MUNICHMunich is the capital and the largest cityof the German state of Bavaria. It islocated on the River Isar north of theBavarian Alps. Munich is the third largestcity in Germany, behind Berlin andHamburg. About 1.42 million people livewithin the city limits. Munich was thehost city of the 1972 Summer Olympics.Munich lies on the elevated plains ofUpper Bavaria, about 50 km (31.07 mi)north of the northern edge of the Alps, atan altitude of about 520 m (1,706.04 ft)ASL. The local rivers are the Isar and theWürm. Munich is situated in the NorthernAlpine Foreland. The northern part of thissandy plateau includes a highly fertileflint area which is no longer affected bythe folding processes found in the Alps,while the southern part is covered withmorainic hills. Between these are fields offluvio-glacial out-wash, such as aroundMunich. Wherever these deposits getthinner, the ground water can permeatethe gravel surface and flood the area,leading to marshes as in the north ofMunich.
MONUMENTS:The Cathedral of Munich, Frauenkircheis also known as one of the largestLutheran churches in Europe and oneof the most important monuments ofthe city. It reaches a height of 109meters and 40 meters wide, all built inred brick with a demure style withoutthe glitz of the typical Gothicornaments. The most characteristicdetail of the Cathedral are bothcovered with bronze domes thatcrown its twin towers of 99 metershigh, built in 1525.
MONUMENTS: (2)The Neues Rathaus was built between1867 and 1909 following the design ofarchitect Georg von Hauberrisser thatmanaged to create one of the mostimportant and representativebuildings of the German Gothic style.Domina near Marienplatz with itsmore than 9,000 m2 and a wonderfulfaçade of hundred meters long inwhich the tower stands 85 metershigh. In the front we can distinguish aset of reliefs depicting the history ofthe country.
MONUMENTS: (3)The English Garden in Munich is aperfect place to enjoy nature withoutleaving the city, with numerous trails,a lake, river and breweries where grabsomething to eat while admiring thescenery. Many Münchnersapproaching the park for sports,especially running and cycling, but alsothe need to simply go for a walk.Others prefer to surf in one part of theriver that runs through the park, butalso must take the opportunity to ridehorses. To make matters worse, thereis a nudist area where during thesummer months many will sunbathenaked. In its lake can also practicedwater sports like kayaking or rent apedal boat.
MONUMENTS: (4)Neuschwanstein Castle is today one ofthe most visited castles in Europe,more than a million people come toknow the genuine and authentic castleof fairy tales. In summer, daily crowdof over 6,000 visitors in rooms thatoriginally were intended for a singleresident.Its idyllic situation really helps magnifyhis legend, from the rooms romanticmonarch, cousin and friend of EmpressSissi, were observed landscapes andwonderful views of the Alps, includinga lovely waterfall.
OKTOBERFEST:The Beer Festival is one of the mostimportant events in Munich and so it isnecessary to book well in advance aplace in large tents where beer isserved accompanied by rich Germanfood products.The Munich Oktoberfest has been heldsince King Ludwig I of Bavaria decidedto make part of your wedding to all theinhabitants of Munich in 1810. Theresponse of the people was so greatthat the next year and come back toplace so magnificent event. It iscurrently the largest folk festival inGermany and one of the largest in theworld with a higher average annualvisits to the six million attendees.
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