Famous for its magnificent heritage buildings, cultural events, museums and Oktoberfest, Munich has a slew of attractions to offer the millions of visitors who arrive here each year via bustling Munich International Airport with its flights from Europe and the USA.
Set in beautiful Bavaria state, Germany’s most-loved tourist destination, Munich is the perfect starting point for touring the region with a rental motorhome. The Bavarian Alps, the Lake District, the famous Romantic Road scenic drive with its castles and charming villages, and the dense Bavarian forests are well-equipped with campsites, while road links are first-class.
Recommended campervan drives in Munich Airport
linking historic towns and cities with the best Bavaria has to offer as regards glorious natural beauty, this popular campervanning drive is famous for its scenery. The road runs from Neuschwanstein Castle in Fuessen, two hours from Munich, north to Wurzburg. Wurzburg’s Campsite Estenfeld is charming, and Caravan Site Tauberromantik is just outside medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Munich to Aachen:
the A3 autobahn runs from Munich through Nuremburg, Frankfurt, Bonn and Cologne to Aachen on the Belgian border, taking in a selection of Germany’s varied countryside and quaint small towns along the way. Wiesbaden’s RV Site Maaraue makes for a good overnight stop and Aachen’s Camp Hammer is prettily set in Simmerath.
Munich to Dresden:
from Munich’s Obermenzing Motorhome Site, take the A9 autobahn northeast to Dresden, stopping off at Bayreuth for its connection with one of Germany’s most famous composers, Richard Wagner, along the way. The town’s four-star Ferienbarenshclucht campsite is a good base for exploring the Opera House, the Festival Theatre and the town’s museums and medieval churches.
About the airport
Set nearly 30kms from the centre of the city, Munich International Airport is a hub for national flag carrier Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partner carriers. Passenger throughput tops 38 million a year through its two terminals and one terminal extension, all of which are linked by a business, shopping and recreation facility boasting an airport hotel.
Lufthansa hosts the most flights by far, covering most major and secondary European cities, with British Airways flying to London-Heathrow. EasyJet offers routes to London-Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh, and for US travellers, United offers routes to Chicago and Washington. Getting away by self-contained van hire is possible via the 92 autobahn, which links with the A9 and Munich’s A99 ring road.