Munich Weather & Climate

Munich Weather & Climate

Current Weather Situation in Munich, Salzburg, Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee, Regensburg and Nuremberg.

Munich

Weather in Munich, Bavaria
39°
light rain
humidity: 100%
wind: 7mph N
H 39 • L 38
43°
Mon
41°
Tue
41°
Wed
40°
Thu

Salzburg

Weather in Salzburg, Austria
37°
light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 3mph NNW
H 39 • L 38
45°
Mon
41°
Tue
41°
Wed
42°
Thu

Neuschwanstein

Weather in Neuschwanstein
36°
broken clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 3mph WSW
H 35 • L 29
33°
Mon
32°
Tue
35°
Wed
34°
Thu

Herrenchiemsee

Weather in Herrenchiemsee
38°
light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 3mph NNW
H 36 • L 35
44°
Mon
39°
Tue
43°
Wed
40°
Thu

Regensburg

Weather in Regensburg
39°
overcast clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 5mph ENE
H 41 • L 41
44°
Mon
42°
Tue
40°
Wed
42°
Thu

Nuremberg

Weather in Nuremberg
35°
overcast clouds
humidity: 100%
wind: 2mph N
H 39 • L 36
46°
Mon
44°
Tue
40°
Wed
44°
Thu

Climate in munich

Okay, we know we’re not meteorologists, but we do have some general recommendations for you. These are based on our experiences.

December – February

Whilst every year we are hoping for White Christmas, only to be disappointed almost every time, December temperatures can be very cold to moderately cold, but dry. Snow usually hits in after New Year’s, with icy winds and temperatures in January and February.

Usually cold. There can be sunshine, there can be rain, there can be snow, there can be a mix of all three. Anything is possible, so if you pack for lows around freezing temperature, you won’t do anything wrong.

On most winter days, you may want to wear winter clothes and a woolen hat, scarf and gloves. Put on a coat, warm pants and boots. Generally, we suggest you wear layers that can be taken off when we go inside for food and drinks.

Please wear comfortable shoes. As we will be walking most of the time, and since some street surfaces in Munich’s historic center are made of cobblestone, you may want to put on your flats. Streets can be covered in snow, so consider bringing heavier boots in wintertime.

March - May

"April, April, der weiß nicht, was er will". This is an old German saying that can be translated somehow like: “April weather - rain and sunshine both together”. Do you get the picture?

Spring is initially cold, with high chances of some last snowfalls in March. In April, it gradually becomes milder, but there can still be late snowfalls and frosts. The day temperatures will vary from around 10 °C (50 °F) to almost summer-like degrees. But even after a very warm spring day, the night will usually remain rather cold. Typically, in May the temperatures become higher with some pleasantly warm days around 25 °C (77 °F).

Anything really, as long as it is good for cold, moderate and warm weather at the same time. Munich locals prefer to choose something we call the “onion look”, meaning we wear layers that we can either add on to when it’s cold or take off as the sun warms up the air.

We suggest your wear comfortable shoes. As we will be walking most of the time and parts of Munich’s historic center are covered in cobblestone, your flats are always the best option. Maybe decent sneakers or light boots, depending on the outside temperature.

June - August

Summer in the city can be very hot. We've had July days with temperatures constantly reaching 30°C (90°F). But summer in the city can be surprisingly cool, too. We've had August days with temperatures no higher than 15°C (59°F). But just like the heavy summer rains, the cold period usually doesn’t last too long.

Summers in Munich are nice and warm, sometimes even hot – over 30°C (in the upper 80’s °F). Be ready for occasional thunderstorms, bringing heavy rains and a sudden drop in temperature. But thankfully, these events never last long. 
We’d like to mention another phenomenon that is typical for Munich: Föhn, a warm and dry wind that descends from the Bavarian Alps in the south. On those days, you get exceptional views from Munich up to the mountains as the air becomes very clear.

Summer in the city can be really hot, so light summer clothing should be fine, maybe with a light jacket to cover you as it gets cooler in the evenings. But even in the heat of the summer, an umbrella can come in handy in case of sudden downpours. A hat to protect you from the sun is always a good idea in summertime.

In general, clothes that cover knees and shoulders (long pants/skirts and middle- to long-sleeved shirts, maybe a shawl to cover bare shoulders) are the appropriate choice for visiting religious sites, e.g. the catholic churches in the center of Munich.

Maybe open shoes for hot and dry summer days or light flat shoes, maybe rainproof, for cool and wet days. At any rate, please wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking most of the time and parts of Munich’s historic center are covered in cobblestone.

September - November

End of September marks the beginning of Oktoberfest, our largest and world-famous beer festival. It usually ends on the first Sunday of October. We’ve had days outside wearing nothing more than a dirndl dress with a short-sleeved blouse or short leather pants with a simple shirt. And there were those Oktoberfest days where we were happy to be inside in the warm beer tent, hiding from icy gusts and pouring rain.

Autumn is initially pleasant, especially in September, before it gradually becomes colder and rainier. October is often “golden”, as we enjoy colored leaves on the trees and sunny blue skies. Prepare for night frosts in November, often following misty overcast days with low temperatures. Föhn – mountain winds – can cause mild and clear days.

Usually spring/autumn clothes, worn in layers, with a warm jacket and sweater for the evening and for colder days.

We suggest your wear comfortable shoes since we will be walking most of the time. As parts of Munich’s historic center are covered in cobblestone, you might not opt for high heels. How about decent flats, sneakers or light boots, depending on the outside temperature? On rainy days, make sure your shoes are not likely to get soaked too easily.

Tobias Röckl Tour Guide Munich Your Local Friend Stadtführer München

My favorite time of the year is late March. You know, this in-between season. Winter is still here, and on some days the weather still can hit you hard. But on the other side you catch the first sunrays of spring, and the snow is melting. That’s my time of the year. And where? Sitting outside in a street café in Haidhausen.

Tobias

Founder & Guide

No matter how the weather is.