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Munich is one of the most dynamic economic regions in the heartland of Europe. Founded in the year 1158 by Henry Lion, Munich is now Germany´s third biggest City, which provides the people - as an economic location- with the second biggest number of working places in Germany and is thus the leading centre of high-tech and media industry. In the year 1328 Munich becomes an imperial city and in the year 1504 Munich becomes the capital of the Duchy of Bavaria.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria is situated near to the bavarian Alps in the center of Europe.

The citycolors are black and yellow and the well known symbol of Munich is the coat of arms shows the child of Munich (Münchner Kindl). With a population of about 1.3 Mio. people, Munich is through its rich history, amazing architecture and rich customs the leading location regading the tourism figures. 37.300 beds, total overnight stays of more than 7.2 Mio and more than 56 Mio Day Visitors are proving that Munich is for sure a good choice to visit. Due to the fact, that most of the international visitors are landing at the airport in Munich, this city is beside it´s numerous points of interest the perfect starting point for nearly all attractions nearby.
With 10 Universities with annual 98.202 Students, over 130 public libraries, 46 museums and collections, two opera houses, 58 theatres and 87 cinemas Munich indeed offers a rich variety of places to go and look at beside the really interesting buildings like the Olympiatower, the "Frauentürme" or the Paulskirche.

A visit of one of the famous Beer gardens in Munich is especially during summer time a must. Over 60 beer gardens are scattered all over the city - and everybody will find exactly the right one for himself.
Other points of general interest are for example the old Isartor (Isar Gate) and the Karlstor (Charles' Gate). The Isartor is the most easterly located town gates of Munich's three remaining ones, dating back to the 14th century. Careful restoration has recreated the dimensions and appearance of the original structure. The Isar Gate accommodates the wordl famous Valentin Museum. The Karlstor is the westerly town gate from the 14th century. Incorporated at the end of the 18th century into the square known as "Stachus", it marks today the entrance to Munich's primary pedestrian zone.

The New Town Hall, which was built in the years form 1867 to 1909 in a Flanders Gothic style, with a hight of over 300 feet in length, features strikingly elaborate stone ornamentation. Its 260-foot tower with carillon is, with St. Peter's Church and the twin towers of the Cathedral, one of the most distinctive features of the city's skyline.

The Ludwigstraße, known as the magnificent "showpiece" of Munich, is built under King Ludwig I in the first half of the 19th century and marked the transformation of Munich from a medieval town to an imperial residence.

The Ruhmeshalle
(Hall of Fame), an U-shaped open hall modeled on Graeco-Roman precedents, functions as a memorial to distinguished figures of the Bavarian history. The bronze statue in front of the hall represents the State of Bavaria.
One big attraction and a definite must for all visitors of Munich is the Hofbräuhaus. Many imitations are already all over the world - so for example one in the Epcot Center, Orlando - but this is the original. This beer hall was built in the year 1644 and lives up to its reputation: plenty of beer, food, tourists, oom-pah music, drunken revelry and Lederhosen. Check out the wall of beer steins, personalized and locked away for their owners.

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