The southern German city of Munich, capital of the state of Bavaria, does well in many “liveability” rankings: in 2015 Monocle magazine placed it ninth on its list of the world’s most liveable cities, ahead of Copenhagen and Zurich, and one spot behind Helsinki. With a population of 1,558,395 inhabitants it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg.
Greater Munich is a diverse, cosmopolitan metropolis in which 27.6 percent of its residents are foreign nationals. The Greater Munich region has a GDP of 1.56 billion Euros
Munich is also powerhouse of the German economy — the city is home to several major corporations including Siemens, Allianz and BMW. It has has also become a key location for artificial intelligence (AI) in Germany. The presence of IBM Watson and Google Germany’s development center are just two factors driving the trend forward.