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Avoid high costs and long transit times from Munich International Airport, which is more than 25 miles from Munich's City Center, by riding the S-Bahn commuter railway directly from the airport to the Hauptbahnhof, or central station. It takes just 40 minutes and costs only just €8.80. Sleep at one of the many hotels near the central station, like Maritim Hotel Munich, Eden Hotel Wolff, or arthotel Munich, for the ultimate in both convenience and comfort.
If you're doing business in Freising or other Bavarian towns near the airport, choose a cheap Munich airport hotel such as Hotel Novotel Muenchen Airport or NH München Airport. Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich*, a five-star hotel, sweetens the deal with its location directly between the two airport terminals, providing exciting views of the runways.
Munich's old town takes you back in time, with landmarks like the Frauenkirche, Neues Rathaus, and Old Town Hall, which dates back to the year 1310. Enter a world of timeless style when you stay at historical hotels in Munich's Old City Center, like Hotel Opera, Hotel am Markt, or Hotel an der Oper. Enjoy a panorama of iconic Marienplatz from Hotel Torbräu, the oldest hotel in Munich.
Relax after sightseeing in Munich's impossibly green English Garten, then check into one of the serene nearby hotels such as Hilton Munich Park, Eurostars Grand Central, or Hotel Excelsior. For the ultimate in tranquility, book a stay at Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, whose heated indoor pool is the perfect place to soothe yourself any time of year, or at the aptly-named Hotel Exquisit, whose spa and sauna offer the ideal respite from the big-city hustle and bustle.
For a truly regal lodging experience in Munich, stay near the Munich Residenz, a 14th-century palace Bavaria's royal family once called home. As you stroll through its long hallways and look up at its opulent chandeliers, you'll wish you could take a nap right where you stand, but the next-best thing is getting a luxurious room at nearby Munich hotels like das HOTEL in Munich, Acanthus Hotel Munich*, and Alpen Hotel München.
You'll also find plenty of heritage hotels near another of Munich's most impressive old-world structures, Nymphenburg Palace, from high-end property Hotel Laimer Nymphenburg Palace Munich to the affordable luxury of Amalienburg Boutique Hotel.
Munich is home to the headquarters of dozens of international and German businesses – BMW is only the beginning! Whether you're in town to meet with executives at the famous carmaker or Allianz Insurance or Siemens, stay in one of Munich's many business-friendly hotels to maximize your productivity and reduce your stress.
Properties like Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Center, King's Hotel First Class, and the Westin Grand Munich blend dedicated business centers with unbeatable central locations, while the classic German fare offered at angelo Hotel Munich Leuchtenbergring makes it the perfect place to close any deal. Four Points by Sheraton München Olympiapark is your best bet if you have business on-site at BMW – it's just steps from BMW World.
If you're coming to Munich for a business event, chances are it will be held at International Congress Center Munich, the city's largest convention and exhibition hall. Munich business hotels such as Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich, Mercure Muenchen City Center, and Hotel Bavaria are not only convenient to ICM but are inviting and comfortable in their own right. Or take advantage of 24-hour concierge services at Hotel Koenigshof, Rocco Forte Charles Hotel, or Hotel München Palace*.
You can easily entertain yourself for days in the heart of Munich, but one of the area's most inspiring attractions sits just outside the city limits. When you visit Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairytale fortress perched on a high plateau in the Bavarian Alps, it's hard not to feel like royalty. You can afford to stay in this regal area by spending the night in nearby affordable accommodations like Hotel Sonne*, Hotel Hirsch*, or Hotel Schwanstein.*
Even if you plan to do Neuschwanstein Castle as a day trip, you'll find plenty of enchanting places to lay your head in the heart of Munich. Get Munich hotel bargains at Domus Hotel, Hotel Wallis, and hotelmüller München*, then use the money you save to take a trip to the timeless castle.
If you're having trouble finding discount Munich hotels, one way to enjoy the best of Bavaria without spending the rest of your money is to stay in one of Munich's many hostels. Wombats City Hostel Munich* and Euro Youth Hostel* make it easy to find a dormitory bed for cents on the euro, while MEININGER Munich City Center Hostel* combines the convenience of budget backpacking with trademark minimalist German design.
Book your Oktoberfest lodging at Smart Stay Hostel Munich City, whose friendly atmosphere and incredible location make it the natural choice as your beer base during the festival. Jaeger's Munich Hostel has a full bar right on site, so even if you don't come to Munich during Oktoberfest, you can still sample some of Bavaria's best beers.
More than 1.8 million people call Munich home – and many of them want to open up their homes to you! Travel like a local when you stay at one of the thousands of Airbnb properties in Munich, with prices starting as low as $44 per night for entire apartments.
Whether you splurge on an entire house for you and your friends during Oktoberfest or pinpoint a centrally located studio that's the perfect place to work in the heart of the city, Airbnb is a perfect way to feel at home during your trip to Munich. If you sleep in a private room of a larger apartment or home, you might even have a host who shows you Munich from a local perspective, affording you a priceless window into a world most tourists never see.
Munich's city center is extremely walkable, but chances are you'll need to take advantage of its world-class public transportation several times per day, whether to escape the cold winds of winter or the heat of summer or because it's Oktoberfest and you've had a few drinks too many. When you buy the Munich CityTour Card from any public transport ticket machine, free access to rail, tram, and bus for the duration of your card is just the beginning.
The Munich CityTour Card provides you with free or discounted entry to Munich attractions, from architectural marvels like Allianz Arena and Nymphenburg Castle, to museums such as Alpines Museum and Deutsches Museum, to exciting attractions like BMW Welt – BMW World, in English – where you can learn first-hand the history (and the exciting future) of Bavarian Motor Works.
Another place to buy a Munich CityTour Card – the Munich Tourism Information Office in Marienplatz – is also one of the best places to get information during your trip to Munich. Open from 10 a.m-7 p.m. during the week, until 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and until 2 p.m. on Sundays, it's your hub for information, activities, tours, translation services and more during your whole trip in Munich.
Did you know that in spite of its name, Oktoberfest actually occurs mostly during September? Technicalities aside, Oktoberfest is without a doubt the most expensive time to visit Munich. If you're looking for steals at Munich budget hotels like Cortiina Hotel or Pension Seibel*, and you're not absolutely set on drinking until your lederhosen fall down, avoid visiting Munich during early autumn and also late summer before European children go back to school.
The best time to visit Munich, on the other hand, is during the spring months of March, April, and May. Blooming flowers combine with dwindling crowds to produce low hotel prices that are gorgeous as the clear Bavarian skies above you. You won't find better prices on Munich hotels such as Hotel Isartor, Admiral Hotel, and Hotel Daniel than in early spring, especially if you book as far in advance of your stay as possible.
Even if you have to visit Munich during one of its peak periods, Hipmunk has got you covered. Hipmunk finds the least agonizing options and the best possible prices, not only on the best Munich hotels, but on flights to Munich from all over the world.
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