Highly specialized scientific facilities, regional products – and the oldest food law still in force in Germany.
The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to a substantial number of highly specialized food science facilities. The TUM Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM Department of Chemistry together constitute the pivotal competence center for food and nutritional science in the region. The Departments of Horticulture and Food Technology, Agriculture and Food Economy, and Agriculture in isolation are the key competencies of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences near Freising.
The Munich Metropolitan Region is known and loved throughout the world – not only for white sausages and meatloaves, for bread, pretzels and beers without end, but also for top-quality asparagus from Schrobenhausen and the world's largest contiguous hop-growing region in Hallertau. The oldest food law still in force today – the purity law (for beer, of course) – was enacted in Ingolstadt in the Munich Metropolitan Region in 1516.