In rankings compiled by a consulting firm in 2012 for 50 of the world’s major cities, Munich came second in the ‘infrastructure’ category and fourth for quality of life. Munich is a top tourist destination and known to be a ‘friendly, inviting metropolis’, a large city in its own right and yet also the ‘biggest village in Bavaria’.
Munich, capital of Bavaria, is home to approximately 1.4 million people, while a total of 2.5 million people live in the Greater Munich region. Playing host to the headquarters of international companies such as Siemens, BMW and Allianz, it is an economic powerhouse and one of the fastest-growing cities in Germany.
Such dynamic growth naturally leads to challenges, particularly the affordability of housing and the increasing demands on public space. To maintain its quality of life without hampering innovation, Munich is therefore constantly reaching out to find new ideas and approaches.
Our film Munich Loves You gives you a brief introduction to the Bavarian capital.
See and read how Munich was committed to European issues in 2013 in our Annual Report on European Activities 2013.
Accessibility in Munich
Please also check out the city’s barrier-free maps if you require further assistance.
Sights in Munich
If you have some time to spare during your stay in Munich, you might like to do a little sightseeing. Information about various places of interest is available here.
You might also want to take part in one of the sightseeing tours we organised for you. Please take a look on the sightseeing programme and register for your preferred tour when registering for the conference.