Flight time: 1 hour 50 mins*
Avg. temperatures: -1 to 18°C
Currency: Euro (€)
Time: GMT +1 hour
Wilkommen to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. World famous for its Oktoberfest celebrations but October isn’t the only month to visit Munich, there’s so much else to see and explore. One of Germany’s most popular locations, visitors flock from all over to revel in the city’s Bavarian heritage of art and architecture with a whole heap of alpine clichés along the way. It is a hub of business and technology but manages to retain a small-town air with plenty for everyone, all day and late into the evening.
Munich Airport is approximately 40km north-east of the centre of the city but is effectively linked by various forms of public transport. Now you can fly directly to Munich from Southampton Airport with bmi regional or Flybe in just 1 hour 45 minutes (Flybe flights start 1st September).
When you get there though, don’t be in such a rush to jump on the S-Bahn, because the airport is an attraction in itself. Munich Airport has received many awards for its beautiful architecture and many people travel just to see the airport and call in on the special Visitors Park. Here you will find fabulous shopping facilities and a superb selection of gastronomic delights. It is also the first airport in the world to have its own mini brewery called Airbräu. You can even take a guided tour around the airport or just stand on the Viewing Hill and take in the sights of the historical aeroplanes on display, the terminal and runways.
Transport from Munich Airport
The Munich public transport authority is called MVV and, as you would expect, runs very efficiently providing smooth transitions from place to place. Find times, tickets and travel information.
Top things to see and do
It’s bustling but beautiful and it’s all about the architecture in this, the heart and soul of the Old Town. Marienplatz is a popular spot for tourists with shops, cafes and restaurants galore but also home to The Neue Rathaus (New Town Hall). You can’t miss it, this magnificent neo-gothic building dominates the north side of Marienplatz and is home to the Glockenspiel tower. Three times a day since 1908, intricate figurines make a twirling, musical appearance telling stories from Munich’s history.
You will know when you are nearing the Augustiner Bräustuben because the aroma of the hops from this traditional beer hall will greet your nose as your approach. You will enjoy an authentic atmosphere, traditional Bavarian food and the tantalising beers will make sure your evening goes with a sway.
We know you’re departing from England, so to visit somewhere in Germany called Englische Garten may seem a bit odd, but it comes highly recommended. This tranquil spot rivals our own Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park. One of the largest urban parks in the world, there are all sorts of treats around every winding path including a Japanese teahouse, where ceremonies are performed regularly and of course, it wouldn’t be Munich without its own beer garden.
Within an hour
The inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein is nearer two hours away from Munich but it is definitely worth a day trip. The stunning location of the castle, perched in the mountains overlooking the pristine Alpsee Lake is worth a visit in itself but you can also take a tour of the interior to admire the opulent decoration.
Book tours and attractions
You can book tickets for popular tours and attractions in Munich through Southampton Airport Direct Travel. Simply phone our friendly call centre on 0800 298 9442.
*All flight times are average and will vary.
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