In Munich, it’s the mix that makes the message. Old meets new, past meets present and future, the modern blends harmoniously with the traditional, bits and bytes with beer, business and leisure. For the visitor, there is an endless list of sights to see or activities to engage in. Among the many places of interest are the residences of the Dukes and Kings of Bavaria. The conference trip will take us to Neuschwanstein castle, built by the Fairytale King of Bavaria Ludwig II at the foot of the Alps. The gala dinner will be held in an historic Bavarian beer cellar.
The Bavarian Metropolis with its 1.3 million inhabitants lies virtually at the centre of Europe and is easy to access, either by high-speed trains, by motorway, or through a large international airport. Year after year, Munich takes gold in German city rankings.
The reason is simple: a magic combination of a vigorous economy and top-notch leisure time activities and outstanding cultural offerings. Three world-class orchestras, countless concert venues and a host of festivals ensure a constant flow of music of all styles. The city also has a wide array of museums. In the Pinakotheken area alone, five eminent institutions exhibit fine arts of eight centuries all within walking distance. Science and technology have an oustanding public forum at the Deutsches Museum on the Isar River.
Two of the best universities of Germany are located in Munich: the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, established in 1472, and the Technical University Munich, established in 1868. There are also a lot of scientific institutions in the capital city of Bavaria – for example, the headquarters of the Fraunhofer Society and the Max-Plank-Society, as well as the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.