Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of river Isar north of the Bavarian alps. Munich is after Berlin and Hamburg the third largest city in Germany with a population of around 1.49 million. The Munich metropolitan region is home to approximately 5.8 million people.
Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and the famous Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city's motto has been "München mag dich" ("Munich loves you"). Munich is a traffic hub with excellent international, national and local connections, running a fast and reliable public transport system. It is a centre of finance, publishing and advanced technologies. It's one of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities in Germany, and the seat of numerous corporations and insurance companies. It is a top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location, despite being the municipality with the highest density of population (4,500 inh. per km²) in Germany. Munich achieved fourth place in the frequently quoted Mercer livability rankings in 2011 and 2012. [taken from Wikipedia]
- In 2016, Bavaria celebrates the 500 anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law for beer brewing
- Munich has 12 breweries
- Munich has 22 beergardens larger than 1000 seats
- Guests are allowed to bring their own food to beergardens by law (as long as they purchase beer)
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