Munich, Germany is famous for its Oktoberfest, but this city is a great destination any time of the year.
All visitors on international flights to Munich land at the Munich International Airport. The airport is located not too far from downtown Munich and although it receives large amounts of passengers daily, it is organized and efficient. The airport has two terminals and in between the terminals is a central area that offers passenger services and tourist information. The central area also has restaurants, bars, shops, and currency exchange services, which are open 24 hours a day. The airport has its own train station just a short walk from the terminals.
Munich's public transportation system is efficient and easy to use. Visitors arriving on Munich flights can get to the city center by train or by bus. The airport S-Bahn rail link trains S1 and S8 leave from the airport's own train station at ten-minute intervals. The Lufthansa Airport bus leaves from the airport to the city frequently throughout the day.
Inside Munich the public transport system is based on different zones, and most tourist attractions are inside the inner zone. The same tickets can be used for the metro (U-Bahn), local trains (S-Bahn), buses, and trams. The downtown area is also very easy to explore by foot.
Munich is filled with historic architecture including old churches, clock towers, statues, and monuments. It is well known for its culture, festivals, events, and traditional Christmas markets. One of the most attractive parts of the city is the Old City. The Marienplatz is a picturesque square that is lined with historical attractions. Many of Munich's most famous tourist sites are located around the square or in the same neighborhood, including the Frauenkirche, a beautiful Gothic church with two high towers that are familiar from many Munich postcards.
Munich is famous for its annual beer festival, the Oktoberfest, that often attracts millions of people. Outside the October festival the city's beer gardens are still very popular places to enjoy a cold drink and traditional German food. In the winter, Munich's dozens of beer halls fill with locals and tourists. Visitors trying to find cheap flights to Munich for the Oktoberfest should book as far in advance as possible. The festival attracts so many tourists that booking too late can make it difficult to find a reasonably priced airfare to Munich, Germany.