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City Guide : MunichGermany is divided into 16 states. Munich is the capital of German State of Bavaria. Located at the south of Germany, the city sets on plains of Upper Bavaria, at 50 km away from the north of Alp mountain range systems of Europe. Rising on the River Isar, Munich is the 3rd populous city of Germany with its population of 1.3 million considering the year of 2006 (the population of the metropolitan area reaches to 2.7 million inhabitants). Having a sophisticated culture and structure, the city is one of the significant culture centers of Europe. This relatively less polluted city offers a high quality life to its residents.
Tourist AttractionsAlthough Munich has a dense settlement area, it will absolutely not take less than a few weeks to explore the historical and cultural prosperity of the city. Royal and modern architectures, a plenty of thrilling museums, castles, numerous parks, magnificent Gothic churches, markets and seasonal events constitute the fabric of the dynamism, diversity and versatility of the city life. Annually, more than 3 million tourists flock in Munich from all quarters of the world.
Marienplatz (Mary's Square) and Stachus (Karlsplatz) are the main squares of the city located at the hearth of Munich. Between these squares, the main pedestrian field including many shops and restaurants is present.
Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady) is the most famous building of the city at the center. This metropolitan church serves as the Archbishopric of Munich-Freising.
Nymphenburg Palace is a baroque palace which is 20 minutes away from the city center at the west. This summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs harbors many pavilions. Amailenburg, Badenburg, Pagodenburg and Magdalenenklause are the major of these fantastic buildings. In addition to protected pavilions, the palace park has various trees and waterways. You should not miss this natural and historical brilliant.
Schleissheim Palace located at the Oberschleißheim village is composed of three palaces in a magnificent baroque park. These are New Schleissheim Palace, Lustheim Palace and Old Schleissheim Palace. The garden of the palace is covered with fantastic canals.
There are multitudinous parks in the city. English Garden placed between Prinzregenten Street and Freimann expands from the center to the northern part of the city. Harboring long paths, swans, brooks and ponds, this famous park has an area of 900-acre. Olympic Park of lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, sport facilities and a football stadium are the fabulous landmarks of the city. Also, the parks of the palaces at the city are magnificent.
Munich is a city of a great deal of breathtaking museums. Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum, Haus der Kunst, Lenbachhaus, Museum Mensch and Natur (natural science and history), Bayerisches Nationalmuseum and many more are the major exhibitions in the city.
Culture & EntertainmentMunich is a cultural heaven of all sorts. Arts, music, movies, theater, literature, seasonal events, dance, opera, a great range of art galleries, municipal libraries, festivals, trade fairs and conventions reflect the diversified and sophisticated culture of the city.
Munich is the county's main publishing city. Literaturhaus Munchen (Munich Literature House) situated at Salvatorplatz 1 is the foundation of book, media and literature. There are more than 30 libraries dispersed to all over the city. A great deal of literature journals are published at the city.
Munich has permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of all past centuries and genres. The existence of unimaginably many art galleries in the city will faze you (nearly 80 galleries and exhibitions). Most of the major art galleries are in the Kunstareal such as Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne.
The city calls out to the world via an international language, music. National Theater (Nationaltheater Munchen) on Max Joseph Platz is an opera house. It is home to Bavarian State Opera/Ballet and Bavarian State Orchestra. Prinzregententheater at Prinzregentenstraße 12 is a theater and opera house. Munich Kammerspiele Theater, Gasteig Center, Deutsches Theater and Residenz Theater are a few examples from the other theater, music and dance centers in Munich.
Munich is a city of innumerable festivals held in all seasons. Among these, Oktoberfest is the most popular organization in Munich. Oktoberfest is identified with the Bavarian beer. This festival is the biggest festival in the world.
In Munich, it is not matter what your preferential sport is. All kinds of sport activities are practiced in the city. Football, tennis, golf, swimming, winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, etc.), fun sports (beach volley, city runs, climbing), boating at the Kleinhesseloher Lake in the English Garden, horse riding, cycling on the innumerable bicycle paths of the city and many more activities will offer you an unprecedented entertainment experience.
Food & Drink
Munich and Bavarian food menu is incredible. While any kind of flavor from the world cuisine is present at the city the Bavarian local menu do not fall short of the international cuisines. The city cuisine has an infinite popular menu of foods and desserts. All kinds of vegetables and fruits are available at the city. Some popular local dishes and traditional desserts are as follows.
Auflauf (casserole), Blumenkohl (cauliflower), Bratwurst (fried sausage), Breze (soft bretzel, at Oktoferbest and in beer gardens pizza sized), Ei (egg), Ente (duck), Erbsensuppe (pea soup), Essig (vinegar), fish, meat, Forelle (trout), Geflügel (fowl), Gurkensalat (cucumber salad), Hackbraten (meatball), Jägerschnitzel (cutlet with mushroom sauce), Kartoffelknöde (potato dumplings), Spinat (spinach), Zwiebeln (onions), Semmelknödel (bread dumpling), Scallop, Schlachtplatte mixed sausages, Sauerkraut (fermented sour white cabbage, cooked with red wine, bay leaf and juniper) and immeasurable more delicacies fit the best to your taste.
Apfelkücherl (deep fried apples with cinnamon), Apfelmus (thick sweet and sour apple sauce), Apfelstrudel (apple and raisin compote baked in puff pastry), Bayerische Creme (Bavarian vanilla crème), Dampfnudel (fluffy warm yeast dough with vanilla sauce), Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake, a chocolate cake with cherries and whipped cream), Topfenstrudel (sweet white cheese and raisins baked in puff pastry)...
Munich is famous for its breweries. Many worldwide famous beer gardens in Munich are among the most popular sights of the city where all the sorts of local beers and city specialties are served. Also, traditional coffee houses of Munich offer all kinds of local and international coffee.
ShoppingInternational and local famous brands, designer fashions, unlimited local souvenirs, trendy Bavarian gifts and clothing, in brief, whatever you want is available in the dazzling shopping world of Munich.
The high street of Munich and many gift shops at the city center, Schwabing's Leopoldstraße, Hohenzollernstraße and Belgradstraße, Maxvorstadt and Glockenbachviertel are the major shopping areas of the city.
Munich is renown with its many markets. Viktualienmarkt, Elisabethmarkt, Fleamarkts, Auer Dult and Christmas Markets are the fundamental ones.
The Olympic Shopping Center in the north of Munich, Perlacher Einkaufsparadies in the east of the city and the Eschenhof Pasing in the west of Munich are the main shopping centers of the city.
The souvenirs concerned with the city beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus (basecap, glass mug, beer stein, bottle opener, stein with pewter lid), Munich and Bavarian T-shirts, party sets, gingerbreads, paper flags and many Bavarian souvenirs (wind sock, table flag, lederhosen purse, porcelain lion, tin cap, key ring purse...) are the popular gifts from the city for you, your friends and your family.
Germany’s Creative Side
Bringing visitors modern experimental films, installations, performances and bold ventures every year, the festival this year is focusing on the relationship between the media arts and society.
The festival is also organizing a congress that will take up the theoretical side of the media arts and a forum to be held with participants from Europe’s schools of art and design. As well as a large number of workshops, presentations and panel discussions, also awaiting participants is the awards ceremony for the best German experimental film.
An event that makes an impact on media aesthetics and trends, the festival is taking place this year at Osnabrück, April 18 to 22.
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