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Munich – experience a slice of Bavarian life

As a free city, the state capital of Bavaria is the third-largest of its kind in Germany. It is one of the most economically successful cities in Europe and is located in the foothills of the Alps, between the Limestone Alps and the Danube. The city in southern Bavaria is worth a visit in all seasons. In July to August, the temperature ranges from an average low of 12.3 degrees Celsius to an average high of 23.1 degrees Celsius. In January, temperatures range from minus 3.7 degrees Celsius to 2.7 degrees Celsius. Due to the different altitudes of the city, the southern reaches of the region are often bathed in sunlight, while the northern reaches can be swamped in fog. A particularly good time to visit is the summer, where temperatures can be very high and the conditions can match those of the Mediterranean. From Munich, further connections can be made to destinations all across the world – visitors can move on to other essential destinations, including the Turkish city of Antalya.

The airport is also well suited to the business traveller, with reliable internet access and comfortable lounges. Ready to start planning your next trip to Munich? Get great rates on direct flights when you book online with SunExpress.

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Local time 06:10
Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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A great destination for family groups

Munich offers holiday pass discounts for children between six and 17 years of age. These discounts offer great savings on tickets to dance classes, diving clubs, climbing excursions and sea life centres. The climbing centre of the city offers the largest facility of its kind in the world and contains a section designated for first-time climbers and youngsters. Children will also have plenty of fun in the Toy Museum, located at the Marienplatz. Here, there are tons of animal toys, comic book figures and much more for little ones to marvel at. The planetarium is well worth a visit, with special guided tours available to provide visitors with fascinating insights and further information, while the Deutsches Museum houses thousands of exhibits that celebrate space exploration, the natural world and human history.

Football, cars and culture

In Munich, there’s plenty to discover. The Allianz Arena, which hosted several fixtures of the 2006 World Cup, is a must for any football fan, especially followers of FC Bayern. BMW World is another essential stop, showing off a universe of vehicles, including designs fresh off the press from the BMW car factory, and favourites from the museum itself. Not interested in football or cars? The Bavarian State Opera has plenty of exciting fixtures to keep you enthralled. The world’s leading state opera offers a busy schedule of ballet, opera and orchestral events. The venue itself was built in the 18th century and offers upwards of 400 performances each year.

Discover much more to Munich

During a city tour of Munich, you can learn about the historical aspects of this fascinating state capital. Visit the Giesinger Templar Monastery, the Olympiapark or the English Garden. If you are after getting about in style, take to the roads on a Segway for a unique way to soak up the sights. Also worth a visit is the Hellabrunn Zoo – founded in 1911, the zoo recreates the altitudes and environments of its animal exhibits for a setting as true-to-life as possible. Here, the animals thrive in conditions that are much closer to the natural world, and visitors have the chance to view animal species in very realistic surroundings. The zoo is open all year and makes a fascinating day out for visitors of all ages.

Munich Airport (MUC)

Airlines from all over the world operate flights to and from Munich Airport. The transport infrastructure in and around Munich is particularly good, with a reliable shuttle bus carrying visitors from the terminal to places of interest around the city. At the airport, there is also a direct rail connection from the terminal to the city itself and beyond. If you’re looking to travel in style, you can opt for a limousine service to pick you up when you arrive. If you’d prefer to handle your own travel arrangements, why not arrange a car rental and explore the city at your own pace, or venture further afield and take in the sights of Bavaria. Munich Airport offers a wide range of services, with some of the finest restaurants around, and plenty of shops if you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy.

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