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Munich City Guide

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Welcome to Munich, the beer capital of the world! Munich is situated in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany, and has a population of 1.5 million, making it the third largest city in the country. Munich is regarded as the most desirable German city to live in, and is famous for its wonderful Chistmas markets and the annual Oktoberfest!

Munich Airport (MUC) 
is Germany's second largest airport and is located 18 miles north-east of the city. There are daily domestic, European and international flightsand there are regular bus and S-bahn train connections to and from the city centre. If you are travelling by train or bus, both Munich Central Train Station and the city's main bus station are located in the city centre. (TIP: The bus station for long distance journeys is located in Fröttmaning, on the north side of the city.) 

Public transport in Munich is highly acclaimed. The Munich Transport and Tariff Association (MVV) operate the city's buses, trams, U-Bahn trains (underground) and S-Bahn trains (fast). All modes of transport are extensive, covering both the city centre and local suburbs. Tickets are inexpensive and there are a number of ticket options available depending on zones travelled and length of stay. Munich also has the Deutsche Bank 'Call a bike' service, which is an inexpensive bike hire system with bike stations throughout the city. Many students walk or cycle.

For short term accommodation, use one of the city's quality hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in Munich.

Eating Out in Munich.........coming soon.

Socialising in Munich.........coming soon.

Munich is one of the most visited cities in Germany full of history, culture and sport. Spend the day at the Deutsches Museum, enjoy a concert at the Gasteig or opera at the Bavarian State opera. If you are a sports fan, you can watch live 'Bundesliga football' at the Allianz Arena, basketball at the Audi Dome, and for the more energetic, the city is ideal for running or cycling. We highly recommend visiting the Olympiapark, where you will find a huge diversity of attractions including, great shopping and ice skating. If you are in Munich in October, you must experience the annual beer festival, Oktoberfest!

Munich is world renowned for excellent shopping. One of the main shopping streets in the city centre is Kaufingerstraße, where you will find high street chains and department stores. For more exclusive shops, visit 
Residenzstraße and Maximilianstraße, and if you prefer, there are a number of shopping centres including PEP, the Riem Arcaden and the Olympia Einkaufszentrum at the Olympiapark. Munich is also home to a number of fantastic markets, including the famous Christmas markets and the daily Viktualienmarkt, which is regarded as one of the best food markets in the world. 

Munich is home to several of Europe's top universities, art schools and tech. colleges including, the Technische Universität München, the Ludwig Maximilian Universität München and the Munich Business School. For more info on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website. 

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