In its 860 years of existence, Munich became a truly cosmopolitan city. It was home to dukes and emperors in its early years and is a home for over 1 million people today. It hosts three of Germany's largest universities with more than 120.000 enrolled students in total. Some of Germany's largest companies see Munich as a convenient location. Its outstanding museums and theaters, lovely buildings and monuments, international sport-events, trade-fairs and congresses, and, of course, the Oktoberfest attract several million people from around the world every year.
Unimpressed of all the hustle and bustle, people of Munich love their city for its huge green areas and its penchant for gemütlichkeit. Strolling through Munich and the Englischer Garten, for example, which is one of the world's largest urban public parks, one will pass by people enjoying the weather, their lifes, or simply one of Munich's fine local brews in one of its numerous beer gardens.