Hotels in Munich
Travelling to Munich
Munich is the hub of southern Germany and thus boasts excellent transportation
links for the traveller. The city is a great starting point not only to explore
Bavaria, but also locations farther afield, such as Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
As with most German cities, Munich is well-connected by the toll-free network
of autobahns and is thus easy to reach by car. Munich is ringed by the Mittlerer
Ring (Middle Ring), a six-lane motorway that goes once around the periphery
of the city. The A9 autobahn comes down from the north, directly into Munich's
city centre. From the east, take the A92 and from the southeast, the A8, which
originates in Salzburg, Austria. From the west, take the A8 from Stuttgart or
A95 from Lindau.
The central railway station, Hauptbahnhof, is located in the centre of Munich,
only 2kms from the central square, Marienplatz. More than 800 long-distance
trains and regional trains arrive and depart every day. The local tram and underground
connections also converge at the Hauptbahnhof.
For those travelling from the UK, British Rail runs four trains daily to Germany
from Victoria via Ramsgate-Oostende ferry and two trains daily from Liverpool
Street station via Harwich-Hook of Holland. Most trains run to Cologne, where
passengers can change trains to get to Munich - journeys can take up to 22 hours.
For something unique, take the Orient Express from Gare de l'Est in Paris to
Munich. Train connections from Zürich, Switzerland, also arrive daily,
with a journey time of just over four hours. Also, the ICE trains connect Munich
with most major cities in Germany.
Bus connections to Germany are also abundant, with connections to major German
cities, as well as to other European destinations. The buses are operated by
Deutsche Touring; and the bus terminal is located next to the railway station.
Franz-Josef-Strauss International Airport is the second largest airport in
Germany, with an average of 548 take-offs and landings each day. Direct flights
to Munich from the UK are available from: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, East
Midlands and Stansted airports. The airport is only 29 kms away from the city
centre and is easy to reach by car or public transport. The S-Bahn tram has
direct connections to the central railway station, with a journey time of 40
minutes. Lufthansa operates buses from the airport to the city centre.
Selection of hotels in this region:
K&K Hotel am Harras
Holiday Inn Munich
Derag Hotel & Living Max Emanuel Hotel
Derag Hotel & Living Prinzessin Elisabeth Hotel
Derag Hotel & Living Hotel Karl Theodor
Kings Hotel First Class
1st Creatif Hotel Elephant
King's Hotel Center
Hotel Europaischer Hof
Hilton Munich Park
Le Meridien Munchen
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