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Cheap Flights, Holidays and City Breaks to Munich, Germany from Ireland

Are you thinking of getting away to an amazing destination this year? If you are, a trip to Munich should be high on your to-do-list and we offer the best available rates on flights, holidays and city breaks to Munich from Ireland all year round. Munich is the third largest city in Germany and it is an ideal place to experience German culture.

Munich as a holiday destination has so many attractions for the entire family to enjoy. If you are interested in history, art or architecture, look no further as you are sure to find it all here in Munich.

A trip to Neuschwanstein Castle is a must for any visitor to this stunning German city. Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th Century Romanesque Revival Palace located on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangen close to Fussen in southwest Bavaria.

The Palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his own personal fortune as well as extensive borrowing. The Palace was supposed to be a personal refuge for the reclusive King of Bavaria, but following his death in 1886, it was then opened to the public. Since then, 60 million people have had the pleasure of visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience it for yourself by contacting us today about a holiday, cheap flight or short city break to this fascinating city.

More than 1.3 million people visit it annually, with up to 6,000 per day during the summer months. Neuschwanstein Castle has appeared prominently in numerous movies and it was the inspiration for the castle in Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty.

During your Munich holiday, make your way to Marienplatz. Marienplatz is a central square that is very famous amongst tourists to this German city. Marienplatz has been Munich’s main square since 1158. It is located in the heart of Munich. It's a very interesting place to visit, where we can offer cheap holidays and flights to Munich from Ireland all-year round.

During your exploration of Marienplatz, you will find the Mariensaule, which is affectionately known as the column of Mary.  It was erected in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish Invasion. The statue is topped with a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary, which was sculpted in 1590 by Hubert Gerhard. At each corner of the column’s pedestal is a statue of a putti, which was created by Ferdinand Murmann. The four putti’s symbolise Munich’s pestilence, over coming of war, its hunger and heresy.

Right here in the square you will come across Fischbrunnen (Fish Fountain). It is right near the Neuses Rathaus. The sculptor Konrad Knoll designed it in 1864 but the fountain was badly destroyed during World War II. It was rebuilt in 1954 to the delight of inhabitants of the city of Munich.

A trip to the Old Town Hall and the New Town Hall is a must for anyone visiting Munich on a city break. Munich’s original Town Hall was completely destroyed by fire in 1460. It was re-built between 1470-1480. The old Jörg von Halsbach built Town Hall in the gothic style. The building was once again destroyed during the Second World War but it was rebuilt shortly afterwards following the original 15th Century plans.

A visit to Munich wouldn’t be the same without a tour of the New Town Hall. The Square is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neuses Rathaus). This monumental 79 metres (259ft) high town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style to alleviate the overcrowded Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) nearby.

Many visitors to the city of Munich are totally amazed by the Carillon (Glockenspiel). At specific times of the day (11.00, 12.00 and 17.00, visitors to this magical city can watch the famous Glockenspiel when the figures perform the Schafferltanz or the cooper’s dance, which was originally performed in 1517 at Marienplatz to commemorate the end of the Plague.

You have to visit the Viktualienmarkt, Munich’s most popular market, where you will find fresh food and a delicatessen. A very old feature of Munich’s Fasching (Carnival) is the dance of the Marktfrauen (Market Women) of Viktaualienmarkt, who wear comical costumes.

The Auer Dult is held three times a year on the square around Mariahilf Church and it is one of Munich’s oldest markets, well known for its hardware and its antiques.

One festival in particular, more than any other is synonymous with Munich and this is the Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival, which celebrates beer.

According to Mercer HR Consulting, Munich is consistently rated among the top ten cities with the highest quality of life worldwide; a 2011 Survey ranked Munich 4th.

Munich is one of Germany’s most popular holiday and city break destinations, and it has so much to offer all its visitors. Once you have visited this picturesque German city, you will want to return to this bustling German city after your first visit.

If you’d like to visit other parts of Germany, we can offer cheap Frankfurt flights and holidays from Ireland, or you could plan a Riga holiday during your stay in Munich.

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Information & Facts

Activities

City Segway Tours

Olympiaturm

Historical Walking Tours Munich

City Sightseeing Munich

Bike Tours Munich

Climate

The city of Munich enjoys an Oceanic climate.

The warmest month of the year, on average, is July. The coolest month of the year, on average, is January.

Showers and thunderstorms bring the highest average monthly precipitation totals in late spring and throughout the summer. June, on average, records the most precipitation of any month. The winter months tend to bring lower precipitation, on average, and February averages the least amount of monthly precipitation for the year.

The higher elevation of Munich and the proximity of the Alps play a significant role on the climate, causing the city to have more rain and snow than many other parts of Germany. The Alps affect the city's climate in other ways, as well, including a warm downhill wind from the Alps (föhn wind), which can raise temperatures sharply within a few hours, even in the winter.

Eating Out

Eating out in Munich is a tasty, filling experience. If you wish to try traditional Bavarian dishes during your city break in Munich there are a wide range of eateries including market snack bars, chain outlets, rustic inns and gastronomic temples.

Restaurants known as Gaststatten are the best places to enjoy local food in Munich. They are located all over this German city. Even if you only want a snack, they are worth visiting just to sample the local cuisine against a backdrop of heated conversation, laughter and song.

 

Thebeer halls are also very popular with locals and visitors alike, as they offer real atmosphere and large portions that will certainly challenge the hungriest of appetites. Prices vary, but, generally speaking, eating out in Munich isn’t cheap. In Munich the best value for money tends to be Italian fare, with a single course meal and a drink for one costing about €10-14. Traditional Bavarian food costs around €16-18 a head. 

Most restaurants in Munich have a lunch menu, so checkout it out before you enter as it usually features the same items from the evening menu at cheaper prices and it is ideal for those of you who are travelling on a budget.

Getting Around

Public Transport in Munich

When in Munich the best way of getting around is to use its excellent public transport system. It is an integrated system that includes trams, U-Bahn trains (the underground), S-Bahn Trains and buses.

Bike Hire in Munich

Cycling is very popular in Germany and in Munich also. Cycling is a super way of getting around and exploring this picturesque city. There are cycle paths everywhere and cycling here is very safe. You will be able to choose from a number of cycle hire firms.

By Foot

Munich is a beautiful city to explore and discover on foot. It is safe, quiet, clean, green and a joy to walk around.

Munich’s centre covers quite a small area and you could cover it all on foot. There are plenty of pedestrian zones, and many hidden away streets and alleys for you to explore also. Why not join one of the walking tours, which operate, seeing and learning a bit about Munich at the same time.

Kids Attractions

Olympiapark

Deutsches Museum

Tierpark Hellabrunn (Munich Zoo)

Zirkus Krone

Legoland Germany - Amusement Park

Sea Life

Language

German

Money

Euro

Shopping

Neuhauser and Kaufinger Straße

The boulevard between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz is a pedestrian zone since the 1970s and it is the busiest shopping area in Munich.  Here you will find an accumulation of department stores and bigger shops for those of you on a lower or middle budget.

Theatinerstraße and Fünf Höfe

This street connecting the central square Marienplatz with Odeonsplatz is a primary address for those of you who wish to do a bit of luxurious shopping. Many boutiques and fashion accessories shops can be found here. An entrance leads to Munich's latest shopping centre, called Fünf Höfe (Five Courts); It is a fascinating ensemble of modern art and architecture with shops, bistros and cafés.

Maximilianstraße

The representative boulevard planned by King Maximilian II is the most exclusive shopping area in Munich. It is a must see that’s for sure. It is home to some of the best international haute couture and other internationally renowned luxury shops.

Sightseeing

Neuschwanstein Castle

Marienplatz - Central square in Munich

Englischer Garten - Large Public Park

Viktualienmarkt - A daily food market and a square in the centre of Munich

BMW Museum

Bavarian State Opera

Olympiapark - An Olympic Park constructed for the 1972 Olympics

Olympic Stadium

Olympiaturm - The Olympiaturm in Olympiapark. It has an overall height of 291 metres and a weight of 52,500 tons

New Town Hall

Linderhof Palace

Munich National Theatre

Rathaus Glockenspiel - Located in Marienplatz. Major tourist attraction

Helabrunn Zoo - Is a 36-hectare zoological garden

Nymphenburg Palace

Munich Residenz - The former Royal Palace of the Bavarian Monarchs

Time

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Munich, the City with the Kind Heart

Munich is the third largest city in Germany, an amazing city to experience German culture. Munich as a holiday destination has so many attractions for the entire family to enjoy. If you are interested in history, art or architecture, look no further as you are sure to find it all here in Munich. A trip to Neuschwanstein Castle is a must for any visitor to this stunning German city, as it was the inspiration for the castle in Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty. One festival in particular, more than any other, is synonymous with Munich and this is the Oktoberfest, a sixteen-day festival which celebrates beer. Munich is consistently rated among the top ten cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. Club Travel -- Irish travel agents specialising in holidays and city breaks to Munich and cheap flights. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for competitions, updates and last minute holiday deals to Munich.

 

 

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