Munich/ Memmingen

As of 26 July 2015, passengers at Sofia Airport can fly to Munich, Memmingen with Wizz Air airline.

If you decide to stay in the small town of Memmingen, you will have the chance to feel the medieval spirit of Germany. There you can see the best preserved magnificent castles, palaces, fortresses and town walls in the country.

In 1525 in Memmingen was written the first declaration of human rights in Europe, hence its moto “the town of human rights”. You can find there many churches, galleries and museums. You can enjoy the traditional cuisine in the cozy atmosphere of local restaurants.

At 115 km from Memmingen, Munich the third largest city in country is located. It is the central city of the Free State of Bavaria located at the Isar River.

There is a well develop public transportation system with a wide underground network, overground trains, buses and trams interconnecting around the central squares of Marienplatz and Karlsplatz in Munich.

The daily pass for the entire transport network costs 10 euro. There is a direct bus line from Memmingen whose schedule follows the flight schedule and one-way ticket costs 20 euro. You can buy ticket online as well at www.allgaeu-airport-express.de and thus it will cost 15 euro.

Munich is often associated with Oktoberfest Hofbräuhaus beer hall. But the city is attractive also with its buildings constructed in “Maximilian” architectural style. The gothic Cathedral Church of Our Lady ( The Frauenkirche) constructed in 1494 has become a symbol of the city. The tomb of King Ludwig and van Dyck's "Christ on the Cross" can be seen at that church. The coat of arms of the city depicts the “Munich Child” which in fact is the figure of a monk.

When you are in Munich, you must visit the Castle, where the Bavarian kings lived. An exhibition shows treasures from the monarchy period. The Museum of Science can be found in the city – the largest museum of technology and science, as well the Art Museum (Pinakotheken) housing art from every century.

The Museum is divided into three parts – Old, New and the Pinakothek of Modern Art. The Old Pinakothek is one of the oldest and most significant art galleries in the world. More than 800 masterpieces of European masters from the Middle Ages to the end of Rococo are displayed there and it is worth a visit.

Nature lovers can have a walk in the English Garden, former hunting grounds transformed into a public park by Karl Theodor in 1789. BMW fans and people interested in the car industrial history can visit the BMW Museum built in 1973, while beer lovers can visit the Beer Museum.

Different events take place in Munich and you can plan your journey so that you can participate in the most interesting ones.

In February a carnival takes place with colorful parade and masked balls. The celebrations continue from 4 to 6 weeks depending on the Lent. In mid-February a fashion week takes place in Munich. Then the newest and most elegant collections are displayed and fashion revues take place at different parts of the city.

March is one of the months of beer lovers. The “Strong Beer Season” festival takes place and the most devoted drinkers are provided with newly brewed beer to calm them down until Oktoberfest. The season starts on Lent’s  third Friday and continues for two weeks.

In June you can visit Munich Film Festival and Tollwood Music Festival. In July Munich Opera Festival and Munich Music Summer take place as well as one of the biggest gay parades in Europe.

It is less known that the most famous beer festival in the world – Oktoberfest begins in the last week of September and continues for 16 days. Apart from tasting different kinds of beer, it includes many other exciting events and various stands. For the first time it was held on 12 October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of young Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghause.

Make sure you have tried Munich's classic high-calorie dishes. For example, the tasty pork knuckle with cabbage and potato dumplings or the apple strudel and the egg cream for dessert.

Enjoy you travel!