Airports in Munich
||Munich city centre
Franz Josef Strauss (MUC): 28 mi from city centre
Flights to Munich: practical information
Cheap airlines to Munich
Munich International Airport (MUC) is the second largest airport in Germany. There are two terminals, the second is used by Lufthansa and its partner airlines. Munich's airport is considered the best in Europe, another good reason to book flights to Munich rather than elsewhere in Bavaria.
When to book flights to Munich
They may be cheaper for weekend jaunts because Munich is a business-travel destination. Cheap flights to Oktoberfest, you can forget about it unless you search early.
- Peak season: In summer and during Oktoberfest. Munich's Christmas market also attracts a lot of visitors.
- Low season: Spring and autumn.
Flights to Munich take 1h 55min.
Experience Munich: what to see, what to do
Flights to Munich can only mean one thing: beer! And you can be sure that there is plenty of it in Bavaria. Every holiday in Munich should include at least one biergarten and an afternoon in the famous English Garden.
Essentials in Munich
Deutsches Museum: The Deutsches Museum is one of the largest technical museums in the world. It's all about hands on exhibits and interacting with the displays. You need at least an entire day to see the whole museum.
Englischer Garten: When visiting Munich, don't miss out on the parks, hidden museums, palaces and the subtleties of the Bavarian culture. Wandering around the city is a great way to explore, with no map in your hands.
Castles: The Schloss Nymphenburg, Schloss Dachau and the Schloss Schliessheim may require trips out of the city but they're worth it. Rent a car in Munich and pack some food for the ride, a tour of the nearby castles make the perfect side-trip.
Oktoberfest: The first Oktoberfest took place in 1810. It was mostly a horse-racing affair until the late 1890s when beer was introduced... and the rest is history! In a typical year 6.1 million litres of beer is drunk and almost 400,000 sausages eaten.
Find more information on Muenchen.de.
Accommodations in Munich
If you're visiting during Oktoberfest, look for your hotels in Munich as early as possible. It can be extremely difficult to find accommodations upon arrival, especially for a good price. During the off-season, you'll find budget stays easily all over the city, whether it's in a hostel or a more luxurious hotel.