Munich is a city of 1.3 million people, located in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany.
The city is well known as being a gateway city to the Alps as well as for being the city which hosts the annual Oktoberfest.
Its location in central Europe makes it an ideal starting point for a visit to the continent, and due to the emergence of budget airline operators, it also can make financial sense to start a journey here.
Even though the city was heavily bombed during World War Two, most historic monuments have been carefully restored to their old state.
Today, Munich is one of the most affluent cities of Germany, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Below are links to various attractions and sights that should not be missed when visiting the city.