Meeting in Munich - a win-win for everyone involved
Traditional and innovative
Munich is traditional and innovative in equal measures – a high-tech hub with a cosy village feel at heart. 1.5 million inhabitants have made this perfectly located city a stone’s throw from the Alps their home, and congress and conference organisers will more than enjoy putting on their events in the cosmopolitan surrounding of this southern German favourite.
Easy to see why Munich is so popular
The quality of life is high here and Germany’s third largest city is an economic powerhouse. Global players as well as SMBs with a focus on companies in the automotive, aerospace technology, medical technology, life sciences and optical technologies sectors have based their operations here. Not surprisingly, Munich is therefore also a major trade fair metropolis with about 40 events taking place each year, including leading industry get-togethers such as eCar Tec, Automatica or MobilTechCon. The wealth of art and culture as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside add to the overall package offered to the meetings industry here.
Did you know?
Oktoberfest alone draws almost 6 million visitors to Munich every year - in only two weeks!
Transport & Location
Transport and Location
Munich’s airport is the second largest in Germany, serving about 235 destinations, including around 45 long-distance ones, in more than 60 countries. Located 30 km north of the city, it can easily be reached by public transport (S-Bahn) or a dedicated Airport Bus. High-speed InterCityExpress trains call at Munich’s main station and the Bavarian capital has an excellent public transport network including a subway (U-Bahn), suburban train system (S-Bahn), trams and buses.
Organisers will be spoilt for choice in the Bavarian capital with 350 different options catering for any requirement from congresses to incentive activities. Locations range from Munich’s Olympic Stadium or brewery halls and events spaces at the Residenz Palace or prestigious conference hotels to modern, functional design venues and the city’s international congress centre. Messe München International as the city’s trade fair company operates the Messe München exhibition centre plus the ICM (International Congress Centre Munich) and MOC exhibition centre, with a combined events space of 470,000 square metres.
Munich’s 430 hotels and guest houses not only provide about 38,000 rooms in a wide range of categories but also stand-out events spaces: Bayerischer Hof, Le Meridien München, Maritim Hotel München and Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel are among the popular conference hotels. The city and its surroundings also have a wide choice of more unusal locations such as BMW World, Botanikum, a nursery turned into a -
literally - green event space, Zugspitze Top of Germany with a business and convention centre on top of Germany’s highest mountain at almost 3,000 metres or events spaces at Munich’s Mercedes Benz centre.
Things to see & do
Things to see & do
Oktoberfest as a worldwide unique, two week bonanza of beer and merriment in September is probably what comes first to mind for many when thinking of what not to miss in Munich. However, there’s so much more to see and do throughout the year. The city with its walkable, compact centre, world-class art galleries and museums and beautiful green space Englischer Garten is enticing more visitors than ever. For some attractive add-ons explore the Olympiapark that was built for the Summer Olympics in 1972 and is now one of the city’s most popular attractions. Directly opposite, visiting the BMW World and Museum will not just excite car enthusiasts. The stylish venue provides fascinating insights into this global car brand plus will delight anyone interested in cutting-edge architecture. Not to forget, sampling the famous Munich Weißwurst (‘white sausage’) in one of the city’s atmospheric beer halls is a must.
Munich: A global city with an enquiring mind.
Bavarians hold the trump cards: They are strong in transport + logistics, technology + innovation and medicine + healthcare. The automobile industry serves the entire value added chain for the automotive sector and, thanks to powerful synergy effects, businesses in the IT and medical-technical systems sectors also profit from this strength.
In addition, Munich sees itself as an international cluster for high-tech expertise.