Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, a south-eastern German state famed for its stunning landscapes and love of beer. The historical home of Oktoberfest, Bavaria has well-preserved traditions and a unique culture.
Munich sits on the banks of the Danube, north of the Bavarian Alps. It boasts one of the world’s largest city parks, extraordinary churches and palaces, and stunning lakeside landscapes. Whether you visit in the mild summertime, drink yourself silly in October or brave the chilly winter and experience a truly magical Christmas, Munich is a city not to be missed.
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Fast facts about Munich
Where is it? Munich is located within the state of Bavaria, in the south of Germany. It sits above the Bavarian Alps.
How do I get there? Flights are available from most major Australian cities through airlines including Qantas, Emirates, Qatar and Virgin. There are no direct flights available. Most routes have 1 stopover and take around 25 hours.
When should I go? Travel in early December to experience a Christmas like no other, or visit in summer to take advantage of Munich’s mild climate, relaxed culture and beautiful outdoor spaces.
What should I do? Visit the many Christmas markets that spread warmth, cheer and Glühwein throughout the city, get a great view by climbing the tower of the Church of St Peter, and stroll through 900 acres of parklands, beer gardens and scantily-clad sunbathers at the English Garden. And don’t miss Neuschwanstein Castle – the inspiration behind Disney’s castle!