Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Incanato welcomes you to Munich

The origins of Munich lie with a handful of monks who built their abbey at the Marienplatz, Munich's old salt- and corn market. The name Munich originated from the German word for monks. Munich officially became a town in 1170. It rapidly overshadowed once powerful neighboring cities to become southern Germany's main metropolis and cultural capital. As an ardent admirer of Italy, it was King Ludiwg I of Bavaria that created the "new Munich," as a center of art and architecture. His traces can still be found today on such streets as the Ludwigstrasse or in the Glyptothek, which houses his collection of Roman and Greek sculptures. In the late 19th century, the Munich Academy of Fine Arts was among Europe's best art schools. Today, with its 1,3 million inhabitants, Bavaria's capital city is a mixture between modern and traditional. It is the sights, symbols and festivals that define Munich today and offer a wide variety of opportunities to discover the city. Cultural attractions include museums, world-class orchestras, the BMW world, and the famous soccer team Bayern Munich. They complement each other and represent the wide spectrum that makes the city come to life.

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