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Munich, the home of the Oktoberfest, Germany

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 26th of December, 2008
Munich is certainly one of the most interesting cities in Germany. It's the second largest city with about 2 Mio inhabitants and offers a wide range of cultural activities. Something that's very nice about Munich is the fact that it is large but still has a small town character. While conservative, it is home to some cutting edge and modern companies such as BMW.
There are a vast number of site you can visit in Munich, including the English Garden during the summer months, the 1972 Olympic Stadium and of course the Marienplatz, which is the center of the city. Whether you want to go for good Bavarian food, do some sightseeing, visit the opera or theaters, you'll find everything in this city. When you go, make sure you eat a 'Schweinshaxe' and enjoy some good Bavarian beer.
Finally, Munich is home to the world famous Oktoberfest. When you go you should be prepared for many people and a lot of beer of course.
 

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Munich area settlement is based from the Roman era while the Benedictine monks from the 18th century placed Munich on the map - creating the name Munichen or monk settlement. Thus the city's birth date was 1158 - the same year when the Imperial Diet in Augsburg authorized the ephemeral ruling of Heinrich der Lowe. Some notable milestones in the history of Munich, Germany were: Ø   In 1240, the city conceded to the House of Wittelsbach. The well-known Wittelsbach family conquered the city until the twentieth century. Ø   In 1255, Munich was a ducal habitation. During the succeeding century, it was extended, equipped and offered a... Read more »

 
 
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Visit at Glyptothek in Munich - May 8, 2008, by Wazling
If you are interested in history you should visit the "Glypthothek" at the Königsplatz in Munich. A lot of ancient sculptures from greek and roman history can be found there. Some really exceptional statues, like the... Read more »

Munich is best in the summer - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Population: Aprox. 80Mio Major Airports: * Franfurt (FRA) * Munich (MUC) * Berlin * Hamburg When to Go: Typically the months of May-September are good to visit as the temperatures are not too cold. In the... Read more »

Short visit in Munich - Jul 6, 2010, by asterix
We just spent about one and half day in Munich to visit the best places in the city and to see how is life in a such a big city. The city is really beautiful but for me is really agglomerated. We just spent about 3 hours to find the street... Read more »

What to do in Munich - Apr 30, 2009, by Wazling
Munich is really a vibrant city. You love it or you dont like it. I personally wouldn't want to live there, at least for a longer time. The place offers you a wide variety of things you can do. If you only want to go shopping, there're a... Read more »

 
 

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