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Direct flight services from the UK are provided by National airlines Lufthansa (LH), British Airways (BA) and budget carrier Easyjet (EZ). Easyjet operate direct services to Munich from London Stansted Airport STN with a flight time of 1hr 55mins. Airlines including British Airways, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer direct flights to Munich from London Heathrow LHR or London Gatwick LGW.
Munich Airport: Munich International Airport (MUC) The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) north east of the centre of Munich. Airport Transport: The most convenient way to travel from the airport to Munich central is by train, the frequent commuter train service takes approximately 20 minutes and runs throughout the day and most of the night. The train service stops at various stations throughout Munich as well as Munich's main station for connections to other major European cities. Taxis and regular bus services operate from outside the Arrivals hall and they take about 45 minutes to reach the city centre.
Events in Munich: The Oktoberfest at the beginning of October dominates events, when the world's beer lovers descend on the city. Other festivals include the Tollwood Summer Festival in June and July and the Stadtgrundungfest (City birthday) which takes place in in June, don't forget the famous Christmas Markets which start early December.
Local transport in Munich: Most of Munich's city centre is a pedestrian zone bringing lots of attractions within easy reach on foot. Munich has a very clean and efficient public transport system consisting of buses, trams, the U-bahn (subway) and the S-bahn (suburban train). Tickets and fares are zone based and must be validated on entering stations or on boarding. The München Welcome Card covers all transport within the city and includes discounts to the main attractions. Taxis are safe, plentiful but can be expensive.
Nightlife in Munich: For centuries Munich has brewed excellent beers such as Lowenbrau, they can be enjoyed in the many brewery halls such as the Hofbrauhaus. The Bohemian Schwabing is the Latin Quarter of the city and the small streets leading off the Leopoldstrasse are all full of lively atmospheric cafes, bars and restaurants.
Eating out in Munich: Traditional and popular dishes include Fleischpflanzerl (Bavarian meatballs) or Weißwurst (veal sausage)and for dessert - Apfelstrudel, plum cake or cherry gateau. Vegetarian and Vegan dishes are available but are limited with serving restaurants not as plentiful.Flights to Munich
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Munich. This 800 year old city is renowned for its numerous and interesting museums, art galleries and fine Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Although the city was extensively bombed during WW2 its reconstruction managed to preserve much of its original appearance. Today Munich is truly one of Europe's most beautiful cities and one of the country's favorite tourist destinations. The city was founded in 1158 on the River Isar, it was then named Munchen (home of the monks) due to its first monastery. The monks first started the beer brewing tradition for which the city is now world famous, the celebrated annual beer festival first took place here in 1810. Today approximately six million people visit the Oktoberfest every year and consume more than 5.5 million liters of beer during its two-week celebration.
Places of interest in Munich: Start your exploration in the lively pedestrianised Marienplatz Square in the centre of the city, with its impressive Gothic New Town Hall and famous Glockenspiel (Bellchimes) which dominates the skyline. Visit the Neue Pinakothek art gallery (see details below) with paintings and works by Goya & Renoir. Also worth a visit is The Residenz, partial home of Bavaria's rulers, with its traditional courtyards and fountains. Visit the Deutsches museum, the largest science museum in the world and explore the Englischer Garten (English Garden) one of the largest municipal parks in Europe with its plenty of sunbathing and picnic spots, you can also swim, jog, play soccer, ride horses and even play cricket in the park. Munich has become one of the most visited cities in Germany, eclipsing both Berlin and Hamburg.
The Art Museum The Alte Pinakothek (Art Museum) is a must visit for art lovers, the museum houses one of the most important art collections in Europe. This huge museum spreads across two floors of a large neo-classical building, spend your time wisely as there is lots to see and take in. Nearly 1,000 paintings are on display featuring the works of Europe's greatest artists from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Highlights include works by Dutch and Flemish masters, as well as the Italian masters such as Botticelli and Titian.
Nearby Tourist Excursions: Visit Neuschwanstein (Fairytale Castle), the castle was built by King Ludwig II (known as 'Mad King Ludwig'). This impressive Gothic monument is Bavaria's most famous landmark and a guided tour of the castle is recommended to experience its lavish and art filled interior, of particular note is the Kings apartments which are decorated entirely with hand-embroidered silk. Day Excursions can be booked from Munich or self drive options are available with free parking at the castle. The Romantic Road. One of the most fulfilling self drive excursions in Germany is the 180 mile medieval Romantic Road. Thousands of visitors drive along this (290km) route between Munich and Frankfurt to see and explore the many medieval and well-preserved walled towns dating back thousands of years.
The most popular towns along the Romantic Road are Rothenburg in the Tauber River Valley, the towns of Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen.
Explore Beyond Munich: Munich is a good base for touring surrounding Bavaria, with numerous lakes, castles and delightful traditional country villages and scenery. It is also the gateway to the Bavarian Alps, drawing winter sports enthusiasts from near and far.Flights to Germany
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Germany is a forward-looking and modern country with an excellent tourism infrastructure and cultural activities of world-class quality. Germany has a beautiful and varied landscape with picture book castles, palaces and a rich musical heritage plus the atmospheric beer and wine festivals.
Climate: There are wide variations of climate between the north and south. The Baltic coast has harsher winters than the North Sea coast. The east tends to endure colder winters with low temperatures and often heavy and prolonged snowfalls. Summers can be hot especially in the south and east of the country. Major Events: Cologne Carnival in February, the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival inSeptember/October and the traditional Christmas markets in all major cities and towns across Germany from November till late December.
Top Attractions: The Rhine River cruise from Cologne to Mainz, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Hofbrauhaus beer hallin Munich and Cologne Cathedral.