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The city of dreams in Southern Germany is situated in the midst of a beautiful pre-alpine countryside and offers a spectacular variety of culinary, artistic and cultural highlights – a perfect environment for your congress.

The Townscape – Inviting, Historical and Visionary
Munich combines various stylistic periods into a stunning mix of historical and modern architecture. 

King Ludwig I influenced Munichs townscape with his pompous and generous architecture with broad avenues and the contrast between classicistic restraint and baroque profusion. Bold creativity and innovation have set new architectural accents all over the city. The world-renowned tent roof, the landmark of the Olympic Park, inspires spectators even four decades after its construction. The Allianz Arena is regarded Germany’s most beautiful and thrilling soccer stadium. The recently opened BMW Welt is a milestone of dynamic architecture.

The downtown area presents with a clear, delightful and charming scenery marked by the distinctive feature of the Frauenkirche church with it’s towers rising high above the the city roofs.

A Perfect Place for Business
With respect to trade, industry, technology and research Munich takes a top position in Europe for good reasons... 

Many global players have chosen Munich for their headquarters. The balanced mix of research, hightech-industry and business provides the perfect infrastructure for various companies. Thus Munich is the city of automotive industry, banking, biotechnology, health care, information technologies, media and patent management, publishing as well as insurance business. Innovative, future-oriented and successful companies can offer their employees more than just a place to work: a service-minded, tolerant society and a life in one of Europe’s safest cities meets outstanding recreational opportunities.

Live and Let Live
Munich’s appeal and success are closely linked to the joy of life, cosiness and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. This is THE place for gourmets, night revelers and party animals.

„Eating and drinking keeps body and soul together“. In Munich this old proverb still holds good today. You will find cosy Bavarian inns, international cuisine, gourmet restaurants next to our world-famous beer gardens, where people of all age, families, singles, couples and guests from all over the world get together under shady chestnut trees and enjoy a stein of freshly tapped beer.

Shopping in Munich is a particular pleasure. Strolling along the extravagant Maximilianstrasse and Theatinerstrasse you quickly reach the pedestrian mall where department stores and shops offer their selected goods. Trendy and fancy merchandise is found, for example, in the Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach quarters; a variety of souvenirs is available at the „Platzl“ near the Hofbräuhaus; culinary treats from all over the world are best bought downtown at Viktualienmarkt. The famous Munich nightlife entices with numerous pubs, bars and clubs.


International connection 2011

- Number of airlines serving Munich    94
- Number of countries served from Munich    70
- Number of destinations served from Munich    242
- Number of daily departures    622
- Number of weekly departures    3,557


Getting to Munich

By Plane
Munich Airport is located some 22 km northwest of the city centre. You have several options: S-Bahn (suburban trains) depart form the airport every 10 minutes to take you to the city centre. Lufthansa Airport Bus serves the same route leaving every 20 minutes. In addition, there are about 3,500 taxis in Munich that will take you to the airport quickly and safely.

By Train
If you are travelling in Southern Germany or in the direction of Austria and Switzerland, taking a train will usually be your best option. The German Railroad serves all bigger cities. By train the delegates will arrive at the Munich Central Train Station, one of the largest terminal stations in Europe. More than 750 trains daily connect the Bavarian metropolis to all cities of Germany and Europe.

By Bus
The European Express Bus Network - Eurolines groups more than 30 European independent coach companies, which operate together international bus lines all over Europe, with 500 destinations per day.

By Car
By car you have seven highways in excellent condition from all directions that go to the city centre. In Munich’s city centre, parking is scarce; we recommend to take a taxi or use public transport to get around.