Munich Airport (MUC)
City Orientation and Maps
Munich is located in the Bavaria (Bayern) area of south-eastern Germany, close to the border with Austria. Known locally as München, the city of Munich has a population of more than 1.3 million and boasts many truly world-class attractions, including museums, an impressive cultural scene and a plethora of eye-catching architecture.
The city's airport stands to the north-east of Munich and is just a short drive from the centre. Further afield are a number of prominent cities and towns, such as Augsburg and Stuttgart to the north-west, Salzburg to the south-east, Innsbruck to the south, and Nuremberg (Nümberg) to the north.
Munich International Airport (MUC) Maps: Important City Districts
The capital of Bavaria, in recent years Munich has become a notable tourist hotspot, attracting large numbers of visitors all through the year. Many people arrive at the city's train station (Hauptbahnhof), which is located on the western side of the Marienplatz and the historic Altstadt neighbourhood. The Altstadt area of Munich can be reached by walking along the Bayerstrasse, which heads towards the Karlsplatz area.
On the northern side of Munich, the Residenz palace is one of the city's top tourist attractions and contains a number of excellent museums, theaters and other cultural attractions. Sited on the eastern side of the city, the Platzl quarter features a host of traditional bars and dining venues, close to the Isar River.