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Munich is the third-largest city in Germany, and capitol of the state of Bavaria in southern Germany. It is located on the River Isar near the Bavarian Alps.

The city was founded in 1158, approximately.

Today, Munich is known for its universities, architecture, museums, history, art, high quality of life, and high profile events and conferences.

People Born in Munich

Eva Braun

Munich in People's Lives

Jared Leto: I traveled here in 2003 to film scenes of the movie Alexander

John Scott-Ellis: While studying languages here in 1931, I decided to purchase my first car, a red Fiat. During my first drive, I knocked down and nearly ran over a pedestrian, who happened to be none other than Adolf Hitler. I was mortified and shaken up, at the time massively relieved that the man had not been injured or even, unthinkably, killed. However, later in my life, I marveled at how I had held the fate of the world in my hands that day, and how different things would have been had he actually been killed. Three years later, in 1934, I was in this city again, taking my new German wife to a nice evening at the Cuvillies Theater, attending an opera. I was surprised to spot the same man I had knocked into sitting in the box next to me, and went over to say hello, much to the alarm of Hitler's bodyguards. I identified myself as "the man who had knocked him over three years ago," and we spoke for a few minutes before I went back to my box. I found him, at the time, charming.

Orlando BloomI traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie The Three Musketeers

Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2014, with Jacob Karlzon.

Vinnie Ream: I visited here in 1868, as a highly accomplished young sculptress.

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