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Old Jul 19, 17, 7:03 pm
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Visiting Munich

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We are flying into Munich as a family of 5 for a 4 day trip to watch a soccer tournament at the Allianze Arena in early August.

At the moment, room rates at IHG hotels website shows the airport hotel being the cheapest for us as a family and then to pay for an airport shuttle to/from the hotel and to take the train into Munich each day and to spend the day there and then head back to the hotel after touring the city.

But given we have kids with us, and the soccer match's are going to probably finish after 10.30pm, it could be a tiring journey for them taking the train into Munich, and then the train ride back to the airport and then getting to the hotel. I can see this could potentially be a 2 hour trip each day after the tournament (a 2 day tournament).

Does this make sense to stay at the airport or are we better off looking for a hotel in the city and paying more?
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Old Jul 19, 17, 7:48 pm
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I would look for a hotel with direct access to the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. Dealing with a hotel shuttle from the airport at each end of the trip would grow tiring and time consuming.
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Look in the city and pay more. Take a look at the Motel One chain which has a couple Munich properties, though if there are tens of thousands coming in for this soccer game you may be too late to get rooms with them.
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Originally Posted by soitgoes View Post
I would look for a hotel with direct access to the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. Dealing with a hotel shuttle from the airport at each end of the trip would grow tiring and time consuming.
Understood. You are probably right.

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Look in the city and pay more. Take a look at the Motel One chain which has a couple Munich properties, though if there are tens of thousands coming in for this soccer game you may be too late to get rooms with them.

Alright. Will give it a look and hope there are rooms left. Many thanks for the heads-up and advice.

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Motel-One in Garching-Hochbrueck is just one Underground hop north of Allianz-Arena and directly at the station. That Underground (U6) goes to city centre aswell.
Problem is that it's a pain to go there/from the airport - a taxi is 50E each way, maybe a bit premium to get a taxi-van for 5 of you.

Next to it is also an Ibis and Ibis-Budget.
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Originally Posted by PAX_fips View Post
Motel-One in Garching-Hochbrueck is just one Underground hop north of Allianz-Arena and directly at the station. That Underground (U6) goes to city centre aswell.
Problem is that it's a pain to go there/from the airport - a taxi is 50E each way, maybe a bit premium to get a taxi-van for 5 of you.

Next to it is also an Ibis and Ibis-Budget.
Thanks for the tip and suggestion. I managed to get a room for 2 nights at:

Motel One München-City-West
Landsberger Strasse 79
80339 Muenchen

The rest of the hotels were full on the dates of the match's so no surprise why.
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post
Look in the city and pay more. Take a look at the Motel One chain which has a couple Munich properties, though if there are tens of thousands coming in for this soccer game you may be too late to get rooms with them.
Done. Managed to get a room for 2 nights at:

Motel One München-City-West
Landsberger Strasse 79
80339 Muenchen

As you correctly stated, all the other Motel One's were sold out on the 1st and 2nd Aug because of the supporters coming in from Italy (Napoli), Spain (Ath. Madrid), Liverpool supporters from the UK.

Hope this is a convient hotel to get to the allianz arena.
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That's pretty much in the centre, S-Bahn 'Donnersbergerbruecke' is just next to it. Take any train in direction Hauptbahnhof and change at Marienplatz into U6 (downstairs) in direction Garching/Forschungszentrum.
Guestimate is a 40min ride - and likely a very crowded train.

If you like to buy tickets (or an app) in advance: http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/homepage/index.html
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Originally Posted by PAX_fips View Post
That's pretty much in the centre, S-Bahn 'Donnersbergerbruecke' is just next to it. Take any train in direction Hauptbahnhof and change at Marienplatz into U6 (downstairs) in direction Garching/Forschungszentrum.
Guestimate is a 40min ride - and likely a very crowded train.

If you like to buy tickets (or an app) in advance: http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/homepage/index.html
Thank you for the advice. Trying to understand the trail system. Can we buy a multi-day ticket pass via the app you suggested? Or should we just buy tickets on a day to day basis to the Allianze Arena and back for myself and the kids?
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If you only go Motel-one/Allianz and back a single/return would be cheaper, any add-on and a day-pass would be cheaper - also depends on age of the kids.
I think your best option is a group-day-ticket (you only need 'inner district') http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/ticket...ket/index.html - peace of mind and all that.

The app seems to be unable to purchase group-day-tickets, weird.
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Buy the 'streifenkarte' and use it as required. Children only need to stamp 1 bar for any journey
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Originally Posted by PAX_fips View Post
If you only go Motel-one/Allianz and back a single/return would be cheaper, any add-on and a day-pass would be cheaper - also depends on age of the kids.
I think your best option is a group-day-ticket (you only need 'inner district') http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/ticket...ket/index.html - peace of mind and all that.

The app seems to be unable to purchase group-day-tickets, weird.
Thank you very much sir for your help. Really appreciate it
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Buy the 'streifenkarte' and use it as required. Children only need to stamp 1 bar for any journey @:-)
Got it. Will do that then. )
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Sidenote: "stamping" is at/before the platform - *not* in the train. (other way round in Cologne..)
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Sidenote: "stamping" is at/before the platform - *not* in the train. (other way round in Cologne..)
Noted. So, we always must get the ticket stamped before boarding the train at any time.
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