Located in southern Germany, Bavaria’s capital city exudes a healthy Mediterranean respect for momentary pleasures. Despite its population of 1.5 million, and holding rank as Germany’s third largest city, Munich in many ways feels like a traditional Bavarian village, hence its moniker, ‘Village of One Million.’
Munich has character in spades. The city’s German name, München, meaning ‘by the monks’ place’ evokes the idiosyncrasies and old world charms that belie the city’s economic might. Munich is one of Germany’s fastest growing cities, a financial and publishing giant, and the seat of many of the nation’s most powerful corporations and insurance companies. It’s no surprise that Münchers are a wealthy, erudite, and fun loving breed. When it comes to livable cities, Munich is the first among equals.
Despite popular conceptions, touring Munich means more than just slugging colossal steins of wheat beer in the Hofbräuhaus, or searching for lederhosen to don for Oktoberfest. The Marienplatz—the heart and soul of the city—provides the city’s best free entrainment. Munich’s poster child is the Gothic Neues Rathaus, with its iconic glockenspiel that seems to make the world stop when it chimes at noon. The Residenz palace—the official digs of Bavaria’s rulers from 1385 to 1918— traces the 700-year-old history of the Wittelsbach family. The Pinakothek gallery is one of the Germany’s (indeed the world’s) finest, and certainly the oldest, cultural institutions. Originally conceived as an exhibition space for Rubens’ ‘Last Judgment’ (painted in 1617), the gallery boasts one of the world’s most prized collections of Old Master paintings. The lush expanses of the ravishing English Garden (Englisher Garten) form the city’s playground. All summer long, scantily clad Münchers stroll, jog, cycle, row, picnic, and sunbathe by its tranquil lakes and among its hobbit nooks and folds.
Airports within a 25-mile radius of Munich:
- Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF)
- Munchen Airport (MUC)
- Erding Airport (ETSE)
Popular aircraft charters* in the Munich area include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.