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The city's motto is "München mag Dich" ("Munich Likes You"), before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" (world city with heart). Its native name, München, is derived from the Old German word for Mönche, which means "Monks" in English. This is the reason for the monk on the city's coat of arms. Black and gold - the colours of the Holy Roman Empire - have been the city's official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian.

Munich is a also a major European cultural centre and the domain of many prominent composers including Orlando di Lasso, W.A. Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Max Reger and Carl Orff.


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Deutsches Museum [11.02.2009]
The Deutsche Museum possesses over 100 000 objects from the fields of science and technology.  The large number of valuable original exhibits makes the Deutsches Museum the most important museums of science and technology anywhere in the world.  The collections are not restricted to any specialized range of topics: they include objects from mining to atomic physics, from the Altamira cave to a magnified model of a human cell.  They extend from the Stone Age to the present time.  Collecting historically significant objects is still one of the Museum’s central tasks, so that the stock is constantly growing. CONTINUE»



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