Book Cheap Flights to Munich from South Africa
When you book cheap flights to Munich, you will be visiting the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s largest state. There are well over 1.4 million citizens in this city which is steeped in a rich cultural and traditional history and heritage.
South Africans planning a trip to Munich have a lot to look forward to from the annual Oktoberfest, tastings of the locally brewed craft beers, various museums and monuments, and the incredible mix of old and new architecture.
Munich is somewhat characterised with its many beer halls, one of which is a favourite attraction; the Hofbräuhaus which was founded in 1589.
When you book your flight to Munich, make time to explore the gorgeous rolling landscapes of lakes, mountains, quaint villages and intriguing historical streets. The culture in Munich is one of a kind, in fact, it’s like nowhere else in Germany.
Beer halls abound, traditional German snacks and meals are readily available and the Bavarian music and shows put on are carried out with passion and enthusiasm. The city of Munich is every bit the modern city you would expect to find in a first world country, but it has the sophistication and old world charm of a city that has seen many things and come a long way.
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Cost of Flights from South Africa to Munich
We analyse searches for flights from South Africa to Munich that have been made during the last 24 hours. The tables below show the top 5 cheapest flights from Johannesburg, Cape town and Durban, South Africa to Munich in Germany
Getting Around Munich
The city of Munich has an intricate network of streets with attractions and places of interest at every turn. While there is much to do, you will need to arrange some transport to get around. The city offers a comprehensive public transport network that consists of light rails, trams, subways and buses.
To make use of the public transport options you will need to purchase a ticket which can be bought from vending machines stationed in the subway (U-Bahn) and the light rail (S-Bahn) stations.
Hiring a bicycle makes for a great way to do some sightseeing. Those who want to explore on foot will find it an enjoyable experience, but you might want to complement your walk with public transport options when trying to get across the whole city in a limited period of time.
Taxi services are available on the street, but these tend to be a great deal more expensive than public transport. They are certainly recommended for those exploring at night or in need of immediate, quick transport. You can also make use of the Uber app to find drivers available while you’re exploring.
Cheap Return Flights to Munich International Airport
When you book cheap flights to Munich you will land at the Munich International Airport (MUC). The airport is 32km north east of the city centre and takes approximately 30 minutes to drive by car and 40 minutes by train to reach.
The airport is serviced by a variety of international airlines that fly to and from South Africa including SAA, British Airways, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, Air France and Turkish Airlines. The average flight from Johannesburg to Munich is 10 hours and 45 minutes.
Cheapest Time to Fly to Germany
The best time to fly to Munich is from November to March, with the exception of the Christmas season. It’s a bit colder during these months and very few tourists can be found, which means no crowds, cheaper air fares and lower accommodation rates.
Most of the cheapest flights to Munich are found typically in January and February.
Peak season which is from May to September is when flights to Munich are more expensive. October is particularly busy because of the Oktoberfest. These months are warmer and also are usually crowded with tourists. You can expect hotel prices in Munich are also a lot more expensive.
Things to do and See in Munich
Munich has a great deal to offer tourists. Below is a top pick of the city’s attractions:
- Englischer Garten (urban park and beer garden)
- Nymphenburg Palace (18th century palace and coach museum)
- Hofbräuhaus am Platzl (state owned beer hall)
- Neuschwanstein Castle (fairytale 19th century castle on a hilltop)
- Frauenkirche (The Cathedral Church of Our Lad)y
- Cuvilliés Theater (ancient theatre with occasional opera performances)
- The National Theatre (Bavaria State Opera)
- Hellabrunn Zoo (fourth best zoo in Europe)
- Königsplatz (oldest city museum and art gallery)
- Olympic Park (Official site of the 1972 Olympics offering stadium roof climbs, zip lining)
Accommodation in Munich
You will find yourself faced with a multitude of options for accommodation in Munich. If you’re looking to stay in a busy area that’s close to restaurants, beer gardens and attractions, Marienplatz is a good option. Here you will find affordable self catering apartments available as well as boutique and 5 star hotels. Using the Airbnb app will also help you to find affordable options here.
If you would prefer to stay in a quieter area such as Riem or Solln, you will benefit from lower overnight rates. In the quieter areas there are man low cost inns and guest houses as well as hostels, self catering apartments and high end hotels. Again, Airbnb can also be quite helpful in finding accommodation within your budget.
Some Interesting Facts About Munich
- The English Garden (Englischer Garten) is one of the largest city parks in the world.
- The city is considered the beer capital of Germany.
- Hofbräuhaus which is the city’s most popular beer hall once played host to the likes of Hitler, Mozart and Lenin.
- The most popular dish in Munich is white pork sausages.
- The city’s public transport system is renowned to the most punctual in the world with departures being on time to the minute.
- The city is the home of BMW. There’s also a BMW museum that’s open for visitors.
- There are 6 major breweries in Munich as follows: Augustiner Bräu, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr Bräu, Spaten-Franziskaner Bräu, and Paulaner Brauerei.
Book Cheap International Flights to Munich
Whether you wish to book cheap flights to Munich to participate in the cultural festivals, indulge in the many beers or discover more about its historical past, we can assist with getting you there at a price that you can afford. Simply use our quick online flight search feature to find and book your flight from South Africa to Munich today.