Munich Airport (MUC)
Officially known as the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, being named after the Bavarian minister, Franz Josef Strauss, the airport is generally known to travellers as simply Munich International Airport (MUC). The facility can be found just 27 km / 17 miles north-east of central Munich and next to Achering, Attaching, Hallbergmoos and Schwaig, being easy to navigate, with an excellent sign system offering both German and English titles.
Munich Airport operates its original Terminal 1, as well as the newer terminal from which a vast number of airlines provide flights to an equally large number of domestic, European and international destinations. Total annual passenger figures now approach 38 million, which makes it Germany's number two airport and one of the busiest in the whole of Europe, with more than 30,000 employees working onsite. In recent years, Munich International Airport has won a series of prestigious awards, being voted by Skytrax as the 'Best Airport in Europe' no less than three times.
Public buses and trains run from the airport and into downtown Munich and the surrounding districts of Altstadt-Lehel, Haidhausen, Maxvorstadt and Schwabing. Green hotel shuttles are often available to those staying in reputable establishments, while taxis, privately operated transfer shuttles and limousines are all widely available. Further afield from Munich International Airport are the towns and cities of Starnberg, Freising and Dachau.
About Munich Tourism
Munich is one of Bavaria's largest cities and is a popular visitor destination on account of its multitude of cultural attractions and extensive number of beer gardens. Visitors will find an endless collection of magnificent churches among the city's many examples of fine architecture. The Altstadt or old town is home to both the old and the new town hall buildings, while areas such as Haidhausen and Maxvorstadt are home to chic coffee houses, museums and art galleries.
Each year, thousands upon thousands of visitors fly into Munich Airport (MUC) for one of the city's greatest attractions, its annual beer festival. Held each year at the very end of September and beginning of October, the Munich Beer Festival is part of the Oktoberfest celebrations, which attract up to six million visitors.
Munich Airport (MUC):|
|Address: Nordallee 25, D-85356 Munich, Bavaria, Germany |
|Airport Code: MUC
Tel: +49 89 9 75 00
Fax: +49 89 9 75 33 106