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Best Times to Visit Munich

The best time to visit Munich is from March to May: fall's crowds have long since departed, and summer’s peak season hasn’t yet hit. But if you’re one of the millions who want to party at Oktoberfest, you’ll need to pack a coat. Average temperatures drift between the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit. In the summertime, you can opt for a light sweater for Munich's slightly chilly evenings. Temperatures linger in the 70s — ideal biergarten weather. Winter, except for the holiday months of December and January, is mostly this city's low season.

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September-November

If you're traveling over Oktoberfest, you must begin your hotel search more than a year ahead of time. Not only do hotels fill up, but the rates rise as much as 20 percent during this event. Bring some warm weather gear because average temperatures traverse from the 30s to the 60s.

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December-February

This is low season in Munich, which means you'll find fewer crowds and lowered room rates. But temperatures descend into the 20s, so you will have to grapple with the cold. Also, note that December and January are the exceptions to the rule — holiday festivities keep prices and crowds high.

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  • Christkindlmarkt (November-December)
  • Fasching (February)
  • Munich Fashion Week (February)

March-May

Munich thaws out from winter during these months and visitors will experience increasingly warmer weather — without the deluge of summer tourists. Plan your visit for late spring if you want to take advantage of biergartens and open-air cafes.

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June-August

Munich's high tourist season is summer when temperatures climb to a comfortable place in the 70s, and festivals pepper the calendar. If you book your hotel a few weeks in advance, you should be able to find a room during this high tourism season.

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