For all its old-world charm, Munich has made great strides toward modernization, attracting young, avant-garde minds that have brought new life to the city’s art, architecture and local cuisine. However, the majesty and charm of the area’s historic sites and traditions cannot be denied, with more than 40 million international visitors traveling to Munich each year. Count yourself among them aboard one of Alitalia’s 4,500 weekly flights across the globe.
First-time visitors to Munich simply must tour timeless Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking and oft-bemusing stronghold and personal refuge of King Ludwig II. From there you can spend a relaxing day within the verdant expanse of the Englischer Garten. If you’ve flown to Munich in the past, now is the perfect time to visit the city’s modern attractions, including Pinakothek der Moderne, one of the world’s largest contemporary art galleries.
The growth of Munich as a modern metropolis has also spurred the opening and renovation of a great many local guesthouses, so finding a cheap hotel in Munich has never been easier. Book your tickets to Munich in late September to experience the region’s iconic Oktoberfest celebration, an unforgettable two-week funfair of drinking and merriment.