Charming sophisticated and uniquely Munich
If you've ever travelled to Munich, you'll know that a high quality lifestyle is part and parcel of the city's experience. This destination has been described as being the high art, hi-tech capital of Germany, and it can't be denied, Munich reflects exceptional taste, while inspiring expansive elevation.
When to visit Munich
If you are planning a trip to Munich in the winter, be aware that winters here are a lot colder than those in the UK, and average temperatures can drop as low as 4 degrees Celsius. The summer season is significantly warmer though and temperatures can rise up to 35 degrees Celsius.
Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, starts on September 15 and on October 3 Germans celebrate their national holiday. The city is treated to fun and festivities in celebration of Germany's reunification.
What to know before you go
Munich is well known for its football and beer. It's also home to more than 80 museums and a vibrant art and fashion scene adds to its appeal, making it an ideal city to visit.
The cost of living in Munich is generally a lot cheaper than the UK and London. You'll also save money eating out in restaurants.
Travelling to the city centre
The Lufthansa Airport bus to Munich main station takes around 45 minutes. You can catch the shuttle bus if travelling to Munich exhibition centre (Messe Munchen). The S1 or S8 city overground trains both travel to the main station or "Ostbahnhof", and taxi cabs cost around 50 euros, taking about 40 minutes to arrive in the city centre.Accommodation rates and options
Munich hotels are quite expensive and cost around 100 euros a night. If on a tight budget, consider opting for a hostel. You should be able to find hostel accommodation for around 15 euros a night. If you are planning a trip during the Oktoberfest, make sure you book your hotel way in advance. Be warned though, hotel prices tend to be higher around this time.
Inner city day travelcards cost around 6.20 euros, and can be used on trains, buses, and trams. You'll pay around 2.70 euros for a single ticket to use on public transport. Taxis are a lot cheaper in Munich than expensive London cabs.