Munich, Germany

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JULY 08, 2009 – JULY 20, 2009

Located along the River Isar in southern Germany, Munich is the capital city of the region of Bavaria. Despite being only the third largest city in the country, it boasts the strongest economy as well as the lowest unemployment rate of any other Germany city. There are also several important national and international organizations located in the city, including the Federal Finance Court of Germany and the European Patent Office … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

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Marienplatz

Munich, Germany

marienplatz

Marienplatz has been the central space in Munich since as early as 1158. The square is named after the Mariensaule, or Mary’s Column, which was erected at the center of the square to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years’ War in 1638. At its base are four statues representing adversities the city has had to overcome: war, pestilence, famine, and heresy. In fact, this type of column was the first of its kind installed north of the Alps and inspired many other Marian columns in this region of Europe. This column also marks kilometer zero in Munich, the point from which road distances are measured, despite the fact vehicles are prohibited from this area … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]