Munich, Germany – the pearl city of Central Europe, the capital of the federal state of Bavaria, located on the Isar River in the south of the country. The city of Munich is one of the most attractive in the region from a tourist point of view, with a rich history and cultural traditions.
For the first time in chronicles, Munich was mentioned in 1158 as Villa Munichen, but already in 1175 it receives urban status and is surrounded by walls. The name of the city comes from the old German word Mönche, meaning monks, since it is believed that the Benedictine monks began Munich. Since then, a lot of events have taken place in the city, among which are those that determined the further course of world history (it was here that the National Socialist Party of Germany was born, for example).
Munich Fountain Courtyard
Munich, Bavaria – the third most populated city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. According to 2010 data, 1,364,920 people live in Munich. There is also the concept of the Munich Metropolis, which includes the agglomerations of the cities of Augsburg, Ingolstadt and others. The total population in this region reaches 5 million people.
The modern motto of the city is “Munich loves you.” And, indeed, the city is famous for the hospitality of its inhabitants and the many Bavarian holidays that can give visitors a lot of impressions. What is Oktoberfest worth? A large-scale beer festival held every year at the turn of September and October on the famous Terezin Meadow. In addition, Munich is also a large industrial and research center with one of the largest European libraries, the Ludwig-Maximilian University, the Max Planck Institute and other institutions of this kind.
Further, our guide to Munich will tell you about how to get to the city, where you can eat and drink beer, what to move around in the capital of Bavaria, what security measures to take, where to find the right hotel, how to contact Russia, where to buy souvenirs, and also what to see in Munich. By the way, going to Bavaria, do not forget to change your watch – time in Munich is two hours behind Moscow (UTC + 1, in summer UTC + 2).
Founded: 8th Century
Area: 310.71 km2
Population: 1,464,301 (2016)
Excursions with Russian guides: sightseeing, walking, beer tours. Tour of the castles of Munich and the surrounding area. Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden, Nuremberg and Füssen.
How to get there
Munich can be easily reached from Russia by plane, as air communication with the Bavarian capital is well established in several cities at once.
From Moscow to Munich from the airports of Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airplanes of various airlines fly – Aeroflot, Sibir, Lufthansa, Air Berlin. In addition, from the capital to Munich, you can get from the Belorussky railway station by the Moscow-Innsbruck train – it will take about a day and a half.
From the Northern capital to the Bavarian capital, you can fly flights of the St. Petersburg airline “Russia” and “Lufthansa”. There are also regular flights from Voronezh to Polet Airlines, flights from Tyumen are carried out by UTair, and from June 4, the Kuban company will begin air flights from Munich to Sochi.
It is most convenient to get to Munich from other cities of Russia by plane with a transfer in Moscow, or at the airport of the European airlines that fly to the regions of Russia. So, you can fly to Munich through:
Frankfurt (Lufthansa: Nizhny Novgorod, Samara);
Vienna (Austrian Airlines: Rostov, Krasnodar);
Prague (Czech Airlines: Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Perm, Samara, Ufa);
Istanbul (Turkish Airlines: Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov, Ufa, Sochi, Novosibirsk);
Helsinki (Finnair: Yekaterinburg).
Riga (Air Baltic: Kaliningrad).
Rome (Alitalia: Yekaterinburg).
Franz Josef Strauss Airport, the host of all international flights in Munich, is the seventh airport in Europe in terms of the number of passengers carried per year (27th in the world), and is also a hub for one of the world’s largest airlines, Lufthansa, a member of Star Alliance “. Franz Josef Strauss Airport was opened relatively recently – in 1992 and is located 28 kilometers northeast of Munich, near the university campus of Freising. In 2003, the 2nd terminal was commissioned at the airport, which has already made it possible to achieve an annual passenger flow of more than 30 million people. In the future, this figure may increase to 50 million.