Munich is the third largest city of Germany, and it also happens to be the largest city in Bavaria, a German state that occupies much of the south of the country. There are around 1,400,000 people who call Munich their home.
The city falls within the Oceanic/Humid continental climate zone, with cold winters and mild summers. January is the coldest month while July brings the hottest temperatures.
The average January high is just 1 degree Celsius, while in July the average temperature hits around 24 degrees Celsius. Rainfall and precipitation are minimal in Munich, with June the month with the highest amounts, at an average of 124 mm during the month.
Munich is divided into 25 different bureaus, each of which brings its own distinctive flair and history. Buildings are quite impressive in the city, each with immaculate construction that details the long history of the city.
Munich was once a smaller city; however it has expanded quite extensively over the years. The Isar River flows through Munich, and there are a number of fascinating parks and recreation options available, including the Englisher Garten. With the close proximity to the Alps, Munich offers beautiful scenery and postcard perfect flatlands. The city is close to a number of other countries, including Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Munich is probably best known for its annual Oktoberfest, a public beer festival attracting thousands of visitors, but there is so much more in this cosmopolitan city. Munich is considered a high-tech area, and there are numerous companies choosing their home in the city. BMW is just one big name supplier based in the city. There are film festivals and a fashion center, publishing centers and art galleries, museums and even an amazing nightlife. Munich is quite active in culture, and in addition to all of these things the city is popular for opera, theater, music, concerts and, of course, beer?
Munich offers some of the best beer in the world. There are breweries scattered around the city, and it is worth your while to check out a few different specialty beers that are offered. There are both large and small breweries found in the city, and you can be sure to fit right in when you have a beer with a friend or even a soon to be friend. Beer isn’t considered alcohol in Munich, rather a health drink that all should enjoy. You can even find beers sold in vending machines, just like those that sell fizzy drinks. Beer festivals are very popular in Munich, as well, with several of them held in the city every year.
Munich is also well-known for sports, especially football (soccer). Rollerblading is also popular when the months are warm enough to enjoy this outdoor activity. Every Monday there is a massive gathering of nearly 12,000 people who come together to proceed through the city on their roller blades.