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Munich is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. It is well known for its beautiful architecture, fine culture and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich is also a major international center of business, engineering, research and medicine.
Visitors to Munich will be treated to an inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture. Four grand royal avenues of the 19th century with magnificent official buildings connect Munich's inner city with the suburbs. Two large baroque palaces in Nymphenburg and Oberschleissheim are reminders of Bavaria's royal past.
Munich is a green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, close to the city centre and covering an area of 3.7 km² (larger than Central Park in New York), is one of the world's largest urban public parks. The Deutsches Museum or German Museum, located on an island in the River Isar, is the largest and one of the oldest science museums in the world.
Things to See & Do
* Royal Avenues and Squares
* Palaces & castles
* Buildings & landmarks
* Museums & galleries
* Churches & parks
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 310.43 km²
Population – 1,378,200 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 89
Port Location – The port at Munich is located on the Isar River.
Travel Links – Munich International Airport is located 30 km (18 mi) north-east of Munich. It offers connections to most airports in Germany and Europe, as well as many intercontinental destinations.
An inexpensive and surprisingly comfortable possibility to travel to Munich, especially from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, are long-haul buses.
Deutsche Bahn uses Munich as one of its main German hubs and offers regional and long-distance connections to many German cities. Munich has also a high-speed TGV-connection with Paris and Strasbourg as well as Eurocity and CityNightLine (night train) connections with Amsterdam, Budapest, Innsbruck, Maribor, Milan, Rome, Salzburg, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Zurich and other international cities.