|Destination Airport IATA Code||MUC|
|Destination City Name||Munich|
If you are looking for flights to Munich, Germany, then it is good to know that temperatures in the city are usually mild to warm, ranging from 30F in January to 64F in July and August. Depending on your departure point and when you are flying, you can find cheap flights to Munich from around $511 for a round trip.
You may also want to visit during one of Munich’s many festivals, including the Munich Carnival, which runs from January to March and includes more than 800 balls. Summer brings with it the Munich Film Festival, the Opera Festival and the Impark Summer Festival. And of course, September and October is the time of the famous folk festival, Oktoberfest. Or you could plan your trip around the festive season and head for a shopping spree at the Christmas Market on Marienplatz.
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Munich Airport (MUC)
Munich Airport was named Europe's best airport in 2018. The airport is located around 18 miles northeast of the city, near Freising. You can travel into the city from the airport via bus, train or taxi.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is a city of history and splendor. Although it is big, it is still pleasant to explore by foot as most of the key sights are in walking distance of each other in the central Altstadt (Old Town) area.
Note that if you are planning on driving around, cars are not permitted in the Altstadt area. If you want to drive in Germany, you can rent a car with your U.S. driving license. Germany is right-hand drive. There are plenty of taxis in the city but they can be expensive.
Munich’s public transport system is very good and includes a subway, light railway, trams and buses. Multi-purpose travel tickets are sold throughout the city at vending machines with English instructions. It is recommended that you get a Tageskarte day ticket for sightseeing. The city is also bike friendly and you can hire one at various locations.
To get from Munich Airport to the city center, you can take the airport bus. Alternatively, you can hop on the airport train which leaves every 10 minutes. Taxis can be found outside Terminals 1 and 2 and take around 45 minutes to get into the center, depending on traffic. Car hire is also available from Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, National and Avis.
Many of Munich’s main sights are in the compact Old Town area. It can take anything from ninety minutes to a full day to see them all, depending on how many stops you make.
A good starting point is the Marienplatz central square, which dates back to the 12th century and includes the jaw-dropping New Town Hall. Also make sure to see the baroque, 18th century Nymphenburg Palace as well as the Munich Residenz, the former home of the Wittelsbach monarchs, where you can gape at golden statues, chandeliers and murals. And of course, make time to sample a local brew at the famous Hofbräuhaus am Platz beer hall.
Other gems include the Stairway to Heaven, a confusing set of stairs leading either to paradise or to nowhere; the intricate Rathaus-Glockenspiel mechanical clock, and the Viscardigasse alley of golden cobblestones, laid to commemorate rebellion against the Nazis. To soak in some cinema history, drop by the century old Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor movie house.
Munich is in CET time zone, six hours behind Washington D.C. If you are a U.S. citizen, then you may enter Germany for up to 90 days without a visa. However, your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay. English is widely spoken in Munich and the tap water is safe to drink. Bear in mind that all shops close on Sundays, although a few emergency pharmacies are open.
Summer in Munich is high season and comes with a wealth of outdoor events. However, summer is also the season with the most rain showers, so always be prepared by packing an umbrella along with your Ray-Bans. Weissbier, or wheat beer, served in tall glasses is the signature summer beer. Sample it at a pub or during a festival, such as the two-week-long Sommerfest at Olympiapark (the park built for the ill-fated 1972 Summer Olympics).
The shoulder seasons are autumn (September and October) and spring (April and May). During these sweater-weather months, Munich is at its driest and most temperate, and the sunlight often has a special golden glow. The most famous event is Oktoberfest, which—despite the name—happens mostly in late September and involves about five million visitors packing the Theresienwiese district for 16 days of drinking. Meanwhile, in the spring, the same Theresienwiese district hosts the Münchner Frühlingsfest (Munich Spring Festival) for about two weeks in late April to early May; this funfair entertains children with a pop-up theme park and market stalls. Adults will be eager to know that the spring beer of choice is maibock, a relatively light, golden-hued beer.
Except during Christmastime, winter is a low point for visitors to Munich because of the overcast skies and chill in the air. Given its high altitude, it’s as cold as more northerly (and more sea-level) cities like Berlin, London, and Seattle, though snowfall is similarly light. That said, December is a fantastic time to visit because this über-Catholic city (whose name means "monk") goes all-out in its celebration of Christmas. An equally fun time is the period from January 7 to Shrove Tuesday , when this Alpine city holds Fasching, its pre-Lenten Carnival, with about 2,000 costume balls and parades. The hallmark winter beer is doppelbock, a high-alcohol, dark, almost syrupy beer.
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