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Munich, the capital of Germany’s Bavaria region, offers a seamless blend of history and modern culture. No visit is complete without a trip to the lavish Nymphenburg Palace to discover the city’s royal past, followed by river surfing in the middle of a park at Eisbachwelle. Add a stroll through the nearby rolling hills and a few steins of weizenbier – wheat beer – in the local beer halls, and you’ve got all the ingredients for the perfect Bavarian break.

Fly to Munich with British Airways and begin your journey at Marienplatz, in the heart of the city. Here you’re surrounded by historic landmarks, like the Rathaus-Glockenspiel – the iconic clocktower – and the Frauenkirche, Munich’s striking Gothic cathedral. For some greenery, take a walk around the English Garden, one of the world's largest urban parks, to enjoy views of serene lakes and discover the famous Chinese Tower beer garden. When you’re ready for lunch, take a trip to Viktualienmarkt, a vibrant food market that dates back to 1807. If you come at the right time of year ,you can join in the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Hofbrauhaus, Munich’s huge beer hall, offers traditional Bavarian music and hearty cuisine throughout the entire year. Book your Munich holiday now. 

Munich flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Munich?

A flight from London Heathrow to Munich Airport takes just under two hours.

What's the cheapest month to fly to Munich?

The most popular time to visit is in the summer months, so book your flights for spring or autumn to enjoy milder temperatures, blooming gardens and a lively atmosphere. Munich is also particularly popular during late September and early October when the world-renowned Oktoberfest takes place.

Is Munich cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Munich fit any budget. Explore the vast English Garden for a tranquil escape, with its meadows, lakes and beer gardens offering a budget-friendly day out. For food, the Viktualienmarkt offers cheap, local cuisine. Many museums, like the Munich Stadtmuseum, have discounted or free entry on certain days. Dive into local life with a picnic by the Isar River or enjoy a bike ride along the city's cycle-friendly paths.

Is it easy to get around Munich?

Once you touch down at Munich Airport, you’re only a 40-minute drive from the city centre. The cheapest way to travel is by using the airport bus or one of the regular S-Bahn trains, which will take you to the centre of town in about 50 minutes. Taxis can easily be found outside the airport terminal for a faster ride to your destination.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Germany has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Munich?

Munich’s Bavarian traditions and beer halls are just the start of its attractions. Visit the Asamkirche, an ornate church built by the Asam brothers in the 18th century, to experience an artistic sanctuary in the heart of the city. To explore Munich’s artsy side, the Museum Brandhorst showcases a diverse collection of contemporary art, housed in a building with a striking facade. Take a guided tour of Bavaria Filmstadt to see the film studios where iconic German and international films and TV shows are produced. Then visit the Olympic Park, the site of the 1972 Summer Olympics, for its iconic structures, expansive green spaces and panoramic views of the city.

Do I need a visa for Germany?

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit Germany. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

How many bags can I check in on my flight to Munich?

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Why fly British Airways to Munich?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Munich Travel Essentials

Flight time

2 hours

Time zone

GMT +1



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