I have spent countless hours trying to find a map of Munich that depicts where the airports are in relation to the towncenter.
What am I doing wrong?
I am trying to figure out transportation to get around there locally as well.
Wikipedia (through google) tells me the Munich airport is called "Franz Josef Strauss" - and then google maps (with some trial and error) gets me this overview map. The airport's homepage includes the following schematic maps for driving to the airport, or taking a train.
Googling for "munich public transport" gives what appears to be the official site of the munich public transport organization (mvv), of the city munich and a general tourist site with some very clearly written information. I see links to network maps at at least two of those sites, too.
(Generally speaking, these are the kind of things I find guidebooks invaluable for. The information does all exist online, but its quality is highly variable depending on city, and you really want to know it at the point when you're there, at which time you generally don't have internet access.)
[ Edit: Edited on May 24, 2007, at 3:20 PM by Sander ]
The reason you haven't been able to find a map of the airport in relation to the town centre is probably that the airport is actually quite far away. I think it would probably be best to buy a map of Munich and surroundings or of Bavaria if you want to get an idea of how to get to and fro. If you want to have a look at it on the internet, try Map24. There is an English version somewhere as well. It is not easy to navigate through Munich by car because there always seem to be a lot of construction sites and traffic moves pretty quickly, so make sure you know where to go in advance. Otherwise I think it shouldn't be much of a problem to use public transport. Sander already posted the link, if you want to get out of the city you might also want to check the Deutsche Bahn website.
Good luck and let me know if you need any more info.
I'm from Munich. You want to go to the city by car? You don't need a map. There are signs all the way to the city.
If you want to go to the city by S-Bahn (= S-train) take the S1 or S8. It takes you around half an hour (depends at which stop you want to get out). Each of the S-trains goes each 20 minutes. If you have any further questions let me know.
Here you find a map of the urban rail network (what I called S-train = S-Bahn):
And this is the address of the homepage where you find ALL information about public transport in English: