Munich

Overall Score

4.4

Muenchen – the third-largest city in Germany, located in the south of the country and lying on the banks of the river Iszar. The city should be introduced to Marienplatz, which is in the central part of Munich. The square gets its name from the Mariners Column at its center. From it one can see the magnificent New Town Hall, built in the gothic style of the early 20th century, with 43 bells and 32 brass figurines, which are used in the mechanism of the clock, to entertain the presentation during the clocks chime. Also on the square is the Old Town Hall, which now houses the Toy Museum.

Niemenburg is no less interesting – a majestic, rocky and baroque castle, built in the 17th century. Among the rich interiors of the castle, the Great Hall, decorated with magnificent frescoes by Siemiermann, the Cartesian Museum, the Museum of the Faurel and the Gallery of the Princes are worthy of special attention. It is also worthwhile to walk through the beautiful park, in which the castle is located, in the northern part of which is the Botanical Gardens.

The Church of St. Peter (St. Peter the Baptist) is the oldest of the ancient churches in the city. Built in the 11th century, the church has undergone multiple restorations, which has led to a mix of styles in its architecture. The interior of the church has a baroque decor and an altarpiece depicting the four fathers of the church, and the iconic lamp-shaped dome is considered one of the citys emblems.

The 16th-century Frauenkirche cathedral, made of red brick, attracts attention first and foremost with its two four-foot-tall towers, proudly standing in the middle of the citys built-up areas and crowned with beautifully shaped domes. One of the towers has a viewing platform that offers a magnificent panorama of Munich.

When visiting Munich, it is a must to stop by the 16th-century beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus, made famous because of the 1923 Beer Shoot that launched Mikhail Göttingers political career. The atmosphere at the beer hall, with its traditional cuisine and famous beer, with music, songs and dances, and the kindly staff dressed in their traditional costumes, contribute to the establishments great popularity.

The English Garden, located between the River Isis and the center of the city, is one of the largest and most vital urban parks in the world. Founded in the 18th century, it is still a favorite place for walkers and picnickers for residents and visitors to Munich.

There is also room in Munich for technology lovers, for whom the BMW Museum and the German Museum of Science and Technology open their doors. The first is notable for its original design, made up of four huge cylinders representing internal combustion engine engines, which was opened to the public in 1973. The museums exhibit includes cars and motorcycles from the famous companys production, from the very first models to the future concert cars. The German Museum of Science and Technology is the worlds largest museum of natural science and technology. It has the richest collection of exceptional artifacts, from basic class mechanics to cosmic technologies. Among others, they include the first automobile engine in the world built by Benham in 1886, the worlds first electric-powered machine built by Siemens in 1866, and the first German submarine.

Mönchen – a city of inherently remarkable features that amaze the eye with its beauty and historic values, and is a city to visit.

Mönchen is a city to be seen for its beauty and its historic values.

100 USD = 84.83 EUR

Overall Score

4.4
  • Air quality: 19 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 1,400,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 15x15m 225m per person
  • GDP: $42,456 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 30 Mbps
  • Best wireless: O2
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: There is no hard and fast rule about the acceptable amount to tip in Germany. The general custom is a nominal tip, as indicated by the German word for tip (Trinkgeld, or money for a drink). Many people simply round off the bill to the next euro or add a couple more, which is perfectly acceptable.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Coworking Munich
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Lufthansa
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2600
  • Monthly costs for family: $5200
  • Monthly costs for local: $1500
  • Meal: $18
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3


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