Sprawling Munich, is the capital of Bavaria, and one of Germany's major cultural centers (only Berlin outranks it in terms of museums and theaters). It's also one of Germany's most festive cities, and its location, at the foot of the Alps, is idyllic.
With its buzzing factories, newspapers and television stations, and service and electronics industries, it's one of Europe's busiest and liveliest places. More subtle is Munich's amazing ability to combine Hollywood-type glamour and stylish international allure with its folkloric connections. Few other large cities have been as successful as Munich in marketing folklore, rusticity, and nostalgia for the golden days of yesteryear, yet this rustic ambience coexists with the hip and the avant-garde, high-tech industries, and a sharp political sense. This is what lends the city such a distinctive flair. Munich's self-imposed image is that of a fun-loving and festival-addicted city -- typified by its Oktoberfest.
Airlines to fly to Munich: Delta, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International, US Airways, Iberia, Malev, Czech Airlines, LOT, Finnair