Its history, traditions, architecture and its people make Munich a great vacation stop.
Icelandair's flights to Munich, the capital of Bavaria offer an opportunity to explore this great city.
Lederhosen…and more in Munich
Bavarians are of course German. But in Bavaria, things are done a little bit differently than the rest of Germany, as you will see. Clad in “lederhosen”, the traditional leather shorts and feathery hats, the people of Munich are a carefree and smiling bunch , a bit more laid-back than the serious northerners. Munich is not a big city, but it is the perfect size for tourists. It 's “green”, with a lot of breathing space and wide open areas and parks where vegetation thrives and offer havens during the hot summer days. Flights to Munich have much to offer. The city has a huge variety of museums, restaurants, cafes and shopping centers. It is also uniquely placed for further investigation. It lies just north of the towering Alps and a drive to the mountains is worth every minute for the scenery alone. But there are also the friendly mountain villages with their own brand of restaurants and cafés plus scenic wonders such as the Schloss Neuschwanstein, from 1868, one of the worlds most famous and magnificent castles.
Shopping: Try the city center – there are plenty of shops along the Kaufingerstraße, around Marienplatz and Karlsplatz/Stachus. Here you will find all kinds of fashion stores, souvenir-shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. For grocery shopping don’t miss the picturesque Viktualienmarkt and nearby Schrannenhalle. Moreover Munich offers great shopping centers such as Olympia Einkaufszentrum, Pasing Arcarden and Riem Arcarden. For luxury shopping check out famous Maximilanstraße.
Hungry? There are many excellent restaurants in Munich, local, Italian, Chinese, Indian, the usual suspects. To name a few, the Mövenpick Restaurant, Kunstlerhaus, Lenbachplatz 8.