Car hire at Munich Airport
Car hire at Munich Airport
One of the busiest airports in Germany, Munich Airport (MUC) places you in a great location to start exploring this wonderful country. Located close to the cities of Munich and Freising, you can enjoy history, shopping, food and culture almost as soon as you step off the plane.
What I need to know
There are a lot of car hire companies to choose from at Munich Airport, making it easy to find the right vehicle for you. Using our site to compare car hire will ensure you find what you're looking, as well as mean you benefit from no credit card charges and free cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
The majority of car hire companies operating at Munich Airport can be found in the designated pick up area. This in the central area of Terminal One, next to the return area. However, some car hire companies offer a shuttle bus to their pick-up location, so it's worth bearing this in mind when booking.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Munich is a treasure trove for history buffs, with numerous museums and stunning ancient buildings giving you plenty to explore. Alternatively, you can get into the Oktoberfest spirit throughout the year at any of the city's beer halls. The most famous of these is Hofbrauhaus, which first opened its doors back in 1589.
Nearby Munich Airport
Picking up your car from Munich Airport means you can head straight into the city via the A9. Here you can head to any of Munich's fascinating historical sites, such as St Peter's Church, and take in some nature in the English Garden. There's also a wonderful mix of food to enjoy and plenty of shopping opportunities.
If you don't mind being in a car for a couple of hours, then it is well worth the journey to Neuschwanstein Castle. You might recognise this impressive hilltop castle from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but it offers a lot more than that. Fans of fairy tales should definitely visit this location and spend a day exploring.
Eating and drinking
Munich is definitely the place to go for food lovers as it is a haven of traditional German dishes. From apfelstrudel to delicious beer, there's no end of food and drink for you to try. Munich is particularly famous for its bagels with sausage, which are the perfect light lunch or snack throughout the day. With numerous cafes, restaurants and street food vendors, you'll never go hungry.
Things to do
When staying in the city, a visit to the central square is a must. Marienplatz has been the main square of Munich since the city was founded and is always a hive of activity, as well as a great historical landmark. Close to the beautiful New Town Hall and lined with shops and cafes, this is the ideal place to begin your exploration.
There are plenty of attractions worth seeing in Munich, but you really must stop off at the Cuvillies Theatre. This decadent building is stunning whether you're watching a show or not, and has a full history as well as amazing design.
However, the most beautiful building in Munich is arguably St Michael's Church, which was completed back in 1597. It is simply stunning both inside and out, making for an atmospheric attraction.
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