Munich City Guide
Munich (German: München) is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Munich is located on the river Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg). Munich is the touristic centre of Bavaria and provides for a large number of excellent hotels that will guarantee a comfortable stay in Munich.
Numerous Munich hotels are located in the city centre, at the square Marienplatz, where you can listen to the New Town Hall’s glockenspiel three times a day. Munich’s market square Viktualienmarkt stands for Bavarian lifestyle and quaint beer garden atmosphere. The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), the city’s landmark, with its beautiful glass stained pictures and the marble tomb of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, is a must-see for Munich hotel guests.
At Munich’s noble shopping street Maximilianstraße, you will find the intimate theatre and the hotel “Vier Jahreszeiten” (Four Seasons). The English Garden is an oasis of tranquillity, which you might enjoy during your stay at a Munich hotel.
If you are staying at a hotel in the south of Munich, you should visit the Deutsche Museum (German Museum), which exhibits impressive accomplishments of scientific research. The noble suburb Grünwald with its beautiful villas and the famous film studios “Bavaria” are a popular destination for Munich hotel guests.
Hotels in the western part of Munich will be located near the fairground Theresienwiese, where the world-famous festival Oktoberfest is taking place in September and October. If you wish to join this event, please make sure to book your hotel in Munich well in advance.
Munich is being traversed by 10 suburban train lines, six metro lines and an extensive bus line system. Munich ranks as Germany’s economically most successful city. It is home to BMW, Siemens and Sixt, to name only a few.
Total population: 1,294,608 (December 2006)
Postal codes: 80331 - 929