Munich and Nearby Lakes by the Bavarian Alps, Germany48.1N 11.5E
Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, Germany, is visible as a grey area (upper left quadrant) on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Several lakes are also visible nearby, including Ammersee and Lake Starnberg to the southwest and Chiemsee to the southeast.
Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.
Munich lies on the elevated plains of Upper Bavaria, about 50 km north of the northern edge of the Alps, at an altitude of about 520 m (1,706.04 ft) ASL. The city is situated in the Northern Alpine Foreland. The northern part of this sandy plateau includes a highly fertile flint area which is no longer affected by the folding processes found in the Alps, while the southern part is covered with morainic hills.