Munich City Information


The official currency in Germany is Euro. You can exchange money at most banks, post offices and airports (banks only exchange foreign notes). When you arrive, we recommend you to have some cash. However, major credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in central Munich as well. Most German goods and services include a value-added tax (VAT) of 16%.


Alcohol and Soft Drinks

Price for alcohol differs in pubs, bars, and clubs. It also depends on location of the venue. But generally, beer is cheaper than soft drinks. The range of prices for beer and spirits are as follows:

  • 0,5 l bottle of beer starts at 1,50 Eur
  • cocktails are offered for 4 Eur, however during happy hour cost 3,50 Eur
  • regular cappuccino can be found for 2,15 Eur
  • a 0,33 l bottle of Coke or Pepsi is available for 2 Eur
  • a bottle of water (0,33 l) can be purchased for 1,80 Eur
  • in bars and pubs a pint of beer costs 2 Eur / GBP 1,8 - 4 Eur / GBP 3,5
  • in clubs a pint of beer is from 2,9 Eur / GBP 2,6 to 4,10 Eur / GBP 3,70
  • a shot of vodka (usually 40ml or 50ml) is from 1 Eur for Ukrainian and from 3 Eur for imported vodka


In Munich the cuisine is multicultural. It offers a big variety of different culture's cuisines which are modified to German's tastes. The restaurants and dining services are incredibly inexpensive compared to any other Western European capital or other German cities. Average prices for meal are for example:

  • breakfast or brunch (sometimes including coffee, tea, juice) varies from 4 Eur to 12 Eur
  • a quick pizza or kebab starts from 1,5 Eur
  • cheap lunch menu costs from 7 Eur to 10 Eur and is available from Monday to Friday.
  • three course meal for 2 persons in middle range restaurant is around 35 Eur
  • steaks are more expensive from 22 Eur to 37 Eur


Taxis in Munich are comfortable, known to be safe, and a quite economic choice, compared to other European cities. They are easy to recognise and for reasonable price. Taxi drivers also generally speak English (at least to some extent).

  • the taximeter starts at €3 ...
  • ...the first 7 kilometres you are charged €2 per kilometre
  • ...for every further kilometres you pay €1.30

All Munich taxis tend to use the taximeter; fixed prices are rare.

Public Transport

There is also an opportunity to travel by bus, train (U-bahn, S-bahn), tram, trolley bus or ferry; if you wish to get to your final destination quickly. Another preferable way how to get around city is to take a bike.


Munich has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Being at the center of Europe, Munich is subject to many climatic influences, so that weather conditions there are more variable than in other European towns, especially those further west and south of the Alps. The warmest month of the year, on average, is July. During summer average high temperatures are 22.5°C (72.6°F) and average low temperatures are 11.4°C (52.5°F).

Time difference

Munich (and the whole Germany as well) is in Central European time zone, that is a time difference of +1 hour comparing to UK and due to daylight saving it is +2 hours.


EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 6th January - Epiphany
  • 1st May - International Workers' Day
  • 8th August - Peace Festival
  • 15th August - Assumption Day
  • 3rd October - German Unity Day
  • 31st October - Reformation Day
  • 1st November - All Saint's Day
  • Wed before 23rd November - Day of Repentance and Prayer
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - St Stephen's Day / Boxing Day


German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany. Recognised native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Sorbian, Romany. The most used immigrant languages are Turkish, Kurdish, Polish, the Balkan languages, and Russian. The majority of the Germans are able to speak English very well, due to the high multiculturalism in Munich and Germany.


The voltage in Germany is 230 V with frequency of 50 Hz. The plug that is used in Germany is the same as in most of European countries. The travellers from The United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland or Denmark will have to use the appropriate adaptor.


The international telephone code to Germany is 49.

Munich Travel Guide

Germany is a federation of 16 states. It is one of the most influential nations in European culture, and one of the world's main economic powers. In other words Germany means quality and hard work. What you may not know that well is its "fun side". There are loads of things to do when in Germany - cultural differences vary from region to region and you have a chance to discover the local diversity on your own

The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, high-brow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s second city is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis sure has many an unexpected card down its Dirndl.

Statistics show Munich is enticing more visitors than ever, especially in summer and during Oktoberfest. Munich’s walkable centre retains a small-town air but holds some world-class sights, especially its art galleries and museums. Throw in a king’s ransom of royal Bavarian heritage, an entire suburb of Olympic legacy and a kitbag of dark tourism and you can see why it's such a favourite among those who seek out the past, but like to hit the town once they’re done.

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