Munich today is the technology capital, that values quality of life over and above all other aspects. Nevertheless the Bavarian city retains a medieval charm. It's a city that guilelessly blends modernity and tradition. The chic and the fashionable co exist with Lederhosen (Leather pants), rustic beer halls and wursts.
With the static Alps in the backdrop and the turbulent Isar passing through, modern Munich is cosmopolitan and one of Germany's most visited cities. The city revels in its own contradictions. A modern metropolis flanked by technology and innovation, home to the BMW Welt (HQ of BMW), Siemens and Microsoft, FC Bayern Munich's 21st century stadium and so much. A traditional city with a Nazi past, Bavarian heritage, Oktober Fest and dirndl clad waitresses, on the other hand. The locals seemed to have well adapted amidst the modern designer boutiques and old world bierkellers (beer halls). While in the city, you will never be short of things to do. There are art galleries, medieval churches, dynastic palaces, old theatres, nightclubs, beer gardens and cafes. The three splendid Pinakothek galleries are representational of different periods of art in history, the twin towers of the Frauenkirche add regality to the city's skyline, while the Residenz keeps the Wittelsbach legacy alive. A tinge of medieval in the air, slightly rustic and a whole lot high tech, welcome to Munich! Prost!
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