The Best time to visit Munich – April?

by amuc001

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been to before, you will ask yourself: When should I go there? Are there “good” or “bad” months? Of course, every city looks far better on a nice sunny day than in heavy rain. There are only a few places in the world where it doesn’t matter when to go, as the weather conditions are always perfect. Unfortunately, Munich is not such a place. Also, hotel prices vary throughout the seasons. Here I will tell you about the best months of the year when you should visit Munich, and of course when you should avoid visiting Munich. This time I will tell you about the things you can expect throughout April in Munich

April in Munich

April is the month where spring finally arrives in Munich. People go out and enjoy the long missed warmer temperatures. Usually during April you will also find the Easter celebrations in Munich, especially the Easter weekend (Good Friday until Easter Sunday).
The weather can change quickly in April and there may be days where you have rain, sun, snow and wind during 24 hours. Often there are also the first warmer periods with nice spring weather. The Easter Holidays are the first peak of tourism in Munich, with lot’s of tourists from Germany and its neighbouring countries.

My recommendation: April is an ideal month for a trip to Munich. The weather conditions are better than in march, but try to avoid the week before and after Easter. As many parts of Europe and especially Germany and its neighbouring countries will have school holidays here, Munich sees significantly more tourists. Also the hotel prices start rising and are higher during the two weeks of the Easter Holidays.

Weather in Munich - April

In April the weather is generally unstable and can change quickly. However, this depends on the general meteorological situation over Europe. If you’re lucky, April is already warm and spring-like with temperatures that invite you to sit in one of the many beer gardens. But sometimes it has been snowing around Easter. The nights get noticeably warmer and the thermometer less and less often drops below the freezing point.

At the end of April there is also a chance to enjoy summer-like temperatures around 20-25°C (68-77° F)

National Holidays and festivities during May in Munich

Learn about the National Holidays during this month as well as other festivities you will encounter when travelling to Munich in April. 

Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Besides Christmas, it is the most important religious festival in particularly Catholic Christian countries. The religious Easter holidays begin on Holy Thursday (German: Gründonnerstag) and end on Easter Monday (German: Ostermontag). While Holy Thursday is not a public holiday in Bavaria, Good Friday (German: Karfreitag) and Easter Monday are public holidays. In the week before and after Easter there are school holidays in Bavaria. The Easter holidays are so-called moveable feasts, which are not based on the regular calendar, but on the lunisolar calendar. This means that Easter can be anywhere between 22 March and 25 April, depending on the particular year. If you like to find out when Easter in Bavaria is celebrated this year, you can find the dates on this specific wikipedia-website.

The foodies love April as it is also the beginning of the asparagus season in Bavaria. In case you didn’t know, Bavaria is famous for its white asparagus and every year the same hype sets off. You’ll hardly find restaurants in Munich not offering asparagus (soup, plain, salad, and every meal you can imagine). It’s like the pumpkin hype in the USA. Fortunately I did not see an aspargus-flavoured coffee yet, but who knows what will come in the future. If you love white asparagus, then Munich and the greater Munich area is the place to be in late April.

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in April?

I would definitely recommend you to come to Munich in April. But maybe you should avoid the week before and after Easter, because prices for flights and hotels will be above average during that time and there will be many day trippers in the city, especially when the weather is fine. I would therefore rather recommend you to come at the end of April. The temperatures will rise significantly and if you are lucky you will experience some summer moments. Nature is also in full bloom and you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. The first of April is also the date when most beer gardens officially open. Before that, the beer gardens are only open when it is really warm. So if you want to visit Munich and you have a beer garden on your to-do list, you should come not earlier than April.

Travel weather Munich in April?

When I plan to travel abroad, I always check the average weather conditions for my desired travel time. Everything is better when the weather is right, especially when travelling. Sometimes even a week back or forth can statistically show significantly different weather. Therefore I also would recommend you to check the temperature and sunshine of the last three years to get an idea of how the weather is statistically looking like at your destination. Of course, statistics don’t give you a 100 percent certainty that the weather will be the same again, but the probability is higher.

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