Munich is situated in the south part of Germany, in the Free State of Bavaria, where Munich is the capital city of this region. This city is located by River Isar and the Bavarian Alps, which underline the beauty of the town. The name of the city comes from an Old German word which means 'by the monks.' The monk is also presented in Munich's emblem. Munich is well-known as a city where high-quality industry was born and where famous and highly regarded companies such as BMW and Siemens are located.
What is worth seeing in Munich?
Munich provides plenty of interesting things to do and see there. At the beginning, it is worth to check two places which are the calling cards of Munich. They are Frauenkirche and Konigsplatz. Frauenkirche – the full name in English is 'Cathedral of Our Dear Lady.' It is a Catholic Church built in the 15th century and it is also a symbol of the city. Inside, the tourists may observe numerous altars and paintings which make the place one-of-a kind.
Konigsplatz – in English it means King's square. Konigsplatz is a place which combines history and the culture life of Munich citizens. In the past (during the Second World War), Adolf Hitler gave speeches at this square. Nowadays, the area is used by various artists who present their works in Kunstareal (Art District in English).
Nature takes a significant role in Munich citizens' lives. When you look at a Munich map, you will notice a lot of green area, even near the city centre. While being in Munich, it is noteworthy to visit the gardens, especially Englischer Garten and one of Biergarten. Englischer Garten (English Garden) is a huge park located in the centre of Munich. The area of the park is 3.7 square kilometres (1.4 square miles) and it was established by Sir Benjamin Thompson in 1789. The incredible size of the park makes it one of the largest urban public parks in Europe. Biergarten (Beer Gardens) – German people love the combination of drinking beer and spending time outside. Around the Munich city centre there are plenty of beer gardens where you can relax, drink beer and still be close to nature.
During your stay in Munich, you will not have any opportunity to get bored. Noteworthy events are always taking place. The city is full of theatres, museums, art galleries and beer gardens, which are always full of tourists and which attract the attention of thousands of visitors every year. Undoubtedly, there are two places which are popular not only among Munich citizens but tourists as well, and they are Oktoberfest and football matches played at Bayern Munich stadium.
However, the most popular event is Oktoberfest, which is an annual beer festival where people meet in beer gardens and pubs to drink beer. The celebration usually starts in the middle of September and lasts to the first weekend of October. It is the largest Volkfest (People's Fair) in the world. During those days Munich is visited by about six million beer amateurs who drink five million mugs of beer during the festival in the special one-litre beer mug called Masskrug.
Munich Airport is situated in Germany, Free State of Bavaria Land, 28 kilometres from Munich. It is named after Franz Josef Strauss. It is the second biggest airport in Germany, the largest being the airport in Frankfurt. The airport, its staff and highly developed innovations which are implemented at the airport have been appreciated by numerous passengers as well as Skytrax, which awarded the Munich airport by giving it the label of 2007 Best Airport in Europe and the fourth best airport in the world. The passengers will also confirm that the airport gives opportunity to visit the furthest corners of the world. At present, the Munich airport offers more than 190 destinations provided by 80 air carriers.
At the airport
Every passenger who expects to soar into the air from a small airport will be disappointed because this airport is huge. At the airport there are two terminals which serve about 40,000,000 passengers every year. The staff calls the airport the Airport City. It provides everything that passengers need, from the souvenir shop and restaurants to the VIP lounge.
While you are at the airport, you will not get bored. There are plenty of things to do. There are huge shopping centres where you can purchase various goods, including those which are sold in duty-free shops. What is more, for people who are not keen on doing shopping, there are other facilities like restaurants where travellers can try delicious cuisine, use the cash machines, utilize the exchange offices, check out the airport clinic and even attend the chapel, where they can pray before taking off. There is everything for soul and eyes.
Another advantage of the airport is that it provides information about the airport with maps and useful information in numerous languages. A brochure can be printed or used on digital devices such as smartphones. The practical information is provided in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Czech, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
When you are at Munich Airport, the world is your oyster. There are 194 international and domestic destinations which are provided. At the departure board, the traveller may notice some places such as Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Washington, Seoul and many more. What is more, the flights are quite regular, so you can visit some places only for the weekend or plan your trip in advance.
While a traveller is at Munich Airport, it is worth it to also visit the city. There are three different ways which allow you get to the city centre.
The first one is taxi. The taxi ranks are located in front of the terminals. The journey to the city centre lasts about 45 minutes.
The second possibility is a train. A train station is located at the airport which can take passengers to the city centre every 20 minutes. It takes only 40 minutes to get to the Munich main train station. The last but not least important method of travelling to the city is the bus. The bus stops are also located near terminals. The buses can take passengers to the city centre or to the nearest towns located close to Munich.
Munich is a city which will be definitely loved by mountains amateurs as well as by people who love huge cities. There are also some attractions for football supporters. The Bavarian Alps make the place special and some tourists can compare the city to the towns taken from fairy tales. When it comes to accommodation, the city has a huge offer for every traveller. There are located luxurious hotels for demanding customers as well as economy class hotels and hostels for holidaymakers with limited budgets.
Luxurious hotels in Munich
There are more than two hundred of luxurious hotels in Munich which offer 3,4 and 5-star accommodation. The customers can be sure that they spend money on high quality services, the finest cuisine and high excellence amenities of the hotel room. The most luxurious rooms are usually equipped with individual air-condition, mini bar, TV set and free WI-FI. The hotel guests have also access to the restaurant, tourist information centre and free parking space. In numerous of hotels are also located spa centres and swimming pools where guests can relax after busy day in Munich.
The guests who prefer to stay in branded hotels will also have the opportunity to do it. In Munich are also situated popular hotels brands like Eurostar, Holiday Inn, Ibis, Marriott, Mercure, Novotel, Sheraton, Hilton and a lot more.
Hostels and cheap hotels in Munich
Munich is also an attractive place for people who love travelling and whose budgets are limited.
Those travellers usually do not expect a lot from the hotel or hostel room. They enjoy being in the city and admire its scenery.
The most significant advantage of staying in the hostels is their great location. Hostels sometimes are found in tenement houses in the city centre, for example at the market square where one floor is dedicated to hotel rooms. The hostels do not offer various facilities that can be found in luxurious hotels, but it is a great option for the travellers who want to explore the city and who do not mind sleeping in the dormitory. When it comes to meals, the hostels usually offer breakfasts in the morning and cup of tea or coffee. That meal will satisfy every tourist.
Accommodation near Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena is a football stadium in Munich which attract plenty of tourists every year. It is a stadium where the football fans can support three teams: Bayern Munich, TSV 1860 and German Nation Football Team.
What is more, there are also held plenty of concerts and other cultural events which can be observed by over 70 thousands supporters and guests, including VIP guests.
Sometimes tourists visit Munich because they want to take part in a huge event at the stadium. They also often look for accommodation which will be located very close to the stadium. For the travellers, the walking distance to the football stadium has a significant matter. Fortunately, there are some places which can meet the expectations of the travellers and which are located up to 3 kilometres from the Allian Arena stadium.
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