Direct flights from Russia to Munich are operated by several airlines at once – from Aeroflot’s Nashe Vse to the German Lufthansa or the budget Germanwings. Those who do not like to fly can be advised to train to Berlin or Prague (hereinafter – transfer and again a train or bus to Munich).
Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Germany is 83.13 million (2021).
Another option is a direct bus connecting the capital of Russia with the capital of Bavaria, but get ready to spend almost two days in a chair. Read more about all the possible ways to get into the city on the page how to get to Munich.
Munich is a large city, slightly inferior in size to Berlin or Hamburg, so the issue of public transport is very important here. You can and should walk directly along the Altstadt, moreover, this is the so-called car-free zone. But getting to the Nymphenburg Palace or the BMW Museum, for example, without a bus will be problematic.
Buses, trams, metro (underground U-Bahn and light ground S-Bahn) and electric trains run around the city. On average, the fare is on average 3.1 EUR, depending on the number of “zones” crossed (there are four in total). The ticket will cost from 18.60 EUR. You can buy travel cards and a ticket for one trip from bus drivers, but there are no ticket offices in the metro, only special MVV machines, almost the same are in trams. All tickets must be stamped, otherwise you will be fined. A “broken” ticket is valid for 2 hours within its zone, you can change as many as you like, just follow your direction and on your “own” territory. Prices on the page are for July 2022.
Pay attention to the bus line number 1000, which is also called the Museenlinie (“museum line”). It leaves every 10 minutes from the East Station to the main railway station, bypassing the best Munich museums (for example, the Bavaria), as well as the English Garden and Königplatz.
A taxi costs 2.3-6.8 EUR per landing plus 1-1.9 EUR per kilometer. You will have to pay extra for luggage. A trip, for example, from the center of Marienplatz to the station area, where most hotels are located, will cost 15-35 EUR.
Munich, as they say, is a bike-friendly city. You can find bike rental everywhere, one of the largest and most conveniently located rental points is located near the main station, at Arnulfstrasse, 2. Price: from 15 EUR per day.
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Munich is charmingly beautiful and small in terms of sightseeing, so there is no point in renting a car here, if not one “but”. And this is called “but” – the neighborhood.
Rent a Car
Munich is charmingly beautiful and small in terms of sightseeing, so there is no point in renting a car here, if not one “but”. And this is called “but” – the neighborhood. The Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle, amusement parks, brick-and-mortar Nuremberg and a dozen more places that need no introduction. Rental offices (Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and others) are in abundance at the airport, train station and around the city, but it is better to book in advance.
Now – the cons: a lot of one-way and pedestrian streets, parking is a problem, a showdown with a parking meter for a ticket is a nightmare with a cold sweat. The cost in the center is 2.5 EUR per hour.
Munich CityTourCard is designed to make life easier for tourists and significantly reduce their costs. In addition to discounts to various museums and the city’s main must-sees, the booklet that comes with the card includes two meals for the price of one, discounts on souvenirs, bike rentals, and the like. There is a card for one tourist, or for five at once, which is much more profitable (two children from 6 to 14 years old are considered as one adult).
The cost for 1 day in the city is 14.5 EUR, for 3 days – 26.5 EUR. You can find out more information and purchase a card online on the official website.
If you want to go to the sights of Bavaria (for example, Neuschwanstein Castle or Nuremberg), it is better for tourists to purchase a “Bavaria travel card”. This Bavarian Pass is valid for 5 people and costs 26 EUR for the whole day. Considering that a one-way ticket to Fussen (where the aforementioned castle is located) costs about 30 EUR for one, the benefit of such a ticket is simply undeniable.
Munich hotels boast some of the highest prices in Germany, and during the Oktoberfest they are skyrocketing. To save money, you can pay attention to hostels, of which there are many in the Hauptbahnhof Main Station area. However, upscale hotels are also located here, which is also useful for those who want to live in comfort and be close to the station at the same time in order to discover the beauties of Bavaria.
Families with children should not stay in the Schillerstrasse area – a place popular among young people, there are many strip bars and cabarets open here, and there is hubbub and noise until the morning. The largest selection of hotels in Munich is in the Schwabing and Ostbahnhof (East Station) districts.