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The Theatiner Kirche in Munich Germany
The Theatiner Kirche in Munich Germany
Glypthothek at Koeningsplatz. Maximilan Kuhn
Glypthothek at Koeningsplatz. Maximilan Kuhn
Overlooking Munich Town Hall. Stefan Kukn
Overlooking Munich Town Hall. Stefan Kukn
Kaufinger Street in Munich. Photo by Jensen
Kaufinger Street in Munich. Photo by Jensen
Munich Residence Hofgarten. Photo by Schlaier
Munich Residence Hofgarten. Photo by Schlaier
Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall). Photo Lerdsuwa
Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall). Photo Lerdsuwa
Interior of Nymphenburg, Munich. Photo by Fvz
Interior of Nymphenburg, Munich. Photo by Fvz
Octoberfest Celebrations, Munich. Photo Diego
Octoberfest Celebrations, Munich. Photo Diego

Munich Information

Munich is the Capital city of Bavaria and third largest city in Germany. Its high standard of living along with its predominantly low crime rate have earned the city the nickname of ‘Toytown’.

Munich is steeped in history and you will find plenty of palatial residencies and castles reflecting the area’s royal heritage. Such is the belief in the beauty of the cultural heritage of Munich that even after the destruction during the Second World War, the developers and designers renovated the ruins as well as rebuilding the city, tying in the new with the exquisite Romanesque and Neo-Gothic architecture of the past. The result is a well laid out city with some of the most stunning examples of historical buildings anywhere in Europe.

Although the mix of architecture in Munich is quite striking, the development has been carefully planned. The height restrictions on most high rise towers within the main part of the city, allows un-interrupted views of the of the Bavarian Alps.

The city boasts numerous parks and green belt areas. The Englischer Garten, close to the city, is one of the largest urban parks in the world. Other parks include Olympiapark, Westpark and the Hofgarten, the oldest park in the city.

Nightlife in the city is nothing short of spectacular with over 6,000 watering holes selling some of the best beers in Europe. Clubs, Theatres, Cafes and a host of Entertainment Venues straddle the city offering something for everyone’s taste.

Munich is famous for Oktoberfest. This world class event held from September to the first Sunday in October each year draws millions of visitors from Europe and overseas. The food showcases some of the finest talent around with speciality dishes such as Obatzda, a Bavarian cheese delicacy or Wurstsalat, Munich’s incredible sausage salad. Then you have freshly baked Pretzels, Pot Roasted Pork and the world famous, Apple Strudel.

One attraction not to miss in Munich is The Residenz. Built in 1385 it was home to the Bavarian Royalty and is something out of the pages of a fairytale story. The Residenz features some of the most extravagant rooms in the entire world including the Triezimmer room, Emperor’s hall and the Stone room as well as the Reiche Kapelle (Ornate Chapel).

Aerial View of the Centre of Munich, Germany. Photo by Diego
Aerial View of the Centre of Munich, Germany. Photo by Diego
Famous Octoberfest in Munich, germany. Photo Nicole Kotschate
Famous Octoberfest in Munich, germany. Photo Nicole Kotschate