Posted on Aug 11, 2009 | Comments 1
Munich is the capital city and the central German state of Bavaria.
It stands as one of the great German economic epicenters and the third most populous city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg.
Set in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, making Munich a city characterized by dreamy landscapes and prolific in winter sports.
The first thing that draws attention to this intense city is a clear measure of its streets. Totally ordered broad avenues adorned to delight the senses, displaying its own opulence of a city that is known as heart of Europe’s economy.
Today the city along the shores of the river Isar stands as one of the most modern and economic success stories across Europe.
The world famous Oktoberfest beer festival is held here, where for a few days you can forget your obligations and Munich becomes a party, fun and extremities of nightlife center.
Of course, Munich is not just partying, but also features monuments of great cultural beauty. In the city center, Marienplatz Square with neo-Gothic New City Hall dominates the open space around it.
In this same area are also impressive vestiges of the ancient walls of Munich, such as found at Karlstor, or Sendlinger Tor Isartor.
With regard to ecclesiastical art, it is dominated by high towers of the Frauenkirche, a giant built in the late-Gothic period. Other religious temples with exquisite architecture not to be missed are the Renaissance Church of San Miguel or Peterskirche, which stands as the oldest church in Munich.
The city is famous for its great collections housed in Pinotecas, the German Museum, dedicated to the art and science, the National Theater and Opera House, whose music is only comparable to that of the nearby Vienna.
With the enormous pride that provides the exclusivity of these icons, Munich also offers visitors the contemplation of the future Olympic stadium Allianz Arena and Olympic Park, which opened to host the Olympics in 1972.
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