24 September 2019 | While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information, it should be used as guidance only. If you have updated information please contact policy@etoa.org.

Tax

There is no tourist tax applicable in Munich.

Access and Mobility

Applies to all vehicles and all must display a Green category 4 vignette to enter the zone (within the ‘Mittlerer Ring’). For diesel vehicles this is at least Euro 3 with particulate filter and for petrol vehicles pre Euro 1 with a catalytic converter fitted. Further information on the Unweltzone here.

Destinations Munich Transport

Attractions

These attractions are selected due to high demand and/or operational issues. If you think we should include others, please contact policy@etoa.org.

Attractions based in Germany outside of Munich can be found here.

Attractions based in Berlin can be found here.

If you are a member attraction of ETOA and would like your attraction featured on this page, please contact policy@etoa.org.

General information for visitors can be found here. Groups do not need to pre-book visits. You can find the opening hours here and the admission prices here.

Destinations Munich Attractions

General information for visitors can be found here. You can find the opening hours here and the admission prices here.

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Guiding regulation

Guiding in Germany is not a regulated profession, so no prior declaration of certificate is needed when providing services here.

You can read more about EU guiding regulations here.

Please click on the right hand banner to read more about guiding regulations in Europe and the ETOA tour guide ID card. 

Public holidays and opening hours

Information about Germany’s shop closing law (ladenschlussgesetz) can be found here.

In addition to the nine national public holidays covered below, Munich has four additional holidays:

DATE HOLIDAY
6 January Heilige Drei Könige (Epiphany)
Variable (Easter Sunday + 60 days) Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi)
15 August Mariä Himmelfahrt (Assumption Day)
1 November Allerheiligen (All Saints’ Day)
Destinations Munich Holidays
DATE HOLIDAY
1 January Neujahrstag (New Year’s Day)
Variable Karfreitag (Good Friday)
Variable Ostermontag (Easter Monday)
1 May Tag der Arbeit (Labour Day)
Variable Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day)
Variable Pfingstmontag (Whit Monday)
3 October Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day)
25 December Weihnachtstag (Christmas day)
26 December Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag (Boxing day)
Destinations Germany Holidays

Events and seasonality

Information about events in Munich can be found on the city portal.

Munich is hosting various business events. An overview of some can be found here.

The most famous event in Munich is the Oktoberfest taking place every year from mid-September for two weeks.

In 2020, some of the Euro 2020 games (football) will be held in Munich from 16 June to 03 July.

Destinations Munich Events

ETOA activity

ETOA’s Senior Manager Jay Munro-Michell is focusing on developing the local membership base in Germany.

If you are experiencing operational issues in Germany or have any comments regarding the content of this page, please contact policy@etoa.org.

Jay Munro-Michell

Jay Munro-Michell
Senior Manager, Buyers & Travel Technology 
jmunro-michell@etoa.org
+44 20 7290 1205

Resources

Munich’s tourism strategy can be found here. The website includes data on visitor numbers and information about their promotion of off-season tourism.

Destinations Munich Resources

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