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Munich

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Munich ( MEW-nik; German: München [ˈmʏnçn̩] (listen); Austro-Bavarian: Minga [ˈmɪŋ(ː)ɐ]; Latin: Monachium) is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German federal state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and thus the largest which does not constitute its own state, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union. The city's metropolitan region is home to 6 million people. Straddling the banks of the River Isar (a tributary of the Danube) north of the Bavarian Alps, it is the seat of the Bavarian administrative region of Upper Bavaria, while being the most densely populated municipality in Germany (4,500 people per km²). Munich is the second-largest city in the Bavarian dialect area, after the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The city is a global centre of art, science, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching first in Germany and third worldwide according to the 2018 Mercer survey, and being rated the world's most liveable city by the Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 2018. According to the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute Munich is considered an alpha-world city, as of 2015. Munich is a major international center of engineering, science, innovation, and research, exemplified by the presence of two research universities, a multitude of scientific institutions in the city and its surroundings, and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. Munich houses many multinational companies and its economy is based on high tech, automobiles, the service sector and creative industries, as well as IT, biotechnology, engineering and electronics among many others.
The name of the city is derived from the Old/Middle High German term Munichen, meaning "by the monks". It derives from the monks of the Benedictine order, who ran a monastery at the place that was later to become the Old Town of Munich; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms. Munich was first mentioned in 1158. Catholic Munich strongly resisted the Reformation and was a political point of divergence during the resulting Thirty Years' War, but remained physically untouched despite an occupation by the Protestant Swedes. Once Bavaria was established as a sovereign kingdom in 1806, it became a major European centre of arts, architecture, culture and science. In 1918, during the German Revolution, the ruling house of Wittelsbach, which had governed Bavaria since 1180, was forced to abdicate in Munich and a short-lived socialist republic was declared.
In the 1920s, Munich became home to several political factions, among them the NSDAP. The first attempt of the Nazi movement to take over the German government in 1923 with the Beer Hall Putsch was stopped by the Bavarian police in Munich with gunfire. After the Nazis' rise to power, Munich was declared their "Capital of the Movement". During World War II, Munich was heavily bombed and more than 50% of the entire city and up to 90% of the historic centre were destroyed. After the end of postwar American occupation in 1949, there was a great increase in population and economic power during the years of Wirtschaftswunder, or "economic miracle". Unlike many other German cities which were heavily bombed, Munich restored most of its traditional cityscape and hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics. The 1980s brought strong economic growth, high-tech industries and scientific institutions, and population growth. The city is home to major corporations like BMW, Siemens, MAN, Linde, Allianz and MunichRE.
Munich is home to many universities, museums and theatres. Its numerous architectural attractions, sports events, exhibitions and its annual Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Munich is one of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities in Germany. It is a top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location. Munich hosts more than 530,000 people of foreign background, making up 37.7% of its population.
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Munich

Munich

City in Germany

  • Desc: Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German federal state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and thus the largest which does not constitute its own state, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union.
  • URL: http://www.muenchen.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich
  • Type: City, AdministrativeArea, Cemetery, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 9970.09
FC Bayern Munich

FC Bayern Munich

Club

Munich

Munich

Company

  • Desc: Munich is a Spanish company and brand specialized in sport and fashion shoes. The company headquarters are located in Capellades, province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_(sport_shoes)
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 1615.66
TSV 1860 Munich

TSV 1860 Munich

Football team

  • Desc: Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860, commonly known as TSV 1860 München or 1860 Munich, is a Turnverein based in Munich. After the 2016–17 season the club's football team was relegated from the 2. Bundesliga.
  • URL: http://www.tsv1860.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSV_1860_Munich
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 713.13
Munich

Munich

Landkreis

  • Desc: Munich is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It borders the districts of Dachau, Freising, Erding, Ebersberg, Rosenheim, Miesbach, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Starnberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, and almost encircles district-free city Munich itself, which is the district seat.
  • URL: http://www.landkreis-muenchen.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_(district)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 644.31
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Public university in Munich, Germany

Technische Universität München

Technische Universität München

University in Munich, Germany

  • Desc: The Technical University of Munich is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology.
  • URL: http://www.tum.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_University_of_Munich
  • Type: Corporation, EducationalOrganization, Thing, Place, CollegeOrUniversity, Organization
  • Result Score: 436.95
Allianz Arena

Allianz Arena

Stadium in Munich, Germany

  • Desc: Allianz Arena is a football stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany with a 75,000 seating capacity. Widely known for its exterior of inflated ETFE plastic panels, it is the first stadium in the world with a full colour changing exterior.
  • URL: http://www.allianz-arena.de/en/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allianz_Arena
  • Type: CivicStructure, TouristAttraction, Thing, Place, StadiumOrArena
  • Result Score: 397.80
Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft

Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft

Public transport company

  • Desc: The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft is a municipally owned company responsible for operating public transport in Munich, Germany. It operates buses, the Munich tramway and the Munich U-Bahn. The company is a subsidiary of Stadtwerke München, and a member of the Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund.
  • URL: http://www.mvg-mobil.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchner_Verkehrsgesellschaft
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 359.78
Bayerischer Rundfunk

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Television network

  • Desc: Bayerischer Rundfunk is a public-service radio and television broadcaster, based in Munich, capital city of the Free State of Bavaria in Germany. BR is a member organization of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters in Germany.
  • URL: http://www.br.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayerischer_Rundfunk
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 333.76
Munich Central Station

Munich Central Station

Railway station

  • Desc: München Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city of Munich, Germany. It is one of the three stations with long distance services in Munich, the others being München Ost and München-Pasing.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchen_Hauptbahnhof
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, Airport, Place, BusStation
  • Result Score: 330.14

FC Bayern Munich

Basketball club

HDFC Ergo Health Insurance

Health insurance company

  • Desc: HDFC ERGO HEALTH Insurance Company Limted ''HDFC ERGO'' is a 51:49 joint venture firm between HDFC and ERGO International AG, one of the insurance entity of the Munich Re Group in Germany operating in the insurance field under the BFSI sector.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDFC_Ergo_Health_Insurance
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 257.50
FC Bayern Munich II

FC Bayern Munich II

Association Football team

  • Desc: Bayern Munich II are the reserve team of German association football club Bayern Munich. In 2010–11 they played in the 3. Liga, having qualified for its inaugural season in 2008, and have consistently played at the third level of German football — they played in the Regionalliga Süd from its formation in 1994 to 2008, when it was usurped by the 3.
  • URL: http://www.fcbayern.t-com.de/en/teams/amateure/index.php
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Bayern_Munich_II
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 231.83

Munich

2005 film

  • Desc: Munich is a 2005 historical drama film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth. It is based on the book Vengeance, an account of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government's secret retaliation against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
  • URL: http://www.universalstudiosentertainment.com/munich/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_(film)
  • Type: Thing, Movie
  • Result Score: 200.74
Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

Non-profit association

  • Desc: The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is a formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes founded in 1911 as the Kaiser Wilhelm Society and renamed the Max Planck Society in 1948 in honor of its former president, theoretical physicist Max Planck.
  • URL: http://www.mpg.de/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck_Society
  • Type: Thing, Organization, EducationalOrganization
  • Result Score: 188.09
Stadtwerke München

Stadtwerke München

Company

Bavarian State Library

Bavarian State Library

Library in Munich, Germany

Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek

Museum in Munich, Germany

  • Desc: The Alte Pinakothek is an art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich, Germany. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses a significant collection of Old Master paintings.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alte_Pinakothek
  • Type: Thing, Place, Museum, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 142.60
Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz

Palace in Munich, Germany

  • Desc: The Residenz in central Munich is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is today open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections.
  • URL: http://www.residenz-muenchen.de/index.htm
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_Residenz
  • Type: Museum, CivicStructure, TouristAttraction, Thing, Place, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings
  • Result Score: 116.42
Olympiahalle

Olympiahalle

Arena in Munich, Germany

Munich

Album by John Williams

  • Type: Thing, MusicAlbum
  • Result Score: 80.81

Munich

Song

  • Desc: "Munich" is a song by British post-punk revival band Editors and is featured on their 2005 debut album, The Back Room. It was originally released 18 April 2005 as the second single from the band.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_(song)
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 74.33

S8

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S8 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Herrsching via Weßling, Pasing, central Munich and Munich East to Munich Airport station.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S8_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 64.44

Munich S3

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S3 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Mammendorf station to Holzkirchen station via Pasing, central Munich, Munich East, Giesing and Deisenhofen.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S3_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 53.80

S1

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S1 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Munich Airport station and Freising to Neufahrn bei Freising station, where most trains are coupled.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S1_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 51.27
FC Bayern Munich

FC Bayern Munich

Football club

  • Desc: FC Bayern Munich Women is a German football club based in Munich, Bavaria. It currently plays in the Frauen-Bundesliga, the top women's league in Germany.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Bayern_Munich_(women)
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 50.99

Munich

Song by Editors

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 47.52

Munich Records

Record label

Munich: The Price of Peace

Book by Telford Taylor

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 38.45

S2

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S2 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Petershausen station to Erding station via Dachau, Laim, central Munich, Munich East and Markt Schwaben.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S2_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 37.62

S6

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S6 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Tutzing station to Zorneding via Starnberg, Pasing, central Munich and Munich East.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S6_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 34.16

S4

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S4 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from Geltendorf station to Ebersberg station via Pasing, central Munich, Munich East and Grafing station.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S4_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 25.61

S20

Transit line

  • Desc: Line S20 is a line on the Munich S-Bahn network. It is operated by DB Regio Bayern. It runs from München-Pasing station to Höllriegelskreuth.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S20_(Munich)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 18.58
1972 Summer Olympics

1972 Summer Olympics

Olympic games

  • Desc: The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Summer_Olympics
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 8.86

Munich

Book by Jeffrey S. Gaab

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
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