Oktoberfest (Munich) (245) 2013

Munich1,948 photos

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.

List of sights

Arabellapark76 photos

Arabellapark (402)
ArabellaparkMunich - Bavaria - Germany

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 of the period… [Read more]

BMW Welt8 photos

BMW World (260)
BMW WeltMunich - Bavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 10′ 36″ N, 11° 33′ 25″ E

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 four-cylinder). It was built from August 2003 to summer 2007. The laying of the cornerstone… [Read more]

Hellabrunn Zoo72 photos

Hellabrunn Zoo (863) Orangutan
Hellabrunn ZooMunich - Bavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 6′ 2″ N, 11° 33′ 7″ E

The Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) of Munich was founded on 1st of August 1911. The animal park is characterized by its natural location in the landscape conservation area of the floodplain of the Isar. In the first Geozoo of the world today… [Read more]

Königsplatz56 photos

Königsplatz (183) Bale Harvest - Michael Beutler
KönigsplatzMunich - Bavaria - Germany

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 and museum… [Read more]

Oktoberfest209 photos

Oktoberfest (Munich) (245) 2013
OktoberfestMunich - Bavaria - Germany

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 year. To the… [Read more]

Umschreibung41 photos

Umschreibung (293)
UmschreibungMunich - Bavaria - Germany

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 elemental… [Read more]

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See also

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Eibsee (393) Zugspitze
EibseeBavaria - Germany

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 13 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous German state after North Rhine-Westphalia. In… [Read more]

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