A city that blends old-world charm with modern delights, Munich is a destination that is ready and happy to please all of its visitors. Though it is best known for such events as Oktoberfest and Tollwood, this location has so much more to offer, like chic cafes, restaurants, and shops on Schwabing, an exciting nightlife on Haidhausen, and stately gardens at Nymphenburg.
As tourists travel to this destination year round, finding cheap flights to Munich is usually an easy task.
Best time to go to Munich
Inexpensive flights to Munich can be difficult to find from June to October, and December through January, as these months buzz with activity. If you do manage to find cheap flights and accommodation, these periods are excellent for taking part in such events as the Munich International Short Film Festival in June and the Christopher Street Day in July, the Munich Marathon in October and the Christmas Markets in December.
From March through May, Munich sees beautiful weather and a lull in tourism. Those who want to visit during this season will be delighted to find that flights are inexpensive, and the warm weather makes strolling the Englischer Garten, having a quick drink in the Hirschgarten, and window shopping along the Hohenzollernstrasse a real treat.
The cold weather from November through February makes the off season a great time to take part in some of the numerous indoor activities, such as German language classes at the Goethe Institut, seeing a performance at the Volkstheater, or wandering through the vast Pinakotheken museums.
Munich Airport and Transfer Information
Munich Airport (MUC)
Distance: 29km northeast of the city centre
Though expensive, the two quickest and most convenient methods of ground transport are taxis and limousine services. If you are travelling on a tight budget, you can also take a local bus or train, or, if your accommodation offer it, a courtesy hotel shuttle. These options are cheap, but can make for a long trip.
Online resources for your travel to Munich
The Safetravel website provides safety and health warnings, travel advice, and important nearby contact details.
The official Munich Airport website gives information on flights, ground transport, and in-airport facilities.