Munich,the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, with a population of around 1.47 million.
Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism.Since 2006, the city's motto has been "München mag dich" ("Munich loves you").Munich is a traffic hub with excellent international, national and local connections, running a fast and reliable public transport system. It is a centre of finance, publishing and advanced technologies. Munich is one of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities in Germany, and the seat of numerous corporations and insurance companies. It is a top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location, despite being the municipality with the highest density of population (4.500 inh. per km²) in Germany. Munich achieved fourth place in the frequently-quoted Mercer livability rankings in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, Monocle ranked Munich as the world's most livable city with the highest quality of life