Munich Airport Car Rental
Munich Airport – or Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (IATA code: MUC) – is about 28 km far from the city centre and it is an important airport both for Germany and the rest of the world, with a passenger traffic that raises up to 40 million people every year.
Thanks to its efficiency and modernity, it has gained various international recognitions and it has become the reference airport of the city since 1992, instead of Munich-Riem. It is currently the hub of Lufthansa airline and has two terminals: the first one dates back to 1992, the other one was inaugurated in 2003 and is a property of Lufthansa and of the two companies connected with it.
The two terminals are not connected to each other and are equipped with many shops; other shopping areas, restaurants and bars are in the main body of the airport, the Munich Airport Centre. This Airport is used by about 100 airlines, among which the national ones and the low-cost ones, that connect 260 European and international destinations.
Among the services at the airport, passengers can take advantage of free Wi-Fi, information point, assistance to disabled, relax areas, business and VIP areas, ATM and medical services.
Once landed at Munich Airport and picked the rental car up directly here, after having booked it on RentalUp, you can travel to Munich, reachable in 30 minutes, driving along the highway A9 and following the clear and accurate driving directions.
The option of the car rental at Munich Airport is the best choice to visit not only the city, but also its wonderful surroundings and the fairy historic castles.
Munich: points of interest
Munich is a lively and joyful city and you can breathe this atmosphere everywhere, from the streets to the bars, in the outskirts and in the city centre. You need the right spirit to visit it, immerse yourself in its joy of living to fully enjoy your holidays.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Munich Airport, your tour can start from the main square, Marienplatz, where you can admire the new and the old Town Halls (Altes and Neue Rathaus), which date back respectively to the early XX century and to XV century.
They are two stunning buildings: Neue Rathaus, in Gothic style, does not go unnoticed, thanks also to its famous clock on the façade, that at 11:00 a.m. and at 12:00 a.m. comes alive with its characters and represents the meeting point for tourists who wait the stroke of the hours looking up.
In Altes Rathaus there are the Toy Museum and a panoramic point, reachable through 300 steps and from where you can admire the city. Moreover, in the square, there are a column with the statue of Virgin Mary and the Church of Saint Peter, the oldest one in the city.
The Royal Palace, Wittelsbach’s residence, is among the most beautiful palaces in Europe. It was built in the XV century, taking inspiration from other important palaces, such as Palazzo Pitti in Florence. It is worth to dedicate some hours to the visit of the interiors, to admire the extraordinary beauty and the splendid frescos.
Then you can visit the Cathedral of Munich, realized in Gothic style at the end of the XV century. The Cathedral is impressive and solid and hosts interesting artworks and a footprint that, according to the legend, the devil left.
Another unmissable stop is at the English Garden, the green area of Munich, which extends for kilometres, so that it is one of the widest parks in the world. In summer it is overrun by inhabitants and tourists looking for refreshment also in the waters of the streams, where one can swim and practice water sports.
Munich: art and culture
Oktoberfest in Munich is now part of history and culture of the city and attracts tourists from all over the world. But, perhaps, not all know its origins: it seems that it was born from the wedding celebration of Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria, who, on the occasion of his wedding, organised a big party for a week in October. From then on, this recurrence is celebrated with joyful banquets with beer, chicken and sausages.
But Munich is also an important reference point for art and culture. If you love science and technology, you absolutely cannot miss a visit to Deutsches Museum, the biggest one in the world. It is a one-of-a-kind attraction, which can attract visitors of any age, who get lost among the numerous pavilions dedicated to different branches of science, doing onsite experiments aimed to explain as easy as possible the secrets of physics and chemistry. There are also many exhibitions of vintage cars, historic aircrafts or ships and models of daily objects.
Thanks to the car rental service at Munich Airport, you can also reach the Kunstareal, that is a quarter entirely dedicated to art and realised in the early XIX century by Ludwig I, who wanted to concentrate all the beauties from different parts of the world in only one area of the city.
Here you can find, indeed, Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne and Neue Pinakothek, which contain artworks that cover centuries of art history, from Italian Renaissance to the Flemish school, from Impressionism to Art Nouveau.