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Essential information

At a glance

Best time to go
Year round
Current Time
GMT +2
area code

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm beds: €15–30
  • Meal: up to €12
  • Visit museums and galleries on Sundays: many charge €1 admission
  • Double room in midrange hotel: €80–160
  • Three-course dinner at nice restaurant: €30–40
  • Museum/gallery ticket: €7
  • Mass of beer (1L) in a pub or beer garden: €8
Top end (more than)
  • Luxury hotel room: from €160
  • Lunch or dinner at top-rated restaurant: €100
  • Concert or opera tickets: €50–150

When to go and weather


Getting to Munich

Munich boasts a major airport within Germany, so flying is the most convenient way to reach the Bavarian capital. That said, most budget airlines prefer Memmingen's Allgäu Airport to the west. From other cities in Central Europe such as Prague, Vienna and Zurich, train is a quicker mode of transport. Munich is connected by rail to most major cities within Germany.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Munich

The best price found from United States to Munich is on January 31st, 2020, travelling with TAP. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Washington Dulles
from $180.00

Getting around Munich

Central Munich is compact enough to explore on foot. The outlying suburbs are easily reachable by public transport, which is extensive and efficient, if showing its age slightly.

  • S-Bahn Reaches out into the suburbs and beyond. All S-Bahn trains follow the Stammstrecke (central line) through central Munich.
  • U-Bahn Serves the centre and the inner suburbs.
  • Tram These link the centre with the suburbs.
  • Bus Only bus 100, which passes many of the city's museums, is of any use to visitors.
  • Car Getting around Munich by car is definitely not recommended.
  • Bicycle Munich has one of the best networks of cycling trails in Europe and there are plenty of places to tie up your two-wheeler.
  • Walking The best way to explore the Altstadt and Schwabing.

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