Flights to Munich
Munich – travelling down the most beautiful paths of a fairy tale
Munich is the most important hub in southern Germany, in an incredibly beautiful natural setting with all of the castles the region has to offer. The world’s oldest and biggest zoo, royal castles and parks, museums and galleries, theatre performances and concerts and famous beer gardens are all characteristic of this magic city whose long history speaks to the visitor at every step.
Kids & families
It doesn’t matter whether you visit Munich in winter or summer, Hellabrunn Zoo is always exciting with enough to do for the whole day, regardless of the season. The zoo, more than a hundred years old, has over 750 different species of animals from all over the world. The animals represented hail from regions ranging from the northern regions with cold winters to tropical climates. Munich’s zoo is still considered one of the largest in terms of areas and number of species. We recommend planning a whole day for the visit to the zoo.
Plan your visit for a day with good weather and expect to spend the whole day – animals aren’t fond of windy weather and this way you will also have enough time to see all the animals.
The German Museum is a true paradise for science and technology buffs. It houses a wide variety of different exhibitions and covers nearly all topics tied in with nature and science – from musical instruments to observatory, planetarium, various materials, transport and communication devices, these are just some of the topics that are permanently out on display for visitors. Besides exhibitions, the German Museum also hosts many instructive workshops and smaller visitors have their very own world to explore.
Buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid the queues.
The unbelievably playful and imaginative Toy Museum in the city centre is not just for kids. It includes a large selection of all manner of different toys, from old teddy bears and to erector sets and musical instruments to the newest Barbie dolls. The entire exhibition is based on the collection of the Ivan Steiger family and a visit to the various floors of the tower makes the journey even more playful.
Munich is characterized by lovely castles that appear to be right out of a fairy tale, and there are truly many of them.
The quintessential fairy-tale castle and most wonderful of them all is Neuschwanstein, which towers 200 m over its surroundings. It is one of Europe’s most visited sights, built during the reign of King Ludwig. The castle’s architecture is so amazing that doesn’t seem real at first. The castle is open to visitors, being just 2 hours by car away from Munich city centre.
Cost-effective car rental helps you get where you’re going efficiently and conveniently.
Alte Pinakothek is one of the castles and major buildings located directly in the city centre of Munich. The castle is home to one of the main and most important art galleries, displaying the works of 800 artists from the Middle Ages to the Rococo period. It is the world’s most famous art museum, and holds works by famous artists such as Rubens, Halz, Rembrandt, Rafael and Botticelli. Recommended as an obligatory stop for every art admirer.
Save money and plan your visit to the museum on a Sunday, when admission is only €1.
The world's largest and most famous beer festival take place every year for three weeks. All of Germany’s brewers are represented. The Oktoberfest in autumn 2018 will be the 185th instalment.
Visit the festival on a weekday and start planning your trip early – the best hotels are booked a year in advance.
Food, drink and nightlife
Fast food lovers should visit Ruff’s Burger at least once for southern Germany’s most famous burgers, made from premium, high-quality ingredients. Other than the veggie burgers, only 100% Bavarian beef is used one of the factors that has customers returning again and again.
The most famous restaurant in Munich. Critics have called it the restaurant with the best wine list in all of Munich. If you want to really indulge yourself and have an unforgettable night, we advise booking a table at Tantris. And definitely do just that, because otherwise there might not be a free table, even with a wait. The grand interior design is executed in an authentic 1970s style.
Munich’s best known biergarten even welcomes children who have a separate play area and enough to keep them occupied for some time. The most famous and biggest beer garden has an unbelievable seeming 1,800 seats and live music every evening during the summer and in warm weather.
Munich has many large shopping malls and small boutiques.
Germany’s best-known department store is Karstadt Bahnhofplatz, located in the city centre of Munich across from the bus station. It has over 40,000 m2 and merchandise for the whole family. A perfect place to shop and relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Another large department store and favourite for the trend conscious is Konen, also in the heart of the city, by St. Peter’s Church. It has a slightly smaller area of around 12,000m2, where all of the main trademarks are represented – Boss, Joop!, MaxMara, TedBaker, Drykorn and Bellstaff.
Save time and do research online.
Munich has a very efficient public transport system. The most convenient method for getting around the city centre is by Metro, tram, buses or above-ground trains. The fare structure is simple with tickets available for different zones and time periods.
For smaller distances, it is convenient and efficient to go by bicycle, a popular mode of transport among locals and younger people.
Buy a CityTourCard – the card comes with a public transport day ticket and discounts at more than 70 restaurants, museums and shops.
Did you know...
- The closest ski resorts are only about 50 kilometres from Munich
- Neuschwanstein Castle was used as a prototype for the one in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
- Nordica’s direct flight from Tallinn to Munich takes 2 hour and 30 minutes
Tallinn (TLL) - Munich (MUC)