München is not just about Oktoberfest!

Some Interesting Facts to Start off with

  • The population: ~ 1.2 million
  • Average height of city: 1738 feet above sea level
  • There are 45 museums and collections, 2 opera houses, 58 theatres, 10 Universities and 3 large orchestras in Munich.
  • The tallest building is the Olympics Tower constructed for the 1972 Olympics (290m).
  • Munich was founded in the year 1158.

More about Munich
Munich is a cosmopolitan city, the Bavarian capital and a place full of history. The city center is beautiful with its numerous public squares and beautiful baroque, gothic and neo-classical buildings and its array of museums, theatres, concert halls and shopping districts.

Surrounded by the snow-capped Alps, fairy-tale castles and the most mesmerizing lakes in the state of Bavaria, the city is simply enchanting. In summer, it is surfing and sailing and in winter it is skiing and snowboarding. All in a day’s trip! Not forgetting rowing, nordic walking, mountain climbing, hiking…. the range of sports the area offers all-year round is truly inexhaustible.

On top of that, you will most certainly be spoilt for choice while looking for somewhere to chill out, as there are more than 80(!!) beer gardens and countless pubs and clubs in Munich.
There are currently slightly more than 10 Singaporean students residing in Munich, and most of us are students at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM). Despite everyone’s hectic schedule and individual commitments, we all make an effort to meet up once in a while to catch up with one another over dinner, a drink or a BBQ. Occasionally, we even join the rest of the city on the weekly Muenchner Blade Night!Last but not least, Munich is also home to some of the country’s most renowned universities. About 100,000 students are enrolled in the city’s ten universities. The city’s three largest universities are the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet with more than 44,000 students, the Munich University of Technology (Technische Universitaet Muenchen TUM)with almost 20,000 students and the Munich University of Applied Sciences (FH Muenchen) with a total of more than 76,000 students. Both the TUM and LMU are reputed to be amongst the finest of the German universities. The degree programs at the city’s ten universities range from Architecture to Zoology and cover subjects as various as Film Directing and Genetic Technology.