Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Full of history, culture and amazing architecture, it's easy to be pleasantly surprised by the city. Munich is also famous for holding the largest beer festival in Europe, Oktoberfest, in which one of the beer halls was founded in 1589. The best time to visit Munich is the spring and summer time, especially for those people who are looking to go hiking as there are some stunning routes not too far outside of the city. For those that are looking for a more traditional experience, the winter time is also a good time to visit for the Christmas markets.
Flying: The fastest way to get to the centre from the airport is the S-Bahn (overground train). There are 2 lines, the S1 and S8, that take you from the airport to the city in 40 minutes and depart every 20 minutes. An ExpressBus is also available that stops at the airport, taking just under an hour..
Train: Munich Hauptbahnhof is one of the main train stations in Germany and is one of the most frequented stations in the country with 450,000 passengers per day. There are 7 S-Bahn lines stopping at the station: the S1-S4, S6-S8. These lines come from all directions and have their own platforms inside the station. The U-Bahn (underground) also connects the city with the central station. The Hauptbahnhof has 6 U-Bahn lines including the U1, U2, U4, U5, U7 and U8. The station also offers several tram lines and buses that stop in front of and beside the station.
Munich Ostbahnhof is the second biggest train station in Munich. Located 2.4 km from the city centre, there are a lot of travel options that connect Ostbahnhof to the city centre. 7 S-Bahn lines stop here; S 1-8, except the S5. Located just underneath the station, the U5 also offers direct services to the centre as well as the number 19 tram and several city bus lines.
Bus: Munich is one the most popular destinations in Germany, so there are many bus providers, serving routes to and from Munich. The most important one being Flixbus, as the company has its headquarter in Munich. Other important providers are MeinFernbus, ADAC Postbus and IC Bus. The Bus station is located next to the Hauptbahnhof and all the connections to the city centre apply to ZOB too after just a short walk to the central train station.