Munich, Germany

When you think of Munich, do you think Oktoberfest? You thought right! But what about centuries-old buildings, museums, parks and great food?

Book a ticket to southern Germany and discover Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Munich is home to numerous historic buildings dating back throughout the history of the state. In the centre, you will find four city gates and the inviting Marienplatz (square), with the New Town Hall. This Gothic monument with vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows is absolutely worth a visit. Want to enjoy fabulous views of the city? Visit the Frauenkirche!

When are you flying to Munich?

Munich is great to visit in both the summer and winter. One site that should not be missed is the Englischer Garten park. This park is perfect for picnicking, walking and exploring beautiful historic buildings. It’s even larger than Central Park in New York! Going to Munich in September or October? That’s the perfect time to enjoy the Oktoberfest. You’re sure to get a craving for a traditional bratwurst or juicy schnitzel!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Munich Airport is located about 38 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or metro.
  • Taxi

    You will find taxis ready to take you to the city centre at every exit, in front of Terminal 1. Outside Terminal 2, you will find taxis at the taxi ranks. It is about a 30-minute drive.
  • Metro

    The most frequently used mode of transport to/from the airport is the S-Bahn, the metro. Every twenty minutes, the S-Bahn S1 runs to the centre through the west side of the city and the S-Bahn S8 runs through the east side. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the city centre.

Transport in the city/region

  • Metro

    Explore Munich with the U-Bahn (the metro) and the S-Bahn (city railway). The U-Bahn is the best option for short distances. Do you want to explore the surroundings of Munich? Then take the S-Bahn.
  • Bus

    The bus station is located at Munich’s central station (Hauptbahnhof). From here, you can get to all the sights with great ease.
  • Tram

    Travel by tram (Strassenbahn) to explore Munich in a short space of time. There are tram stops all over the city.  
  • Taxi

    Munich is bustling with taxis. Simply hold up your hand to hail one. You might be charged more for the same taxi drive, since the waiting time at the traffic lights is also included in the price. The taxis are cream-coloured.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2) 
There is no time difference between Munich and the Netherlands.

Currency

The currency used in Munich is the Euro (EUR). 

Duration of flight

The flight to Munich lasts approximately one and a half hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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