Plan your trip to Munich, Germany
Regional Population: 1,260,391
Elevation: 1,703 meters
Time Zone: Europe/Berlin
Local Currency: EUR
Nearby Airports: MUC
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany's largest federal state (by area). Munich is notable for its architecture and culture, and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration is world-famous.
However, Munich citizens don't want their city to be known only for its beer, and point out that the Bavarian kings helped Munich become a major center of arts and science in the 19th century. Munich still remains one of Germany's best destinations for art, and has been home to many famous writers, artists, architects and musicians.
Munich is one of Germany's top tourist destinations, owing much to its location. It is within easy driving distance of the Alps, the Czech Republic, Italy and the Mediterranean, Austria and some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Add to its benefits beautiful architecture, (especially Baroque and Rococo), green countryside, the second-largest university in Germany, top-notch museums and the greatest beer culture on the planet, and Munich becomes a city not to be missed.