There are several ways to fly from the UK to Munich, Germany. Options include both direct and connecting flights from London, Manchester, and Birmingham.
Munich the capital of the proud, free German state of Bavaria, nestled near the foothills of the Alps. Berlin is a cosmopolitan city famous for its cathedrals, museums, and palaces, including the Residenz, home to Bavaria rulers for nearly 600 years. It boasts an aesthetically appealing mix of historic building with impressive post-war architecture. Munich had to rebuild almost all of its historic buildings after the bombings of the Second World War, but urban planners also created new masterpieces of architectural design to note the city's important roles in the European Union. Located along the banks of the River Isar, Munich is the Germany's third most populous city, after Berlin and Hamburg, with about 1.4 million inhabitants.
Munich has a continental climate, strongly modified by the proximity of the Alps, and that also means high levels of precipitation, especially rain. Visitors can also expect snow during some point in the winter, which lasts from December to March. While Munich?s winters are very cold, rain storms are rare in the winter. January is often the coldest month in Munich. The range of temperature between day and night or summer and winter can be extreme. Down winds from the Alps can produce large changes in temperature within a few hours, even in the winter. Summers in Munich city are fairly warm and last from May until September, with July being the hottest month of the year.
Munich's best known attraction is the Oktoberfest, fairly described as the world's biggest beer festival. Oktoberfest starts, oddly enough, in late September, beginning 16 days prior to the first Sunday in October. Revelers feast on traditional sausages, roast pork, dumplings pretzels, and strudels, and wash them all down with a glass of a fine German beer. The lighter color wheat beers tend to be more popular with both visitors and locals, although the darker and bitterer beers are also on draft. In Munich, beers are often paired with cheeses and radishes slice thin. Fish is a favorite dish, especially trout or whitefish speared on a stick to be grilled or smoked.
The local cuisine is a big hit with visitors and features many traditional dishes like sausages, cabbage, roast pork, dumplings, pretzels and strudels. Many dishes can be washed down with a glass of fine German beer. The lighter color wheat beers tend to be more popular with both locals and visitors than the darker German beers. Many beers are often paired with cheese dishes and thinly sliced radishes. Fish is also a popular dish in Munich, especially trout or whitefish speared on a wooden stick and either grilled or smoked.
With its beer and culture, its beautiful parks and history, Munich is a must-see for every UK traveler. Plan your trip today and get ready soak up some great German culture with some great German beer.
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