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Reading Report2

Posted on: March 1, 2011

This is my second reading profile.  I choose a different topic from the first one. I am going to tell you about Munich one of the greatest cities in Germany. I choose this city because I visited it so I want to know about her history.  I have this information from the internet,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”.

Munich is located on the river Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. It is the third largest city in Germany.  It has cold winter, but heavy rainfall us rarely seen in winter.  The coldest month is January.  Snow cover is seen for at least a couple of weeks during winter.  Summers in Munich are fairly warm.  The Austro – Bavarain language is the language spoken around Munich where it is known as osterreichisch-boarisch.

Munich History 

Munich was born 850 years ago, when Henry the Lion–the Duke of Bavaria and Saxony–was on a development binge that led to the creation of Munich, Lübeck, Brunswick, and several other cities.

In 1504, Munich become the capital of Bavaria and by the mid-19th Century, it was a major city with an archbishop, a university, an opera house, palaces, and the other trappings that might be expected of a kingdom’s royal seat.


Munich today



Modern Munich is a city of 1.35 million inhabitants in a metropolitan area with a population of six million. It has the strongest economy of any German city and the lowest unemployed rate of any city.

It is a mix of historic building and impressive architecture, since Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings but also created new landmarks of architecture. And this is some tourist attractive.

Maripenplazt is a large open square with old and new Town Hall. In addition, The Peterskirche close to Marienplatz is the oldest church of the inner city. You can also visit Two large palaces in Nymphenburg and Oberschleissheim are reminders of Bavaria’s royal past. Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace), some 6 km north west of the city centre, is surrounded by an impressive park and is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful royal residences. 2 km north west of Nymphenburg Palace is Schloss Blutenburg (Blutenburg Castle), an old ducal country seat with a late-Gothic palace church.

Munich is a  green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, close to the city centre and covering an area of 3.7 km². Other large green spaces are the modern Olympiapark, Westpark, and the parks of Nymphenburg Palace and Schleissheim Palace. The city’s oldest park is the Hofgarten, near the Residenz, and dating back to the 16th century.

The Deutsches Museum or German Museum, located on an island in the River Isar, is one of the oldest and largest science museums in the world.

All in all, Munich is a nice city and it’s hard to make a choice of what to see if you’re only in town for a short time.



New word I learn:

comtinental: (n) commected with or typical of continet.

altitude: (n) the height of sth above sea level.

redundant: (adj ) (usen about employees) no longer needed for a job and therfore out of work.

exhibition: (n) a collection of objects that are shown to the public.

convert: (v) to changes fromone form,systm or use to another.

protection: ( n) away of keeping sb/sth safe so that he/she/it is not harmed or damaged.


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