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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 ...
Fasching Festival
Fasching or Carnival is a boisterous six week long festival consisting of street parties and balls. ...
Opera Festival
The Munich Opera Festival is an annual opera festival that takes place at the National Theatre. It ...
Cycle Race
The Cycle Race lasts for six days and takes place at the Olympiahalle of Olympia Park. There is ...
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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 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
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
This is a well-known international brand for women's clothes and accessories.
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

Germany is famous for its Christmas markets and the Christkindlmarkt in Munich's Marienplatz is one
Tollwood World Culture Summer Festival
The Tollwood Festival takes place in Olympia Park. It lasts 24 days, with a variety of different sho
The Kirchweih Dult
Thrice a year Munich hosts the Dult which is a haven for junk and antique lovers. There is a carniva
This Spring Festival, held on the last Saturday in April, is a smaller version of the Oktoberfest fe
Munich Film Festival
The Munich Film Festival is one of Germany's biggest film festivals. It has taken place for the las
Munchner Stadtlauf
Munchner Stadtlauf or city run has been taking place for the past 25 years. The participation of tho

Mark's Restaurant
Up a wide stairway on the hotel's mezzanine is Mark's, a splendid restaurant
Mövenpick Restaurant
This restaurant is located in the city center and is decorated with a differe
This restaurant serves Munich's most sophisticated cuisine. The food is artis
Al Mercato
This is a no-frills Italian restaurant serving cheap pizzas and pasta dishes, just south of the Vikt
This restaurant offers three different experiences in one location - Papa Joe
Boettner's offers a fare that uses ingredients of the highest quality like lo

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

Local City Name:
310 sq km
120 sq miles

Dialing code:
+49 89
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.

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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