There is no time to waste. The Bavarian capital has some surprising days in store for all its visitors, as a tourist guide to Munich will show you. The museum district (which covers a period from antiquity to the present day) and the many galleries will delight art lovers. L'Altstadt (the old town), largely reserved for pedestrians, offers the most beautiful and imposing buildings in the city to walkers, with obviously a bratwurst in the left hand and a beer mug (Munich, of course) on the right. For sports enthusiasts, Olympia Park offers a wide range of activities on the site that hosted the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Nature lovers will be delighted by the Englischer Garten (English Garden) and the banks of the Isar River where the people of Munich meet on weekends for a picnic, a football game, a swim or even... surfing. And when evening arrives, Müllerstrasse sees the beer mugs waltzing while Maximilianplatz attracts night owls with its many nightclubs. In short, welcome to Munich, a beautiful and radiant city in Bavaria located at the southern tip of Germany and only a short distance from the Alps.

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When to go to Munich?

The most pleasant time to discover Munich and its colours is of course from May to October. Temperatures are mild (even high and even scorching!), the sunshine rate is the highest despite heavy rainfall in the middle of summer. The beginning of the year is the coolest period... but also the driest.

The countryside is beautiful in autumn if you take a few trips in the region.

November and December are perfect for strolling around the Christmas markets. There is a unique atmosphere during Advent in Germany but be careful because there are crowds in the city centre, shops and markets! The Biergarten only open on sunny days.

Also remember that the day is declining faster than in France and many travellers from the West are surprised to see the night arrive so quickly: so you will have to forget about many outdoor activities.

Munich and the Alps under the snow are like a fairy tale, but German roads in winter pose a lot of problems for French motorists who often drive without suitable tyres.

Finally, Oktoberfest (the Beer Festival, during the 2nd half of September) is a peak in the city's tourist activity. If you are a beer lover and a fan of such events, go ahead. If you don't come for the beer, it doesn't make sense to make the trip at this time of year.

How to go to Munich? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. Prices vary according to the means of transport chosen and the time of booking; last minute offers remain the most attractive. In Munich, since it is a suitable place, there are quite a few cultural trips, but the prices are higher. Escapades also allow you to visit the surrounding Bavaria.

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It is very easy to travel alone in Munich. Public transport and hotel facilities are abundant, you can make your choice. To avoid wasting too much time queuing in front of each monument, remember to buy your tickets in advance on the Internet or on site the day before. Queue-cutting tickets also save time for a few extra euros. Munich is also a city that lends itself perfectly to a family stay.

Munich has a strong and dense public transport network. Buses and trams share the roadway while the U-Bahn (metro) and S-Bahn (RER) occupy the basement. The rate depends on the distance travelled and the mode of transport. Courteous, smiling, friendly, numerous even on Fridays and Saturday evenings, Munich taxis are simply the opposite of what we know in France and especially in Paris.

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When to travel?

The most pleasant time to discover Munich and its colours is of course from May to October. Temperatures are mild (ev...
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Weather forecast

The city of Munich is subject to many climatological influences. It is located in a transition zone between the humid...
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Budget

The euro is the official currency of Germany. The cost of living is substantially similar to that of major Western ci...
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Formalities

As a member of the European Union and the Schengen area, Germany allows any EU citizen to stay or reside on its terri...
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Health

You do not run any particular risk when travelling to Germany. And even if no vaccine is requested, make sure they...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to travel alone in Munich. Public transport and hotel facilities are abundant, you can make your choi...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3...
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Getting around

Munich has a strong and dense public transport network. Buses and trams share the roadway while the U-Bahn (metro) an...
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