Munich is Germany's third largest city. The city has a population of about 1.3 million. People are friendly, the atmosphere is good-humored and there are things to do all year round. The people of Munich are well-educated and there is a flourishing gay population. Underneath the fun-loving exterior of this city, there is also an underlying conservatism and resistance to both religious and political change.
The city's residents enjoy a high quality of life. The city is consistently rated among the top 10 cities of the world with the highest quality of life. Munich is also ranked as the most expensive German city. There is a booming economy driven by the IT, biotechnology and publishing sectors.
Almost a quarter of the people living in the city are foreigners.