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Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and has a population of more than 1.3 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany. The urban area has a population of about 2.7 million.
Munich is renowned for its architecture and culture, and the annual Oktoberfest (beer celebration) is famous all around the world. Having a refined culture and structure, the city is one of the major culture centres of Europe and has many splendid museums. Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum, Haus der Kunst, Lenbachhaus, Museum Mensch and Natur (natural science and history), Bayerisches Nationalmuseum and many more are the most important exhibitions in the city.
Although the city was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of the historic buildings have been recovered and the city centre appears mostly the same way it did in the late 1800s.
3 REASONS TO GO
Beautiful city, “planted” on the foothills of the Bavarian Alps
It is the European capital of hi-tech companies
The unforgettable Oktoberfest, the ultimate Bavarian Beer Festival
Visiting the city during the Oktoberfest time, can become a nightmare with all the confusion going on and all the hotels overbooked.
A good place to go for a walk is Schwabing, a traditional area notorious for its many Kneipen (pubs) and night spots. We will then find Nymphenburg, dominated by the castle and very chic, while Haidhausen, a district full of culture and art, is also becoming increasingly popular as a residential area. Visitors can find many churches (the cathedral among others) and the castle in the old city centre.
The city centre is made up mainly of the Karlsplatz and the pedestrian shopping zone that leads down to Marienplatz square. Englischer Garten (the English Garden) - is a park of 3.7 square kilometres in the middle of the city.
BEST TIME TO GO
Munich is the capital of beer, that’s for sure! The best time to go would be between May and October. The weather by the Alps, in winter gets really cold and therefore the milder months are best to visit and enjoy their beer.
HOW TO GET THERE
Munich Airport (MUC - www.munich-airport.de) is about 40 kilometres north of the city. The quickest way to get there is by commuter train (S8 or S1), which take around 40 minutes from Hauptbahnhof. The Airport-City bus runs every twenty minutes from Hauptbahnhof and takes just over 40 minutes. The first bus from the city centre leaves at 05.10 and the last one is at 19.50. Departures start from the airport at 6.20 (start Terminal 2) and operates until 21.40. A taxi costs about €55.
There is a large network of underground, commuter trains and buses centred on Marienplatz and Karlsplatz / Stachus. It functions perfectly in the inner city. A day pass for the entire MVV network (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund) costs € 10 and for the central city zone €5. If you buy a Munich Card (for € 9.80) it gives you reductions in some hotels, shops and museums and is valid as a ticket for unlimited travel in the inner city.
With over 200 km of bike trails, one good way to explore the city is on a bicycle. Guided tours are available, or for the independent-minded, rentals and maps are available at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and other areas of the city. (Radius Munich- www.radiusmunich.com/tours/bike-rental).