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LEFT: Munich's TV tower rises above the Olympiapark.

History and background reading

Wikipedia: Munich
The online encyclopedia covers Munich's geography, history, economy, and other major topics in a well-organized article.

Chronology of Munich's Jewish History 1229-1945
Jews were being persecuted in Munich long before the Holocaust, but they enjoyed a period of tolerance and economic success in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. (Acrobat PDF format; free Adobe Reader required.)

The Munich Massacre
The 1972 Olympic Summer Games will always be remembered for the murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists.


Golf in Munich
Some 50 golf courses are within an hour of Munich, and the oldest (founded in 1910) is within the city. From, the city's official Web site.


Shy German Nudists Hurting Tourism
Today, fewer than 1,000 nudists visit Munich's English Garden each day, compared to 14,000 or more in the '70s and '80s. One city official has urged attractive young Germans to strip down and show off.


This site is in German, but the dance itself doesn't require translation.

Sex and prostitution

World Sex Guide: Munich
The world's oldest obsession supports a lively servic(ing) industry in Munich. But check the legal situation before you whip out your credit card--or anything else.

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