Rooftop view of Munich with the skyline of the Alps in the background.

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MICE Destination Munich

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria; an ultra-modern business city which is home to three universities and 1.5 million inhabitants. It is also a city with a notable zest for life, a tradition of hospitality, and a cosmopolitan outlook. Located on the Isar river, this is a dream city in an ideal location for event planners.

Welcome to Munich

Recent studies rank Munich as the city with the best quality of life in Germany. And no wonder: Where else can you find city life, countryside and recreation as closely interwove as they are here? With its broad, flat banks and spacious riverside meadows, the Isar is a blue lifeline where you can stroll, paddle and cycle to your heart‘s content. Countless extensive parklands make the whole city a green oasis: the Olympic Park, Westpark, Nymphenburg Park and Hellabrunn Zoo to name but a few.

First among equals, however, is unquestionably the English Garden! Germany’s largest urban park enchants locals and tourists alike with its picturesque streams, lakes and meadows, not to mention its cafés and beer gardens. Relax over a mug of beer or an apple spritzer under blossoming chestnut trees and experience pure joie de vivre!
Eisbach surfing is a world-famous attraction too: All year round, ambitious board artists balance atop the ultimate standing wave.

Munich’s surroundings are equally legendary. The charming Alpine landscape is full of wonderful opportunities for hiking, climbing or biking in clean air and the great outdoors. Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammersee, wildlife and bird sanctuaries plus a multitude of attractions and natural beauty spots have something to delight literally everyone.

Munich on the move

Situated right in the heart of Europe, Munich is a cosmopolitan, international city whose metropolitan region embraces 27 districts and six independent cities. Nearly all German and European cities are within fast, easy reach.

Winner of multiple awards, Munich Airport is a major air traffic hub from which 70 airlines carry around 49 million passengers a year to over 190 destinations in more than 60 countries. The Bavarian capital also boasts excellent road and rail links. IC and ICE trains provide speedy and direct connections to Berlin, Rome, Paris, Zurich, Budapest, Prague and other key European cities.

Meanwhile, a well-developed freeway network quickly brings motorists into the city – or out into all of Germany and its European neighbours. Local public transport keeps passenger streams flowing smoothly. And given Munich‘s global appeal as a trade fair venue, it is also a popular, stress-free option to get international visitors to their congresses, shows and events.

 

Smart ideas from Munich´s start-up community

Munich is Germany’s second-largest university venue, with more than 120,000 students and 17 universities and academies. The Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are recognized as elite universities and rank among the top 10 in the QS World University Ranking. Smart ideas mature more quickly here: New businesses launched in Munich – many of them spin-offs from TUM – regularly rank among the top 50 start-ups.

A raft of accelerators, incubators and events serves to pool the strengths of entrepreneurs, tech industries and academia. The Munich Urban Colab (MUC) is a flagship project, with coworking spaces, living labs and a high-tech prototype workshop being built on an 11,000-m2 plot. Starting in 2020, start-ups will team up with scientists and creative minds at this venue to design the city of the future.

Munich is also a world-leader in research and development, trailing only London and Paris. The Fraunhofer Institute, the Max Planck Institute, the DLR German Aerospace Center, the FfE Research Center for Energy Economics and the Helmholtz Center all embody the city‘s scientific prowess and innovative strength.

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Multifaceted Munich

Straddling the Isar River, Munich combines a homely, traditional appeal with the flair of a cosmopolitan city, a thoroughly modern lifestyle and world-class culture. Its people are friendly, down-to-earth and open-minded. And there is no end of things to see and do: the towering Frauenkirche cathedral, the central Marienplatz square, beer gardens, the fabled Hofbräuhaus, the English Garden, the traditional Viktualienmarkt (food market) and luxury shopping in the city‘s exquisite retail districts.

Meanwhile, students shape the vibrant, charming and laidback scene in the hippest quarters: Maxvorstadt, Schwabing and the area around the Glockenbachviertel, for example. The bar and nightclub scene is similarly popular. Whether you are into house, techno or electronic music, a hundred or so clubs leave you no shortage of dancefloors.

Connoisseurs and foodies of all persuasions likewise thrill to the singular culinary diversity of Munich, where local and traditional influences blend with Mediterranean and international cuisine.

 

 

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Rooftop view of Munich with the skyline of the Alps in the background.

MICE Destination Munich

Located on the Isar river, this is a dream city in an ideal location for event planners. Please find here general information about the MICE-Destination of Munich.

Located on the Isar river, this is a dream city in an ideal location for event planners. Please find here general information about the MICE-Destination of Munich.

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Conventions & Conferences

The Bavarian “meeting metropolis” is synonymous with successful conventions and welcomes event planners with open arms.

The Bavarian “meeting metropolis” is synonymous with successful conventions and welcomes event planners with open arms.

Two women and a man are standing on the roof of the Olympic Stadium in Munich.

Incentives & events

Wheater a teambuiding event, a culinary experience or an adrenalin filled activity – Munich offers a unique variety of Incentive possibilities.

Wheater a teambuiding event, a culinary experience or an adrenalin filled activity – Munich offers a unique variety of Incentive possibilities.

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About us

Here you can find an overview of the Munich CVB, our services, the team as well as an overview of our memberships and network in the MICE- industry.

Here you can find an overview of the Munich CVB, our services, the team as well as an overview of our memberships and network in the MICE- industry.

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The Friedensengel - Angle of Peace - in Munich.

Sights you can't miss in Munich

In a nutshell: the most important sights at a glance.

In a nutshell: the most important sights at a glance. Our top 20 highlights that you really should see during your stay in Munich.

A young man and a boy are sitting on the ground in front of paintings in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.

Pure cultural pleasure

World-class museums, legendary stages, impressive galleries: Munich offers pure cultural pleasure!

World-class museums, legendary stages, impressive galleries: Munich offers pure cultural pleasure!

The Siegestor at Ludwigstraße in Munich in autumn

Every district has its own unique beauty

Schwabing, Glockenbach, Haidhausen, Nymphenburg: an overview.

Bohemian in Schwabing, colourful diversity in Glockenbach, village idyll in Haidhausen, noble residences in Bogenhausen: Each of Munich's districts has its own unique beauty. An overview.

A man with curly hair is sitting in a beer garden in Munich and is smiling.

Traditionally enjoyed

Traditional, modern or exquisite: everything you need to know about Munich's culinary diversity.

Traditional, modern or exquisite: everything you need to know about Munich's culinary diversity.

A couple is sitting on stones and is looking to the water of the Isar River in Munich.

Munich stories

Welcome to Munich! Learn more about Munich's most beautiful spots and its residents.

Welcome to Munich! Learn more about Munich's most beautiful spots and its residents.

"Sphere" by Olafur Eliasson in the Fünf Höfe in Munich.

Elegant and exclusive

Luxury shopping and elegant design go hand in hand in Munich. An overview.

Luxury shopping and elegant design go hand in hand in Munich. An overview.

A chairoplane at the Auer Dult in Munich.

Markets, fairs and festivals

Weekly markets, fairs, Spring Festival, Oktoberfest, Christmas markets: the most important dates.

Weekly markets, fairs, Spring Festival, Oktoberfest, Christmas markets: the most important dates.

People swimming and sun bathing at the Isar river in München with the church St Maximilian in the background.

Relaxation and fun

There is no better place to relax and have fun than in Munich's green oases.

There is no better place to relax and have fun than in Munich's green oases.

Eibsee nearby Garmisch in the surrounding region of Munich taken from the air with a drone.

Munich and its mountains

Hiking, mountaineering, kiting, skiing: the local mountains are a recreational paradise. 

Hiking, mountaineering, kiting, skiing: the local mountains are a recreational paradise.