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Munich is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps.

Munich is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps.

Population: 1.400.000

It is Germany's second most popular destination after Berlin, and has something to offer to everyone, be it culture, hi-tech, parks and greenery, nightlife, architecture, beer gardens, shopping or the skiing and sailing close by. 

Additionally, being close to Austria and Italy, and such destinations as Prague and Budapest, it is also a marvellous point from which to explore Central Europe. The infamous Munich Oktoberfest as well as a host of other festivals also take place in Munich. It is often called the 'City with a Heart', and though a throbbing cosmopolitan place it genuinely has a village feel and the people are warm and friendly. 


The climate of Munich is usually quite agreeable and whilst the winter months can be rather cold, the springtime weather is never far away. Summers in Munich are usually pleasantly warm, rather than scorching hot, and during the best weather, much of the city moves outdoors.

January is the coldest month in Munich and features night-time temperatures of -5°C / 23°F or even lower. 

In close proximity to the Alps, the climate in Munich is clearly affected by this sheltered position and classified as continental, with periods of snow and frost between December and February. This time of the year can be a little overcast and surprisingly dry.


Travel in Munich is generally easy and affordable, with the city being divided into four main transport zones. Munich offers various discount travel passes, which allow you to use a mixture of bus, tram and underground train transport.

There is only one ticket system, called MVV, which means you can use all modes of transportation with the same ticket. You can get individual, group, daily, weekly and monthly tickets. The underground stations, i.e. U-Bahn, are marked with a white capital "U" on blue quadratic ground. 

The suburban train stations, i.e. S-Bahn, are marked with a white "S" on green circular ground. All S-Bahn lines traverse the city in a single tunnel (Stammstrecke) between stations Donnersbergerbrücke and Ostbahnhof.

Single trips in a single zone such as the city center cost € 2.60, but the four-zone journey from the airport is a whopping € 10.40. Thus, if you arrive at the airport and intend to explore Munich by the public transport system, the best option is to buy a € 11.20 Gesamtnetz (whole network) day ticket. 


Here are some things you can do and places you can visit:

Best Beer Halls in Munich: If you want to drink your Beer the way it was meant to be, visit one of the many beer halls in Munich; most of them brew their own beer, and your drink will taste even better with a platter of local specialties and some oompah music. 

The English Garden: Just a few blocks northeast of the Munich Residence is the English Garden, Munich's largest park. Bigger than Central Park in New York, this green oasis is a wonderful place to explore. 

Olympic Stadium of Munich: This stadium was the site of the 1972 Summer Olympics, and its design was revolutionary and futuristic for its time: The sweeping and transparent canopies of acrylic glass that were modeled on the Alps are the signature characteristic of the Olympic Stadium.

Museums Ensemble: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne. West of the English Garden is a unique ensemble of three museums, each of them highlighting a different period in European art. 


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