The Bavarian city of Munich has plenty to offer the adventurous traveller. Book a flight to Munich with Qatar Airways and discover a city that embraces its heritage and combines a strong Germanic identity with a vibrant, modern city full of surprises. Flights to Munich are available from nearly all international departure points, making it an interesting and unusual city-break destination, or a perfect base for exploring the Bavarian Alps and Germany’s undiscovered countryside.
The number one attraction in the city has to be the Residenzmuseum, home to Bavaria's Wittelsbach rulers from 1508 until the outbreak of the First World War. Tours start in the Grottenhof or Grotto Court with its spectacular Perseus Fountain, and wander around 90 rooms filled with some of the most remarkable treasures in the country. Allow plenty of time, as there’s a lot to see!
Munich is a city of palaces, the most popular of which is Schloss Nymphenburg, a sprawling baroque palace set in magnificent grounds. Once the home of the Bavarian kings, it is now open to the public and houses several museums including the Marstallmuseum, the Museum Mensch und Natur, the Erwin von Kreibig-Museum, and the Porzellanmuseum München.
Most Munich residents head to the parks around Schloss Nymphenburg at the weekend, but there are plenty of museums to visit during your trip to Munich. The Glyptothek on Königsplatz 3 is the place to be if you love classical art, while anyone who loves cars should head to the BMW Welt and museum during their trip to Munich. Located next to the Olympiapark, this remarkable modern building is a petrol-head’s dream. Full of powerful motorbikes, cars and a museum charting the history of Germany’s most famous four-wheeled export, there are also opportunities to tour the factory and see where the motoring magic really happens.
Munich is also an excellent base from which you can explore the dramatic countryside and forests of Bavaria. Head for Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze, for some outstanding skiing.
Bavarian food is meat-centric, but there are a few select vegetarian restaurants in the city. Bavaria (and Munich in particular) is well known for its sweet pastries and pies, which are available in bakeries on almost every street. Try sweets such as Dampfnudeln and Bayrische Crème.
International cuisine is also available too, and during your trip to Munich you can practically eat your way around the world, from the Orient to Africa. The city even has its own Tibetan restaurant, if you have a hankering for fermented Yak’s milk!
Germans love their flea markets, and the best is Raritäten & Sammlungsobjekte on Müllerstrasse 33, and Flohmarkt Riem on Willy-Brandt-Platz, where you’ll uncover a treasure-trove of eclectic antiques and Bavarian novelties that you won’t find anywhere else. However, if you’re travelling to Munich for some more serious retail therapy, then head to the streets surrounding the Opera and the city centre, Maximilianstraße, Residenzstraße, and Theatinerstraße are the place for luxury and designer goods.
The pedestrianised zone from Karlsplatz/Stachus to Marienplatz is the main retail area for mid-priced purchases and is home to plenty of department stores and independent boutiques.
Flights to Munich arrive at Munich International Airport.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Munich please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / F
International dialing code: +49
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