Munich[1926 photos]

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Description

Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245) 2013
Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245)2013

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)

Air Born (Christopher Klein) (1)
Air Born (Christopher Klein) (1)
48° 8′ 3″ N, 11° 34′ 16″ E

“Air Born” is a modern glossy stainless steel sculpture by Christopher Klein in the Linde Headquarters located in the inner courtyard garden of the Angerhof Court of the historic district of Altstadt-Lehel and symbolises a bursting oxygen molecule. [Read more]

Angel of Peace (Munich) Street art

Angel of Peace (Munich) (1) Street art
Angel of Peace (Munich) (1)Street art
48° 8′ 29″ N, 11° 35′ 46″ E

The Street Art Gallery under the Luitpold Bridge, not far from Friedensengel, is a highlight on the Isar. The pedestrian underpass can be entered from different sides, partly by stairs. [Read more]

Arabellapark

Arabellapark (1)
Arabellapark (1)
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]