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    how to move around

    by mindcrime Updated Feb 7, 2013

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    City center is walkable and most sites are 10-25’ away from the train station. Many locals use bicycles and have their own lines/paths but in december was cold and sleepery so we didnt try it.

    It was very cold and although we walked a lot later in the day we used the underground (U-Bahn).
    The city is well covered by many S-Bahn, U-Bahn trains but also buses and trams.
    There are single tickets but most visitors will find usefull day cards(5,80eu) or 3 day cards(14,30eu), these cards cover the inner network including trams, buses, U-bahn, S-bahn.
    For the Entire Network (covering the airport, Dachau etc) day card costs 11,20eu and 3day card costs 20euro, still a great deal.

    If you are not travelling alone a partner card is a great option (single day card costs 11,20 euro while the partner card costs 20,40 euro and can be used by 5 persons !!!)

    There are also 1day and 3day CityTourCards (single or partner) for inner or the Entire Network, these cards are the same with the regular cards but you also get discount on some attractions but not that much to worth the price difference.

    Check MVV site for more details on each ticket or check specific routes, bus connections etc

    tram bus taxi S-Bahn Hauptbahnhof

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    how to go there

    by mindcrime Written Feb 6, 2013

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    Munich is the capital of Bavaria state in SE of Germany, 588km from Berlin, 792km from Hamburg, 392km from Frankfurt.

    By plane
    Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) is located 35 km north of Munich city center. It’s a big airport with 2 terminals and gets busy because it is also a hub airport from numerous flight connections. You can reach downtown by bus, taxi or just take the suburban train (S1 or S8, both of them go to the center, there’s one every 10’ and the ride is about 40’, single ticket costs 10e but for 11e you can buy a dayticket, but if you’re not alone buy group ticket for 20e (for up to 5 people!!), even if you don’t plan to use any bus, u-bahn or tram during the day it’s a great deal.
    Of course at the airport you can rent a car from one of the numerous companies.

    By train
    Hauptbahnhof is the main train station, most people arrive here from other german towns or anywhere from Europe. The station is big including not only tracks for the long trains but also local trains, S-Bahn (1 to 8) and U-Bahn (1, 2, 4 and 5). The train station is in walking distance from most of the city’s attraction and its no surprise there are many hotel options around.
    Munich can easily be reached from Salzburg (Austria) by train as it is only 145km away.


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    Public transportation

    by tolovajka Written Aug 14, 2006

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    Public transportation in Munich is very well organized. There is an excellently working transportation network that brings you literally everywhere. You can choose between: U-bahn (=metro), Tram, Bus, S-Bahn (=rapid train railway).
    If you are tired of walking but still want to see the city, I suggest you to take the tram: you can observe the city by comfortably sitting in the tram.
    Don't buy single tickets: they are expensive. It is much better to buy a season ticket: 3-Tageskarte (= 3-day ticket) or Isar Card (=week ticket). The "partner" tickets are valid for up to 5 persons.

    View from the tram
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    River rafting on the Isar - a...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    River rafting on the Isar - a romantic trip on traditional wooden rafts through the beautiful Isar valley. Riding down the Isar on a raft is a 200-year old tradition. Departure point is Wolfratshausen, a small town 30 km south of Munich. The ride takes 5-6 hours and is offered from May-September; up to 50 people will join to enjoy beer, bretzel, cheese and live music; price: 200DM

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    Getting around Munich

    by barryg23 Written Oct 24, 2005

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    Central Munich is fairly compact and the best way to see it is is by walking. There's no real need to buy any transport passes unless you plan to see sights outside the centre. We bought day-passes on the days we were arriving from/going to the airport as they cost about the same as a single to the airport and used these to see some of the sights furhter out such as the Olympic park and Schwabing (hmm, we were a bit lazy here). The public transport is excellent if you do need to use it though I found it more expensive than in other German cities.

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    There is every possibility, by...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is every possibility, by car, train or plane. From Switzerland the train is to recommend, from Zurich to Munich it only takes you about four and a half hours.
    The subway system takes you to the bigger places. To recommend, when you have a big distance to do. The bus is a good alternative.

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    There is every possibility, by...

    by Buehli Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is every possibility, by car, train or plane. From Switzerland the train is to recommend, from Zurich to Munich it only takes you about four and a half hours.
    The subway system takes you to the bigger places. To recommend, when you have a big distance to do. The bus is a good alternative.

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    Depending from where you´re...

    by tabatha Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Depending from where you´re coming:
    airplane, form the airport you´ve got a bus or a s-bahn (something like the tube), which bring you directly to the main station
    train, car
    the ifra-structure is really good. you can reach almost everything with the u-bahn (metro), bus. if you prefer a car, take car if you are in the center of the city, it´s not very easy to find a parking place.
    if you stay for a longer time, check out the service from call-a-bike.
    after getting a member number, you´ll find at several places a bike. you have to call the center and they´ll give you a number for open the lock.
    You pay 1,80 DM for the rent and 0.03 DM/minute.

    Check for this

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    I got a direct flight to...

    by cjohnson46 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I got a direct flight to Munich by Lufthansa Airlines. These people are great!!! I can not say enough about them. I spent a total ofover 26 HOURS on two planes and these fight attendants were the best! All the drinks that you want!(remember 'free drinks' on international flights and no age restrictions!) These people wait on you hand and foot. I got onto and got a package deal with the flight and hotel together. I paid $1040 for the package. Not bad for no connections and from California.
    There were to ways to get around and that is the subways(U-bahn) and the buses. You can get anywhere by the subways, just make sure that you buy a subway pass!! I was there the whole time and didn't buy a pass, and then the last day, right before I was going to my hotel a man came up to a group in the back of the sub-car and asked everyone to see their pass. I freaked out and he came to me and said 'let me see you pass' in german then in english, so I acted stupid and said I didn't know I was suppose to have one. Then he started to write me out a ticket, and he asked if I had 60DM, lucky me, I did. He gave me the ticket. I don't know what I was suppose to do with the ticket? Maybe goto court? I don't know,it was in German! So next year i might have a warrent or Who knows....... Anyway it pays to buy a pass. Or just ride a horse!

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    By flight or train..flight is...

    by newsfreak Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By flight or train..
    flight is the best if you are not coming from an european location...
    the central train station is smack in the middle of the city. you can go from Hauptbahnhof to any where in the city by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or trams...
    Undoubtedly, the public transport system.
    a single ticket (for the day, week or month) allows you to travel on the underground, S-Bahn, buses and trams. its quite cheap.

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    by jasonlammons Written Jan 22, 2007

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    Once you get there just manage to have some money (euro) and be thirsty! Then, after getting to the Oktoberfest you'll be ok! Just pass out in the grass near the entrance if ou get too wasted, you'll see alot of people doing that! You will most likely end up singing with the Germans and drinking so much beer you actually sound like you can speak German!!lol

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    Go to see the BMW Building.

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 2, 2004

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    This it not a real transportation tip, this is a picture of the BMW building, not far from the Olympic stadium. It is very interesting building, it has also a car show in it with many of the worlds most famous sports cars.

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    By train, car, or plane,...

    by eliowny Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By train, car, or plane, Munich is well-connected with everything.
    Definitly make use of the S-habn, U-bahn, and trams. The maps from the Tourist Office mark these quite clearly, and everything (like everything else in Munich) is dead safe, whatever time of day. The only thing that is tricky is figuring out how to use the ticket system!
    You can also rent bicycles various places (eg the Hauptbahnhof), and bike paths are everywhere through the city and the English Garden.

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    Another trick to show you the...

    by shivan Updated Oct 3, 2003

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    Another trick to show you the inner Rathaus, and most of all of it was snowing!!

    This building is absolutely marvellous, and the one who says this comes from Rome you should really believe it! The snowy weather adds atmosphere to the scenery

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    Getting to Munich is no...

    by oja Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Getting to Munich is no problem, be it by air or by land. It may be possible to sail there up the Isar (or streams of beer running about at the time of Oktoberfest), but but ask somebody more competent before you try!
    As every big German city, Munich has an excellent network of public transport. U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams, buses - what they don't have you don't need! Although it seems very easy to go joyriding around town, the checks do happen, and paying a 60 DEM fee is always a waste. So buy yourself a daily or a weekly - or, if you're in a group, a ticket valid for 4 days and up to 5 people for only 42 DEM! An unbeatable offer, isn't it?

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No need to come by car - Munich's public transport is exceptionally good and organised.

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