Munich: Geography

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Munich Geography

Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria, and is also the third largest city after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich lies on the high plains of Upper Bavaria at an altitude of about 520 metres above sea level, and has a continental climate, which is influenced by the city’s to the Alps. Precipitation is high, and heavy rain storms are common. The range of temperature between day and night or summer and winter can be extreme, and a warm downwind from the Alps (a föhn wind) can change the temperatures completely within a few hours, even in the winter.