Munich

Overview

Munich (München) is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.42 million… [Read more]

List of sights

Arabellapark (1)
Arabellapark (1)

Arabellapark

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 58″ N, 11° 37′ 1″ E

The Arabellapark is a residential and commercial area in the Bogenhausen district of Munich, Germany, which was developed with the construction of multiple buildings from 1965 to 1998. It is one of the largest urban expansion projects… [Read more]

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Asam Church (Munich) (1)
Asam Church (Munich) (1)

Asam Church (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 6″ N, 11° 34′ 11″ E

St Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church is a church in Munich built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. The church is considered to be one of the most important… [Read more]

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Flugwerft Schleissheim (1)
Flugwerft Schleissheim (1)

Aviation Museum Schleißheim

Coordinates: 48° 14′ 46″ N, 11° 33′ 26″ E

The Flugwerft Schleißheim is an aviation museum located in the German town of Oberschleißheim near Munich, it forms part of the Deutsches Museum collection and complements the aviation exhibits on display at the main site. The museum… [Read more]

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Botanical Garden (Munich) (1)
Botanical Garden (Munich) (1)

Botanical Garden (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 9′ 49″ N, 11° 30′ 2″ E

The Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg) with its 21.20 hectares was created in 1914 in the Munich outskirts at Nymphenburg by the garden architect Holfeld. In 1966 it became affiliated with the Botanische[Read more]

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FC Bayern - Double 2014 (4)
FC Bayern - Double 2014 (4)

FC Bayern

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 15″ N, 11° 34′ 32″ E

Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V., commonly known as FC Bayern München, Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a German sports club based in Munich. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top… [Read more]

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Glyptothek (1)
Glyptothek (1)

Glyptothek

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 46″ N, 11° 33′ 56″ E

The Glyptothek is a museum in Munich, Germany, which was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the neoclassical style, and built from 1816… [Read more]

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Koenigsplatz (1) Ballenernte - Michael Beutler
Koenigsplatz (1)

Ballenernte - Michael Beutler

Königsplatz

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 45″ N, 11° 33′ 55″ E

Königsplatz (King’s Square) is a square in Munich. Built in the style of European Neo-Classicism in the 19th century, it is a centre of cultural life. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the “Kunstareal”, Munich’s gallery… [Read more]

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Maximilianswerk (1)
Maximilianswerk (1)

Maximilianswerk

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 18″ N, 11° 35′ 38″ E

The plant Maximilianswerk (also known as short Maxwerk) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Auer Mühlbach in Munich. The operator of the power plant is the Stadtwerke München. The Maximilianswerk plant is one of the oldest still… [Read more]

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Museum Brandhorst (1)
Museum Brandhorst (1)

Museum Brandhorst

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 54″ N, 11° 34′ 27″ E

The Museum Brandhorst was opened in Munich on May 21, 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art. Anette Brandhorst, the great-granddaughter of Henkel’s founder, and her husband Udo Fritz-Hermann began collecting… [Read more]

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Nymphenburg (01)
Nymphenburg (01)

Nymphenburg Palace

Coordinates: 48° 9′ 30″ N, 11° 30′ 18″ E

The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette[Read more]

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Oktoberfest (1)
Oktoberfest (1)

Oktoberfest

Coordinates: 48° 7′ 57″ N, 11° 32′ 57″ E

The Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair held annually in Munich. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every… [Read more]

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Olympiapark (2)
Olympiapark (2)

Olympic Park (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 10′ 26″ N, 11° 32′ 56″ E

The Olympiapark in Munich, is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Found in the area of Munich known as the “Oberwiesenfeld”, the Park continues to serve as a venue for cultural and social events such as… [Read more]

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Residenz (Munich) (1)
Residenz (Munich) (1)

Residence (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 25″ N, 11° 34′ 42″ E

The Munich Residence (Münchner Residenz) is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the centre of the city of Munich. The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany. The complex of buildings… [Read more]

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Schloss Schleissheim (1)
Schloss Schleissheim (1)

Schleißheim Palace

Coordinates: 48° 14′ 56″ N, 11° 33′ 48″ E

The Schleißheim Palace actually comprises three palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim near Munich. The palace was a summer residence of the Bavarian rulers of the House of Wittelsbach.

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Staatliches Museum Aegyptischer Kunst (Munich) (1)
Staatliches Museum Aegyptischer Kunst (Munich) (1)

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 50″ N, 11° 34′ 7″ E

The State Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst) in Munich is the most important in Germany after the collections in Berlin (Egyptian Museum) and in Hildesheim (Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum). It displays exhibits… [Read more]

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U-Bahn (Munich) (1)
U-Bahn (Munich) (1)

Subway (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 6′ 53″ N, 11° 28′ 38″ E

The Munich Subway (Münchner U-Bahn) together with the S-Bahn constitutes the backbone of public transport of the Bavarian capital, Munich. On 19 October 1971, the Munich Subway started the passenger service with the first Line U6[Read more]

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Umschreibung (1)
Umschreibung (1)

Umschreibung

Coordinates: 48° 7′ 58″ N, 11° 32′ 25″ E

The Infinity Staircase, designed by Ólafur Elíasson and called Umschreibung (Rewriting), was completed in 2004. Ólafur Elíasson (born 1967) is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing… [Read more]

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Westpark (Munich) (1)
Westpark (Munich) (1)

Westpark (Munich)

Coordinates: 48° 7′ 24″ N, 11° 30′ 47″ E

The Westpark is a large urban public park in Munich. It was designed by landscape architect Peter Kluska and completed in 1983. It hosted the fourth International Garden Show (IGA 83) that same year. The park covers an area of 720,000… [Read more]

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Description

Munich (München) is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.42 million people live within the city limits. Munich was the host city of the 1972 Summer Olympics. Its native name, München, is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning “by the monks’ place”. The city’s name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city’s coat of arms. Black and gold, the colours of the Holy Roman Empire, have been the city’s official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian. Modern Munich is a financial and publishing hub, and a frequently top-ranked destination for migration.

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