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Train
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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 ...
Christkindlmarkt
Germany is famous for its Christmas markets and the Christkindlmarkt in Munich's Marienplatz is one ...
Munchner Stadtlauf
Munchner Stadtlauf or city run has been taking place for the past 25 years. The participation of ...
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is the most famous and some may say infamous festival of Munich. It is held annually ...
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

Munchner Stadtlauf
Munchner Stadtlauf or city run has been taking place for the past 25 years. The participation of tho
Fasching Festival
Fasching or Carnival is a boisterous six week long festival consisting of street parties and balls.
Christkindlmarkt
Germany is famous for its Christmas markets and the Christkindlmarkt in Munich's Marienplatz is one
Fruhlingsfest
This Spring Festival, held on the last Saturday in April, is a smaller version of the Oktoberfest fe
Starkbierzeit
Every year during Lent, Starkbierzeit or Strong Beers week is celebrated when strong beers are consu
Christopher Street Day
The Christopher Street Day actually lasts three days and is full of gay and lesbian fun, with street

Donisl
Donisl is Munich's oldest beer hall. The restaurant has a comfortable ambiance and can accommodate 5
Mövenpick Restaurant
This restaurant is located in the city center and is decorated with a differe
Acuarello
This is a great Italian restaurant. Classical music sets the stage for a roma
Der Kleine Chinese
This restaurant serves filling, cheap Chinese dishes.   Im Tal 28 Type: Chinese
 
Bella Italia
This is one of a small chain of inexpensive Italian restaurants.

Thai-Chinese
This restaurant provides unbeatable value for Indian food.    Bahnhofplatz 1

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
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