Despite being Germany's third largest city, this Bavarian destination maintains its quaint scenery and old-worldly atmosphere. With reams of stunning architecture and surrounding snow-topped mountains, holidays in Munich are the perfect choice for vacationers looking to get away from it all for a short break or a summer holiday. Discover the city for yourself and book cheap flights to Munich on Flybe today
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Thought to have first been mentioned around 1158, this German city is still one of the most breath-taking destinations in Europe. One of the first things you'll notice during a holiday in Munich will be stunning architecture found across the city. Standing out in the skyline of the inner city is the New town hall and Marienplatz. Within the square you'll find the old and new town hall – the former of which looks like a castle that's stepped right out of a Disney movie thanks to its quaint white brick design, clocktower and turrrets. In contrast, the New town hall – built around 1867-1908 – stands in testament to Munich's creative atmosphere, designed under the watch of native architect Georg von Hauberrisser in an impressively detailed Gothic Revival style and adorned with nearly the entire line of the Wittelsbach dynasty.
After spending the day strolling around the city's centre you might to take this part of your Munich holiday to sit back, relax and sample some of the city's famous Dunkel lager. One of the best places to sample Dunkel is Augustiner Schwalbe. Offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town, the bar features a leafy courtyard for you to try out some of the local Augustiner brewery's best brews and even offers an indoor kegel lane (German bowling). If it's a traditional Bavarian meal you crave, look no further than Ratskeller. Located in the basement of the New Town Hall, this stunning eatery offers great tasting relatively inexpensive dishes in atmospheric surrounds.
If you're looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, Munich certainly won't disappoint. For high end fashion or a spot of window shopping, the western end of Maximilianstrasse offers world class shopping and designer boutiques, whilst Kaufingerstrasse in the city centre offers a range of shops for all budgets and tastes. If you're travelling in December, be sure to check out one of the numerous Christmas markets in the city for a range of gifts and crafts as well as some traditional Gluhwein.
Perhaps the city's most famous celebration, Oktoberfest is held every year from the end of September to the first weekend in October and is well worth planning a trip around. The Bavarian National Museum is another of the city's must-see attractions. Not only is it housed within an elaborately designed building, but the attraction is widely credited as one of the most important decorative arts museums in Europe, thanks to its extensive collection of art ranging from late Roman antiquities to Neoclassicism and Art Nouveau. Also of note are The Bollert Collection and Folklore collection, containing rare Bavarian wood carvings. For sports fans no trip to the city would be complete without a trip to the futuristic Allianz Arena. Home to Germany's most successful football club, FC Bayern Munich, the iconic stadium features a fully colour changing exterior and ours are available daily.
As the largest city in Bavaria, Munich Airport is extremely well connected and lies just 28.5km northeast of the city.
IATA code: MUC
Name: Munich Airport
Address: Nordallee 25, 85356 München, Germany
Telephone: +49 89 97500
If you're driving to Munich Airport there are a number of options available to you. Both Terminal 1 and 2 offer parking and a space can be booked online through the airport's website.
Munich Airport is well served by public transport, with both bus and train transfers to the city centre available. Trains depart every 10 minutes and are easily accessible from both terminals. A number of bus routes also serve the airport.
Taxis are available from both terminals 1 and 2 and if you book in advance, a number of size options are available.
If you're looking to explore Bavaria or just fancy a little more freedom, you can hire a car from the airport. Avis is easily accessible within the airport and offers and range of models. We recommend booking in advance to ensure a suitable vehicle is available.