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Munich calls up cheery images of beer halls, baroque churches and Oktoberfest but in reality this great city is an economic power player and Germany's leading commercial hub. Formerly, agricultural, the region is now focussed on cars, electronics, insurance, IT and many other modern day industries. Munich's main daily newspaper is Süddeutsche Zeitung, which is also popular elsewhere in Germany. Its Monday edition includes the 16-page New York Times International Weekly supplement so is worth picking up.

Home to Germany's second-largest airport, the user-friendly Munich International is about 19 miles northeast of the city. There are plenty of easy ways to reach the city - you can take a taxi for around €50, although the Lufthansa Airport Bus and commuter train, both costing less than €10 are simple and efficient and will get you close to where you need to be. It is worth noting that during some large trade shows, direct shuttle bus services may be available.

This year saw the opening of the Novotel Munich Airport it features 257 rooms, six conference rooms with views of the runway, a fourth floor executive lounge, fitness and sauna facilities, a restaurant with outdoor terrace, and a lounge area with flight departure boards and Apple Mac computers.

In business Germans value punctuality, respect for authority, equality and precision.

Quick facts --
Country Code: 49
City Code: 089
Money: Euro zone
Voltage: 220V
Time: Central European time (GMT+1)
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