Visit Munich - Best of Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria, Germany’s most popular tourist destination. Once the hosts of the Olympic Games, Munich also welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to its famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest, every year. An affluent, sophisticated city with a wealth of museums, historic monuments, art collections and great shopping opportunities.

Munich is well connected to all of Germany’s major cities, by road, air and by an extensive rail network. Munich airport serves millions of passengers every year to fly to domestic and international destinations in Europe and the rest of the world. Bavarians are quite different from the rest of Germany’s inhabitants. Famous for their boisterous dancing in leather shorts and their drinking songs, Bavarians love to celebrate life and the art of brewing beer. The city is also home to some of the beautiful edifices from the past that have survived the ravages of World wars that twice shook the city. From Gothic to Neo classical, from contemporary to postmodern, this city will exhibit architecture in all its forms as well as movement.

Munich can be a bit of a tourist trap and very expensive. Avoid the expensive restaurants and cafes around Marienplatz and head for Irish pubs, catering for English speaking visitors, or for student hang-outs, which serve excellent value for money meals and a refreshing glass of lager for far less than the Hofbrauhaus or the Ratskeller. Each one of you should visit Munich at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Munich.

Munich Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Munich tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Munich Time Zone, UTC/GMT + 02:00hours. Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
  • Currency: Currency used in Munich is Euro.
  • Electricity: Voltage: 220-240 Volts. Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko. Electrical sockets (outlets) in Germany (Deutschland) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. 
  • Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
  • Languages: Language spoken in Munich is German.
  • Security: Police 110, Fire Brigade 112, Emergency Medical Services 112.
  • Tipping: Tipping is generally not expected in Munich.
  • When in Rome do as the Romans do, and when in Munich get an authentic Bavarian outfit. We have put together a complete guide to help you better understand the elements of a traditional outfit and where the best places to shop are.
  • Don't expect anyone outside of international hotels to speak English. Many people do, but a lot of restaurant staff, bierkeller staff and so on don't.

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Facts and Stats for Munich*

  • Pollution Statistics in Munich

    Know the pollution level of Munich before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.07 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.2 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.1 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.27 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.24 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.2 (Very Low)
  • Munich: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Munich for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Munich.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.69 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.06 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.89 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10.04 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15.32 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 19.01 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.54 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.34 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.81 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.18 (Low)
  • Living in Munich - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Munich is 190.36 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.65 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.27 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.79 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.28 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.54 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.21 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Munich

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Munich

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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