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Munich (München in German) is Bavaria's capital.
North towards Nürnberg
Take the Subway 6 to Studentenstadt. From there walk about 300 m north on Ungererstraße until you are under a bridge. You will see signs for the motorways. This leads directly to the A9, a quick and easy route to Berlin or Nürnberg. For i.e. Köln it is best to stop at the Rasthof Nürnberg/Feucht as the freeways converge here. To continue on A93, i.e. Regensburg and Dresden you can change the car at Rasthof Fürholzen some 30km north of Munich.
- The roadworks mentioned by Sitarane are now finished. Although traffic wasn't heavy, I found this to be an excellent spot and got a ride out within ten minutes.
- It is illegal for cars to stop here so when one does, it might be best to take it to the next Rasthof and continue from there if they aren't going far.
Another option is to take subway 6 to Nordfriedhof. Follow the road for 100 m and find your way through the bushes. But be beware of the ants! The cars are fast there but can easily stop because there are two lanes merging into one.
The A8 begins inside the town. A few hundred meters before the beginning, there is a bus stop called Ramersdorf, so enough place to stop. Take a subway to Karl-Preis-Platz or just walk from the town center along Rosenheimer Straße. This is far from an ideal spot, as it's very difficult to catch the attention of the drivers in this spot, and there is too much urban traffic and buses. If you do choose this spot, make sure you have a very visible sign.
Or walk straight after seeing bus station Rosenhimer Strasse pass the street, pass the huge sign A92 and stay at the and of the fence and when any car stop just him to drop you at Rosenheim service station or if you want to go to Balkan make sure that you get out before A10 in Austria.
I went near the bus station rosenhimer strasse, and little bit further at the left, there s a gas station, it s not a really good place as the road is turning at that place, but at least cars can stop, and it seems to me as the best place there.
South towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The best spot to start your hichhike is on Fürstenrieder Straße. There is a bus stop 200 metres after the crossways Würmtalstraße-Fürstenriederstraße. Cars can easyily stop there. Use a sign (A 95, or Garmisch). In the evenings you can try to get a lift at the traffic light at the crossways. Both spots are not really good but okay.
The A96 begins inside of Munich. Close to the on-ramps of the motorway there is a petrol station that is frequented by many people before they go onto the motorway.
The petrol station is easily reachable by bus line 133, direction Forstenrieder Allee. Exit at stop Siegenburger Straße. (Coming by line 133 from the other direction might be tricky as you would have to cross a road with 6 lanes. The traffic lights are quite some walk away).
You can switch to this bus line at stations Rotkreuzplatz (metro U1), Donnersbergerbrücke (most S-Bahn lines) and Heimeranplatz (metro U4 and U5, S-Bahn S7). From Heimeranplatz it is also possible to walk within 5-10 minutes.
From the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof), take tram S2 towards Petershausen. Get out at Obermenzing. There along the street you can either walk the 2-3 km towards the motorway, or take bus #143 towards Blutenburg.
The bus #143 stop is across the road from the S2 exit. If the bus is not leaving for a while, you can easily hitchhike at the traffic lights nearby. I would advise putting 'Augsburg' on the sign. There is a service station just before this town, expect a long waiting time at Augsburg.
This stop is located directly in front of a roundabout, and KFC where the A8 for direction west starts. There's enough place for cars to stop in front of the roundabout. Expect high traffic. Literally stuck my hand out here and got a ride within 30 seconds. There are so many cars here! For the petrol-station-lover, some meters before a small petrol station is located, so if you're bored, go asking people there. Make sure to carry a sign where you want to go as the motorway will split after 2 km towards different directions. It is really easy to get a lift from there.
This is also a great way to get to Frankfurt as you can hitch to Ulm, north to Würzburg and then west to Frankfurt.
The A 99 is the Munich ring road (http://www.autobahnatlas-online.de/A99.htm). While not as accurate as other south south/north bound jumping off points, the service station Rasthof Vaterstetten Ost is a good point if seeking to get lifts from long-distance lorry drivers, many of whom stay overnight here. This service station is located at the A99 in Feldkirchen. It is located only 2 km from the S-Bahn station Vaterstetten and requires walking through the small village to the back of the service station. 1,000 trucks or more park here here every night with many more passing through, heading north and south. While I would not like to sleep here (with a 1,000 plus lonely men), its a excellent place when heading both north and south. Make sure to carry a sign indicating what motorway who are hoping to take. For example, the A8 to the the South and East or the A94 to Passau.
Maybe not the most comfortable place to sleep, but always open and not busy at night is the airport Franz-Josef-Strauss at A92 (from Regensburg). Hitchhiking away from there (late) in the evening is a pain, but if you end up there, you can count on a dry and warm night. There is no waiting hall (there are no flights at night) but enough restaurants where you can pick your bench and toilets are open anytime.