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Located 40 km away from Munich downtown is Franz Josef Strauß Airport (MUC), also known as Munich Airport. It is the seventh busiest airport in Europe, and second busiest in Germany by passenger traffic. It is the main international gateway into the city, and serves as a second hub to Lufthansa. Thе airport has three terminals and two runways. Transit to and from the city is by the Munich S-Bahn train, bus, taxi or car hire.
The city is famous for its culture, beautiful architecture, tourist attractions, and the Oktoberfest beer celebration which takes place annually. Munich’s historic centre still retains most of its look from the late 1800s, despite being damaged during WWII and later rebuilt.
A major international centre for medicine, research, business and engineering, the city features landmarks such as the Frauenkirche, Neues Rathaus, and world class museums as the BMW Museum and the Deutsches Museum.
A cosmopolitan city full of culture and art, Munich is a village and metropolis at the same time, featuring centuries-old buildings alongside modern ones and iconic monuments and landmarks.
The city is the capital of beer and is popular for its annual Oktoberfest, European art and a central Marienplatz square that offers a glockenspiel show with re-enactments from the 16th century. Whether as a tourist, student or immigrant, there is much to do and see in Munich.
Covering an area of 370 hectares, making it one of the largest city parks in the world – larger than both London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park. The Englischer Garten stretches onwards from behind the Residenz on the left bank of the Isar and was created in the 18th century. From the famed hill known as the Monopteros, Englischer Garten offers splendid views of the city. Its grounds also contain jogging and cycling paths as well as multiple recreational football fields.
The park features sights such as a Chinese Tower, as well as a Japanese teahouse, and activities such as surfing, which is made possible by the strong current on the man-made Eisbach River.
The delicious dishes consumed in the city are products of the many farmlands and tradition of Bavaria where Munich is located. A few of these delicacies you could come across include, schweinshaxe, a traditional and tasty dish also known as roasted pig knuckle.
There is also the popular sauerkraut, which is made from fermented raw cabbage, fermented in its own juices. It is usually served as a side dish, or with bread. Another common staple is the salty, twisted bread known as pretzels and which usually accompany a good old serving of beer.