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View Poll Results: Montreal vs Munich
Montreal 17 53.13%
Munich 15 46.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-30-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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I was thinking about visiting one of these two cities? Which do you prefer? Some criteria to consider.

1. Downtown
2. Walkability
3. Transportation Public and car
4. Recreational Activities
5. Bars/Restaurants
6. Climate
7. Affordability
8. Architecture
9. Where would you rather visit
10. Where would you rather live?
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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1. Downtown : Montreal
2. Walkability: Munich
3. Transportation Public and car : Montreal
4. Recreational Activities : Montreal
5. Bars/Restaurants : Montreal
6. Climate: Munich
7. Affordability: Montreal
8. Architecture: Montreal
9. Where would you rather visit: Montreal
10. Where would you rather live?: Munich
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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1. Downtown -- Munich
2. Walkability -- Munich
3. Transportation Public and car -- Munich
4. Recreational Activities -- Munich
5. Bars/Restaurants -- Montreal
6. Climate -- why do you care if you'll only be visiting presumably during summer?
7. Affordability -- Montreal
8. Architecture -- Munich
9. Where would you rather visit -- Munich
10. Where would you rather live -- Munich
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: New Jersey (EU Sep 2019)
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1. Downtown - Montreal (much larger and more defined)
2. Walkability - Tie
3. Transportation Public and car - Tie
4. Recreational Activities - Montreal
5. Bars/Restaurants - Tie
6. Climate - Munich (Montreal too cold winters)
7. Affordability - Not sure
8. Architecture - Montreal
9. Where would you rather visit - Munich
10. Where would you rather live? - Montreal
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I have been to Montreal many times but not been to Munich yet. However, I have also been to Germany as well as to Salzburg in Austria which is fairly nearby.

I think overall I would take Montreal to live but Munich as a vacation. It helps that I am fluent in French but my German is rudimentary.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:54 PM
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Location: Ontario
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I was thinking about visiting one of these two cities? Which do you prefer? Some criteria to consider.

1. Downtown
2. Walkability
3. Transportation Public and car
4. Recreational Activities
5. Bars/Restaurants
6. Climate
7. Affordability
8. Architecture
9. Where would you rather visit
10. Where would you rather live?
1. Montreal.....I like Old Montreal..
2. Tied .....slight edge to Montreal having Mont Royal
3. Montreal...because their Metro (subway) is great...and more hwys
4. Montreal....again ...has Mont Royal and Beaver Lake ...also the St Lawrence River
5. Tied....both are good
6. Slight edge to Montreal for warmer summer, a bit sunnier ....Munich has a milder winter
7. Montreal
8. Munich
9. Montreal
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I've been to both.

1. Downtown Montreal. Munich has a nice centre, but when I was there seem less vibrant and interesting than Montreal.
2. Walkability Tie
3. Transportation Public and car For tourist purposes, a tie.
4. Recreational Activities IDK
5. Bars/Restaurants Montreal. Munich is not Berlin.
6. Climate Tie
7. Affordability IDK
8. Architecture Montreal
9. Where would you rather visit If I had to choose one to visit again, it would be Montreal
10. Where would you rather live? Montreal.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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[quote=Turnerbro;54015645]I was thinking about visiting one of these two cities? Which do you prefer? Some criteria to consider.

1. Downtown: Uncertain
2. Walkability: Munich from what I can tell
3. Transportation Public and car: Munich
4. Recreational Activities: Munich. Alps are an hour away. Both have great city parks.
5. Bars/Restaurants: Uncertain, but leaning Montreal
6. Climate: Relatively similar, Munich more moderate on both ends though
7. Affordability: Montreal
8. Architecture: Munich historic, Tie Modern
9. Where would you rather visit: Munich, more unique, better location for additional wandering.
10. Where would you rather live? Montreal, cheaper/closer to home
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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I’m actually quite surprised that Montreal is winning here.

In Munich, we are talking about a place that has significantly more transit infrastructure, cultural and historical depth, at least IMO natural splendor, major events/attractions (Oktoberfest), was rated as world’s most livable city and by all amounts seems to have much more interesting attractions surrounding it too.

Not saying Montreal isn’t very nice also, and it’s perhaps more likely I will visit there sooner than Munich because it’s closer and cheaper, but Munich seems to me like a cultural powerhouse, nearly on the level of Paris but with much greater outdoor opportunities surrounding it too. I wonder if it is in part because many have a North American base. I’m not posting this to troll Montreal, I’m asking in part to understand how Montreal can beat arguably the historical/cultural capital of Germany, consistently voted world’s most livable city, and one of the world’sbest Surroundings for a major city (like 5 winter Olympic host cities within 100 miles)
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:29 PM
 
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I prefer Montreal. It’s very unique. It’s very open minded (Munich is a conservative City) Montreal has one of the best nightlife in the world too ( I loved the hidden bars). The metro is great too and the city is very affordable. The food is actually better too being a more multicultural city than Munich. Weather is very cold in winter but Montreal is sunnier than Munich. People are nicer too :P
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