This is one of the most amazing things about this town. It’s even more impressive than the transit system in Berlin. This system integrates U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (underground and above-ground rail), Streetcar (“Tram”), and Buses to get you virtually anywhere. It costs about 6.4 Euros a day if you pay as you go (daily), or about 2 Euros a day if you buy a monthly pass. One ticket fits all, so no need to buy separate tickets for the various systems.
Amazingly, no one even bothers to show their tickets. its a hefty fee if you are caught without a ticket $60 euros) according to the signs on the subway. (“Swartzfahren”).
However, the system gets really complicated because the information desk will simply say to take U-3 to a the main station and then Tram (e.g., Tram 21) line to the destination. However, finding out where the starting point for the various tram lines can be frustrating because there are several scattered around the main train station – with no map of where they are physically. They can be several blocks apart.
Once you figure out how the system is rigged, you can get about anywhere in the city in roughly 20 minutes. And, you can ride it all day long at no extra cost. Caught the wrong subway? NO PROBLEM, just get off at the next stop and catch the next one back.
A long but beautifully managed flight. Unbelievable food (economy class. Really?) learning the S, U, and bus system were a challenge, esp with 65# of luggage. Ever wonder where the word “lug” gage came from. Great end of day treat: see photo.
Welcome to my walk-around-town site. Actually, this is a site to see what’s new in walking around München (Munich) during early August. This is the capital of Bavaria, the former country that was merged with Prussia in 1871 at the Palace of Versaille to form a unified Germany.