Although Munich may sometimes have the air of a sleepy German town, its sights, industry and hospitality are truly world-class. Germany’s second largest city is located in southern Bavaria, not far from the Alpine tip of the country, giving it good transport connections to Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
A hub of art, cuisine and music, Munich has a flourishing cultural heritage which can be easily soaked up strolling among the neo-Gothic churches and breathtaking architecture of the inner-city’s spaces. For example the City Hall in Marienplatz or the beautiful Englisher Garten, not the mention the its world-famous selection of art galleries and museums. But perhaps Munich is most famous for its annual Bavarian beer and German food festival, Oktoberfest. This has given the people of Munich a reputation for respecting their cultural traditions but simultaneously enjoying an eccentric joie de vivre. The very same Bavarian charm can be enjoyed by hiring some of the city’s atmospheric beer halls and authentic cellars.
Yet there is more to Munich than just the cliches of Lederhosen and Brezel. It is home to some of Germany’s most renowned brands such as BMW, Siemens and Allianz. Its large immigrant and student populations also lend the city an exciting flair which contrasts against its elegant historic exterior, all making Munich a unique European city.
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