If you’re making your way to Munich in Germany for business soon, we’re sure you’re biting at the bit to get the organisational phase of the journey out of the way so you can touch down in this wonderful city already! Munich is a multifaceted destination with everything a world traveller could ask for - plenty of history and authentic character, living side-by-side with cutting-edge technology, world-renowned art and some seriously interesting locals to boot.
As a corporate travel agency, we've assisted many local and international business travellers to journey to Munich for work, so we know the lay of the land and how to tailor a trip that will allow you to see the sights while still generating some serious ROI for your company.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your business trip to Munich goes off without a hitch:
Munich Airport has been the winner of the Skytrax Best European Airport award seven times, so you can expect some stellar amenities and effortless customer service. Two train lines run into the city centre at 10-minute intervals, and the journey takes around 40 minutes. A day ticket for the city's public transport (including the airport link) is just over €6, whereas a taxi to the CBD would come in at a whopping €50.
If at all possible, see if you can extend your stay in Munich for a few days after your business engagements. Alternatively, try to schedule your meetings in a way that allows you to fit in some free time here and there. The city has so much to see and do that it would be a crying shame to head back home without experiencing a few of its best-loved destinations. This includes Hofgarten, Pinakothek der Moderne, Olympiapark, St. Peter's Church, Odeonsplatz and more.
While it may be tempting to have your business trip coincide with a big annual event like the Oktoberfest, it can actually hamper your productivity considerably. At times like these, Munich is bursting at the seams. Hotels are overcrowded, public transport is mayhem and it can be difficult to get reservations at any of the top restaurants. Rather opt for quieter times, when the infrastructure isn’t under such severe pressure.
Following these guidelines on your visit to Munich, Germany will lay the groundwork for a rewarding business trip. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more expert advice on making the most of your business journeys in some of the world’s most popular global destinations.
In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our team of passionate corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our corporate travel management services. Our talented team is on hand to assist you in tailoring work journeys that make the most of your time in the wonderful cities you visit to represent your corporation.