MUNICH — Overview

Munich is the largest city in the south of Germany. It is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps. It is Germany’s second most popular destination after Berlin and has something to offer for everyone with its museums, parks and greenery, night-life, architecture, beer gardens, shopping or the skiing and sailing nearby.

Munich is close to Austria and Italy, and cities in Eastern Europe such as Prague and Budapest which makes it an ideal place to start from when you are visiting this part of the world.

The famous Munich Oktoberfest as well as lots of other festivals take place in Munich and people visit from all over the world to experience them.

The city centre of Munich is relatively easy to walk around since it is compact and it is a safe, quiet, clean and green city that you will enjoy. There are wide boulevards, large squares, and beautiful green and well-kept parks. The major sights to see in Munich are found around the Altstadt which is the old town and the main museum district is near the Residenz. It also has an excellent public transport system to reach the outer districts.

Getting There
The easiest way to arrive from other parts of Europe is by air. Munich’s main airport is the Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport which is about 35 kilometres northeast of Munich. There are several ways to get into the centre of the city from the airport. The first way is to take the S-Bahn which is the main railway line in Munich. You will need to take lines 1 or 8 into the city centre about 40 minutes away. A ticket will cost you about 10 Euros but you can use it across the whole railway network on the same day.
To find out more information about the different sorts of tickets you can purchase visit the following website: http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/home/index.html

You can also catch the Lufthansa Airport Bus which departs every 20 minutes from the terminals and at a central area at the airport to the Munich North stop and the Munich main train station stop. You do not have to fly Lufthansa to use this bus. It will cost you about 10.50Euros.
For more information about this bus visit the website at: http://www.airportbus-muenchen.de/cms/en/home/index.html

You can also arrive in Munich by train and there are connections to Munich’s main train station, Hauptbahnhof from many other cities in Europe. From the Hauptbahnhof you can access all S-Bahn (city railway) lines, the tram lines and buses to other parts of Munich.
There are really good maps and information about public transport in Munich at the following website:
http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/home/index.html

It is also possible to arrive in Munich by bus from other European destinations. The Eurolines bus service, also known as German Tours, is both an international and national bus company.
For more information about this bus company visit their website at: http://www.touring.de/index.php?id=2&L=1