FAQ Cocoon Stachus
ARE THERE DISABLED/BARRIER-FREE ROOMS?
No, unfortunately the construction of our hotel at the Stachus does not allow barrier-free rooms at the moment. If you still don't want to miss out on your Cocoon experience, we would be happy to recommend our Cocoon Hauptbahnhof. We are happy to offer you a barrier-free room at this location, please contact us directly for more details.
DISTANCES TO THE EXHIBITION FAIR, AIRPORT, CITY CENTRE AND ALLIANZ ARENA, AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
How long does it take to get to the airport?
Munich Airport is located in the north of the city and can be reached in about 50 minutes by direct connection with the S-Bahn (S1 or S8) from Karlsplatz Stachus.
How long do we need to get to the fair?
The Munich Trade Fair Centre is 12 km away from Cocoon Stachus. A direct connection with the U2 subway takes 30 minutes.
How long do we need to get to the city center (Marienplatz)?
You can reach the Marienplatz either on foot in about 15 minutes or by direct S-Bahn connection in about 10 minutes.
How do we get to the Allianz Arena?
The Allianz Arena is located about 13 km away and can be reached with the U1/U2 or on foot to Sendlinger Tor and from there with a direct connection with the U6.
HOW DO I GET FROM THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION TO THE HOTEL?
Please take the exit towards Schillerstraße. From there it is about 5 minutes walk to the hotel.
Should you need some navigation help: To Google Map
IS THERE A RESTAURANT IN THE HOTEL?
No, there is no restaurant in the hotel, but there is no better place in Munich to satisfy your hunger than at the Stachus. Not only gourmets get their money's worth in the surrounding area, but also numerous fast-food snacks, street cafés and bistros are within easy reach. Just ask at the reception - we will be happy to give you some culinary tips or take a look at our culinary (secret) tips in advance.
WHAT SIZE ARE OUR BEDS?
Our beds are at least 140 x 200 cm, the largest beds in the Cocoon Stachus Munich even measure 180 x 200 cm.
For the exact measurements of the bed in your room, please have a look at our room description.
WHAT IS THE STACHUS?
The Munich Stachus is the square around Karlstor, it is located between the main station and Marienplatz and is one of the most beautiful and busiest places in Munich. Documentation of the square can be found as early as the 13th century as an important location on Salzstraße, which was of great importance for the city's development. For a long time the gate was known as Neuhauser Tor.
WHERE DOES THE NAME STACHUS COME FROM?
Elector Karl Theodor had the Neuhauser Tor restored at the end of the 18th century and subsequently also arranged for the name to be changed to Karlstor. The square belonging to it was also renamed, but the name Karlstor was not quite able to establish itself - presumably because of the unpopular elector who came from the Pfalz. Bavaria continued to use the name Stachus, derived from the inn of the same name on the square. Even today, people tend to know Karlsplatz by the name Stachus.
WHICH SIGHTS ARE NEARBY?
The most famous landmarks on the Stachus are the Karlsplatzrondell with its Stachus fountain and the Karlstor. The Sendlinger Tor and Marienplatz with its historic town hall are also less than ten minutes' walk away. Particularly popular in summer are the Wittelsbach Fountain on Maximilianplatz or the old Botanical Gardens - both are just five minutes' walk away.
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CAN YOU SHOP AT STACHUS?
Yes, there are numerous shopping opportunities both directly at Karlsplatz and nearby. The "Stachus-Passagen" is a spacious shopping centre under the Stachus with direct S-Bahn and U-Bahn access. The longest shopping mile in Munich also begins at Stachus: Kaufinger Straße offers large chains as well as small boutiques for every need: from clothing and sports to jewellery and cosmetics, electronics and toys.