Without thinking about airline/airport/alliance logistics, it's really tough to pick a city, like the post above me says: MUC
would be the best option airline-wise but all three cities have incredible things to offer.
London is still my favorite city in the world, I feel you can do close to anything in London. It's not a cheap city, but when you look back at all you did and saw, every pound you spent is worth it. The tube is VERY easy to use and certainly reliable. Also your options of paying for public transportation are good. The Oyster Card, I can't stop recommending this to everyone. I have never been to London in the winter but I would love to experience it with a little more crisp in the air. To get to LHR
is easy by tube, LGW
from Victoria station via the Gatwick Express is relatively cheap with fast and frequent trains making the journey. Food for the budget traveller is limited to fast food, Indian fast food, and Paninis. But if you indulge, I think you will find great bites all throughout the city. Don't miss a walk through Hyde Park, Kensington, and visit the Tate Modern, it's free and really tickles your head with all the modern art it showcases.
Paris... What an incredible city to see. Sometimes just walking around with no destination is a great thing to do (not to mention cheap!). It's a very monumental city, you don't have to look for landmarks, they find you. Paris is a great experience because it's such a feminine city. We are used to the manliness of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc, but Paris just grabs you and keeps your senses entertained with sights and sounds (and sometimes smells). The Metro is very good also. You can buy a three day pass I believe for unlimited use of the Metro. Make sure to experience a cafe on the Champs-Élysées. Montmartre is a must also. The Luvre takes a while to see but when I visited, on a Thursday afternoon just before closing, a kind staff person let my brother and I in for free and we got to see some of the most famous rooms (including the Mona Lisa) all in about an hour. A night river cruise (which is very popular with couples) is very nice too. Even as a man, I can say that Paris really did make me fall in love with her. CDG
is accessible by puchasing a ticket for the Roissybus that leaves near the Opera house (??) don't remember exactly where but somewhere around there. CDG
, is not famous for ease and excellency, but I think CDG
is more of a pain as a connecting passenger.
Munich!!! Bavaria is awesome! I was only able to spend two days in Munich but it was fun, fun, fun, and fun! Beer is a part of life in Munich. I found myself drinking my first beer at 11:00 am! Beer Gardens are a must, and do not overlook the English Garden. The Marienplatz is quite the site, and I loved seeing the Frauenkirche from different angles. The Hofbräuhaus, probably the most famous place to drink beer in Munich among tourists, is a lot of fun. It is challenging to find since it's not near a main road or landmark but just ask a friendly German to point you in the right direction. My German friends told me they never ever go there to socialize locally and so you will find a lot of tourists and not many locals but it's a great place to meet people from all over the world. The waitresses wear traditional Bavarian outfits, as do the Oomp Pah band members. The subway is again, easy to use even for a non-German speaker. Just take the time to read carefully the names of the stations so you don't confuse some adjacent stations with similar names. This city I found to be very safe to peruse at night. I drove to Munich so I don't know how MUC
is in terms of traffic or commuting to the airport. It's, in my opinion, the cheapest of the three cities, and I found the variety of food more affordable. Do try a pretzel with beer, and have a white sausage for breakfast!
You can PM
me if you want more info on specifics. I don't consider myself a specialist in any of these cities, but I do have great tips of what I did when I was there. Take lots and lots of pictures!
I hope this helps in any way. I would love to visti these three cities again and again since there is so much to see and do that I have yet to accomplish.
Whatever your choice, enjoy!