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.
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 Munich’s 1.3 million people, about 280,000
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 or Central European Time.
Chicago-10 hrs., London-2 hrs., Los Angeles-12.5 hrs. NYC-7.5 hrs.
Average temperature: 68°F (20° C) in summer and winter 36°F (2° C), Heaviest
precipitation is November through January.
Average Daily High/Low Temperature:
• March - May: 63°f / 38°f, 17°c / 3°c
• June - Aug.: 73°f / 53°f, 23°c
• Sept. - Nov.: 60°f / 35°f, 16°c / 2°c
• Dec. - Feb.: 36° /
25°f, 2°c / -4°c
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.
Public Transit: http://www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Transportation/Public_Transportation/60214/index.html