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December 5, 2015updated Jan 08, 2016

Useful Information for your Stay in Munich

By Chris Boyle

munichWHEN BEST TO GO

 

The warmer months of May to September are the most pleasant times to visit Munich, when temperatures average around 19 to 20C during the day; ideal for visiting the array of parks in the city. While museums are open year round, most festivals, including Oktoberfest, take place in September.

LANGUAGE

German, although English is commonly spoken.

CURRENCY EURO EXCHANGE RATE

$1 = EUR 0.71
£1 = EUR 1.14

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+49

24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ambulance: 112; Fire: 112; Police: 110

EMBASSY CONTACTS

US

UK

+49 89 211 090

TIME ZONE

GMT +1 (DST +2)

POPULATION

1.3 million

RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC

Predominantly Christian. Islam is the largest minority.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day – January 1
Epiphany – January 6
Good Friday – Spring
Easter Monday – Spring
Ascension Day – Spring
Whit Monday – Spring
Corpus Christi – Spring
Peace Festival – August 8
Assumption Day – August 15
German Unity Day – October 3
Reformation Day – October 31
All Saints – November 1
Day of Repentance and Prayer – Fall
Christmas Day – December 25
St. Stephen’s Day – December 26

BUSINESS HOURS

Shops are generally open from 8am to 8pm weekdays and Saturdays. On Sunday the majority of shops are closed. Museums are open most days, excluding public holidays.

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