Munich City Guide Introduction

Munich City Guide Introduction - Munich, Germany

Munich is a city of several impressions, some of them simultaneous. One minute, strolling broad, leafy boulevards lined with imposing, palatial buildings and small public parks overflowing with flowers, you appear to be in the most refined city in the world. Then there's the more cosmopolitan, less traditionally "Bavarian" Munich—streets lined with Turkish grocery stores, travel agencies, and clothes shops.

Munich gives any other German city a run for its money in the cultural diversity department, and also sports a kicking gay scene. And then there's the Oktoberfest Munich, a crass, noisy, feisty version of the city that makes its autumn presence known all year long. The combination is dynamic, a compelling hybrid of class, cultural variety, and schmaltz.

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Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to the best affordable hotels in Munich and throughout Europe. Our editors show up unannounced at hotels, inspect the rooms, and recommend only those that are central, clean and cheap.

Munich is a reasonably affordable city when it comes to hotels—granted that you don’t show up in town during Oktoberfest. Even then, we have some suggestions for small, independent hotels and B&Bs that won’t ruin your party.

Getting started: Ready to dive into the Munich hotel hunt? Head straight for our reviews of recommended hotels. For more information about the different parts of town, read through our neighborhood overview. And be sure to read the articles listed below for additional tips on keeping it cheap in Munich.

Munich’s famous festival tradition always begins the second-to-last weekend in September and ends the first weekend of October. We prefer going in September, before the masses start arriving from all over Europe an ... read

Bavaria is Germany’s wealthiest region, and Munich is known for its posh spots and expensive tabs. However, not everything is out of a Cheapo’s budget in this city. Munich is also home to wonderful traditions and ... read

Deutschland is home to some of the best bakers in Europe, Bavarian being a doughy turf for fabulous cakes and gigantic pretzels. Even better are the deliciously-low prices for a big sweet treat: rarely are they over €1 ... read

One week down, one more to go at Bavaria’s Oktoberfest. My dispatch is here to help those still on the Munich mission find their place. No matter which tent you end up in, beer will be €10 a pop and people are bounci ... read

In April this year, Deutsche Bahn (in cooperation with Polish partners) launched a cross-border IC Bus service linking Berlin and Kraków — with stops along the way in Wroclaw and Katowice. Departure is from Berlin at ... read

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