Location, Climate: Munich is the capital of Bavaria in Germany that is situated on the northern Bavarian Alps and along Isar River. The weather in Germany is extreme having hot days and cool nights. There can also be violent storms in the city so always be prepared. The best time to visit Munich is from May to September which is its summer time. Brief History: In 1158, Henry the Lion built a bridge beside the home of the Benedictine monks who founded the city. Munich received fortification and was officially named a city in 1175 and was named the capital of Bavaria in 1506. Despite the damage it caused during World War II, Munich was able to rebuild some of its historic buildings including the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady and City Hall. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Munich is known worldwide for its annual Oktoberfest where millions of people gather to drink beer, but those who are into music should definitely check out the scene during Tollwood Summer Festival held at the Olympic Park and features concerts, good food and shops. The most-visited site in Munich is the Marienplatz where one can find many attractions including the Rathaus-Glockenspiel and the Virgin Mary statue on top of the Mariensaule. Munich is also famous for its museums including the BMW Museum, Deutsches Museum, City Museum and Pinakotheken. Transportation: The best way to get around Munich is by taking the trams and trains which are faster. Another great alternative is by bicycle and there are also guided tours and maps for easy navigation.