Is there anyone, who does not know Munich – the German Bavarian capital? If nothing else, you most definitely know Oktoberfest, which is held yearly for years here in Munich. If you are a football (soccer) fan, you probably heard for their best team FC Bayern or if you are mad about cars, Munich is a birth place of BMW.
Munich is always a good place to visit, no matter what time of the year you choose. Whenever you decide to travel to Munich, find few travel tips in our quick Munich travel guide, which will be useful during your visit.
Munich travel guide
- How to reach Munich
Everything depends where are you flying from, but Munich is very well connected with different world airlines and also with buses and trains all around Europe. A good and low cost airline which flies in Munich and offers cheap flights from around Europe is Germanwings.
- Tourist attractions in Munich
You can spend one whole week in Munich but you will not be able to see everything. Munich is truly a traveler’s paradise. It is vibrant enough not to be bored, but on the other hand it offers rich history, fascinating old buildings, good food and tradition. We guaranty you that Munich offers something for every taste. More about tourist attractions in Munich here.
- Food in Munich
If you are into good and strong traditional food, you will love Munich. Everything turns around pork meat, sausages, roasted potato and dumplings. Eating few days like the locals, you will feel so full, that you will want to go on a diet straight away you reach home. Funny enough, no matter how full you will feel, you will always have (or better said, you have to have) space for home-made “apple strudel”. Don’t forget on a glass of good local beer or a freshly baked pretzel as a snack between meals.
- Accommodations in Munich
You can always visit Munich as a day trip, but we would not recommend it. There is just so much to do here that you need at least few days for the exploration. We would say 4 days is just barely enough for all the sights and attractions Munich offers, but you can always come back for more.
Munich offers lots of accommodations for all budgets, but one thing is certain – the price depends on the location and time. We visited Munich for the famous Oktoberfest, when the prices rise tremendously (300-400%) and rooms are fully booked months ahead. We stayed in a hotel, which was a little bit out of Munich.
Our hotel was Hotel Das Seidl and it was newly rebuild, in fact it opened its doors just few weeks before our arrival. The hotel was modern, clean and very affordable for its service – especially during the Oktoberfest. The connection to the Munich city center was easy with the local transport (direct S-Bahn to Marienplatz). It offers free WI-FI to its guests and parking – if you travel to Munich by your own car.
- Public transport in Munich
The public transport in Munich is amazing. The city is well connected with all the areas, including smaller towns and villages further out. Everything runs fast and smooth and it is also cheap. We would go for a daily ticket – if you travel in a group to 5 people, your best choice is a group ticket. The best thing with having a daily ticket is to be able to use the complete range of local transportation (buses, metros, trains). The only thing you have to watch out for, is having the ticket for the right zones (Munich has three different zones) and to stamp it before using it for the very first time. The stamping machines stand on each station or are available on the bus/train. More about Munich public transport here.