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Munich, Germany's third largest city and the capital of Bavaria, is located in the south of Germany near the Alps.

The city was founded in 1158 and has a rich history linked to the Wittelsbachs, the Bavarian royal family. Several key historical events took place here, including the Reformation and World War II.

Munich is home to many historic buildings and monuments, including the Gothic Frauenkirche, Marienplatz and the Residenz.


The city is home to many museums, theaters and galleries, such as the Alte Pinakothek and Neue Pinakothek, where you can view important art collections.

Munich is famous for its traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which attracts visitors from all over the world every year.

The city offers beautiful green spaces, including the Englischer Garten, one of the largest urban parks in the world.

Munich is the economic center of Germany with a significant share in scientific research, technology industry and banking. Many important companies are based here.

The city has an efficient transport system including metro, buses and trams. It is also a key railway junction.

Munich metro
Munich metro

You will also find the stadium of the Bayern Munich football team, one of the most successful clubs in Europe.

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