Munich Airport is the primary international airport serving the city of Munich, capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. The aviation facility is located 28.5 kilometres northeast of the city centre, near the old city of Freising. It serves as a hub for the airlines Air Dolomiti, Condor, Lufthansa, and Lufthansa CityLine, as well as a focus city for Air Berline, SunExpress Deutschland, and TUlfly. One of the unique features of Munich Airport is the Munich Airport Centre, sometimes shortened to MAC, which is an area for shopping, business, and recreation. Another is the Visitors Park, which was created for visitors, sight-seers, and fans of anything related to aircraft.
What to see & do
Nymphenburg Palace - The Castle of the Nymph in Munich is a Baroque palace that was the former main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria. The palace and its 200-hectare park are now famous tourist attractions for the fantastic views, architecture, interior design, artworks and artefacts contained inside the palace, and the garden pavilions.
Oktoberfest (locally Wiesn) - The famous Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair, a 16-day festival occurring from late September to the first weekend of October celebrated annually in Munich Oktoberfest reportedly attracts over 6 million visitors from all over the world every year. It is famous for the abundance of German beer brewed within the city limits of Munich and served at the event. During Oktoberfest, there are fourteen large tents and twenty small tents that serve different beer and have different forms of entertainment.
Englischer Garten - The English Garden is a public park in the centre of the capital that stretches out to the northeastern city limits. The park has an area of 3.7 square kilometres and is one of the largest urban public parks in the world. The name refers to the style of informal landscape gardening that first became popular in Britain from the mid-18th century to the early 19th century.
How to get around within Munich
An efficient way to get around Munich is through a combination of the local public transportation: there are suburban trains called the S-Bahn, the underground trains called the U-Bahn, streetcars or Trams, and buses. All of these modes of transportation use the same ticket system called the MVV. The official Munich MVV website provides maps and routes of the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Tram, and bus network. The streets of Munich also have over 200 kilometres of bike trails, so renting a bicycle is a good option for those who simply want to explore and are not in a hurry to get from one place to another. Taxis in Munich are beige instead of the usual yellow, although the taxi sign on the roof is a distinct yellow and black. There are taxi stands throughout the city, especially at train stations and at the airport. Unoccupied taxis can be hailed off the street.
How to get there
Munich International Airport links Munich to many cities in Europe and several intercontinental destinations such as Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Osaka, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Seoul, Shanghai, WAashington, Cairo, Boston, Abu Dhabi, and Chicago.
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