Munich travel tips
Munich: The magical capital of Bavaria.
Munich is home to breathtaking, architectural structures, such as 'Neues Rathaus" and the 'Frauenkirche', and is known for its vibrant and diverse arts and cultural scene. A rich and prosperous city, Munich consistently ranks highly in the top 10 of the Global Quality of Life scale, and manages to merge its technological advancement with its traditional and cultural heritage.
When to visit for good weather
Winters are extremely cold in Munich, with temperatures plummeting to an average of 4 degrees Celsius. Summers are much hotter though and temperatures can get as high as 35 degrees Celsius, which makes the summer season a perfect time to visit for weather.
If you are in town during the month of September, you can attend the Oktoberfest. This world famous event falls on the 15th, lasting for 16 days. The 3rd October is a national holiday, and numerous events are held in celebration of German reunification.
Things to consider before travelling to Munich
Munich is a cultural hub, well known for its thriving fashion and art scene, and is home to a great many museums, all of which draw tourists from all over the world. The city is also famed for its quality beer and football is a popular sport.
The cost of living in Munich is considerably lower than London's, and eating out in restaurants can cost a fraction of general prices in the UK's capital.
Travelling to the city, accommodation and local transportation
The Lufthansa Airport bus takes about 45 minutes to travel to Munich's main station (Hauptbahnhof). The shuttle bus also travels centrally to the Munich exhibition centre (Messe Munchen) and the overground trains S1 and S8 travel to Ostbahnhof or the main station. Taxis take around 40 minutes to get to the city centre and cost around 50 euros.
Hotels in Munich are expensive and cost approximately 100 euros a night, while hotels are much more affordable at around 15 euros per person a night. If travelling to Munich during the Oktoberfest, be sure to book in advance. Hotel rates in Munich are a lot higher around this time.
Public transportation includes the metro, overground trains, buses and trams. You can purchase a day Travelcard when travelling around the inner city for around 6.20 euros. Single tickets cost approximately 2.70 euros. Munich taxis are considerably cheaper than London cabs.