The Best time to visit Munich – May?

The best time to visit Munich - March?

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been 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 March in Munich.

March in Munich

During March, every citizen of Munich awaits spring. But often winter won’t go and it still stays cold, especially during the night. Snow can still fall in the first weeks of March, but it won’t stay long. After Fasching (carnival) the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) begins in Munich. This brings the first boost to tourism in Munich, as the different brewery festivals, known as “Starkbierfest” get more and more popular with tourists from abroad. But March can also be the first month of spring, depending on the weather conditions. When there is a dry period or days with a warm wind from the south (called „Föhn“), you may have luck to enjoy a drink in a beer garden. The temperatures then may rise up to 15°C/59°F.

My recommendation: March can be an ideal month for a trip to Munich, but only if the weather conditions are good. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, especially the daily temperature and be quite spontaneus booking a flight and a hotel in Munich.

National Holidays and festivities during March in Munich

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

Weather in Munich - March

March is is still a cold month in Munich. You can still have snow in the first weeks. But there are more and more sunny days and, nature slowly (really slowly) beginns to spring. but expect percipitation and very cold temperatures around 5°C / 41° F. But there also can be warm days with temperatures up to 15°C / 59° F. This is usually the case when specific weather conditions like the “Föhn” appear. Föhn is a warm downslope wind, similar to the “Chinook” in the USA. If you’re lucky enough to catch such a weather period, you can enjoy your first beer garden visit in Munich.

Average sunshine hours:
3 hours
Daylight maximum (hours):
11,1 - 12,8
Temperature:
quite cold
Outdoor activities (walking, hiking, cycling, beergardening, etc.):
possible
Tourist Density (tourists in the city):
quite low
Stress factor:
quite low
Hotel prices:
quite low

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in March?

The prices for hotel rooms are still quite low, but the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) more and more brings tourists to the city. As Starkbierfest is (or was) usually a local thing in contrast to Oktoberfest, the last years show that it becomes more and more popular with foreign tourists. It is still an insider’s tip as you will meet way more locals than tourists. It is still possible to go skiing in the Alps. The Alps are just 1-2 hours away by train or car. In Munich, you can visit Museums, Art Galleries and enjoy Bavarian cuisine in the traditional restaurants. Outdoor activities are still limited due to the quite cold temperatures and weather conditions, but if you catch a period with sunny days and quite warm temperatures, you can enjoy a beer garden or sitting outside in the sun of a Café. I would definitely recommend visiting Munich during March, but keep a close eye on the weather. Don’t come if the weather forecast shows rain and cold temperatures. So March can be a good choice to come, but you have to be quite spontaneus.

The Best time to visit Munich – April?

The best time to visit Munich - March?

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been 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 March in Munich.

March in Munich

During March, every citizen of Munich awaits spring. But often winter won’t go and it still stays cold, especially during the night. Snow can still fall in the first weeks of March, but it won’t stay long. After Fasching (carnival) the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) begins in Munich. This brings the first boost to tourism in Munich, as the different brewery festivals, known as “Starkbierfest” get more and more popular with tourists from abroad. But March can also be the first month of spring, depending on the weather conditions. When there is a dry period or days with a warm wind from the south (called „Föhn“), you may have luck to enjoy a drink in a beer garden. The temperatures then may rise up to 15°C/59°F.

My recommendation: March can be an ideal month for a trip to Munich, but only if the weather conditions are good. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, especially the daily temperature and be quite spontaneus booking a flight and a hotel in Munich.

National Holidays and festivities during March in Munich

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

Weather in Munich - March

March is is still a cold month in Munich. You can still have snow in the first weeks. But there are more and more sunny days and, nature slowly (really slowly) beginns to spring. but expect percipitation and very cold temperatures around 5°C / 41° F. But there also can be warm days with temperatures up to 15°C / 59° F. This is usually the case when specific weather conditions like the “Föhn” appear. Föhn is a warm downslope wind, similar to the “Chinook” in the USA. If you’re lucky enough to catch such a weather period, you can enjoy your first beer garden visit in Munich.

Average sunshine hours:
3 hours
Daylight maximum (hours):
11,1 - 12,8
Temperature:
quite cold
Outdoor activities (walking, hiking, cycling, beergardening, etc.):
possible
Tourist Density (tourists in the city):
quite low
Stress factor:
quite low
Hotel prices:
quite low

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in March?

The prices for hotel rooms are still quite low, but the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) more and more brings tourists to the city. As Starkbierfest is (or was) usually a local thing in contrast to Oktoberfest, the last years show that it becomes more and more popular with foreign tourists. It is still an insider’s tip as you will meet way more locals than tourists. It is still possible to go skiing in the Alps. The Alps are just 1-2 hours away by train or car. In Munich, you can visit Museums, Art Galleries and enjoy Bavarian cuisine in the traditional restaurants. Outdoor activities are still limited due to the quite cold temperatures and weather conditions, but if you catch a period with sunny days and quite warm temperatures, you can enjoy a beer garden or sitting outside in the sun of a Café. I would definitely recommend visiting Munich during March, but keep a close eye on the weather. Don’t come if the weather forecast shows rain and cold temperatures. So March can be a good choice to come, but you have to be quite spontaneus.

The Best time to visit Munich – March?

The best time to visit Munich - March?

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been 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 March in Munich.

March in Munich

During March, every citizen of Munich awaits spring. But often winter won’t go and it still stays cold, especially during the night. Snow can still fall in the first weeks of March, but it won’t stay long. After Fasching (carnival) the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) begins in Munich. This brings the first boost to tourism in Munich, as the different brewery festivals, known as “Starkbierfest” get more and more popular with tourists from abroad. But March can also be the first month of spring, depending on the weather conditions. When there is a dry period or days with a warm wind from the south (called „Föhn“), you may have luck to enjoy a drink in a beer garden. The temperatures then may rise up to 15°C/59°F.

My recommendation: March can be an ideal month for a trip to Munich, but only if the weather conditions are good. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, especially the daily temperature and be quite spontaneus booking a flight and a hotel in Munich.

National Holidays and festivities during March in Munich

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

Weather in Munich - March

March is is still a cold month in Munich. You can still have snow in the first weeks. But there are more and more sunny days and, nature slowly (really slowly) beginns to spring. but expect percipitation and very cold temperatures around 5°C / 41° F. But there also can be warm days with temperatures up to 15°C / 59° F. This is usually the case when specific weather conditions like the “Föhn” appear. Föhn is a warm downslope wind, similar to the “Chinook” in the USA. If you’re lucky enough to catch such a weather period, you can enjoy your first beer garden visit in Munich.

Average sunshine hours:
3 hours
Daylight maximum (hours):
11,1 - 12,8
Temperature:
quite cold
Outdoor activities (walking, hiking, cycling, beergardening, etc.):
possible
Tourist Density (tourists in the city):
quite low
Stress factor:
quite low
Hotel prices:
quite low

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in March?

The prices for hotel rooms are still quite low, but the Starkbierzeit (strong beer season) more and more brings tourists to the city. As Starkbierfest is (or was) usually a local thing in contrast to Oktoberfest, the last years show that it becomes more and more popular with foreign tourists. It is still an insider’s tip as you will meet way more locals than tourists. It is still possible to go skiing in the Alps. The Alps are just 1-2 hours away by train or car. In Munich, you can visit Museums, Art Galleries and enjoy Bavarian cuisine in the traditional restaurants. Outdoor activities are still limited due to the quite cold temperatures and weather conditions, but if you catch a period with sunny days and quite warm temperatures, you can enjoy a beer garden or sitting outside in the sun of a Café. I would definitely recommend visiting Munich during March, but keep a close eye on the weather. Don’t come if the weather forecast shows rain and cold temperatures. So March can be a good choice to come, but you have to be quite spontaneus.

The Best time to visit Munich – February?

The best time to visit Munich - February?

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been 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 February in Munich.

february in Munich

Surprisingly, this is the month where it gets really icey in Munich. Late January until mid February is in my opinion the worst season to visit Munich. The sky is usually cloudy or overcast and often temperatures do not rise over 0°C (32°F). You can sometimes encounter significant amounts of snow. This time of the year is the „real winter“ in Munich.
The only thing that brings people out is Fasching (carnival) where usually some parties with people dressed in carnival costumes take place. February is also the ultra high season for catching a cold or even the flu. In February there is also the Munich Fashion Week, which additionally brings some tourists to Munich.

My recommendation: February is the month to avoid for a Munich trip. It’s cold outside and the chance to catch a cold is high. Sightseeing is limited to museums and indoor things as long as you don’t want to bring your extra thick clothes, heated boots and skiing gloves.

National Holidays during February in Munich

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

Weather in Munich - February

February is a very cold month to visit Munich. Also the chance is high to see significant amounts of snow. Only a few days can be sunny, but expect percipitation and very cold temperatures around 0°C / 32° F. Even on sunny days always wear a warm jacket, a hat and use gloves and a scarf. Also don’t forget your warm boots when visiting Munich during February.

Average sunshine hours:
1 hour
Daylight maximum (hours):
9,5 - 11,0
Temperature:
very cold
Outdoor activities (walking, hiking, cycling, beergardening, etc.):
not good
Tourist Density (tourists in the city):
low
Stress factor:
low
Hotel prices:
low

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in February?

The prices for hotel rooms are still low as in January (except Fasching/carnival). Usually there is a lot of percipitation during February and the chance to catch a cold or even the flu climaxes.  It is possible to go skiing in the Alps. The Alps are just 1-2 hours away by train or car. But expect hordes of ski fanatics from all over Europe, especially around Fasching. In Munich, you can visit Museums, Art Galleries and enjoy Bavarian cuisine in the traditional restaurants. Outdoor activities are really limited due to the cold temperatures and weather conditions. Overall I would not recommend to visit Munich during February, unless you want to see the carnival festivities.

The Best time to visit Munich – January?

The best time to visit Munich - January?

When is the best time to visit Munich? Whenever you go to a destination abroad where you’ve never been 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 January in Munich.

January in Munich

Until around January 6th, there is still the “Christmas High Season” going on in Munich. January 6th is a National Holiday (Epiphany) and most Germans enjoy the last days of their Christmas holidays. People go skiing to the Alps, enjoy a winter walk through Munich’s parks and woods and try to digest the masses of food eaten from Christmas to New Year’s Day. But generally after New Year’s Day everything settles.

After January 6th all people go back to work and the extreme low season in Munich begins. January is also the kick-off of the “real winter” in Munich. It is getting quite cold, it might be snowing or have slushy rain and everything is freezing around 0°C (32°F). There might be also some sunny, but really icey days.

My recommendation: In January you can enjoy the winter feeling. If you like to take a walk in the fresh icey air, visit a few museums and try different beer halls, January might be a bargain month for you.

National Holidays during January in Munich

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

Weather in Munich - January

January is a very cold month to visit Munich. Also the chance is high to see significant amounts of snow. Some days also can be sunny, but expect very cold temperatures around 0°C / 32° F and sometimes an icey wind from the east. Even on sunny days always wear a warm jacket, a hat and use gloves and a scarf. Also don’t forget your warm boots when visiting Munich during January.

Average sunshine hours:
2 hours
Daylight maximum (hours):
8:30 - 9:15
Temperature:
very cold
Outdoor activities (walking, hiking, cycling, beergardening, etc.):
not good
Tourist Density (tourists in the city):
low
Stress factor:
low
Hotel prices:
low

Would I recommend travelling to Munich in January?

If you’re ice and snow-proof and you’re not easily catching a cold, Munich during January can really be a bargain month for you. The prices for hotel rooms are really low as well as airfares. If you’re lucky, you will catch sunny but cold days to do sightseeing. You can also consider doing daytrips to the Austrian cities Salzburg, Innsbruck and even Vienna. Or go skiing in the Alps. The Alps are just 1-2 hours away by train or car. If you like to stay in and around Munich, you can also visit Museums, Art Galleries and enjoy Bavarian cuisine in the traditional restaurants. Of course outdoor activities are really limited due to the cold temperatures, but if you can live without visiting a beer garden (they’re closed during winter) and cycling through the city, then Munich is a good travel destination – even in January.