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 22 - OCTOBER 01)

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 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

April 25–May 05, 2020 • event

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

Munich Mash

Munich Mash

July 31–August 02, 2020 • 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

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Munich weather in January
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January is considered to be a low season in Munich. Climate is wet and cold around the city. The average daytime temperature this month is 1°C, and overnight temperatures are slightly more chilled, with nearly half of a month of rain. The sky is cloudy and hazy throughout January with around an hour of radiant sunshine a day. This is the time when even the snow can happen, and the wind can mess up your promenade. If you are planning a trip to Munich in January, be ready to cover yourself in layers. Warm and waterproof clothes and boots will help you to feel comfortable while sightseeing around the city. Thermal underwear, a hat, and gloves might work as well.
Munich weather in February
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The weather in Munich is chilly and snowy throughout February. The average temperatures in the city are above freezing when the west winds blow and around freezing overnight. Anticyclonic periods can generally be entirely foggy and gloomy. The fog is denser in northern Munich. Snowfalls in Munich are frequent, and often occur in the form of light snow, but sometimes they can be abundant. But there is an advantage in this low season—there are fewer downpours. Pack lots of layers if you decide to explore Munich in February. Hats, gloves, scarves, and all that stuff might save you from the chilliness. Warm and waterproof boots, as well as raingear, will be another good idea for you to bring.
Munich weather in March
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March in Munich is moderately cold and wet, with possible snowfalls throughout a month. Sometimes, the temperature sticks above zero, and sometimes it lows around freezing. The temperatures overnight are generally very cool. Even though the weather in March is occasionally distressed with rain and sleet, sometimes it also rotates with clear skies. By the end of the month, the weather in Munich gets milder, and the length of the day is increasing rapidly. Are you ready for your March adventure to Munich? Above all, check if the waterproof gear and footwear were packed. Warm clothes such as coat, hoodie, and warm pajamas will come in handy as well to feel comfortable in the course of chillness.
Munich weather in April
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Even though April sees an insignificant temperature increase, the weather in Munich is still relatively cold throughout a month. The nights might be fresh, but the daytime temperatures rise in the course of the month. Nevertheless, you should be ready that April also might face frosts and snowfalls. The chance of downpours throughout April is high enough as well. Usually, the middle of the spring in Munich gets around 170 hours of sun, so if you hope to catch beautiful blue skies during your stay, we have good news for you. Decided to visit Munich in April? Some days might seem warm and pleasant, but you should be ready for every weather situation. Prepare to dress in layers and let your luggage be full of warm and waterproof clothes just in case. Gloves, hat, and a scarf still might be useful as well.
Munich weather in May
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May is a lovely time to visit Munich as the days are getting longer, and the average temperature is quite mild. Without consideration of a few cloudy days, the sun is shining bright for about 210 hours a month, and the skies usually stay clear. But even though May might be allegedly dry, the rainfalls are possible as well. Moreover, the temperatures at night might be a little cooler than daytime ones. As the weather in Munich might be quite unpredictable in May, pack a different kind of clothes to keep yourself warm and comfortable. A raincoat, or at least an umbrella is a must. Add a warm sweater and waterproof footwear.
Munich weather in June
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The appealing weather is one of the main points that encourage people visiting Munich in June. The days get longer, and the temperature continues to rise gradually. Throughout a month, Munich sees cooler mornings, really warm afternoons, and quite mild nights. The sun shines intensively in June, and the skies remain clear for most of the time. The rain might happen periodically so an umbrella will be a good idea to pack. Although it is a rare occasion, the city might face an afternoon thunderstorm accompanied by hail. It is a good idea to switch to lighter clothes if you decided to visit Munich in June. Pack skirts or shorts along with t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts for your trip. It's also nice to have a hoodie and jeans for cooler evenings. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes and a wide-brimmed hat to make your sightseeing more pleasant.
Munich weather in July
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In July, the weather is generally very mild and humid in Munich. The average temperatures throughout a month reach its annual peak, and the city faces sweltering, sunny, and a bit windy days. The skies above are mostly clear throughout a month. However, the risk of afternoon thunderstorms is high, as well as the likelihood of cooler nights. Due to Atlantic disturbances, July is considered to be one of the rainiest months. That's why Munich sees cold and rain from time to time. Munich in July? Mind packing raingear as well as appropriate waterproof stuff and comfortable footwear. The light clothes like shorts, dresses, and t-shirts might come in handy in case of the heat. Sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes and skin from the direct sunshine won't hurt. A hoodie for a late evening is another good idea.
Munich weather in August
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The weather in Munich is pleasant, dry, and comfortable in August. The first half of the month is usually slightly warmer but also sees more rainfall in the mornings. Mild temperatures during the day alternate with freshness at night. Mind that strong wind might come to force in the afternoon. Due to cloud cover increase and shorter duration of the day, the city faces just seven hours of sunshine a day. Even though the number of downpours decreases by lapse of time, August is considered to be a wet month with about 16 days of rain. If you chose August to explore Munich, prepare your favorite summer clothes like shorts, t-shirts, and dresses for a fantastic promenade in the hit of the day. You will also need a pair of sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Along with that, pack a waterproof poncho, and footwear for rainy days.
Munich weather in September
10.5/10 score
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From the beginning of September and to its end, Munich sees a slight decrease in the air temperatures. Still, it feels warm and dry most of the time. However, in the course of the month, the intervals of warmth become substantially shorter. On average, about 6 hours of sunshine per day are waiting for you in Munich throughout a month. Cooler temperatures can be expected around mid-September throughout a day and even colder overnight. Even though the start of the fall is the time when the haze and cloud cover increases, the likelihood of downpours contrarily decreases. Generally, Munich sees nearly 13 rainy days in September. Are you making your mind to visit Munich in September? The best idea will be to pack different items of clothes: from skirts and shorts for afternoon pastime to jeans and jumpers for evening promenades. Along with all this stuff, mind preparing a raingear and comfortable shoes.
Munich weather in October
10.5/10 score
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6h 24m
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In October, the capital city of Bavaria faces a further drop in average temperatures. As the days go by, the weather gets cooler, and the skies get covered with clouds. In the first half of a month, Munich might put you on heels with its freshness in the mid-afternoon, but then it might feel even colder. The number of sunshine hours steadily comes down. As for the rain, most of the months feel somewhat dry, with the first two weeks of October being wetter than the last ones. Generally, Munich sees between 9 and 17 days of rainfall per month. If Munich is all you need in October, it is recommended to bring a wide range of clothes with you: from a light t-shirt to a warm waterproof coat and footwear. Covering yourself in layers and protecting yourself from rain has never harmed anyone.
Munich weather in November
10.5/10 score
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6h 24m
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In November, Munich starts to show temperatures similar to winter. Daily averages at the beginning of November usually stick around 7˚C (44.6˚F). Due to a passage of a month, the average temperatures range 5˚C (41˚F) at the max. However, on some occasions, it might get slightly warmer in the capital city of Bavaria. The gateway to winter is known with stronger winds and about two hours of sun per day. The chances of rain grow as the third week of November sets in. Usually, the early morning is the time that most likely receives downpours or snowfall. As the weather in Munich is quite unpredictable throughout November, you'd better check the forecast before packing for a trip. Spring or fall clothes might come in handy anyway, but also bring clothes for cooler evenings. By this is meant a warm sweater or a coat. And don't forget about waterproof stuff.
Munich weather in December
10.5/10 score
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10° average
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10 mm
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6h 24m
daylight duration
December in Munich is usually cold, dry, and grey with average daily temperatures dipping below zero on the Celcius scale. The speed of wind fortifies at a slow pace, and nights can be even freezing throughout a month. The skies covered with clouds and around two hours of sunshine make the city looking quite cheerless. Despite this fact, December is the quaint introduction to a dry season. Snowy and rainy days usually range between 11 and 15 throughout the month, with rain being the predominant form for precipitation, especially at night. The snowfall mostly comes in the form of sleet and light snow As the daily lows are expected in Munich in December, packing layers will be your best choice. Prepare a warm waterproof coat and boots along with thermal underwear and sweaters. Hat, scarf and a pair of gloves might be useful as well.