Munich is a city with flair, international attraction, significant population increase, high incomes, and a strong economic base. These factors will endure into the future as well. In addition, the “Friendly Metropolis” offers not only Bavarian culture, but a variety of recreational activities as well. Germany's third-largest city also gains points with its attractive geographical location in close proximity to Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Munich will continue to develop at its current high standard.