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Munich from Above Local residents are characterized by careful attention to compliance with all regulations and laws. Respect for law is one of the main national features. Besides this, the residents of Munich are very attracted to new technological developments. They try to get benefits from any new invention; they do not even have time to get used to new household appliances and electronics, as they are quickly changed to more advanced models.
Many travelers visit Munich only during the days of internationally famous Oktoberfest festival. However, one can enjoy delicious beer all year round. It is also possible to visit … Open
Love for technology is amazingly combined with careful attitude to environment. A bicycle remains one of the most popular means of transport among the locals. Travelers are very surprised when they see “bicycle traffic jams”, which can be seen on the roads of the city. Many cyclists add large trucks and trailers to their two-wheeled transport - such vehicles can really become a great alternative to a car.
The industry actively uses solar panels and wind turbines, many of which have become real landmarks that attract curious tourists. The locals are very hospitable. They smile a lot and this fact can even surprise some travelers. Locals are always willing to help and do not mind to talk with guests on such subjects as cooking, sports or politics. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are some exceptional and unique hotels in Munich, a stay in which will be certainly hard to forget. In the distant part of the city, near Langwieder Lake, you will find the charming … Open
Each fall the city attracts thousands of fans of beer. Oktoberfest is a special holiday in Munich, which is celebrated with a special scale. Colorful tents are installed on the city’s streets. The tents more look like medieval fortresses, in which beer lovers eat and have rest. The streets of Munich are simply soaked in aromas of roasted hot dogs and homemade sausages, and interesting performances and competitions last here until late at night. In 2010 one of the brightest national holidays celebrated its 200th anniversary. Oktoberfest was visited by more than five million tourists.
National Theater HDR Germans are the great fans of various celebrations, holidays, festivals and they know a thing how to organize the most spectacular events. Annually, in every German city passes a lot of holidays, but Munich calendar is especially rich. If you are planning to visit this city during New Year celebrations - note that it worth it! Thousands of lights and colorful fairs, the sounds of crackers and the smoke of fireworks, the hospitality of restaurants and the flamboyant shop windows, boilers, filled to the brim with delicious mulled wine, and outlandish dishes - this is only a small part of what Munich can boast in the New Year. The unusual festive atmosphere, noisy parties and celebrations, ancient traditions and original gifts every year attract travelers here from all over the world. Winter Munich offers its guests an excellent rest not only on New Year's Eve but also before and after it, and leisure can be very diverse: from attending themed concerts of classical music to parties with the participation of the best DJs.
The stylish and modern Arthotel Munich is located within walking distance of the central railway station. The art hotel will be surely liked by connoisseurs of modern art. Its guest rooms … Open
During spring, all the tourists and residents enjoy the Munich Spring Festival or Munchener Fruhlingsfest. The Spring Festival lasts more than two weeks - from the end of April to the beginning of May. The entrance is free, you will have to fork out only for food, beverages, and some entertainment. In June, all the fans and connoisseurs of classical music will gather in Munich to celebrate the glorious Opera Festival. This is a unique event not only in Europe but in the whole world. The main events and performances take place at the National Theater. But the main and most anticipated event in Munich takes place in September - the Octoberfest. This festival has been held in Munich for more than 200 years on the Theresienwiese and annually gathers about 6 million guests. Traditionally Oktoberfest begins on Saturday with the procession of the hosts of tents. Moreover, the opening procession of Octoberfest is just amazing. The next day, on the first Sunday of the holiday, you will enjoy the costumed parade and the Riflemen's Parade. About eight thousand people are dressed up in historical and national costumes, along with orchestras and decorated sleds, pass from the building of the Bavarian Parliament to the meadow of Theresa. What is significant about Octoberfest that only Munich breweries are allowed to participate and this tradition is held already for more than two hundred years.
BMW building Munich In the case you have planned your journey to Munich in November - you did a right choice and will not regret this decision. Why? Because during this month, here in Munich, pass the most mysterious, unique and magical festivals. The first one you must to visit is called the Tollwood, which carries its history from 1988. According to organizers, this festival is the synthesis of the large-scale event combined with all sorts of hedonistic amusements. It passes on the famous Theresienwiese, where you will find numerous large tents with beverages, snacks, traditional food, and souvenirs. Here you can see performances of acrobats and circus performers, original installations, and even participate in various shows. A significant part of the exhibition is connected with fashionable themes of environmental protection, ecology, veganism. But, despite this, everywhere you can purchase delicious and not only vegetarian and vegan dishes of traditional Bavarian cuisine. On November 26, the most mysterious Perchten Festival is taking place in the nearby village Kirchseeon. This winter festival transforms the quiet Bavarian village to the mystical atmosphere of the distant past. A crowd of mummers in shaggy hides and fanged masks marches through the streets of the village in the light of lanterns and torches.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Munich
♥   Dom Zu Unserer Lieben Frau, München, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Maria Schutz und St. Andreas, München, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Tuntenhausen, 39.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei Sankt Ottilien, Eresing, 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika of St. Benedikt, Benediktbeuern, 49.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg, 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche zum Gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies, Steingaden, 71.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Munich
♥   Castle 'Alter Hof Munich' , 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nymphenburg' , 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Amalienburg Munich' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blutenburg' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dachau Palace' , 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kufstein Fortress' , 76.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Linderhof' , 77.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Munich. Learn the best periods to visit Munich to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Munich.
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