Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and is located on the southwestern waterfront of Lake Michigan. The city is referred to as ‘Duetsches Athen’, meaning ‘German Athens’, due to the flood of German immigrants in the 19th century. The settlers began the city’s most famous characteristic, the brewing industry. They opened many brewing companies, but Miller is the only remaining major brewery in the area. The city is nicknamed ‘Brew City’.
Milwaukee also calls itself the ‘City of Festivals’. The Milwaukee Summerfest World Festival is the largest music festival in the world, as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. They also hold a number of ethnic festivals to commemorate the city’s multi-cultural heritage.
Milwaukee’s historical traditions can be viewed throughout the city’s museums. The Milwaukee Art Museum is the most prominent cultural attraction. Milwaukee is also home to the Florentine Opera, the oldest performing arts association in Wisconsin. Today, they produce some of the newest American operas.
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