In 2008 Munich celebrated the city's 850th birthday with lots of events and big parties throughout the year. For two days some roads in the city centre were crowded not by cars, but visitors who view live acts, performances, DJ's and sport events on 12 stages. They are located on the 7km around the "Altstadtring." This is the biggest birthday party Munich has ever seen. Organizers calculated with about 1 million visitors. From the people on the streets I guess there were more than that.
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and is Germany's third largest city, located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Black and gold - the colors of the Holy Roman Empire - have been the city's official colors since the time of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.