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Munich is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps. It is Germany’s second most popular destination after Berlin, and has something to offer to everyone be it culture, hi-tech, parks and greenery, night-life, architecture, beer gardens, shopping or the skiing and sailing close by.

Additionally, being close to Austria and Italy, and such destinations as Prague and Budapest, it is also a marvellous point from which to explore Central Europe. The infamous Munich Oktoberfest as well as a host of other festivals also take place in Munich.

It is often called the ‘City with a Heart’, and though a throbbing cosmopolitan place it genuinely has a village feel and the people are warm and friendly. It is also clean, safe and has a superb public transport system.

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  • Munich Cinemas - Munich Cinemas A few cinemas in Munich show films in their original English version: Museum Lichtspiele The Museum Lichtspiele is located next to the Deutsches Museum, between S-Bahn stations Rosenheimer Platz and Isartor. All films are shown in their original version. Fully accessible for wheelchairs. Museum Lichtspiele Lilienstraße 2 81669 München Tel.: +49 (0)89 48 Continue Reading
  • Entertainment - Entertainment in Munich Munich offers a wealth of entertainment possibilities on a par with any major city in the world and whatever your taste, you're sure to find something to entertain you. There are discos, beer halls, cinemas (English ones too), theatres, classical music and opera venues. You'll even find Irish and folk music, and Continue Reading
  • Hofbräukeller - Hofbräukeller Hofbraukeller Beer Garden They also have "Kinderland", a children's play area (up to 8 years). Reservation recommended! Address: Hofbräukeller am Wiener Platz Innere Wiener Straße 19 81667 München Tel: 089 / 4599250 Opening times: 10 am - midnight daily Tel: 089 / 45 99 25-0 Fax: 089 / 44 83 587
  • Munich Webcams - Munich Webcams Munich Marienplatz Munich Mountain View Munich Beer Garden
  • Rail travel to Munich - Rail travel to Munich The Hauptbahnhof is right in the city-centre and also at the heart of a very well thought out undergound system. The railway system is a real pleasure and there are arrivals and departures to all European destinations.
  • Christmas Markets in Munich - Christmas Markets in Munich Numerous Christmas markets take place in Munich between the 1st advent and Christmas eve, and the most famous one is the Christmas market at the Marienplat. From 27.November 2017. Munich Christkindlmarkt The most famous Christmas market is the Christkindl market. This is traditional Christmas at its very best and you'll find Continue Reading
  • Tollwood Festival - Summer Festival 2017: Olympiapark Süd Summer Festival 2017: Jun 21st – Jul 16th 2017 Mon – Fri 2 pm – 1 am Sat/Sun 11 am – 1am For three weeks, from late June unto July, the Olympia-Park terrain becomes a township of tents and stages. Culinary delicacies from all over the world are on offer, Continue Reading
  • Lost property offices - 1. Stadtverwaltung Lost property on the streets and public transport Oetztaler  Str. 19 Tel. 089 - 2339 6045 Mon, Weds and Fri 7:30-12:00 Tues 10-18:00 Thurs 10:00-16:00 2. Deutsche Bahn AG Hauptbahnhof Bahnhofplatz 2, Main hall on the left Tel. 089- 13086664 Mon-Fri 7:00-20:00 Sat, Sun, Holidays 8:00-18:00 3. Airport Munich Zentralbereich (central area), Ebene Continue Reading
  • Munich Climate - Munich Climate Since Munich is quite far qway from the sea, it has a continental climat, which means: hot summers and cold winters. Jan to March Really, really cold, like down to -10 and sometimes -15. It's mostly dry, so a dump of snow lasts for weeks. If you come at this time, bring a Continue Reading
  • Travellers facts - Travellers facts 1. Clocks are set to Central European time which is GMT/UTC plus one hour. 2. Electricity is 220V, 50 Hz. Plugs are European ones with two pins. 3. Weight and measures. Germans use the metric system with commas to indicate decimals and points to separate thousands e.g. 1.300,45.
  • Tourist Offices - Tourist Offices The Munich tourist board and the two tourist information offices are your primary source of information. They will be pleased to make your stay in Munich as pleasant as possible. Staff are happy to help you find accomodation and to inform you about entertainment and cultural events in the city. You are welcome Continue Reading
  • Money - Money The currency in Germany like all other European Union states is the Euro.
  • Emergency Numbers - Emergency Numbers The most important emergency numbers are. Police 110 Fire Brigade 112 Emergency Medical Services 112 Poison Emergency Telephone Service 089-19240(important here is to know the weight of the person who injected any chemical / drug, age and the amount taken. Before calling, write these points down. Patient Transport Ambulance 089-19222 Emergency Dentalservice 089 Continue Reading
  • History - History Munich was founded (1158) by Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and of Bavaria near a settlement (Munichen) that was established in Carolingian times. In 1255 it was chosen as the residence of the Wittelsbach family, the dukes of Bavaria and later became (1506) the capital of the dukedom. During the Thirty Years War, Continue Reading
  • About Munich - About Munich Layout of the 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. Continue Reading
  • Cinemas in Munich - Munich Cinemas A few cinemas in Munich show films in their original English version: Museum Lichtspiele The Museum Lichtspiele is located next to the Deutsches Museum, between S-Bahn stations Rosenheimer Platz and Isartor. All films are shown in their original version. Fully accessible for wheelchairs. Museum Lichtspiele Lilienstraße 2 81669 München Tel.: +49 (0)89 48 Continue Reading
  • On Foot - On foot The centre of Munich covers quite a small area and you could cover it all on foot if you wanted to. The city is very green, clean and has plenty of pedestrian zones. In the inner city you'll find hidden away streets and alleys to explore too. TIP: Munich has and extensive cycle Continue Reading
  • Bike Hire - Bike Hire Munich and her outskirts are surprisingly easy to explore on a bicycle and being such a green and safe city, cycling is a very pleasant experience. It is so safe thanks to an extensive cycle path system (800km) and a safe driving culture. Drivers 'look out' for cyclists in Germany. At Marienplatz, they Continue Reading
  • Public Transport - The best way of getting around in Munich is to use the public transport system MVV. There are buses, trams, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn. There is also the Deutsche Bahn if you want to travel within Germany. Additionally, Munich has some Trams. Most of these trains run from early in the morning to about Continue Reading
  • Car Hire in Munich - If you plan to stay only in Munich itself, you really won't need a car to get around. Public transport is excellent and in any case, parking is an absolute nightmare. However, Munich makes a perfect base from which to explore Bavaria and beyond. You could visit the lakes, the mountains, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Continue Reading