Munich is often referred to as the city of "laptops and lederhosen" in a town where Father Christmas is very much alive and white asparagus is the favorite food. In Bavarian "Minga" is the translation for Munich and it is where you will find beer is cheaper to buy than mineral water, "oompah" log rafts float down the Isar River, river "surfers" brave the rapids come hail or shine, beer gardens ad nauseam and riding a bicycle is the normal mode of transport.
Quite often listed in the top 10 best cities in the world to live in and Germany's most prosperous city, despite the natives appearing to be somewhat on the gruff side, it has a warm vibe with a "live and let live" approach. This is quite evident by the amount of naked Germans in the summer months lurking in city parks and on the riverbank if the sun is out.
A standout venue for Oktoberfest frivolity and mayhem, it is home to the famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall built in 1589. The old town is a walker's dreamland with numerous stunning historical buildings and museums to explore. And, the best thing ever for digital nomads, there is an "Apple" store just off the main square.
Spring and summer are the best months to be in this vibrant cosmopolitan town that is dressed in gorgeous lakes, river streams and mountains. The outdoors will call the most avid couch lover to partake of its natural pleasures, especially in winter for the skiing. You can be in Austria in an hour by car, Italy only takes 2 hours and the Mediterranean is a quick 6-hour drive. It is the perfect place to don a Bavarian hat, take your borrowed dog on the train and learn how to yodel, if that is your bent.