Culture - Munich is a cultural city. They
have around fifty-eight theaters, about forty-five
museums, eleven universities and one hundred and thirty
libraries open to the public. Munich has kept it’s
culture alive in the people and their accomplishments
throughout history. Any person, a tourist or local
can visit these locations. Even though Munich is just
one city in Germany, the aspect of German culture
is all around. The museums, universities, theaters
and historic buildings are all an example of what
the Germans have accomplished. Their culture has survived
and grown since Munich was established.
When wandering the streets of this city you can’t
help but be drawn into the Art Galleries and
Museums. Here you can witness the great work
done by these people. The artwork in the museums gives
us a glimpse into the German way of thinking. Besides
the artwork and handmade items the German people make,
they have taken the time to preserve and reconstruct
buildings that were destroyed during the wartime.
This is an example of their belief to hold on to the
past and use it today. Without the reconstruction
many wonderful architectural building would have been
The Englischer Garten is a breathtaking
park. There are parks and gardens set up throughout
the city. Every German town attempts to have these
parks. The German people hiking and getting outside.
Weekends are filled with Volksmarches. You are given
a hiking trail map, compass , and once you complete
the trail, a prize. Usually there is a small price
to pay to compete but everyone wins. Just because
they live in a busy city doesn’t mean they haven’t
been able to hold on to the nature. Throughout Germany
you will find parks and plots of land that have been
rented out to use as a garden. Since so many Germans
live close together and don’t have yards, they
rent a yard. Some of these rentals have been in families
for many generations. They have a respect for nature
and include it into the city life.
Festivals are another way to see the German people.
You can taste the different types of Bavarian
Foods, drink the local beers, and meet the
people. The Oktoberfest is known around the world.
People travel from around the world just for this
one festival. You have a mix of locals, tourists and
other Germans, enjoy a meal, drinking, singing and
folk dancing all in one place. Germans know how to
party and make the tourist feel welcomed. Festivals
are an important part of German life. There is always
some festival somewhere going on whether in the city
or a rural part of Germany.
The Culture of Munich and Germany
is everywhere in the city. From the people to the
buildings, there is an essence of this culture.