Explore the Bavarian metropolis of Munich

Munich is as diverse as its visitors, who flock to the Bavarian capital from around the world throughout the year. Especially during Oktoberfest-time, the city attracts many visitors – but there is so much to discover in Munich outside the beer festival time also. Immerse yourself and experience the “city of dreams”, which shows its best side during every season.

Munich in numbers

The Bavarian capital enjoys top ranking on most lists:

  • With its slightly more than 1.5 million inhabitants, Munich has the largest population and is the largest city in Germany, but it is not a city-state – such as Berlin or Hamburg.
  • With approximately 4,838 inhabitants per square kilometer, Munich is the most densely populated community in Germany (as of January 2015).
  • Munich is lies at at 519 meters above sea level, making it the highest city in Germany.
  • After Frankfurt am Main, Munich is the second most important financial center of Germany and one of the most important financial centers in the world.
  • In terms of infrastructure, Munich was in the second place among fifty world cities and in the fourth place in terms of quality of life in 2014 (Source: Cities placement Mercer LLC).
Munich at night

Points of interest in Munich

Munich offers its visitors a wealth of cultural and historical sights, numerous special places, annual festivities – and of course a lot of heart. It is not without reason that Müncheners greet you with a little kiss (they call it a “bussi”) on the left and right cheeks.

At this point we would like to give a brief overview of the most beautiful sights of the Bavarian capital. If you ever feel like experiencing something outside the traditional tour destinations in Munich, take a look at our Munich insider tips.