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Munich at a Glance

Although Munich's iconic Oktoberfest is a great way to get to know the city's rowdier side, you can enjoy Munich at any time of year and will be charmed by the culture, history and adventure the city has to offer.

Munich's cool English Garden is larger than Central Park in New York. Take a stroll, bring a picnic and admire the flowers, statues and picturesque that enliven this pleasant spot.

For a unique museum experience, visit the BMW museum, or stop in at the Alte Pinakotek for crazy art that will stretch your boundaries. The traditional also abounds in this Bavarian cultural hot spot. Check out the opulence of the old Residenz and tour the grandiose Schloss Nypmphenburg. In the evening, sip the brew Bavaria is famous for. You'll be glad you came. 

What to Expect
High Season
May - October
Low Season
November - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Munich Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. Contact a German Consulate for more information. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Busabout
      • Bus Europabus
      • Railroad Munich Central Train Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Munich has cool winters with occasional snow and rain. Most of the rain falls during the month of June and during the warmer summer months.

      Safety Concerns Watch out for drunken crowds during Octoberfest. Plan a safe ride and leave a bit early to avoid the ruckus. 

      Health Concerns Munich has clean drinking water and good public health