Best time to visit Munich

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Best time of year to visit Munich

With the abundance of flowers, comfortable temperatures, uncrowded streets, Georgiritt and Frühlingsfest, March through May is the best time to visit Munich. The warm season from June to August attracts lots of tourists, but they disperse in the city's parks and beer gardens, so it's another great time to visit the city. Besides hiking in the Alps or surfing on the Eisbach river, summer brings Munich Mash and Tollwood Summer Festival. During Oktoberfest rates skyrocket, and rooms are hard to find. Crisp winter brings a true Christmas wonderland to Munich with lots of festive treats, another high season in the city. If you travel on a low budget and are ready to tolerate cold weather, pack layers and choose Munich in late winter that ends with great Fasching celebrations.

4 THINGS TO DO IN MUNICH (SEPTEMBER 20 - SEPTEMBER 29)

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

September 19–October 04, 2020 • event

The most famous beer festival in the world welcomes everyone to enjoy Bavarian culture, rivers of beer, and great traditional cuisine

Urban Surfing in Munich

Urban Surfing in Munich

May–September • activity

The birthplace of urban surfing attracts some of the best riders from all over the world. Try out your own skills or just relax and enjoy watching others

Beer Gardens

Beer Gardens

May–October • activity

One of the best ways to relax, refresh, and enjoy the shade on hot summer days in Bavaria is to visit a beer garden

Picnic in the West Park

Picnic in the West Park

May–September • activity

The favourite summer pastime of locals

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Krampus Nacht and Krampus Run

Krampus Nacht and Krampus Run

December 08, 2019 | December 22, 2019 • event

This scary demon can frighten even adults, so be sure you are ready to meet Krampus!

Tollwood Summer Festival

Tollwood Summer Festival

June 24–July 19, 2020 • event

It's music time! Come and enjoy the best performers from all over the world

Schäfflertanz or Coopers Dance

Schäfflertanz or Coopers Dance

January 06–February 17, 2026 • event

Don't miss a chance to see this unique tradition which takes place only once every seven years

Christmas Market Foods

Christmas Market Foods

late November–December • food

Visit Bavaria's picturesque Christmas markets and enjoy some great traditional food, sweets, and drinks

Streetlife Festival

Streetlife Festival

May 25–26, 2019 • event

This outdoor party creates a space for people to experience the city differently

Tollwood Winter Festival

Tollwood Winter Festival

November 26–December 31, 2019 • event

Check out this exciting winter festival combining science, culture, and lots of entertainment

Munich Carnival or Fasching

Munich Carnival or Fasching

February 23–24, 2020 • event

Wild celebrations, colourful costumes, parades, and performances create an unforgettable atmosphere all around the city. Join the locals in this amazing Fasching celebration!

Munich Pride or Christopher Street Day (CSD)

Munich Pride or Christopher Street Day (CSD)

July 11–12, 2020 • event

For two days, Munichers celebrate CSD in memory of the Stonewall riots (gay demonstrations) in New York's Christopher Street in June 1969

Eisbach Weltmeisterschaft (World Cup)

Eisbach Weltmeisterschaft (World Cup)

August 10, 2019 • event

Chugging beer and swimming fun race in the heart of Munich

Georgiritt in Traunstein

Georgiritt in Traunstein

April 13, 2020 • event

A colourful horse pilgrimage is the highlight of Easter Monday in Bavaria

Floating Beer Garden (Isar Floßfahrt)

Floating Beer Garden (Isar Floßfahrt)

May–mid-September • activity

Enjoy a journey on a traditional raft with music, dancing, and lots of fun

Auer Dult

Auer Dult

October 19–27, 2019 • event

Enjoy shopping at the traditional Auer Dult with its merry-go-round and ferris wheel

Munich Mash

Munich Mash

June 28–30, 2019 • event

Put some action into your daily life! Visit the Mash and watch unbelievable performances during the day and enjoy awesome music at night

Strong Beer Fest or Starkbierfest

Strong Beer Fest or Starkbierfest

March 13–April 05, 2020 • event

Try this very special 'strong beer' or 'Starkbier' in German brewed by Munich's monks for centuries. The tradition is still alive and the best breweries in Munich invite visitors to taste their special potent brews during the Stong Beer Fest

Maibaumaufstellen (May Day Festival)

Maibaumaufstellen (May Day Festival)

May 01 • event

One of the most beautiful spring holidays with unique traditions and lively colourful celebrations

Stadtgründungsfest (Town Foundation Festival)

Stadtgründungsfest (Town Foundation Festival)

June 13–14, 2020 • event

Don't miss the celebration of Munich's birthday

Munich Marathon

Munich Marathon

October 11, 2020 • event

Run one of the most scenic European marathons, see major sights, and feel the goosebumps at the finish near the Olympic Stadium

Frühlingsfest or Munich Spring Festival

Frühlingsfest or Munich Spring Festival

April 24–May 10, 2020 • event

The Munich Spring Festival offers a giant flea market, traditional performances, and even a beer beauty contest

Sledging

Sledging

December–February • activity

Enjoy sledging within the city limits of Munich

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

November 27–December 24, 2019 • event

One of the largest and oldest holiday fairs in Germany, a good reason to visit Munich