Munich – getting around – finding your way around
Public Transport for Munich
Munich is hosting a very efficient, safe and convenient public transport system.
www.mvv-muenchen.de can give you all the information needed to get around Munich. MVV in Munich (which is the public transport board) has an intertwined system of buses, trams, undergrounds and S-Bahns which all work on the same fee system. Buying a monthly card such as the “Isarcard” prevents you from being stopped by a random check of the officers and follow-up embarrassment. Stripe Cards (Streifenkarten) or Daily Tickets are also available but the best option remains the Isarcard if you are here for a full calendar month.
Regional Trains leaving from Munich
The BOB (Bayrische Oberlandbahn) :
Tickets and connections can be checked via: www.mvv-muenchen.de
The blue/white/red BOB Train is an interesting way to explore Munich´s countryside. The modern trains are leaving from S-Hauptbahnhof and S-Donnersbergerbrücke and take you to places like Tegernsee, Lenggries, Bayrischzell for any skiing level you might fancy and for a relaxing hike or swim in Summer.
A day out in the mountains, on the lakes, on the boat
Of course, places like the famous castle Neuschwanstein, Linderhof or Starnberger See and Garmisch-Partenkirchen with the Zugspitze are not far either and give every weekend a positive outlook.
Going for a Swim?
You have a choice of 5 lakes within the Munich Region:
Wörthsee, Wesslingersee, Ammersee, Pilsensee and:
Especially the Starnberger Lake is a most interesting place to go. The S-Bahn Stop “Starnberg” stops in front of the lake and it is a joy to reach such a picturesque place in less than 30 minutes from town. The famous Undosa Restaurant at the lake makes a great day out. Recently the Undosa has undergone a big facelifting and one can now chill out in the sandy deckchair zone with a Mojito in one`s hand….
Ever thought about a day out on the boat: www.seenschifffahrt.de ?
The boat can also take you to a most special Museum along the banks of Lake Starnberg: