Munich

Swing a stein, explore Bavarian history or simply experience life in a modern German powerhouse.

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The bustling home of Oktoberfest, Munich has an eclectic mix of medieval and postmodern architecture, and a proud royal heritage, as well as a sporting pedigree like few other cities. The capital of Bavaria and Germany's third-largest city is a cultural and economic powerhouse.

Getting around

Public transport

Munich's integrated public transport system means navigating the city is a breeze – there are eight S-Bahn, eight U-Bahn (underground) and 13 tram routes serving the metropolitan area. One ticket covers all modes of transport, including trains, trams and buses, ensuring travel is affordable and hassle-free. You can buy single-trip and day tickets, as well as three-day passes, from all stations, plus some bus and tram stops. Take care to validate your ticket at the machine before you travel.

Walking and cycling

Congested roads in the city centre mean driving can be a challenge, particularly at peak times. The city, although sizeable, has an intimate Old Town, which is heavy on attractions – so you might prefer to explore on foot.

Munich is also very bicycle-friendly, with a public rental system in operation. Simply download the Donkey Republic app, locate a bike and make your way to the pick-up location. Many of the main roads have cycle routes, which are well-used by the active locals.