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Facts and figures

Munich is the capital city of the Free State of Bavaria. With a population of 1.4 million inhabitants it is the third largest city in Germany.

Geographical position

Munich is located in the southeast of Germany along the foot of the Alps at a height of about 580m above sea level. The river Isar flows through most parts of the city of Munich.


A continental climate dominates the weather in Munich. Compared to the rest of Germany most of the snow falls in Munich. The average sunshine duration is around two hours per day. Rainfalls normally come only in short intervals and in the winter it can get pretty cold.

Important institutions

European Patent Office (EPO), Fraunhofer-Institut, ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsfoschung, Max-Planck-Institut, FC Bayern


Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Technische Universität (TU), University of Applied Science (Hochschule München - Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Musik und Theater), Munich Business School, Akademie der bildenden Künste

Well-known enterprises

Allianz, Amazon Deutschland, Bavaria Film, BMW, EADS, Escada, Infineon, MAN, Messe München International, Siemens, Sixt

Famous personalities

Franz Beckenbauer, Albert Einstein, Rainer Werner, Fassbinder, Lion Feuchtwanger, Oskar Maria Graf, Sepp Maier, Thomas Mann, Lola Montez, Christian Morgenstern, Papst Benedikt XVI - Kardinal Josef Ratzinger, Sophie und Hans Scholl, Karl Spitzweg, Franz Josef Strauß, Richard Strauss, Horst Tappert, Christian Ude, Karl Valentin, Konstantin Wecker

Important events

Oktoberfest, Munich Conference on Security Policiy, Munich Christmas Markets, Munich Opera Festival, Munich Marathon, International Film Festival Munich


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