Why You Should Visit Munich
Germany’s third largest city is also one of its most beautiful with many historic buildings and monuments throughout the city, making it a paradise for sightseers. Your first port of call once you have arrived is to visit the old city center where many of the finest sites are to be found such as old churches and architectural gems. Munich is not just about history however as the city is extremely lively with its eventful cultural calendar. One of its most famous festivals is the Oktoberfest where travelers can sample the finest German beer and food, while there are plenty more events each year such as the quirky Streetlife Festival showcasing art, crafts and live music. The arts are also well and truly alive in Munich with many of Germany’s most prestigious institutions based here including the Munich Philharmonics.
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Arriving In Munich
Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany located less than 30 km from Munich. The airport itself offers an excellent range of amenities and facilities across its two passenger terminals and is also home to the Munich Airport Center, a large commercial complex which connects the two terminals. When you have landed at the airport there are plenty of ways to get into central Munich including on the S-Bahn network. Renting a car in Munich is also an option. As well as various retail, designer and duty-free shops to explore, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés available and you can also connect to free Wi-Fi during your stay.
Travelers coming from the UAE to Munich have the option of flying out of Dubai or Abu Dhabi. If you want to fly with Emirates you can depart from Dubai International Airport, while Etihad Airways offers flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Munich Travel Information
As Germany is in the Schengen Area you won’t have to arrange for a visa if you are a UAE national. In Germany the currency is the Euro like many other EU member states, while the country is two hours behind the UAE so don’t forget to roll back your clocks when you arrive. In Munich you can conveniently get around on the city’s extensive public transport network, although there are plenty of car rental agencies available at Munich airport if you wish to have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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