Exhibitions and Fairs in Munich
Second financial hub in Germany after Frankfurt, and one of the major production, industrial and business centers of the country, Munich hosts the headquarters of Siemens, BMW, Allianz, Munich Re and Man. In the outskirts of city, there are major centers for the development of biotechnology, software and electronic devices. Munich Fair is one of the major exhibition centers in Europe, and Oktoberfest is one of Europe’s... leading German events.
How to reach Munich and Messe München International
Munich airport, Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, is about 30 km northeast of Munich: it’s the second busiest national hub after Frankfurt, with over 34 million passengers. It is connected to Marienplatz, in the city centre, via S-Bahn high-speed trains S1 and S8. From Munich many major highways branch out: the A9 towards Berlin, the A8 towards Salzburg, Stuttgart and Augsburg, the A96 to Lindau, the A95 to the ski slopes of Garmisch. Munich’s urban public transport network includes 10 S-Bahn lines (urban rail), 6 U-Bahn lines (light rail) and 10 tram lines. The new Exhibition Centre of Munich, Messe München International, is connected to the Airport via bus services (during major trade fairs,) and to the train station via underground line U2. “Messe München” is also an exit from the A94 motorway.
Where to sleep in Munich
Munich, cosmopolitan and international city, offers tourists and businessmen-women almost 100 000 beds in hotels and guesthouses. There are many 4 and 5 star hotels in Munich, but the city offers especially mid-range price hotels. 3 star hotels in Munich are located in the city centre, near Marienplatz, in the area of the central station, and near the great lawn of the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest is held. In general, however, many budget hotels in Munich are available in the districts of Giesing, a residential area, and Trudering, a sort of green village-within-the-city, both well connected to the city centre.
Hot spots in Munich for the after-show
Shopping in Munich is pleasurable and fun. The shopping streets of Munich are those around Marienplatz and Kaufingerstrasse – the wide avenue leading down to the Hauptbahnhof, the central station. The centre of Munich is a succession of shops, boutiques and department stores: Maximilianstrasse and Theatinerstrasse are Munich’s luxury shopping streets. For evening entertainment in Munich, citizens gather on Sendlinger Strasse, hosting many bars and cafes, or at Kultfabrik, in Grafinger Strasse, an industrial area converted into an over 60 thousand square meters area full of clubs, discos, restaurants, lounges for live music, exhibitions by young artists and craftsmen. Young people love the Schwabing area , the artists' quarter. Among Munich’s most famous venues, worth a mention: Lizard Lounge, in Corneliusstrasse, famous for its cocktails and DJs; the Ksar Club, on Müllerstrasse, perfect for those who love electronic music; Green Room Bar, in Leopold street, near the university, and renowned for its lounge-style music; Pacha, on Maximiliansplatz, inspired by Ibiza's homonymous club, Atomic Café, a small 1960s style discotheque in Neuturmstrasse; and P1 on Prinzregentenstrasse, a cult for Munich’s nightlife.
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