Cheap flights to Munich
Munich – that German city full to bursting with Bavarian charm.
This jewel in Germany’s crown is one of its most popular tourist destinations as well as being one of its most sophisticated cultural centres. On the one side, it’s a city full of lofty works of art, stunning architecture and historical buildings, opera, theatre and more. While, on the other, it’s a city full of warmth and openness, with just a touch of that German fairytale village feeling.
The city’s motto is ‘München mag Dich’, or ‘Munich Likes You’, and it certainly does. You’ll stroll from museum to cathedral down adorable lanes and pass gingerbread-like half-timbered houses on the way. It’s the perfect mix. Add to that a strong contingent of trendy art-cafes full of life and conversation and, of course, plenty of beer gardens with perfect pilsners and a lively German gusto that has remained unchanged for years.
Stock up on winter essentials at top sport shop Schuster. This modern store, complete with five-storey climbing wall, is the place to buy your sledges, skis and chic extreme clothing for plenty of outdoor fun (1 Rosenstrasse, S1-8 Marienplatz).
Wander through Munich's Olympic Park and marvel at the spider's-web-style building constructions, which still look futuristic today. They were created for the Olympics when the city hosted the games in 1972.
It's Spring Festival time! Taking a similar form to the world-famous Oktoberfest, this event on the Theresienwiese features a funfair and huge beer tents, where visitors can sample the local brew by the litre and sway along to the sounds of the Bavarian oompah bands. The festival runs from 19 April to 5 May.