Most of our car hire in Munich branches are either in or close to the city centre and within easy reach of public transport links that include local buses and U and S-Bahn trains. Each branch page gives you exact location details and tips on how to find the branch. At Munich Airport our desks are in the Sixt Diamond Lounge between Terminals 1 and 2. Once you have collected rental cars at the airport is 23.5 miles from the city centre, a journey which takes approximately 40 minutes on the A9 road.
Munich is a large and busy city which, although easy to navigate, experiences severe traffic congestion at peak hours and holiday periods. Some attractions are located in the historic inner city which is closed to unauthorised vehicles. Munich is well connected to Bavaria and the rest of the country by the well-maintained German autobahn network. To reach the different motorways head out of the city on the A99 Ring Road. Upper-speed limits vary in different German states and in Bavaria it is 100 kph or approximately 62 mph.
Metered street parking is widely available and reasonably priced. There is also plenty of multistorey parking in the city as well as several Park and Ride options. Munich operates a useful routeing system which clearly signposts where parking slots are available.
Start your time in Munich with a drive down the four grand royal avenues that run across the city. This gives you an overview of Munich as well as a chance to admire its gracious architecture. The first attraction on any visitor's list should be the Schloss Nymphenburg a short drive West of the city. Set in beautiful grounds and overlooking a lake, the palace houses several museums. At the Neues Rathaus or City Hall look out for the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel which comes alive three times a day. Munich is home to nearly 50 world-class museums and galleries including the Pinakotheken collection of ancient and contemporary art.