Munich is the capital city of Bavaria. Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.4 million, making it the third-most populous city in Germany. Greater Munich including its suburbs has a population of 2.6 million. The Munich metropolitan region which extends to cities like Augsburg or Ingolstadt had a population of more than 5.6 million in 2008.
Munich, located at the river Isar in the south of Bavaria, is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. 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 including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and the famous city hall (Neues Rathaus).
Munich is a major international center of business, engineering, research and medicine exemplified by the presence of two research universities, a multitude of smaller colleges, headquarters of several multinational companies and world-class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. It is Germany's most prosperous city and makes it repeatedly into the top 10 of global quality-of-life rankings. Munich's ability to stay at the forefront of technological developments and maintain its cultural heritage is often summarized in the characterization as a city of "laptop and lederhosen".
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Munich's efficient subway will bring you to sites like the Frauenkirche and New Town Hall cin the historic center, and the Olympia Park and Nymphenburg Palace.
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New Town Hall
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Munich is home to Germany's Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest is known as the Largest Volksfest (People's Fair) in the World. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event. Sample beers and have a blast at the largest fair on earth!
Munich is also a prime example of German architecture. The palaces and castles make this city a location from a fantasy world. Shrouded in greenery and hugging the European Alps, its tall, spiring buildings will stun you. The orderly nature of other buildings attests to the fine quality of German building and masonry.5 stars and 4 stars Hotels near Munich Airport Munich (MUC), Germany
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