Munich is a very safe city. However, during the Oktoberfest, a lot of crime is reported, especially around the central station. There are over a 100 cases of assault every year. Stay cautious.


Munich is the capital of Germany’s southermost state, Bavaria. Famous for its Oktoberfest beer festival, Munich has much more to offer than exquisite beers : its one of Germany’s most prosperous cities, and regularly makes it in the Top Quality of life rankings. Although the cityis very safe,  some areas attracts a lot of pickpockets and crooks who take advantage of the crowds on the city’s streets.

SafeAround will allow you to see on a map the city’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and areas, details on scams and other risks, as well as some useful travel advice.


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Warnings & Dangers

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Munich is a very safe city. With a rating of 86% Germany,  is ranked 14th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.


There is some pickpocket-related risk in Munich. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.

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Munich is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.

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There are virtually no scammers in Munich. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.


Transports and taxis are generally very safe in  Berlin.


There are no natural hazards in Munich. Be careful with the river, which can have strong currents.

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Munich has recently been targeted by a terrorist attack at Olympia Park, therefore it is best to stay alert.


Munich is generally very safe for women travelers. En savoir plus sur



Altstadt (Center)

The City center is delimited by the old town fortifications, and is where all the main touristic attractions can be found (the New City Hall, the Frauenkirche church) as well as the department stores and international fashion and luxury brands. There can be some pickpockets in this area.


Maxvorstadt is an upscale academic and arts area, located north of the center. There are many museums, little shops and restaurants. It is often called “the Brain of Munich”


Ludwigvorstadt and Isarvorstadt are south of Munich’s central station. The area is a small red light district, but is perfectly safe and home to a lot of restaurants, bars and cafés. The area around Blumenstraße is known for its nightclubs.

Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days, and EU nationals (Schengen) can stay in the country as long as they want. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting. is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Germany and most of Europe is the Euro. Germany is cheaper than other European countries, but the costs can add up in the main cities. Allow a budget of at least 60€ per day including accommodation.
The weather in Germany is colder than France and Spain, especially around Berlin. The best time to visit is around summer (June-September), although major cities can be visited year-long (days can be short in the middle of winter in Berlin).
The main international airports are in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne If you’re looking fore cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page