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From: Munich, Germany

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

Golf in Munich
In theory, most German golf courses are open to visitors, but it's a good idea to call ahead. From Linksgolf.co.uk.

Nudism

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.

Tango

QueTango
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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Need a car in Europe?

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If you live outside the EU, a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist lease can be cheaper than renting. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance. See: Short-term car leasing.