Full of traditional Bavarian character, the city of Munich, known locally as München, is the state capital and the country's third-biggest city.
Like many cities, Munich started out as a small town enclosed by a wall and then expanded beyond it. The 'inner city' occupies such a small area that everything is close and easy to visit, and you'll get a sense of the orignal wall, indeed, the gates still remain.
The river Isar flows through the city and it is generally a very green place. The enormous Englischer Garten, is a park with a boating lake and beer garden (of course) and is well worth a visit.
With some undeniably outstanding museums and cultural sights, Munich also offers some breathtaking architecture, and an effervescent nightlife.
You could lose yourself for days in the Deutsches Museum or in any of a number of the other museums and galleries and there are countless beautiful churches and other buildings to explore.
Shopaholics are in for a treat in Munich. The city's shops combine international names and designer goods with traditional Bavarian crafts.
The main shopping areas are Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse, both lined with large department stores and international chains. Smaller, more exclusive boutiques can be found around Maximilianstrasse and Theatinerstrasse.
There are a huge number of restaurants, bars and pubs in Munich and you'll find something for every price range or taste. Some of them are open until 4 a.m. at night too. The warm spring and summer months make sitting outside in the numerous cafes a real pleasure.
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