to 5 and is also restricted to the regional trains.
  • Dachau and Starnberg make for great day trips. Starnberg offers a great lake, where the King Ludwig II and his psychiatrist mysteriously drowned.
  • Andechs Monastery— If you miss the Oktoberfest, it is worth travelling to the holy mountain of Andechs. It's a monastery up a hill from the Ammersee. Take the S5 from Munich to Herrsching and then either hike up the hill or take the bus. When you are there have a look at the old monastery church and the gardens before focusing on the excellent beer and Schweinshaxen in the beer garden or in the large beer hall. Makes a great day trip which can also be combined with some swimming the Ammersee. The hiking trail is unlit, and a good 30-45 minutes. After dark, a flashlight is mandatory.
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the foot of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. About 1.5 hours by regional train (from the Munich Hautpbahnhof) or by car via Autobahn. The cog railway train to the top of the Zugspitze leaves regularly from the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station.
  • Salzburg, Austria, is an easy day trip from Munich. Trains run from the main Munich station just about every hour, and take about 1.5 hours. The Bayern Ticket is valid all the way to Salzburg.
  • Nuremberg — It was here that the some of the leaders of the Nazi regime faced justice. Nuremberg offers a lot of history for visitors. (Comment by a "local": when asking for it, preferably use the German name Nürnberg, the English name Nuremberg is usually unknown).
  • Füssen is nestled in the Alps of southern Bavaria. A train from Munich's main station will take about two hours with one transfer at Buchloe (purchase the Bayern-Ticket option mentioned above which is valid for the train and bus journey to the castle). The town is famous for King Ludwig II's "fairy-tale castle" Neuschwanstein. It also houses the castle where Ludwig II grew up (Hohenschwangau). If you go there, buy a combined ticket for both castles. Neuschwanstein is a must-see, but Hohenschwangau is historically more interesting, and the tour is so much better. Not only because there's less tourists and ergo more time, but also the guides are more knowledgeable and speak better English. There's a third castle, Linderhof, but it's further away and difficult to reach without a car (about 1h drive, passing through Austria). If you have a rental car, it's definitely worth the trip, and the trip itself is spectacularly beautiful, landscape-wise.
  • Oberammergau is a small town of unusual houses with brothers Grimm fairy-tale paintings on the walls.
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MUNICH (Ger. Munchen), a city of Germany, capital of the kingdom of Bavaria, and the third largest town in the German Empire. .It is situated on an elevated plain, on the river Isar, 25 m.^ Museums The most famous of Munich's museums is the Deutsches Museum situated on an island in the river Isar.
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^ Situated on the right bank of the River Isar, the Gasteig (meaning 'steep road' in Bavarian dialect) dominates the axis formed by the Isartor, Zweibrückenstraße and Ludwigsbrücke.
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N. of the foot-hills of the Alps, about midway between Strassburg and Vienna. Owing to its lofty site (1700 ft. above the sea) and the proximity of the Alps, the climate is changeable, and its mean annual temperature, 49° to 50 F., is little higher than that of many places much farther to the north. The annual rainfall is nearly 30 in. .Munich lies at the centre of an important network of railways connecting it directly with Strassburg (for Paris), Cologne, Leipzig, Berlin, Rosenheim (for Vienna) and Innsbruck (for Italy via the Brenner pass), which converge in a central station.^ Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central As the name already says, the Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central Hotel is situated in the very centre of the city: next to Theresienwiese, and only 1,000 metres away from the central railway station and the pedestrian zone.
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^ The underground station is in front of the hotel, and from here it only takes three minutes by train to the city centre and 25 minutes to the new Munich Trade Fair Centre.
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.Munich is divided into twenty-four municipal districts, nineteen of which, including the old town, lie on the left bank of the Isar, while the suburban districts of Au, Haidhausen, Giesing, Bogenhausen and Ramersdorf are on the opposite bank.^ Located in Munich's prestigious district of Bogenhausen, this four-star hotel is in the heart of the exclusive Arabella Park.
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.The old town, containing many narrow and irregular streets, forms a semicircle with its diameter towards the river, while round its periphery has sprung up the greater part of modern Munich, including the handsome Maximilian and Ludwig districts.^ Munich's largest concert venue, the Olympiahalle, forms part of the unique complex specially created to host the 1972 Olympic Games.
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^ Set in the popular district of Schwabing, five kilometres from Marienplatz central square and Munich's Museum of Modern Art.
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^ But don't be fooled, this part of town has many different faces.
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The walls with which Munich was formerly surrounded have been pulled down, but some of the gates have been left. The most interesting is the Isartor and the Karlstor, restored in 1835 and adorned with frescoes. The Siegestor (or gate of victory) is a modern imitation of the arch of Constantine at Rome, while the stately Propylaea, built in 1854-1862, is a reproduction of the gates of the Athenian Acropolis.
Munich owes its architectural magnificence largely to Louis I. of Bavaria, who ascended the throne in 1825, and his successors; while its collections of art entitle it to rank with Dresden and Berlin. .Most of the modern buildings have been erected after celebrated prototypes of other countries and eras, so that, as has been said by Moriz Carriere, a walk through Munich affords a picture of the architecture and art of two thousand years.^ Situated on Maximilianstrassee, regarded as Munich’s most desirable street, filled with designer boutiques, and is a few minutes walk to the Opera House, theatres and art galleries.
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In carrying out his plans Louis I. was seconded by the architect Leo von Klenze, while the external decorations of painting and sculpture were mainly designed by Peter von Cornelius, Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Schwanthaler. As opportunity offers, the narrow streets of the older city are converted into broad, straight boulevards, lined with palatial mansions and public buildings. .The hygienic improvement effected by these changes, and by a new and excellent water supply, is shown by the mortality averages-40 4 per thousand in 1871-1875,30.4 per thousand in 1881-1885, and 20.5 per thousand in 1903-1904. The architectural style which has been principally followed in the later public buildings, among them the law courts, finished in 1897, the German bank, St Martin's hospital, as well as in numerous private dwellings, is the Italian and French Rococo, or Renaissance, adapted to the traditions of Munich architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries.^ Munich has taken the lead in public sector Windows-to-Linux switches and was followed last month by Bergen, Norway .
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^ The Alte Pinakothek exhibits European paintings and sculpture from the 14th to the 18th century, while fine arts from the 18th and 19th century are shown next door at the Neue Pinakothek .
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.A large proportion of the most notable buildings in Munich are in two streets, the Ludwigstrasse and the Maximilianstrasse, the creations of the monarchs whose names they bear.^ Situated on Maximilianstrassee, regarded as Munich’s most desirable street, filled with designer boutiques, and is a few minutes walk to the Opera House, theatres and art galleries.
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The former, three-quarters of a mile long and 40 yds. wide, chiefly contains buildings in the Renaissance style by Friedrich von Gartner. .The most striking of these are the palaces of Duke Max and of Prince Luitpold; the Odeon, a large building for concerts, adorned with frescoes and marble busts; the war office; the royal library, in the Florentine palatial style; the Ludwigskirche, a successful reproduction of the Italian Romanesque style, built in 1829-1844, and containing a huge fresco of the Last Judgment by Cornelius; the blind asylum; and, lastly, the university.^ Classical in style, it was built in 1901 by Max Littmann.
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At one end this street is terminated by the Siegestor, while at the other is the Feldherrenhalle (or hall of the marshals), a copy of the Loggia dei Lanzi at Florence, containing statues of Tilly and Wrede by Schwanthaler. Adjacent is the church of the Theatines, an imposing though somewhat over-ornamented example of the Italian Rococo style; it contains the royal burial vault. .In the Maximilianstrasse, which extends from Haidhausen on the right bank of the Isar to the Max-Joseph Platz, King Maximilian II.^ Max-Joseph-Platz 1 Innenstadt Munich, Bayern 80539 Germany +49 89 2185 1920 http://www.staatstheater.bayer...
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^ Haidhausen : Slightly off the main tourist track, Haidhausen is located on the right bank of the Isar River, and is the city's main Bohemian hangout.
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^ Situated on the right bank of the River Isar, the Gasteig (meaning 'steep road' in Bavarian dialect) dominates the axis formed by the Isartor, Zweibrückenstraße and Ludwigsbrücke.
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tried to introduce an entirely novel style of domestic architecture, formed by the combination of older forms. At the east end it is closed by the Maximilianeum, an extensive and imposing edifice, adorned externally with large sculptural groups and internally with huge paintings representing the chief scenes in the history of the world. .Descending the street, towards the west are passed in succession the old buildings of the Bavarian national museum, the government buildings in which the Composite style of Maximilian has been most consistently carried out, and the mint.^ Bavarian national museum Bavarian National Museum .
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.On the north side of the Max-Joseph Platz lies the royal palace, consisting of the Alte Residenz, the Konigsbau, and the Festsaalbau.^ Schloss Nymphenburg : This was the royal Wittelsbach's summer country house, and is a more sophisticated palace than the Residenz.
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^ Residenz : The monarchy had a few castles and palaces, but the Residenz was always the grandest royal Bavarian home.
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^ Max-Joseph-Platz 2 .
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.The Alte Residenz dates from 1601 to 1616; its apartments are handsomely fitted up in the Rococo style, and the private chapel and the treasury contain several crowns and many other interesting and valuable objects.^ Sandy, OR dates to be announced (2008 dates Sep 5-7) The Sandy Oktoberfest, unlike many others, is truly a family event where families; seniors and singles can find fun and entertainment.
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The Festsaalbau, erected by Klenze in the Italian Renaissance style, is adorned with mural paintings and sculptures, while the Königsbau, a reduced copy of the Pitti Palace at Florence, contains a series of admirable frescoes from the Niebelungenlied by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Adjoining the palace are two theatres, the Residenz or private theatre, and the handsome Hoftheater, accommodating 2500 spectators. The Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, or court-church, is in the Byzantine style, with a Romanesque facade.
The Ludwigstrasse and the Maximilianstrasse both end at no great distance from the Frauenplatz in the centre of the old town. .On this square stands the Frauenkirche, the cathedral church of the archbishop of Munich-Freising, with its lofty cupola capped towers dominating the whole town.^ Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady): Also known locally as Liebfrauenkirche, Munich's largest church nearly collapsed altogether when the city was bombed in 1945.
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.It is imposing from its size, and interesting as one of the few examples of indigenous Munich art.^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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.On the adjacent Marienplatz are the old townhall, dating from the 14th century and restored in 1865, and the new town-hall, the latter a magnificent modern Gothic erection, freely embellished with statues, frescoes, and stainedglass windows, and enlarged in 1900-1905. The column in the centre of the square was erected in 1638, to commemorate the defeat of the Protestants near Prague by the Bavarians during the Thirty Years' War.^ Visitors can admire the regal magnificence of 19th century Munich on Ludwigstra?e , home of the university and numerous Bavarian government ministries, while the ultra-modern, high-tech city is clearly visible in the area behind the Siegestor .
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^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ Old Picture Gallery Stunning 14th-18th century European art .
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Among the other churches of Munich the chief place is due to St Boniface's, an admirable copy of an early Christian basilica. It is adorned with a cycle of religious paintings by Heinrich von Hess (1798-1863), and the dome is supported by sixtyfour monoliths of grey Tyrolese marble. .The parish church of Au, in the Early Gothic style, contains gigantic stained-glass windows and some excellent wood-carving; and the church of St John in Haidhausen is another fine Gothic structure.^ An imposing Art Deco building in the centre of Munich, 200m from the railway station, the hotel retains some of its original early 20th century style.
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St Michael's in the Renaissance style, erected for the Jesuits in 15831 595, contains the monument of Eugene Beauharnais by Thorwaldsen. The facade is divided into storeys, and the general effect is by no means ecclesiastical. .St Peter's is interesting as the oldest church in Munich (12th century), though no trace of the original basilica remains.^ An imposing Art Deco building in the centre of Munich, 200m from the railway station, the hotel retains some of its original early 20th century style.
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.Among newer churches the most noticeable are the Evangelical church of St Luke, a Transitional building, with an imposing dome, finished in 1896, and the Gothic parochial church of the Giesing suburb, with a tower 312 ft.^ The cathedral's most striking feature is its odd Gothic onion domes, added in 1525.
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high and rich interior decorations (1866-1884).
The valuable collections of art are enshrined in handsome buildings, mostly in the Maximilian suburb on the north side of the town. .The old Pinakothek, erected by Klenze in 1826-1836, and somewhat resembling the Vatican, is embellished externally with frescoes by Cornelius and with statues of twentyfour celebrated painters from sketches by Schwanthaler.^ Opened in 1826 by Ludwig I, the Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery) represents the pinnacle of the Emperor's achievements as a collector.
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contains a valuable and extensive collection of pictures by the earlier masters, the chief treasures being the early German and Flemish works and the unusually numerous examples of Rubens. .It also affords accommodation to more than 300,000 engravings, over 20,000 drawings, and a large collection of vases.^ Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years.
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^ Munich Media Marathon : Join over 11,000 participants and more than 200,000 onlookers.
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^ Bayerischer Hof Hotel Munich, Bavaria Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years....
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Opposite stands the new Pinakothek, built 1846-1853, the frescoes on which, designed by Kaulbach, show the effects of wind and weather. It is devoted to works by painters of the last century, among which Karl Rottmann's Greek landscapes are perhaps the most important. The Glyptothek, a building by Klenze in the Ionic style, and adorned with several groups and single statues, contains a valuable series of sculptures, extending from Assyrian and Egyptian monuments down to works by Thorwaldsen and other modern masters. The celebrated Aeginetan marbles preserved here were found in the island of Aegina in 1811. Opposite the Glyptothek stands the exhibition building, in the Corinthian style, it was finished in 1845, and is used for periodic exhibitions of art. .In addition to the museum of plaster casts, the Antiquarium (a collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities under the roof of the new Pinakothek) and the Maillinger collection, connected with the historical museum, Munich also contains several private galleries.^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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^ Antikensammlungen : The Museum of Antiquities houses an interesting collection that includes a great many Greek vases originally stockpiled by Ludwig I, who had his own vision of Munich becoming the new Athens.
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^ Deutsches Museum ( German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology): This is the largest technological museum in the world, with a great collection of historic artifacts and interactive exhibits.
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Foremost among these stand the Schack Gallery, bequeathed by the founder, Count Adolph von Schack, to the emperor William II. in 1894, rich in works by modern German masters, and the Lotzbeck collection of sculptures and paintings. Other structures and institutions are the new buildings of the art association; the academy of the plastic arts (1874-1885), in the Renaissance style; and the royal arsenal (Zeughaus) with the military museum. The Schwanthaler museum contains models of most of the great sculptor's works.
.The immense scientific collection in the Bavarian national museum, illustrative of the march of progress from the Roman period down to the present day, compares in completeness with the similar collections at South Kensington and the Musee de Cluny.^ National Museum History of technological progress .
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^ Bavarian national museum Bavarian National Museum .
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.The building which now houses this collection was erected in 1894-1900. On the walls is a series of well-executed frescoes of scenes from Bavarian history, occupying a space of 16,00o sq.^ N/A Stadthotel Asam Our hotel is a charming, small, 5 storey building, originally built around 1900 as luxurious city town house.
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^ This well-organised exhibition is housed in a marvellous fin-de-siècle building (1894-99).
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ft. The ethnographical museum, the cabinet of coins, and the collections of fossils, minerals, and physical and optical instruments, are also worthy of mention. .The art union, the oldest and most extensive in Germany, possesses a good collection of modern works.^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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The chief place among the scientific institutions is due to the academy of science, founded in 1759. The royal library contains over 1,300,000 printed volumes and 30,000 manuscripts. The observatory is equipped with instruments by the celebrated Josef Fraunhofer.
At the head of the educational institutions of Munich stands the university, founded at Ingolstadt in 1472, removed to Landshut in 1800, and transferred thence to Munich in 1826. In addition to the four usual faculties there is a fifth - of political economy. In connexion with the university are medical and other schools, a priests' seminary, and a library of 300,000 volumes. The polytechnic institute (Technische Hochschule) in 1899 acquired the privilege of conferring the degree of doctor of technical science. Munich contains several gymnasia or grammar-schools, a military academy, a veterinary college, an agricultural college, a school for architects and builders, and several other technical schools, and a conservatory of music. The general prison in the suburb of Au is considered a model of its kind; and there is also a large military prison. Among other public buildings, the crystal palace (Glas-palast), 765 ft. in length, erected for the great exhibition of 1854, is now used, as occasion requires, for temporary exhibitions. .The Wittelsbach palace, built in 1843-1850, in the Early English Pointed style, is one of the residences of the royal family.^ The Montgelas Palace, which the hotel bought in 1969, was initially a Minister's residence and later became the seat of the royal administration.
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^ The royal Wittelsbach family began collecting in the early 1500s, and over the centuries this treasure trove grew greater and greater.
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^ Schloss Nymphenburg : This was the royal Wittelsbach's summer country house, and is a more sophisticated palace than the Residenz.
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Among the numerous monuments with which the squares and streets are adorned, the most important are the colossal statue of Maximilian II. in the Maximilianstrasse, the equestrian statues of Louis I. and the elector Maximilian I., the obelisk erected to the 30,000 Bavarians who perished in Napoleon's expedition to Moscow, the Wittelsbach fountain (1895), the monument commemorative of the peace of 1871, and the marble statue of Justus Liebig, the chemist, set up in 1883.
The English garden (Englischer Garten), to the north-east of the town, is 600 acres in extent, and was laid out by Count Rumford in imitation of an English park. On the opposite bank of the Isar, above and below the Maximilianeum, extend the Gasteig promenades, commanding fine views of the town. .To the south-west of the town is the Theresienwiese, a large common where the popular festival is celebrated in October.^ Spring Festival on the Theresienwiese : Everyone is welcome to celebrate on the Theresienwiese, with a fun park and various beer marquees creating a fair-like atmosphere.
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Here is situated the Ruhmeshalle or hall of fame, a Doric colonnade containing busts of eminent Bavarians. In front of it is a colossal bronze statue of Bavaria, 170 ft. high, designed by Schwanthaler. The botanical garden, with its large palm-house, the Hofgarten, surrounded with arcades containing frescoes of Greek landscapes by Rottmann, and the Maximilian park to the east of the Isar, complete the list of public parks.
.The population of Munich in 1905 was 538,393. The permanent garrison numbers about io,000 men.^ The city has a population of about 1.3 million and the Munich metropolitan area is home to around 3 million people.
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Of the population, 84% are Roman Catholic, 14% Protestants, and 2% Jews.
Munich is the seat of the archbishop of Munich-Freising and of the general Protestant consistory for Bavaria. .About twenty newspapers are published here, including the Allgemeine Zeitung. Some of the festivals of the Roman Church are celebrated with considerable pomp; and the people also cling to various national fetes, such as the Metzgersprung, the Schafflertanz, and the great October festival.^ A great mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts attracts approximately 150,000 people to this popular festival in historic MainStrasse Village.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Spring Festival on the Theresienwiese : Everyone is welcome to celebrate on the Theresienwiese, with a fun park and various beer marquees creating a fair-like atmosphere.
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Munich has long been celebrated for its artistic handicrafts, such as bronze-founding, glass-staining, silversmith's work, and wood-carving, while the astronomical instruments of Fraunhofer and the mathematical instruments of Traugott Lieberecht von Ertel (1778-1858) are also widely known. Lithography, which was invented at Munich at the end of the 18th century, is extensively practised here. The other industrial products include wall-paper, railway plant, machinery, gloves and artificial flowers. The most characteristic industry, however, is brewing. Four important markets are held at Munich annually. The city is served by an extensive electric tramway system.

History

.The Villa Munichen or Forum ad monachos, so called from the monkish owners of the ground on which it lay, was first called into prominence by Duke Henry the Lion, who established a mint here in 1158, and made it the emporium for the salt coming from Hallein and Reichenhall.^ History: Munich was founded in 1158 by Henry the Lion as Munichen (the monk's place).
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The Bavarian dukes of the Wittelsbach house occasionally resided at Munich, and in 1255 Duke Louis made it his capital, having previously surrounded it with walls and a moat. .The town was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1327, after which the emperor Louis the Bavarian, in recognition of the loyalty of the citizens, rebuilt it very much on the scale it retained down to the beginning of the 19th century.^ We strive to retain as much of our Bavarian heritage as possible and proudly demonstrate this during the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest.
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^ Oct 12th '10, Tuesday: After breakfast we take off for the prosperous town of Blumenau, the heart of German colonization of the 19th century.
  • 4* & 5* Brazil Oktoberfest Blumenau - Oktoberfest Tour Rio de Janeiro 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.southamerica.travel [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Among the succeeding rulers those who did most for the town in the erection of handsome buildings and the foundation of schools and scientific institutions were Albert V., William V., Maximilian I., Max Joseph and Charles Theodore. In 1632 Munich was occupied by Gustavus Adolphus, and in 1705, and again in 1742, it was in possession of the Austrians. In 1791 the fortifications were razed.
.Munich's importance in the history of art is entirely of modern growth, and may be dated from the acquisition of the Aeginetan marbles by Louis I., then crown prince, in 1812. Among the eminent artists of this period whose names are more or less identified with Munich were Leo von Klenze (1784-1864), Joseph Daniel Ohlmiiller (1791-1839), Friedrich von Gartner (1792-1847), and Georg Friedrich Ziebland (1800-1873), the architects; Peter von Cornelius (1783-1867), Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1804-1874), Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872), and Karl Rottmann, the painters; and Ludwig von Schwanthaler, the sculptor.^ Originally a wedding in 1810 of “Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria” to “Therese Von Sachsen Hildburghausen”, Oktoberfest evolved into a celebration of the harvest with many farmers, crafters and brewers returning each fall to display their wares.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Set in the popular district of Schwabing, five kilometres from Marienplatz central square and Munich's Museum of Modern Art.
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Munich is still the leading school of painting in Germany, but the romanticism of the earlier masters has been abandoned for drawing and colouring of a realistic character. Karl von Piloty (1826-1886) and Wilhelm Diez (1839-1907) long stood at the head of this school.
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See Mittheilungen des statistischen Bureaus der Stadt Munchen (vols.
^ "Verschiedene Einsätze der Feuewehr Kochel am See", http://www.feuerwehr.kochel.de/einsatz.htm und .

^ Quelle: Das Archiv der Pressestelle, 1974-1946, http://www.stadt-frankfurt.de/feuerwehr/presse/einsbes/es-menue.htm .

i.-v., .1875-1882); Soltl, Munchen mit seinen Umgebungen (1854); Reber, Bautechnischer Fiihrer durch die Stadt Munchen (1876); Daniel, Handbuch der Geographic (new ed., 1895); Prantl, Geschichte der Ludwig-Maximilians Universit¢t (Munich, 1872); Goering, 30 Jahre Munchen (Munich, 1904); von Ammon, Die Gegend von Munchen geologisch geschildert (Munich, 1895); Kronegg, Illustrierte Geschichte der Stadt Munchen (Munich, 1903); the Jahrbuch fur Miinchener Geschichte, edited by Reinhardstottner and Trautmann (Munich, 1887-1894); Aufleger and Trautmann, Alt-Munchen in Bild and Wort (Munich, 1895); Rohmeder, Munchen als Handelsstadt (Munich, 1905); H. Tinsch, Das Stadtrecht von Munchen (Bamberg, 1891); F. Pecht, Geschichte der munchener Kunst im 19 Jahrhundert (Munich, 1888); and Trautwein, Fuhrer durch Munchen (20th ed., 1906).^ Der Kapitalismus – mit allen seinen Widerlichkeiten – wird von der Kritik weitgehend ausgeklammert.
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^ Aktionen gegen die Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Februar und gegen die 60-Jahr-Feier der NATO im April an, danach wie immer die Ostermärsche.
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^ "Deutschlands Aufstieg durch die NATO. Aktuelle Kriegseinsätze mit NATO und/oder EU", 19:00 Uhr, KOMM-Treff .
  • de.indymedia.org | [München] Sicherheitskonferenz 2009 20 September 2009 10:18 UTC de.indymedia.org [Source type: Academic]

There is an English book on Munich by H. R. Wadleigh (1910).


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  1. The capital of Bavaria, Germany.

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München
Munich

Munich
Coordinates 48°8′0″N 11°34′0″E / 48.133333°N 11.566667°E / 48.133333; 11.566667
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Bavaria
District Urban district
City subdivisions 25 boroughs
Lord Mayor Christian Ude (SPD)
Governing parties SPDGreens / Rosa Liste München
Basic statistics
Area 310.43 km2 (119.86 sq mi)
Elevation 519 m  (1703 ft)
Population  1,348,650  (31 October 2007)[1]
 - Density 4,344 /km2 (11,252 /sq mi)
 - Urban ~2,600,000
 - Metro ~4,650,000 
Founded 1158
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate M
Postal codes 80331 – 81929
Area code 089
Website www.muenchen.de

Munich (German: München) is the third biggest city of Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg), and the capital of Bavaria. It has a population of 1,320,000. The metropolitan area of Munich includes the city itself, and all the suburbs around it, and has about 2.6 million people in it. It is one of the most important centres of economy in Germany.

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People of Munich

The official population of Munich city proper at 310.43 km^2 is 1,368,840 inhabitants only with principal residence as of 31.01.2009. Around 176,000 inhabitants with secondary residence also live in administrative city limits but they are not calculated in this official census. According to some estimates that population counts around 200,000 people. Fast growing Munich urban area has 2,667,000 inhabitants (by 2008. estimate). Munich city proper with all suburbs at 12,000 km^2 has 4,700,000 inhabitants and Munich metropolitan region that covers 27,700 km^2 and includes Augsburg,Ingolstadt,Landshut,Rosenheim and Landsberg has around 6,000,000 inhabitants. Munich is the 12th city in EU by population within city limits and the 14th largest urban area in Europe. Its metropolitan area ranks among largest metro areas in Europe. As of December 2008, 47.3% of Munichs residents belong to no religious group, 38.3% are Roman Catholic, 14.0% are Lutheran Protestants and 0.3% are Jewish.[2] There is also a small Old Catholic parish and an Episcopal Church.

History

1158 - The settlement was founded as Munichen by Henry the Lion
1255 - Residence of Upper Bavaria.
1806 - Munich became the capital of the Bavarian monarchy
1923 - Beer Hall Putsch of the Nazis
1939-45 - 45% was destroyed in World War II
1972 - Olympic games (Summer)

Sights and attractions

  • English Garden (Englischer Garten)
  • Deutsches Museum (Science Museum)
  • Oktoberfest
  • Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady)
  • Olympiaturm (Olympic Tower, a radio and TV broadcasting station)
  • Bavaria statue

Transportations

Airport

Munich Airport - Franz Joseph Strauss (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM)

Public Transportation

[[File:|thumb|300px|Public transport network]] Munich has one of the most comprehensive systems in the world. There are subways, suburban trains, trams and buses.

Sports clubs

  • Bayern Munich
  • TSV 1860 Munich
  • SpVgg Unterhaching (not really a club from Munich as Unterhaching is a rural town of its own)
  • Munich Irish Rovers FC
  • EHC Munich - Local professional hockey club.

Boroughs

Munich has 25 boroughs (Bezirke in German, also sometimes called districts in English).

  • Allach-Untermenzing (23)
  • Altstadt-Lehel (1)
  • Aubing-Lochhausen-Langwied (22)
  • Au-Haidhausen (5)
  • Berg am Laim (14)
  • Bogenhausen (13)
  • Feldmoching-Hasenbergl (24)
  • Hadern (20)
  • Laim (25)
  • Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt (2)
  • Maxvorstadt (3)
  • Milbertshofen-Am Hart (11)
  • Moosach (10)
  • Neuhausen-Nymphenburg (9)
  • Obergiesing (17)
  • Pasing-Obermenzing (21)
  • Ramersdorf-Perlach (16)
  • Schwabing-Freimann (12)
  • Schwabing-West (4)
  • Schwanthalerhöhe (8)
  • Sendling (6)
  • Sendling-Westpark (7)
  • Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln (19)
  • Trudering-Riem (15) and
  • Untergiesing-Harlaching (18).

Colleges and universities

Munich's universities are known for their high ranking in Germany.

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences

Sister cities

Beers from Munich

  • Augustiner Bräu
  • Hacker-Pschorr
  • Hofbräu
  • Löwenbräu
  • Paulaner
  • Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

References

Other websites

frr:München


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