Welcome to the biggest city in Bavaria and the third biggest city in Germany! Munich is a beautiful city full of grand squares, old, majestic buildings with orange roofs and cobbled streets that lead you to something new to explore every time. This city always buzzes with life and culture, and the people of Munich are super friendly and down-to-earth, which is a welcome feat in a city this size. And Munich in winter is a fabulous cold-weather destination!
The Christmas markets spread all over the city are some of the best in the world. Yes, it can get very cold, but there’s always a warm and cozy beer hall around the corner with lots of Bavarian food and beer…and beer…and beer…and beer (*switch off echo*).
Here are 14 magical things to do in Munich in winter. Warning: these activities may involve beer!
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How cold does it get in Munich?
F*cking cold! I’m not kidding! It’s not like going to the North Pole, but somehow I never think of Germany as being that cold in winter. It always catches me by surprise and I end up buying warm layers that I could’ve just packed at home (Probably says more about myself than the weather.)
Average winter temperatures range between 27ºF and 39ºF. See, that’s not too cold, right? This is where I go wrong. Somehow it always feels colder in Germany! Must be the wind chill factor or the mountains or location or stuff like that (I would be such a good weather man!). It often snows in Munich in winter too. Come prepared!