Munich is the capital of Bavaria, the southernmost state in Germany. Thousands of people come here one reason – Oktoberfest. But there’s lots more to this historic city, from the grand Old Town to the king-size urban park.
Munich is also a top-notch gateway to the fairy tale scenery of Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle, the Medieval village of Rothenberg, and Zugspitze – the highest mountain in Germany – are all an easy day trip away.
Tempted? Just hop on a direct flight from London – it’s only 2 hours to Munich.
Between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours long.
Eurowings, easyJet, Lufthansa and British Airways all offer direct flights.
Around 20 direct London to Munich flights take off each day. Want even more choice? Add a stopover, and you can sift through 200 different routes.
You get a choice of London airports – Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport and London City Airport.
All flights land in Munich Airport, AKA Franz J. Strauss Airport.
The cheap flights from London to Munich usually take off in the early morning or evening. Budget carriers like easyJet and Eurowings are your best bet for the lowest prices.
A flight from London to Munich delivers you straight into the elegant capital of Bavaria.
The Altstadt – or Old Town – is a solid starting point. This is the historical centre of Munich, so you’ll spy the Gothic St Peter’s Church, the grand Marienplatz, a huge 19th-century farmer’s market and a Medieval gateway called Sendlinger Tor.
Ready for a different type of culture? Head for the beer houses. The Hofbräuhaus München perks up during Oktoberfest, when thousands of people descend on Munich for the festivities. Just remember to pack your lederhosen.
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