BACKPACKER INDEX: US$77.64
Munich hotel prices
Hostels and hotels in Munich will usually double or triple their prices for Oktoberfest, which is from mid September through early October, so if you are coming then it’s best to book as early as possible. Otherwise the general high season is from April through mid September, with the low season being November through March. Munich is also an important business and trade-fair city, so it’s common that many of the mid-priced hotels are booked up well in advance of some of the larger events.
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Munich has prices that are typical of Germany, which puts it on a similar level to Amsterdam and definitely cheaper than London or Paris. The exception is if you are planning to come for Oktoberfest when hotels and hostels jack their prices way up. Otherwise you can usually find some good deals when searching for accommodation, especially in the neighborhood near the central train station.
This is a very outdoor city so many of the more interesting sights are free or quite cheap, which helps those on a low budget keep from going broke. Even the Oktoberfest itself is affordable if you don’t plan on riding the rides, as food and drink prices tend to be more or less in line with most restaurants, and everything else is free.
Thanks to an excellent system of the S-bahn and U-bahn trains, transportation in Munich is quite cheap, especially if you opt for the all-day pass. On the other hand, it’s difficult to find food and drinks on the cheaper end of things, unless you don’t mind the wurst (sausage) carts you see on many sidewalks.
Munich attraction prices
|Oktoberfest entry||The carnival rides cost money, but entry onto the grounds and into the beer tents is free.||adults||0.00|
|BMW Museum||This popular museum is filled with modern displays demonstrating the features of these autos. Exhibits cost extra.||adults||12.50|
|Deutsches Museum||This huge science and technology museum has loads of hands-on displays.||adults||11.81|
Munich Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||76.39 - 97.22|
|Commuter train from airport to city center||14.44|
|Streetcar/metro ride in Munich||3.61 - 7.22|
|Day ticket on streetcar/metro||8.06 - 10.83|
|3km taxi ride in Munich||11.11 - 16.67|
Munich food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Most hotels include breakfast in the price. If not you might be limited to sausages and other fast food options.||5.56 - 9.72|
|Budget lunch||As long as you like the local meat-and-bread-heavy cuisine, you can find good local food at decent prices.||6.94 - 13.89|
|Budget dinner||There are plenty of budget-friendly restaurants in the tourist districts, but few are extremely cheap.||9.72 - 20.83|
|Beer (.5l glass)||Your choices will generally be all the similar local lagers. Beer gardens and casual places are cheapest.||4.17 - 6.94|
|Beer (one-liter glass at Oktoberfest)||Beer in the big tents sells for similar prices as other Munich bars and beer gardens.||11.53 - 11.94|
|McDonald's Big Mac||Bratwursts and other local favorites are better deals than Big Macs in Munich.||4.44|
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|Airports||Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC)|
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Munich is said to have the best climate of all of Germany’s major cities, though that doesn’t mean it’s nice all year round. Summers tend to be very pleasant, only interrupted by sudden downpours on some days. During Oktoberfest, starting in mid September, the city has usually cooled off so a jacket or sweater will be needed. Winters can be quite cold, even during the day, but fortunately the city rarely has significant accumulations of snow.
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