Munich - Travel
One of the best things about Munich is its central position in Europe. Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and France are merely hours away by road and rail. Germany's excellent Autobahn network also makes destinations to the north of the country reachable in a relatively short amount of time.
Germans book their holidays well in advance. Two months or longer is not unusual. Many people capitalise on the wealth of long weekends in the Summer months, so finding accommodation at interesting destinations within easy reach of Munich on these dates, and also during school holidays, can be difficult.
The peak time of year for tourists arriving in Munich is in late September/early October during Oktoberfest. The hotels are completely full and prices sky-rocket at this time. If you have any control over your initial arrival date in Munich, do not make it during this period!