How could the creators of one of the cleanest, most efficient, and well used subway systems in the world…develop this system for ticketing. I have read the instructions in both German and English, and I’m still not sure if I’m paying the right amount. Usually that’s not a problem though, as Munich uses the honor system for travelers. You’re expected to punch and validate your ticket at entry – but no check point exists to make sure you do so. About the only thing prompting this compliance, is the fear that the rambling DB police will come on your train and ask you for a valid ticket. If not, you suffer the shame of being escorted off the train and a hefty fine. So what’s a guy to do? I cop out and buy the monthly pass from my favorite English speaking ticket vendor for wherever I want to go. No ticket purchases, no validation, and no fear of public humiliation. Just free wheelin all through town.