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Airport of arrival: Munich Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Munich: 3 hours 10 minutes

The capital city of Bayern, Munich is the third-biggest province of Germany. With a population of 1.5 million, the city is the 12th biggest city of the European Union. Situated near the Isar, the city is a center of culture, architecture, art and history. The name of the city is derived from the world Munichen which translates as “by the monks”.

Although the constructs and the city itself were damaged during the Second World War, Munich was rebuilt and the texture of the 1800s was preserved. One of the most significant cities of Europe, Munich holds an important place in Germany’s economy and manufacturing power. There are affordable flight tickets to Munich throughout the year.

Connecting 33 provinces of Turkey, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport offers direct flights to Munich Airport.

Pegasus Airlines offers discounts in various seasons. You can consider booking your ticket in advance to benefit from the seasonal promotions.

About the Airport

Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany.  The complex handled 46.3 million passengers in 2018 and became the eighth-busiest airport in Europe.

Munich Airport

Munich Airport was opened in 1992. Before it opened for domestic and international flights, its predecessor Munich-Riem Airport was operational from 1939 to 1992.

The new Munich Airport contains two airports and two parallel runways. The complex also consists of a health unit, restaurants and stores to keep you occupied after your arrival.

Transport from Munich Airport to the City Center

There are several transportation options that you can take to reach the central Munich.

Train

S8 Trains depart every 10 minutes and offer a comfortable and a faster ride to the city center. The trip takes about 10 minutes.

Taxi

The connection between the airport and the city center is also served by various taxi companies. Most famous taxi companies are Taxizentrale Freising and IsarFunk Taxizantrale which offer taxis available for 24 hours. The taxis are located right outside the terminals.

Bus

Flixbus and Regionalzüge are some of the most preferred transportation options to reach downtown Munich.

Car Rental Services

If you are looking for a hassle-free and a faster way of getting to the city centre, you can rent a car through Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

The transportation system in Munich is quite efficient and is easy to use. The system is composed of trains, buses and taxis. The public transportation vehicles are available for service for 24 hours and connect the busiest spots of Munich. You can also visit the remote places of the city with commuter rails.

Taxis are also an option to get around in Munich and its top attractions.

The third-biggest province of Germany and the capital city of Bayern, Munich features a wide range in terms of accommodation. Filled with many types of hotels, it is quite easy to find the best accommodation option for your budget and purpose of visit.

Places such as Ludwingvorstadt, Maxvorstadt and Alstdath-Lehel are the ideal places to find low-cost hostels. As these regions are also close to the city center, you can walk to the top attractions of the city.

To avoid spending too much on accommodation, you can benefit from seasonal promotions and book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.

The cuisine of Munich is mainly composed of meat. The capital city of Bayern also stands out with its rich and unique food culture. One of the most important and symbolic meals of the city is Weisswurst. A type of traditional sausage, you can taste this meal in almost any restaurant in Munich. Leberködelsuppe, grießnockerlsuppe and pfannkuchensuppe are the famous soups of the city. To obtain further information about the local delicacies you can have a look at Munich Food Guide.

There are some side notes below which may be of help during the process of organizing your trip.

About Visa

Germany is a party to the Schengen Agreement. The short-stay Schengen visa offers entrance and residence in Germany for a maximum period of 90 days. On the other hand, depending on your nationality; you might have to obtain a Schengen visa to enter Germany and the Schengen Zone at the same time.

Currently, the citizens of 62 countries can enter Germany without a visa.

Neighbouring Cities

  • Augsburg (57 km)
  • Nuremberg (149 km)
  • Stuttgart (191 km)
  • Zurich (241 km)
  • Karlsruhe (256 km)

 

Weather

Munich has a temperate oceanic climate. The city is warm during the summer season. Winters, on the other hand, are long and quite cold. Munich also receives lots of rain during June, July and August. It is always recommended to stay informed about the weather before you visit Munich.

The ideal time to visit the city is in August and a 3-days trip would be enough to visit its most popular attractions.

Essential Numbers

  • Fire Department: 112
  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance: 112

Munich is also rich in terms of attractions which resemble the country’s history and culture in the most wonderful way. Visited by millions of tourists every year, the famous capital of Bayern offers a fascinating atmosphere.

Marienplatz is one of the symbolic attractions of the city. The famous Virgin Mary Statue is also situated on this square as well as Altes Rathaus, Neues Rathaus and St.Peter’s Church. Many of the landmarks and top attractions of the city are quite close to each other. Therefore, it is quite possible to have a glimpse at the city’s amazing history at every step. For further information about the places you should visit in Munich, you can have a look at Munich Travel Guide.

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