Guide to Visiting Munich

Germany, Munich Guide (B): Guide to Visiting Munich

Munich is one of those cities that is hard not to fall in love with. Located in southeastern Germany near the Austrian border, Munich retains much of its medieval charm today. As the capital of Bavaria, it’s a place where time seems to have stood still, yet the modern traveler will find it refreshing. The people are warm and friendly, and with tons of things to see and do matched with an equal amount of opportunities to kick back with a frothy beverage, Munich is definitely a place you can raise your glass to. Here’s what you need to know:

If you’re arriving in Munich by plane, the easiest way to get to the historic center from the airport is to take the S1 or S8 train. These underground lines come ever 5-10 minutes and will zip you to the city in under an hour (it’s about 45 minutes to get to the Hauptbahnhof train station, for example). Just follow the signs with the green and white “S” symbol and buy your tickets at the vending machines or counter. You’ll have the choice between a single ticket (Einzelfahrkarte) good for 3 hours or a day ticket (Tageskarte) valid until 6 a.m. the following morning. Since the airport is zone 4, you’ll need to specify Gesamtnetz for the entire network. And if you’re traveling with at least one other person, the most cost-effective option is a Gruppen-Tageskarte (Group Day Ticket, formerly known as a Partner Day Ticket), which is valid for up to 5 adults (2 children count as 1 adult, which means even greater savings for families). Be sure to validate your tickets too by inserting them into the blue machines before the first use. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Visiting Munich
Guide Location: Germany » Munich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Marienplatz   Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)   Viktualienmarkt   St. Peter’s   St. Michael’s   Frauenkirche   Asam’s Church   Residenz   Hofgarten   English Garden   Deutsches Museum   Alte Pinakothek   Neue Pinakothek   Pinakothek der Moderne   Museum Brandhorst   Kaufingerstrasse   Sendlinger Strasse   Maximilianstrasse   Nymphenburg Palace   BMW-Welt   Hirschgarten   Chinesischer Turm   Hofbräuhaus   Augustiner Bräustuben   Weisses Bräuhaus   Hotel Andra  
Author: Jessica Trumble
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