The seasonal climate allows for quite a few options when booking your cheap flight to Munich. Summers are warm and reach temperatures in the low 20s (Celsius), while winter drops down into the cold -10s. But fear not: Whether you’re there in the summer or winter, tricky winds can always change things up a bit. In the summer, northwest winds called Alpenstau can sometimes bring cold temperatures and more precipitation than usual. Likewise, the winter brings southwest winds that warm up the daytime temperatures.
When to fly to Munich
Fortunately, no matter when you book your Munich flight, you’re bound to have a unique experience in this German metropolis.
Peak Season: Summer brings warm weather and occasional thunderstorms. Book your flight to Munich during its hottest months, July and August, when temperatures hit in the high 70’s. Oktoberfest in October and November makes for a festive reason to travel to Munich, with authentic beer extravaganzas and historical appreciation for the process of it all.
Off-peak Season: Booking a flight to Munich during the months of April and May will get you pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Things quiet down a bit, especially in the winter (November-March), when the cold, rain and snow set in.
Getting around Munich
Munich is easy to get around without putting a strain on your wallet. Commuter trains run all around the city and to the suburbs as well. Buses and any of the Mercedes taxis can get you around town. The S-Bahn (subway) stops at all the city’s highlights and runs from 5am to 1am. If you’re out late, hop on an all-night train or bus. If you’re travelling in one direction, you only need one ticket for any kind of transportation.
Munich insider information
Marienplatz: The city’s center is an overwhelming architectural beauty, and could arguably be the best starting point following your flight to Munich. You can’t help but notice the gorgeous roofs, elaborate clock towers, and stellar Gothic structures. The bustling square is dedicated to the patron of the city, and makes the perfect centre of Alstrade, known as Old City. The New Town Hall, known as Nues Rathaus, lies in the northern end, and gives life to more 19th century Gothic architecture, as well as the oldest church in Munich, Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church).
Saving Money: Now that you’ve saved so much on your cheap flight to Munich, it will be easy to spend money in Munich. That’s okay, because Munich offers an array of opportunities to save on attractions and transportation. For example, visiting permanent exhibitions at many of the museums (think: Deutches, Munchner, etc.) on a Sunday is free. You’ll have to brave the crowds, but it’s all in good fun. The BMW Museum and the Stradmuseum offer family tickets, saving many a euro when buying single tickets for both adults and children. Welcome cards for one, two or three days are great for unlimited travel and discounts for up to 50 per cent.
Oktoberfest: When most people think Germany, they think beer, and rightly so. The German Oktoberfest is one of the world’s most famous celebrations revolving around the hoppy beverage; so don’t have too many cocktails on your Munich flight. Save your energy for the merriment of malt hops. Local breweries like Paulaner and Augustiner are well known for their purity regulations that they’ve been following since 1516.
Bavaria: Don’t let this hidden haven pass you by. Bavaria, although not officially a state within a state, is a bit set aside from the rest of Germany, holding history that dates back to Ludwig II himself. One of his largest (and most famous) castles, Neuschwanstein, lies between sweeping mountains covered in snow, and rolling green grounds toward the horizon. Fill up your Munich travel with outdoor activities in Bavaria, like swimming in lakes, hiking up mountains, and cycling along bike paths in the woods.