First built in the 1800s, Munich HBF has been connected the historic Germany city to the rest of the continent for over two centuries.
This railway station is one of the largest in Germany and carries both regional and international service. Also, it provides S bahn service, which is covered with a German Railpass.
Today, the train station connects Munich to the rest of Germany, as well as providing convenient international connections to Switzerland, Austria, France, the Czech Republic, and beyond. Whatever the departure point, visitors to Munich will can enjoy some of the most iconic and historic architecture in all of Germany.
More than 800 long-distance trains and regional trains arrive and depart every day, and there are immediate connections to all urban trains, called S-Bahns, underground lines U1,U2,U3,U4,U5, trams and buses. You will find taxi stands at all exits of the main train station.
Just use the subway or tram if you want to get on through Munich from the train station.
Munich transfer is one of the best you might come across in Germany. There are eight subway lines and a dozen “S-Bahnen” supporting this net. There is also the so called U-Bahn, very similar to the S-Bahn.
The S-Bahn runs west to east and vice versa, and they all pass by the main central train station and the Marienplatz, the latter offering transit to north and south. At Marienplatz catch the U-Bahn to the north, to the Olympic grounds and the football stadium “the Allianz Arena”.
Once your train has arrived at central station go downstairs to catch any S-Bahn that goes to Marienplatz . All subway and S-Bahn-stations are under ground. Directly in front of the main entrance there is a tramway stop. If you want to discover Munich riding the tram – just step out of the building.
The other major Train stations in Munich are the Ost-Munich Railway Station and the Pasing-Munich Railway Station.
Looking to travel on a budget? You’ll find plenty of cheap accommodation right in the heart of town, with great rates on seasonal events. Visitors can stick central and enjoy centuries’ of German history, right on the door step, or make the most of the city’s efficient metro system for easy connections across the city and beyond.
Time zone — GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to the Sunday in October)
Currency — Euro
Language — German. Many Germans speak English, and English is usually spoken at major hotels and restaurants as well as in principal tourist areas.
Electricity — In most places, the electricity is 220 volts AC, 50 cycles.
Air Connections — Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (see hotels) (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) is Germany’s second largest airport, after Frankfurt, with about 34 million passengers a year, and lies some 30 km (19 mi) north east of the city centre.