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


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.

Arriving at Munich

Flights from London City to Munich – one of Europe's busiest airports – take under two hours and are operated by BA Cityflyer.

Munich's two-runway airport sits about 20 miles (32km) northeast of the city, just outside Freising. The handily placed A92 motorway means that transfers to the city centre can be as quick as 30 minutes at off-peak times. Options include taking a taxi from the airport concourse, picking up a hire car from the rental depot opposite parking area P26, or using the shuttle bus. The Lufthansa Express departs at regular intervals from the front of the Munich Airport Centre (MAC) which connects the two terminals.

Rail connections from Munich Airport are straightforward, with the S1 and S8 S-Bahn (overground) lines linking the MAC with the city centre. Taking the train allows you to circumnavigate the busy inner-city road network.