Trains in Germany are an effective way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering domestic and international train routes. On average Eurostar runs 10 trains to Munich from the UK every day, all of which depart from London St Pancras International. Having crossed through the channel tunnel, passengers have to change at Brussels Midi where they can board any Deutsche Bahn(DB) InterCity Express(ICE) to Frankfurt. Here, they board another DB ICE train heading to Munich. The entire journey takes around 9 hours. Travellers arrive in at Munich Train Station or München Hauptbahnhof as it is known locally, it’s a busy terminus which handles international arrivals as well as local and national services in Germany. Visitors can walk into the city centre from the station in 20 minutes, but public transport is also readily available. On an S-Bahn train, tram, or RVO bus, it takes around 10 minutes to reach central Munich.
Munich is the third largest city in Germany, it’s a very popular destination, located in Bavaria and close to the foothills of the Alps. The River Isar runs through the middle of town, providing acres of shoreline that locals and tourists alike use as picnic grounds, bike routes and sunbathing hot spots in the summer. Architecturally, Munich has plenty to offer, from the Gothic New Town Hall to the baroque Nymphenburg Palace and the aristocratic Residenz. The 15th century domed Cathedral Church of Our Lady is exquisite and holds hidden treasures. Look out for the devils footprint in the floor and climb the south tower for a panoramic view of the city. In the autumn, Munich is deluged with party-people as the town gears up for its annual Oktoberfest, a Mecca for beer-lovers that’s catered by the region’s largest breweries. There’s plenty of traditional Bavarian food, like enormous pretzels, and raucous nightly entertainment from live brass bands.