10 essential tips for traveling to Munich


We leave you a list of tips for traveling to Munich We hope we can help you organize your trip to one of the most incredible cities in Germany, the capital of Bavaria, where in addition to being able to travel it for a few days, you can take advantage of a trip to the impressive Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairytale castle or Visiting the Dachau concentration camp, a painful and not easy visit, but we believe it is essential to understand the history and, above all, be aware of the barbarism that happened in this place.

Based on our trip to Bavaria, during which we met the city and some of the most recommended places in Bavaria, we leave you what we believe are the 10 essential tips for traveling to Munich. We start!

1. What is the best time?

Although any time is good to travel to this area of ​​Germany, we believe it is important to consider the weather for this and the places you want to visit, to decide what is the best time for a trip to Munich.

  • High season (July and August): these summer months are the most suitable for visiting the city, although in recent times, temperatures are usually quite high and at the same time, the most tourist places are usually very busy.
  • Mid season (from April to June and September and October): for us, this would be the best option since the weather is usually mild and most tourist attractions are not as crowded as in summer.
  • Low season (from November to March): this is the most gray and cold time of the year, besides being the rainiest months. Except that you want to enjoy the city at Christmas, at which time the Christmas markets are mounted, this would be the least recommended time.

Do not forget that if you are going to travel in the months that are included in high season or Christmas it is highly recommended to book in advance both flights and accommodation to have more options and find more adjusted prices.

2. Entry requirements

If you are a citizen of the European Union or Spanish, you will only need your ID or passport to travel to Munich. If you have another nationality, we recommend you carefully check the website of the Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition to these entry documents, it is very important to have the European Health Card in order to receive medical assistance if necessary. In addition to this, it is highly recommended to have the best travel insurance for Europe, with which you will receive the best medical care and also have a repatriation included, if necessary.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.


In Munich we recommend you go at least once to the famous Hofbraühaus brewery, an entire institution in the city, which although very touristy, serves quality food and beer. We ordered a dish of the house, with 3 types of sausages, another with bratwurst with sauerkraut, a plate of baked potatoes, plus a glass of half-liter beer and a coke for 26 euros.

10. More tips for traveling to Munich

Other of the best tips for traveling to Munich are:

  • Although the official language is German, English is spoken in most tourist places, so you won't have problems.
  • Despite this, if you want to start a smile, we recommend you learn some German words such as hallo (hello), good morning (guten morgen), good afternoon (guten abend), good night (guten nacht), see you later / see you soon ( auf wiedersehen), yes (ja), no (nein), thanks (danke) and you're welcome (bitte).
  • In Germany you can use euros to pay, but as for all your trips, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, they will not charge you commission and you will always have the current change. You can find many more details about these cards in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.
  • If you are going to take a tour by car, do not forget that in Germany there is no speed limit on some sections of the motorways. In spite of that, he always drives with caution and respecting the signage and rules.
  • In Germany the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50 Hz and the plugs are of type F.

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