Beer-mad, leather-loving, mountain-shrouded Munich is a fast-paced metropolis deep in the German south. The regional capital of the state of Bavaria, the character and people here are fiercely independent to the rest of Germany. In these climes it’s all about frothy wiessbier brewed to ancient Bavarian recipes, smoky bratwurst and balancing an often troubled (it was here that Hitler attempted the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923) and otherwise rich (Munich enjoyed a golden age during the height of the Bavarian kings) history. The town itself is a medley of the medieval, the gorgeous baroque and green parkland, headed up by the beautiful Englischer Garten, sprawling Marienplatz and the bob-topped domes of the Frauenkirche. Awesome to say the least!