Munich - Metropolis and green oasis.
The Cathedral of Our Lady, the so-called "Frauenkirche" is the landmark of Munich- and only one of the numerous historical and contemporary attractions of the Bavarian capital, like the Marienplatz with the New and the Old Town Hall, the imposing Munich Residence and the splendid Bavarian State Opera, Nymphenburg Palace with its extensive parks and the soccer-temple, Allianz Arena.
Culturally very interesting are the so-called Pinakotheken with one of the world's largest museums of fine arts. In Munich's pedestrian area one can find top designers and department stores next to traditional small shops and the popular Munich Viktualienmarket - one of Europe's most beautiful markets. "A Mass and half a White Veal Sausage" - the typical Munich lifestyle can be encountered away from the big city, in the English Garden, Europe's largest city park, in the green pastures of the Isar, and of course in the everywhere famous beer gardens: those maintain a long tradition and are an essential part of Munich's gastronomic culture. For no other reason the Hofbräuhaus is probably the world's most famous beer house and one of the most popular institutions of Munich - equally the annually Oktoberfest, the largest (beer) festival in the world.