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Basic information

  • Area: 310.43 km² (119.86 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4989
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 1,356,594
  • Official language: German
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Munich – Getting Around


Munich is an integral part in the Autobahn network of southern Germany. Highways from Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg terminate at Munich, making it easy to access the different parts of Germany. However, traffic in and around Munich is often heavy (especially on the beltway and the inner-city highways).

Munich Welcome Card

If you wish to enjoy an affordable, comfortable and environmentally friendly visit to the city, the solution is a Munich Welcome Card. The one-day or three-day cards provide free rides on all public transportation within the city limits. The Welcome Card gives access to over 90 historical sites, museums, castles and tourist attractions at a 50% discount. A partner day ticket, for example, costs €12.50 for up to 5 adults.

Public Transport

Within the city, Munich has one of the most comprehensive public transportation systems in the world, incorporating subways, suburban trains, trams and buses. The main train station is Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) in the city centre, and there are two smaller main line stations at Pasing, in the west of the city, and Munich Ostbahnhof (East Station) in the east. ICE highspeed trains stop at each of these stations. Munich is now also connected to Nuremberg via Ingolstadt by a 300 km/h high speed railway line.