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Arriving at Munich International Airport (MUC)

Flights to Munich arrive at Munich International Airport (MUC) situated in the center of Germany’s tourist region. This airport has earned several “Best Airport in Europe” awards and has many facilities for passengers arriving on Munich flights. Enquiries of airfare to Munich and cheap flights to Munich can be found on online airline sites. The airport has a shopping mall and all services available and also houses a ticket office for the German Federal Railways.

Frequent trains on S-Bahn lines transport you to downtown Munich from the airport. Regular bus services, taxis, and rental cars are readily available for transport to downtown Munich as well.

Getting Around Munich

The S-Bahn and U-Bahn are two transit systems in Munich. The U-Bahn is similar to the underground in London, and the S-Bahn runs to the airport and suburbs. The two major stations in Munich are “Hauptbahnhof” and “Ostbahnhof,” which are connected by S-Bahn. S-Bahn runs directly through the city stopping close to major hotels, shopping-centers, and most tourist attractions.

Local transport in Munich also includes buses and trams. A City Tour Card is available if you intend on using the public transport systems for unlimited trips for one to three days. Walking in the city is always a good option for tourists.

Main Attractions

For architectural lovers, a visit to the Palace Neuschwanstein, a spectacular site situated on a jagged cliff, the Lustheim Palace, and many others such as the Church of St Peter and the Cathedral of our Lady “Frauenkirche” will be most enjoyable. The BMW Museum is the most attractive museum in Munich. Across the street from this museum you will find Olympic Park—the site of the 1972 Olympics. The world’s first geo-zoo, the “Tierpark Hellabrunn” has over 400 species.

Touring Munich in late September to early October you will be able to attend the Oktoberfest. This world-renowned beer-festival is a time of revelry and enjoyment.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Munich is a shoppers’ paradise as there is a plentiful supply of shopping malls with fashion outlets, electronic shops, home accessories, and many other types of merchandise. The “Hugendubel” is a multi-story bookstore in the city center that would excite any avid reader. The Fünf Höfe and Schäfflerhof shopping arcades house many upscale shops, cafes, and restaurants. For cheaper shopping try “Stachus Shopping Center” at Karlsplatz.

You will find a pleasant beer garden and gourmet shops at the “Viktualienmarkt.”

The world-famous beer house “Hofbräuhaus” where you can enjoy traditional music and Bavarian dishes is not to be missed. One of the best venues for nightlife is the “Kultfabrik,” a location packed with entertainment.

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Flight stats for Munich - did you know?
  • Munich is 18 mi from Franz Josef Strauss Airport (Munich, Germany).
  • Franz Josef Strauss Airport (Munich, Germany)
    • Right now, 105 airlines operate out of Franz Josef Strauss Airport.
    • Franz Josef Strauss Airport offers nonstop flights to 229 cities.
    • Every week, at least 3,122 domestic flights and 8,169 international flights depart from Franz Josef Strauss Airport.

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