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Driving to Munich

A Motorists guide to Munich - directions, parking and more



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With a population of over one million, Munich is the third largest city in Germany. Its reputation as a friendly, welcoming city with many beer gardens and forms of entertainment attract tourists all year round.

The world famous Oktoberfest takes place in late September, while the Bavarian version of carnival, Fasching, occurs during January and February. Summers are warm, providing excellent opportunities for day trips to the stunning countryside that surrounds the country, and Christmas markets take place towards the end of the year.

There are 100 historical buildings to see in Munich, amongst them the Althes Rathaus or old town hall, which houses the Toy Museum, the Muenchener Residenz or Royal Palace, which dates back to the 14th century, and the Gothic Frauenkirche, the city’s cathedral.

The Marienplatz square is the city’s centre, with cafes, restaurants and shops. Shopaholics will delight in the 2 kilometre long pedestrianised shopping street that extends from Marienplatz to Hauptbanhof.

Art aficionados should head to the Old, New and Modern Pinakotheks, which are located near the Koenigsplatz U-Bahn stop. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera frequently perform at the Gastieg and Nationaltheater respectively.

Families may want to visit the site of the 1972 Olympic Games, which now contains a theme park, amusement arcade and observation tower. The largest park is the Englisher Garten, literally meaning ‘English Garden’. Located near the Muenchener Freiheit, Giselastrasse or Universitaat U-Bahn stops, the park contains the Chinese Tower, Japanese Teahouse, the Bavarian National Museum, and the Haus der Kunst, or State Gallery of Modern Art. It is also possible to spend an hour rowing down the lake in a hire boat

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Speed limits around Munich

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Munich to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Munich
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany89 km (55 miles)

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Innsbruck, Austria98 km (61 miles)

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Salzburg, Austria115 km (71 miles)

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Stuttgart, Germany190 km (118 miles)

Attraction
The Stelvio Pass, Italy198 km (123 miles)

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic215 km (134 miles)

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Zurich, Switzerland243 km (151 miles)

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic251 km (156 miles)

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Heidelberg, Germany255 km (158 miles)

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Prague, Czech Republic295 km (183 miles)

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Frankfurt, Germany304 km (189 miles)

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Venice, Italy306 km (190 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France345 km (214 miles)

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Vienna, Austria355 km (220 miles)

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Rijeka, Croatia380 km (236 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany380 km (236 miles)

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Trier, Germany403 km (250 miles)

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Bratislava, Slovakia411 km (255 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany418 km (260 miles)

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Zagreb, Croatia428 km (266 miles)

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg430 km (267 miles)

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Cologne, Germany456 km (283 miles)

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Genoa, Italy463 km (288 miles)

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Geneva, Switzerland464 km (288 miles)

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Dortmund, Germany477 km (296 miles)

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Spa Francorchamps, Belgium481 km (299 miles)

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Florence, Italy486 km (302 miles)

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