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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.

List of sights

Air Born (Christopher Klein) (102)

Air Born (Christopher Klein) (12 photos)

Air Born” is a modern glossy stainless steel sculpture by Christopher Klein in the Linde Headquarters located in the inner courtyard garden of the …

Air Born (Christopher Klein)
Angel of Peace (Munich) (74) Street art

Angel of Peace (Munich) Street art (38 photos)

The Street Art Gallery under the Luitpold Bridge, not far from Friedensengel, is a highlight on the Isar. The pedestrian underpass can be entered…

Angel of Peace (Munich) Street art
Arabellapark (402)

Arabellapark (65 photos)

The Arabellapark is a residential and commercial area in the Bogenhausen district of Munich, Germany, which was developed with the construction of…

Arabellapark
Asam Church (Munich) (75)

Asam Church (Munich) (39 photos)

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 Church (Munich)
Aviation Museum Schleißheim (18) Dornier Do 24 T-3

Aviation Museum Schleißheim (106 photos)

The Flugwerft Schleißheim is an aviation museum located in the German town of Oberschleißheim near Munich, it forms part of the Deutsches Museum

Aviation Museum Schleißheim
Blutenburg Castle (54)

Blutenburg Castle (18 photos)

The former hunting Castle Blutenburg is located in the west of Munich, in the town district of Obermenzing. The castle dates back to a water castle…

Blutenburg Castle
BMW World (260)

BMW Welt (8 photos)

The BMW Welt (BMW World) is a combined exhibition, museum and delivery site, located near the Olympic Park in the immediate vicinity of the BMW Tour

BMW Welt
Botanical Garden (Munich) (65)

Botanical Garden (Munich) (52 photos)

The Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg) with its 21.20 hectares was created in 1914 in the Munich outskirts at Nymphenburg by…

Botanical Garden (Munich)
Café Glockenspiel (Munich) (87)

Café Glockenspiel (Munich) (5 photos)

Over the roofs in the heart of Munich, directly on the Marienplatz, on the fifth floor, is the Café Glockenspiel.

Café Glockenspiel (Munich)
English Garden (Munich) (153) Eisbach

English Garden (Munich) (26 photos)

The English Garden (Englische Garten) is a 375 hectare green park in the north east of Munich, on the west bank of the River Isar, making it one of…

English Garden (Munich)
FC Bayern Munich - Double 2014 (892) Franck Ribery

FC Bayern Munich (164 photos)

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…

FC Bayern Munich
Glyptothek (Munich) (337)

Glyptothek (Munich) (90 photos)

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…

Glyptothek (Munich)
Hellabrunn Zoo (863) Orangutan

Hellabrunn Zoo (64 photos)

The Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) of Munich was founded on 1st of August 1911. The animal park is characterized by its natural location in…

Hellabrunn Zoo
Königsplatz (183) Bale Harvest - Michael Beutler

Königsplatz (50 photos)

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…

Königsplatz
Maximilianswerk (347)

Maximilianswerk (36 photos)

The plant Maximilianswerk (also known as short Maxwerk) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Auer Mühlbach in Munich. The operator of the power…

Maximilianswerk
Munich by night (24) Siegestor

Munich by night (14 photos)

Munich’s old town at night offers a very special atmosphere.

Munich by night
Museum Brandhorst (56)

Museum Brandhorst (26 photos)

The Museum Brandhorst was opened in Munich on May 21, 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art. Anette Brandhorst, the…

Museum Brandhorst
Nymphenburg Palace (758) Palace

Nymphenburg Palace (136 photos)

The Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) is a Baroque palace in Munich. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. The…

Nymphenburg Palace
Oktoberfest (245) 2013

Oktoberfest (194 photos)

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…

Oktoberfest
Olympic Park (Munich) (503)

Olympic Park (Munich) (106 photos)

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 “…

Olympic Park (Munich)
Residence (Munich) (31) Antiquarium

Residence (Munich) (96 photos)

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…

Residence (Munich)
Schleißheim Palace (377)

Schleißheim Palace (102 photos)

The Schleißheim Palace actually comprises three palaces in a grand baroque park in the village of Oberschleißheim near Munich. The palace was a…

Schleißheim Palace
Slaughterhouse (Munich) (321) Street art

Slaughterhouse (Munich) Street art (66 photos)

In Munich, there were two public slaughterhouses until 1878, one at the Färbergraben and one at the Viktualienmarkt. In the years 1876 to 1878,…

Slaughterhouse (Munich) Street art
Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich) (184) Sarcophagus Mask of Sit Djehuty

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich) (108 photos)

The State Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst) in Munich is the most important in Germany after the collections in Berlin (…

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich)
Subway (Munich) (39) Grosshadern

Subway (Munich) (78 photos)

The Munich Subway (Münchner U-Bahn) together with the S-Bahn constitutes the backbone of public transport of the Bavarian capital, Munich. On 19…

Subway (Munich)
Summer in the city (Munich) (232)

Summer in the city (Munich) (20 photos)

Despite Corona and the cancellation of the Oktoberfest, the Bavarian capital has launched the “Summer in the city” campaign (Sommer in der Stadt).…

Summer in the city (Munich)
Umschreibung (293)

Umschreibung (36 photos)

The Infinity Staircase, designed by Ólafur Elíasson and called Umschreibung (Rewriting), was completed in 2004. Ólafur Elíasson (born 1967) is a…

Umschreibung
Westpark (Munich) (603) Thai Sala

Westpark (Munich) (52 photos)

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 …

Westpark (Munich)

Map

Map (Munich)

See also

Eibsee (393) Zugspitze

Bavaria (3,949 photos)

With more than 70,500 km², the Free State of Bavaria is the largest of the 16 countries in Germany and is located in the south-east. With more than…

Bavaria