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Train
The German rail network is operated by ...
Taxi
Taxis are very ...
Best of the City in One Day
Seeing the whole of Munich in a day is an impossible task. However if you have a time constraint ...
Tollwood World Culture Summer Festival
The Tollwood Festival takes place in Olympia Park. It lasts 24 days, with a variety of different ...
Fasching Festival
Fasching or Carnival is a boisterous six week long festival consisting of street parties and balls. ...
The Kirchweih Dult
Thrice a year Munich hosts the Dult which is a haven for junk and antique lovers. There is a ...
When to go
Munich, the capital of the largest federal state of Germany, Bavaria, is one of the most popular ...

Munich, Germany

 

Munich today
Munich, the capital of Bavaria is located on the Isar River. Its image is that of a high-spirited and festival-addicted city. There is an old charm to the city which combines with the energetic, cosmopolitan feel to provide the perfect mix. Munich is renowned for its architecture and culture. The city is a haven of culture, with a huge number of museums, a vibrant arts scene and the famous celebrations of Oktoberfest.   Munich is also the technological center of Germany and is home to hundreds of technology companies. The city has many nicknames  including 'Athens on the Isar'

Munich back then
Munich was established in 1158 by Henry the Lion who was the duke of Saxony and Bavaria. The city's name comes from the settlement near which it was situated, called Munichen. In 1255 it became the residence of the Wittelsbach family, the dukes of Bavaria. It became the capital of Bavaria in 1503. Munich developed into a leading cultural and artistic center under the 19th century kings Louis I, Maximilian II and Louis II. During this time it also played a leading role in the development of 19th and 20th century German painting.   After the First World War, Munich saw great political

Eden Hotel - Wolff
Located in the train station area, the seven-storey Eden Hotel is a mere 5 minutes walking distance
Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Luxury, elegance and style are the keywords of this hotel. On any visit to th
Bayerischer Hof
With 160 years of tradition, this family run hotel caters to an international
Konigshof
Konigshof is the hotel where real world functionality combines with other wor
Charles Hotel
Opened in October 2007, with popular tourist attractions close at hand, the C
Schlicker
This centuries old hotel has now been modernized with only the breakfast room retaining its old wo

Maximilianstrasse / Theatinerstrasse
Exclusive and elite boutiques can be found around Maximilianstrasse and Theatinerstrasse. In Maximil
Rene Lezard
This is a stylish fashion house located on the most expensive shopping street of Munich, the Maxmi
Fünf Höfe
For a more expensive shopping experience, you can visit the many stores, boutiques and galleries a
Prada
This is a well-known international brand for women's clothes and accessories.
Karstadt
Karstadt is another upscale department store carrying wares ranging from clot
Kaufingerstrasse / Neuhauserstrasse
In the historic city center, you will find an extensive pedestrian-only shopping area. Kaufingerstra

Fasching Festival
Fasching or Carnival is a boisterous six week long festival consisting of street parties and balls.
Munich Film Festival
The Munich Film Festival is one of Germany's biggest film festivals. It has taken place for the las
Corpus Christi
The Corpus Christi festival consists of street parades and dressed-up horses. 
Music and Theatre Biennale
This festival is held every other year during the month of May. 
Munich Blade Night
Munich Blade Night is the world's largest inline skating event. Thousands of people participate in t
Cycle Race
The Cycle Race lasts for six days and takes place at the Olympiahalle of Olympia Park. There is plen

Al Mercato
This is a no-frills Italian restaurant serving cheap pizzas and pasta dishes, just south of the Vikt
Donisl
Donisl is Munich's oldest beer hall. The restaurant has a comfortable ambiance and can accommodate 5
Palais Keller
This restaurant is located in the cellar of one of the most elegant hotels in Munich and yet offers
Tantris
This restaurant serves Munich's most sophisticated cuisine. The food is artis
Knigshof
This restaurant offers an outstanding service and the most succulent dishes. It is one of the most c
Mark's Restaurant
Up a wide stairway on the hotel's mezzanine is Mark's, a splendid restaurant

Fast Facts
Location:
Southeastern Germany, on the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps

Local City Name:
München
Area:
310 sq km
120 sq miles
Population:
1,338,000

Dialing code:
+49 89
Currency:
Euro (€)

Ethnic mix:
16% of Munich residents are foreigners, with very large Turkish and Balkan communities living here. Turks, Albanians, Croats, Serbs, Greeks, Austrians and Italians are also amongst the most populous groups in the area. 39.5% of Munich inhabitants are Catholic and 14.2% are Protestant.

Languages:
German, English

Time zone:
GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time)

Average January Temperatures:
1°C (34°F).

Average July Temperatures:
23°C (73.5°F).

Annual Rainfall:
905mm (35.7 inches).

Emergency Nos:
Medical Aid: 112
Police: 110
Fire: 112 

 
Health & Safety
It is important to have proper medical insurance when traveling to Germany. Medical expenses are quite high and you should be well ...

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