Last Updated: 11th Dec 2013

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="marienplatz, munich, germany" alt="marienplatz, munich, germany" /></p> <p>Munich is the capital of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/bavaria">Bavaria</a> and home to a little over 1.5 million people, making it the third largest city in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/germany">Germany</a>. The city has its roots as a trade center and home of the Barvarian Wittlesbach family but is today more of a university town with a young, happening vibe. The most famed and visited venues in the city are is sensational beer halls while the city also plays host to the original, biggest and best <a href="/contikipedia/articles/oktoberfest">Oktoberfest</a> (Beerfest) celebration in the world. The city however goes a lot deeper with great shopping, antique buildings, great museums and fantastic food.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/museums-and-galleries-munich">Museums and Galleries</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/architecture-and-churches-munich">Architecture and Churches</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/the-glockenspiel-munich">The Glockenspiel</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/beer-halls-and-gardens-munich">Beer Halls and Gardens</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/oktoberfest">Oktoberfest</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/olympic-park-munich">The Olympic Park</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/shopping-munich">Shopping</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/nightlife-munich">Nightlife</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-munich">Food and Drink</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/sport-munich">Sport</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/christmas-markets-munich">Christmas Markets</a></li> </ul>