Munich’s Required Information

Germany is an EU member, with its currency being the Euro. When you arrive in Munich, you’ll find currency exchanges at both Munich Airport and Munich Heimeranplatz station.

For Germany there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Germany operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Getting Around. Munich has an excellent integrated public transport system, including underground (U-Bahn) and overground (S-Bahn) trains, trams and buses. The Altstadt (old city) is easily explored on foot but the wider city will require you to jump on a train or tram.

Munich Airport is the international airport of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany. It is the second-busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh-busiest airport in Europe, handling 46.3 million passengers in 2018.

The public transport called MVV is really good in Munich. Trains and buses regularly go at least every 20 minutes until the very, very late evening and then thin out to 30 to 40 minutes. During rush hours most of the trains go every 5 minutes and most buses every 10 minutes.

With approximately 2.5 taxis per 1,000 inhabitants, Munich has the highest density of taxis in Germany. So you can conveniently get into a taxi at any corner – either by waving from the roadside, at one of the numerous taxi stands or by phoning one of the Munich taxi companies. However, travelling by taxi is not exactly a bargain in the state capital. On the other hand, at 1.70 euros for a one-kilometre journey, Munich is in the midrange in comparison with taxi prices in other German cities.

Carry all of your medication — even vitamins and supplements — in their original, clearly marked containers or packaging in a clear plastic bag in carryon luggage. Make sure the name on the prescription, the medicine container and your passport (or one for the recepient of the medication) all match.

U.S. citizens don’t need to obtain a Germany visa when traveling to Germany for up to 90 days for tourism and business purposes. However, US nationals are required to hold a US passport, which should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the period of their stay in Germany

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