Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245) 2013

Munich2,270 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 - 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]

Asam Church (Munich)42 photos

Asam Church (Munich) (075)
Asam Church (Munich)Munich - Germany

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 buildings of… [Read more]

Blutenburg Castle20 photos

Blutenburg Castle (054)
Blutenburg CastleMunich - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 9′ 47″ N, 11° 27′ 25″ E

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 of the 13th century. The core of this castle was a residential tower. The fortress is first… [Read more]

BMW Welt8 photos

BMW World (260)
BMW WeltMunich - Germany

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

The BMW Welt (BMW Worl) 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 for… [Read more]

FC Bayern Munich196 photos

FC Bayern Munich - Double 2014 (0892) Franck Ribery
FC Bayern MunichMunich - Germany

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 tier of the… [Read more]

Glyptothek (Munich)93 photos

Glyptothek (Munich) (337)
Glyptothek (Munich)Munich - Germany

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 to 1830.… [Read more]

Hellabrunn Zoo72 photos

Hellabrunn Zoo (0863) Orangutan
Hellabrunn ZooMunich - 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 - 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]

Maximilianswerk37 photos

Maximilianswerk (347)
MaximilianswerkMunich - Germany

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 operating… [Read more]

Museum Brandhorst29 photos

Museum Brandhorst (056)
Museum BrandhorstMunich - Germany

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 art in… [Read more]

Nymphenburg Palace148 photos

Nymphenburg Palace (0758) Palace
Nymphenburg PalaceMunich - Germany

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 Adelaide of Savoy[Read more]

Oktoberfest209 photos

Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245) 2013
OktoberfestMunich - 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]

Residence (Munich)105 photos

Residence (Munich) (031) Antiquarium
Residence (Munich)Munich - Germany

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 contains ten… [Read more]

Subway (Munich)82 photos

Subway (Munich) (039) Grosshadern
Subway (Munich)Munich - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 8′ 21″ N, 11° 33′ 58″ 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 between … [Read more]

Umschreibung41 photos

Umschreibung (293)
UmschreibungMunich - 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]

Westpark (Munich)62 photos

Westpark (Munich) (603) Thai Sala
Westpark (Munich)Munich - Germany

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 m² extending… [Read more]

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See also

Germany4,938 photos

Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245) 2013
OktoberfestMunich - Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in west-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany[Read more]

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