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Cheap holidays in Munich, Bavaria

Treat yourself to a holiday in Munich and experience the grand palaces, modern museums, fabulous art, superb cuisine and endless beer that make it one of Germany’s most popular holiday destinations.

In the heart of Germany’s Bavarian south on the banks of the River Isar and well served by Munich airport just 17 miles outside the city, Munich is close to the Swiss, Austrian and Italian borders and is Germany’s third largest city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Germany with lakes and forests aplenty and is one of the reasons why so many people choose Munich as a holiday destination.

The city has plenty to keep you entertained with cultural attractions such as the Nyphenburg Palace, a baroque palace for the Bavarian royalty that is also home to three museums, superb grounds and a botanical garden. There is also the BMW museum which documents the history of this famous car maker and is a must for all car fans. Even the building the museum is in is pretty special.

No holiday in Munich would be complete without a visit to the Hofbrauhaus, possibly the world’s most famous beer hall which can accommodate some 5000 people. It has been in operation since 1644 and has a lively atmosphere which must be experienced. A great time to come to Munich is in late September/early October when the city holds its annual Oktoberfest, a 16 day festival which attracts over 6 million people. There is plenty of Bavarian food and drink and many people wear traditional clothing to celebrate in style.

Year-round holidays to Munich

You can enjoy a holiday in Munich all year round. In summer the beer gardens are full of people enjoying the sun and the lively atmosphere whilst the winter months have an altogether cosy feel with snow on the ground and wonderful Christmas markets.

Getting around Munich

Munich is a superb city to explore and most visitors are struck by just how beautiful the city’s architecture is. Although heavily damaged during the war, much of Munich’s historic centre has been rebuilt and appears much as it did during the late 19th century. The best way to get around on holiday in Munich is by using the city’s tram and subway system which is relatively cheap, if you buy a card, and extremely efficient. The Munich City Tour Card is a good option as it is valid on public transport and also gives discounts on entrance to various popular Munich attractions.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: German
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Munich
Flight time: 2 hours

Parks/Botanical Garden

The English Garden is situated in the centre of Munich and is a large public park which was built in the 18th century that’s a great place to relax and unwind. Olympic Park in the centre of the city has a large swimming centre and is home to plenty of outdoor events and concerts.

Concerts

Munich is home to a large number of concert halls and opera buildings. The Gasteig Philharmonic is a building that houses plenty of performances throughout the year. The Olympic Park plays host to a large number of open air concerts throughout the summer.

Castles/Palaces

Neuschwanstein Castle is an impressive castle built in the 19th century that is situated above a village only a short distance from Munich; there are a number of tours that run from the city to the castle. Nymphenburg Palace is huge Baroque palace in the city built in the 11th century.

Hotels

There are a huge number of hotels in Munich both in the centre of the city and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for affordable accommodation to use as a base while you explore the city or a luxurious hotel in which to relax and unwind, you’ll be well looked after.