Munich, or "Minga" - as it is called in Bavarian - is the capital of the federal state of Bavaria. With over 1.42 million inhabitants, Munich is Germany's third largest city, after Berlin and Hamburg. This world city is one of the most important cultural and economic centres of Germany.
The inhabitants of Munich enjoy in Bavaria's capital a very broad academic offer, good business conditions and a lively cultural and leisure offer. The latter attract each year countless tourists to this Bavarian city, which, despite its size, can inspire one with its charm and magic. Munich is known for its high quality of life, which also stems from the closeness of the Alps and diverse opportunities to spend time out in the open.
• The Marienplatz square is where history and the present day meet. It is here where the world famous centre of the capital of Bavaria is located. All year round, something is going on at the Mariensäule - be it bells, victory celebrations or city festivals.
• The BMW Welt museum is a true tourist magnet, located at the olympic park. This uncommonly beautiful building tells the story of the past and the future of Bavaria's car manufacturer.
• The Allianz Arena stadium is the city's newest symbol. When the grounds do not host the local teams' games, one can book a tour of the structure and get excited about its unmatched architecture.
• Apart from this, it is worthwhile to visit the Viktualienmarkt in the historic city centre of Munich. Enjoy the cosy market atmosphere and the enormous snack offer.
• After an exhausting city tour, pop in to the English garden to rest in a calm, green environment.
Art and culture:
With over 40 theatres and over 60 museums, collections and galleries, as well as numerous concert halls, the city enchants its culture-hungry guests.
• The Cathedral of Holy Mary, called simply St. Mary's cathedral, is a city symbol visible from afar. The two domed towers of this gothic temple dominate the cityscape.
• The German museum, housed on museum island on the Isar, is a must for any tour of any lover of technology. It is Germany's most frequently visited museum; a day is barely enough to see all the exhibits.
• The Old Pinacotheca, the New Pinacotheca and the Pinacotheca of Modernity constitute on the other hand a fixed point of all tours of art lovers. The Alte Pinakothek showcases European masters of the period from the 14th to the 18th century. The Neue Pinakothek presents art of the 19th century, and the Pinakothek der Moderne exhibits art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
• The Wiesn festival is the largest folk festival of the world, bringing each year countless guests to the city. Among the beer tents, folk clothes and stalls cannot be described in words. It's just something one needs to see at least once.
Food and drink:
• Munich's most famous restaurant is probably the royal brewery, the Hofbräuhaus. This beer hall in the old city centre is packed at any given time of the year, inviting one to enjoy Bavarian cuisine, and, naturally, Bavarian beer.
• The Augustiner am Dom restaurant is the essence of Munich's best. This favourite location, offering a view of the Cathedral, is cosy and traditional.
• The Va Bene courtyard restaurant is located at the gates of the Isar river, ensures a retreat from the city's rush. Be it a quick lunch, a romantic dinner, it is the perfect spot to spend a few hours enjoying a full evening.
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