Guide to Visiting Munich

Guide to Visiting Munich, Munich, Germany (B)

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))
Author: Jessica Trumble
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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

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