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Munich (State capital of Bavaria)

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.
The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity. Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Munich is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. It is Germany's third largest city and one of Europe's most prosperous and expensive regions. The city has a population of about 1.3 million as of 2006 survey and is home to around 2.7 million people. The city is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. It was founded in 1158 by the Guelph Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, next to a settlement of Benedictine monks, that Henry built over the river Isar.
To force traders to use his bridge, he destroyed a nearby bridge owned by bishop Otto von Freising. Afterwards, the bishop and Henry quarreled about the city before Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa at an Imperial Diet held in Augsburg in 1158. This sanctioned Henry's spoliation and awarded an annual compensation for the bishop, and also confirmed Munich's trading and currency rights.
The northern part of Munich includes a highly fertile area that is no longer affected by the folding processes found in the Alps, while the southern part is covered by morainic hills. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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