Enjoy your flight to Munich with Air France

Munich: a major hub of industry and the site of the famous 'Oktoberfest'

Munich is the third largest city in Germany, and a major hub of industry, research and culture. It is a popular tourist destination for people on their holidays. The name of the city derives from the word 'Munichen', which means 'by the monks', due to its beginnings as the site of a Benedictine monastery. Since the early 19th century it has been considered a centre of arts, culture and science. The magazine 'Monocle' has rated Munich as the city with the best quality of life. In 2006 the city chose as its motto, "München mag dich" or "Munich loves you".
Enjoy the attractions of Munich via France's largest airline, Air France. You can fly from Singapore Changi Airport to Munich International Airport several times a week. The airline offers many attractive features for the duration of your journey, such as: a blanket and pillow, as well as the option of magazines, films, and music. There are also quality meals from our a la carte menu. By booking online to buy your airplane ticket, you can review and change your reservation, as well as reserve personalized options for your seating and cabin size. It is possible to check in online from up to 30 hours before the flight leaves. You can earn Miles if you join the Flying Blue program which enables you to gather benefits and rewards each time that you fly.

Munich is well known for the Oktoberfest event, a festival which runs from the end of the September into October, and features fairground rides, beer and traditional German food among other entertainment. The biggest tent is next to the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München, the Royal Brewery of Munich, which has been a brewery since 1589.

Munich: a wide variety of arts, culture and nightlife to enjoy

Munich has long been known as a centre of arts and culture, and there are many attractions to visit during your stay. The German Museum is one of the oldest science museums in the world. Most of the significant art galleries, plus the Egyptian museum, can be found in the Kunstareal, or arts district. There, the Alte Pinakothek houses a significant selection of Old Master paintings, including the Tempi Madonna by Raphael, and Judgement Day by Rubens. The Nationaltheater once premiered many Wagner operas, and now houses the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera. Its neighbour, the Residenz Theatre is more modern, but its predecessor on that site had premiered the works of Mozart and others.
There are a number of buildings of architectural interest. The most well-known building in Munich is the Frauenkirche (or "Cathedral of Our Dear Lady"). The Marienplatz, or Mary's Square, is the largest square in the city. There are several large parks and green areas, but the Englischer Garten, or "English Garden", has a number of unusual features, including a Japanese garden, an artificial wave machine for surfing, and a lake.
There are a number of culinary specialities to try in Munich, including the 'White sausage', the Leberknödel soup and Apple Strudel. However Munich is probably best known for its wheat beer. There are many pubs to enjoy in the Schwabing area.

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