Munich (Germany)

Munich is a large city in South Germany, located at the banks of the Isar River. The city is definitely most famous for the annual Oktoberfest beerfest and for its beautiful architecture. The historical city center has survived surprisingly well in World War II. The rest of the city has been restored to match it with what the city looked like in the late 1800s. The historic city center is a major attraction and full of great castles, palaces, museums and galleries. The city is also home of the football club FC Bayer Munich, which has its home stadium in Munich.

Population: 1,407,836
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 5 to 5% if the service is good. For exceptional service, you might leave up to 15%.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 6:04:31 AM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Partly cloudy

48°F

Mon
16.12

Partly cloudy

46°F

Tue
17.12

Cloudy

55°F

Wed
18.12

Partly cloudy

54°F

Thu
19.12

Cloudy

55°F

Fri
20.12

Cloudy

54°F

Sat
21.12

Cloudy

41°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

The weather of Munich changes throughout the year. Rainy days are almost the same in all months, with an average of 10 days per month.

The best time to go is anytime between May and October, temperatures climb to a comfortable place and many festivals pepper the calendar.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 28.0 34.0 23.0 10
February 31.3 38.3 25.3 9
March 38.1 47.1 32.7 9
April 45.7 55.9 37.2 10
May 54.0 64.4 44.8 11
June 59.7 70.5 50.7 12
July 63.1 73.9 53.6 11
August 61.9 73.2 53.1 11
September 56.1 66.9 47.8 9
October 46.8 56.5 40.1 7
November 37.0 43.7 32.4 10
December 30.4 36.1 25.7 10

More information: Munich forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Munich 9 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. There's a wonderful morning to be had at the English Garden, a very popular scenic park, more internaitonal than its name suggests, it contains a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house.
  2. Then on to Marienplatz, this prominent public square, the largest in Munich, stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.
  3. Nearby is the BMW Museum, hundreds of thousands of people visit BMW's four-cilinder BMW tower and the bowl-shaped museum next to it each year. The museum showcases the technical development of cars and motorcycles and also has some exhibits on the history of the company.
  4. Visit Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen). The Tresury holds important artifacts and there are some very impressive rooms located within the Residenz. Or go to Viktualienmarkt, the city's largest and most famous outdoor marketplace.
  5. Tierpark Hellabrunn is a must, the huge complex of buildings makes it one of the most enjoyable museums you will ever visit. Plan to spend a great portion of the day there since there are so many exhibits and rooms to see.

More information: Munich sights on map

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Accommodation Area

The recommended accommodation areas for Munich are:

Cheap area: Laim

Central location: Marienplatz

Nightlife: Schwabing

More information: Recommended districts of Munich on map

Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Munich is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $67.35, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $253.45, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $74.02
  • Hotel (3 stars): $99.21
  • Hotel (4 stars): $125.19
  • Hotel (5 stars): $212.76
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.75
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.36
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.91
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.94
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.17

More information: Munich price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Munich destination map

Safety

Munich has been classified as extremely safe with security classification 5/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 82.6 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 89.9 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 75.7 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Munich safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe