Munich Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Munich, Bavaria, Germany)

View of the English Garden in the summerLocated on the very southern side of Germany, the continental climate of Munich is usually quite agreeable and whilst the winter months can be rather cold, the springtime weather is never far away. Summers in Munich are usually pleasantly warm, rather than scorching hot, and during the best weather, much of the city moves outdoors, when al fresco dining abounds.

In close proximity to the Alps, the climate in Munich is clearly affected by this sheltered position and classified as continental, with periods of snow and frost between December and February. This time of the year can be a little overcast and surprisingly dry.

Further photo showing the city's English Garden

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

January is the coldest month in Munich and features night-time temperatures of -5°C / 23°F or even lower. Snowy weather in some description usually falls during the winters and remains on the ground for a week or two before finally melting away.

The highest temperatures can be expected in both July and August and average around 23°C / 73°F, occasionally topping 28°C / 82°F or even 30°C / 86°F. However, rainy weather and even thunderstorms are also likely at this time, and whilst the heart of the summer is a good time to visit Munich, come prepared for periodic wet spells and downpours.

Both spring and autumn can be appealing times to stay in the city of Munich, when the climate is a little more stable and drier. However, any time between May and October is a great time to visit, and even the winter months have a charm or their own, with the city being much quieter out of season.

Munich Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



1°C / 34°F
-5°C / 23°F


3°C / 37°F
-4°C / 25°F


8°C / 46°F
0°C / 32°F


13°C / 55°F
3°C / 37°F


18°C / 64°F
7°C / 45°F


21°C / 70°F
10°C / 50°F


23°C / 73°F
12°C / 54°F


23°C / 73°F
12°C / 54°F


19°C / 66°F
8°C / 46°F


13°C / 55°F
4°C / 39°F


6°C / 43°F
0°C / 32°F


2°C / 36°F
-4°C / 25°F