Destination Guide: Munich, Germany
Before You Go:
Plugs: Adapters are needed (if visiting from outside the EU). Germany operates on a 230V.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET) is the standard time, but Central European Summer Time (CEST) is adopted for Daylight Savings.
When to Visit: The summer months leading into Oktoberfest are the peak times to visit Munich. This lasts from June-October. December is another popular time for touring the Christmas markets.
Nearest airport: Munich International Airport is located approximately 25-30 minutes outside the city center.
Getting around: For transportation to/from the airport, there are ubers, taxis, or the public railway called the S-Bahn. For private transfer, I’d recommend Muenchen Flughafen Transfer. To get around the city, there’s the subway (U-Bahn), or it’s popular to rent bikes and scooters using the Lime app. It’s also an easy city to traverse by foot.
How many days needed: 3-5 days.
Local history: Munich was heavily bombed by Allied forces during World War 2, where as much as 40% of the city’s buildings were destroyed.
Fun fact: Beer is considered a food in Bavaria, and there are 60 beer gardens scattered throughout the city.