Win Two Return Flights to Munich with Lufthansa

Fly directly from Dublin to Munich with Lufthansa German Airlines and experience the historic capital of Bavaria for yourself!

To make visiting even easier, Lufthansa is adding a third daily service on the Dublin to Munich route in Summer 2019.

Lufthansa passengers will experience the airline’s Five Star service and be served a snack and beverage of their choice, free of charge, during the flight.

With passenger demand growing consistently, Lufthansa has more than doubled services from Dublin to its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich in the last four years adding 26 additional frequencies to reach a total of 47 flights per week.

The new flight will operate five days a week, with the inbound service operating Monday-Friday and the outbound service operating Tuesday-Saturday. The route will be served by the Airbus A320 aircraft family.

Munich is the capital and third-largest city of Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. Straddling the banks of the River Isar (a tributary of the Danube) north of the Bavarian Alps the city is home to 6 million people.

Munich offers leisure activities all throughout the year that are hard to beat. Whether they are indoors or out in the fresh air – there is a lot to do.

Explore Munich by bike

There is hardly a more relaxing way to explore the city. Cyclists in Munich will find a dense network of cycle paths, which can be conveniently used to reach many of the most important sights.

Visit museums in Munich

With their passion for collecting, the Bavarian kings laid the foundation for Munich’s reputation as a city of art. To this day, buildings such as the Pinakothek museums, the Lenbachhaus, the Villa Stuck museum or the Haus der Kunst (‘House of Art’) maintain this reputation. But that is only one perspective on Munich as a city of museums. Technology fans will find everything their hearts desire in the Deutsches Museum.

Experience nature

Not many cities can offer this: The banks of the Isar are accessible from almost anywhere in the city and give you the chance to have a fantastic break in the open air. Parks like the well-known Englischer Garten or the rambling Olympiapark also provide the people of Munich with plenty of opportunity to experience nature. And in the Hellabrunn Zoo, which has numerous tributaries from the Isar flowing through it, you can get close to flora and fauna at the same time.

View from the Olympic Tower

A visitor to the top of the Olympiaturm will see Munich laid out like a large carpet from the base of the tower. From the observation platform, at a height of almost 190 metres, you can see all the way to the Alps on a clear day. In the centre, there are the towers of St. Peter’s Church and the Neues Rathaus, which give you the best view of the city and its architectural history.

Shop to your heart’s content

Munich’s shopping heart beats between Marienplatz and Stachus. But that isn’t the only place you can go shopping. Sendlinger Straße also has a lot of fans, with some of its remaining owner-run businesses, as well as Hohenzollernstraße in Schwabing. Shopping centres like the Fünf Höfe or the Hofstatt are located in the heart of the city. The Riem Arcaden, Pasing Arcaden and the Olympia shopping centre and pep Neuperlach – all located on the outskirts of the city – also provide even more options.

Experience the beer garden culture

There is nowhere else where you can feel the Munich conviviality as strongly as in one of its many beer gardens. As soon as the first rays of sunshine start warming things up in spring, people are drawn to the shade of the chestnut trees, where they enjoy a little snack. Visitors can bring their own pretzels, obazda (a Bavarian cheese delicacy) and fresh salads; cool beers can be bought there. If you want to be even more comfortable, you can always bring a cushion with you to sit on the beer bench with.

Swimming in one of Munich’s swimming pools

Whether you are a sporty swimmer with Olympic ambitions or a casual athlete: Munich’s range of indoor swimming pools has the right one for everyone. The 50-metre lanes at Dantebad are a test of your fitness, while things are a bit more relaxed at Südbad. With its art nouveau look, the Müller’sche Volksbad is probably the most beautiful pool in Munich – but in summer the action moves to the various outdoor pools with their diving towers and water slides.

Experience cultural highlights

The Bavarian State Opera, the Residenztheater and the Cuvilliés-Theater are just some of the institutions which enjoy an excellent reputation beyond the Munich metropolitan area. For example, the Munich Philharmonic or the Bavarian State Orchestra compete over regular performances abroad. Performances and festivals take place all throughout the year in Munich – with plenty of pop, rock and jazz, too, of course.

Explore places near Munich

Only a stone’s throw from Munich, the lakes Starnberger See, Ammersee and Tegernsee offer almost unlimited recreational activities. Kloster Andechs, a monastery on the Heiliger Berg (‘sacred mountain’) can also be reached quickly; world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle is easy to get to by car. You can even travel to Chiemsee by train and visit its islands Herreninsel and Fraueninsel. And in winter, the fun of skiing attracts people to the Alps.

The prize is for two return flights from Dublin to Munich, and is provided by Lufthansa ● The ticket is valid until 30th June 2019 ● Prize tickets valid on LH and LH regional partner operated flights only ● Bookings must be made a minimum of two weeks but not earlier than three months before the proposed date of travel ● All flights are subject to availability of booking classes ● The prize is strictly non-transferable, non-exchangeable and must be used on one trip (passengers must travel together) ● In the unlikely event that passengers are downgraded or offloaded due to high load factors, they will be responsible for any costs incurred and Lufthansa will not be held responsible ● There is no cash alternative to the prize ● Travel has to be completed by 30.06.19 ● The prize includes all CRS taxes and charges ● The winner should be over 18 years of age or over and all travelling must hold a valid passport ● Winners are rsponsible for any tax liability accrued as a result of this prize ● The competition is provided by Lufthansa and Northern Ireland Travel News accepts no responsiblity from losses that may arrise ● Employees of Northern Ireland Travel News, Lufthansa and their families are not eligible to enter ● The name of the winner will be published in the January 2019 issue of NI Travel News ● By entering this competition, the winner agrees to his/her photograph being taken and used for publicity purposes in connection with this competition ● All entries must be on the official entry coupon and are strictly limited to one per household and should arrive by first post on the closing date of Friday December 31, 2018


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