26th World Congress of Dermatology
Innovation and Diversity in Dermatology
Candidate City Munich

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Health, safety and security conditions in Munich

Bavaria has, for many years, been the frontrunner in internal security in Germany. There is no safer state in Germany for people to live and for companies to invest. 

The high level of protection and security standard is a key success factor for a livable society and the strong economy in Bavaria. For the people of Bavaria, a protected and safe life is almost a given. Munich is the safest metropolis in Germany, and with its low crime rate and high proportion of crimes solved, it is one of the safest major cities worldwide. Visible police presence, video surveillance in public areas, a continuous effort to fight crime as well as numerous prevention programs are providing the conditions for it. Also, the use of public transport in the greater Munich area is deemed to be particularly safe thanks to the habitual presence of security personnel and additional video surveillance of stations and trains in the underground and suburban transport network. The same standards of security also apply to the staging of major events. Munich’s security authorities cover roughly 1,000 events every year of all magnitudes. Particularly noteworthy is the smooth handling of the annual Munich Oktoberfest beer festival with about 6 million visitors on average. Other regular events include, for example, the Munich Security Conference with 250 high-ranking politicians from 40 countries, soccer games in the Allianz Arena with 75,000 spectators or concerts in the Olympic park with up to 50,000 visitors. 

Re:think Munich - New thinking for our climate

With the campaign “Re:think Munich”, the Department for Climate and Environmental Protection (RKU) wants to activate citizens for climate protection. “Re:think Munich” motivates local people to live climate-consciously and to get involved with campaigns and events, with service and information offers, e.g. on energy consulting or funding programs. Public participation processes enable people to enter into dialog with Re:think Munich and actively help shape their living environment.   

City of Munich: Actively shaping climate neutrality

In order to achieve its climate and energy efficiency goals, the state capital of Munich has launched a comprehensive climate package that not only anchors the idea of climate protection in the DNA of the city administration, but also aims to lead the entire city toward climate neutrality with a holistic climate strategy and concrete measures. 

Pioneer of the municipal heat turnaround: Munich is to become the first German metropolis to replace fossil fuels with renewable ones in all parts of the city, while keeping heating costs socially acceptable. In all fields of action related to climate neutrality, the RKU is committed to making Munich a sustainable, resilient, circular, climate-neutral and livable city: RKU supports private individuals in  

Messe München is also dedicated to a sustainable concept:

The World Congress of Dermatology will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico. Nevertheless, we are very thankful for the overwhelming support we received throughout the bidding process and would like to also extend our thanks to the ILDS for the possibility to present Munich as a candidate for the World Congress. We wish all delegates a brilliant experience in Mexico in 2027, we will see you there!