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Area Information for Munich, center
(Munich, center)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Munich, Germany's third largest city, was founded by Henry the Lion in 1158 (official date: June 14, 1158). The city is situated on the Isar River close to the Bavarian Alps and is southern Germany's most important transport hub. It can be reached by seven autobahns and the regular ICE, EC and IC rail services. It is located near the geographical center of the state of Bavaria of which it is the capital.
Close to 80% of Munich was bombed by the Allies during World War II but was subsequently rebuilt. Today Munich is a blend of big city chic, Bavarian rural charm and Alpine heartiness. With more than a dash of traditional customs, hi-tech industry, beer gardens, haute cuisine, and the Arts this Bavarian capital is quite attractive to most if not all visitors.

Population: city, 1.320,500. Of Munichs 1.3 million people, about 280,000 are foreigners.
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 or Central European Time.
Flight times: Chicago-10 hrs., London-2 hrs., Los Angeles-12.5 hrs. NYC-7.5 hrs.

WEATHER
Average temperature: 68F (20 C) in summer and winter 36F (2 C), Heaviest precipitation is November through January.
Average Daily High/Low Temperature:
March - May: 63f / 38f, 17c / 3c
June - Aug.: 73f / 53f, 23c / 12f
Sept. - Nov.: 60f / 35f, 16c / 2c
Dec. - Feb.: 36 / 25f, 2c / -4c

TRANSPORTATION
Munich Airport is Germany's second largest airport and ranks eighth among European airports. It is 28.5 kilometers northeast of the center of Munich. http://www.munich-airport.de/EN/
Trains: The airport S-Bahn rail link S1 travels from Munich Airport via Neufahrn, Moosach, Laim, Munich Hauptbahnhof (main station), Marienplatz to Ostbahnhof. At the Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof, passengers can transfer to mainline and regional services of the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn). In Laim, passengers can transfer to westbound S-Bahn lines to Pasing, where connections are available to Augsburg, Ulm, Stuttgart, Garmisch, Innsbruck, Kempten, Lindau and Switzerland. http://www.munich-airport.de/EN/Areas/Consumer/Verkehrsanbindung/An_und_Abreise/Bahn/index.html
Public Transit: http://www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Transportation/Public_Transportation/60214/index.html

ATTRACTIONS
http://www.muenchen-tourist.de/englisch/stadtinformationen/muenchen-stadtinformationen-sehenswuerdigkeiten_e_m.htm






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