Is Munich Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Munich is highly secure for solo female travelers. Public transport is reliable and operates round the clock. Locals are friendly and most people speak English, which ensures easy communication. The city follows stringent laws and has a low crime rate. However, like anywhere else, it is always good to exercise basic common sense and safety precautions.

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How safe is Munich?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Munich is generally a safe city to navigate at night as a solo female traveler. Public spaces are well-lit, frequented by locals, and patrolled by Polizei (local police), even during the later hours. Always stay alert, stick to bustling areas and use common sense when walking alone. Crimes do happen but are relatively rare, particularly in comparison with other large cities globally.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Public transportation in Munich, including buses, trams, and the U-Bahn and S-Bahn train systems, is generally very safe and reliable. Vehicles are often well-maintained and clean. It's rare to encounter serious crime, with most incidents related to petty theft, such as pickpocketing, which is still relatively uncommon. Traveling at night is also largely safe, with night buses and trams available, although slightly increased caution is advised. Munich's transport services also have a solid reputation for punctuality and efficiency.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Munich is generally known for its safety and orderliness. The incidences of street harassment are fairly low, as locals are generally thought to be respectful and mind their own business. However, as with any large metropolitan city, it's always important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Common sense should not be dismissed and all required safety precautions should be undertaken.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Munich, generally, has a low rate of petty crimes, such as pickpocketing or purse-snatching, particularly when compared to other global cities. However, like all destinations, it requires caution, especially in crowded areas and public transportation. Always keep your belongings close and be aware of your surroundings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Munich has exceptional tap water quality. It's not only completely safe to drink but also known for its high mineral content which makes it quite healthy. The city gets its water supply from the Bavarian Alps, making it fresh and pure. There is no need to rely solely on bottled water when in Munich.

Is Munich safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 14 experiences

Azeline

Azeline

France

Group travel experience

I was with some friends in Munich so I really feel safe. The new eve was really great with a lot of fireworks, some time too near me ahaha. I really like the history of the city through museum and to walk to the different place !

Posted: April 15, 2024
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Couple travel experience

I stayed at a Wombats City Hostel which turned out to be incredibly nice. I was with my friend and we shared the room with two other girls. I felt super safe most of the time. However, I always felt a bit wary at night, especially when venturing down dimly lit streets, even though there were two of us. The people were really friendly. Surprisingly, there wasn't much to do on Sundays after 4PM, but it was still delightful to walk around outside. It was much better than I expected! I highly recommend visiting.

Posted: February 23, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Overall, it was an amazing experience. I currently live here, but there’s a lot you can do in this city. From checking out all the different (and so many) museums, to visiting plenty of seriously delicious restaurants, to bar hopping, and so it goes. Only thing I’d say is that Munich in itself can be a little bit expensive so probably not the best idea if you’re deciding on a low budget travel unless you’re staying with someone or Couchsurf or stay at a cheap hostel. Try not to order taxis or Ubers because they can be very expensive and the public transportation works great, just bear in mind at a certain time at night (around 1 am) u-bahns (trains) stop working and then you’ll either need to take a tram or bus. When it comes to safety, I’ve never felt fear while walking alone or being alone at night/day, I’d give it a 10/10 in regards to that. Some places that you must check out are the city center of course, this would be Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz, Universität comes next which would be the university area (the famous LMU) plenty of bars and restaurants. Glockenbachviertel is also known for its lovely LGBT+ community and party scene. Englischer garten is a must, if you’re coming in summer you cannot miss out on this place. Munich residenz, alte pinakothek and alte pinakothek Der moderne are some of the museums you can visit but there are so many and on Sundays (as of now) you can pay 1 euro to enter some of the museums. In summary there’s a lot you can do in this beautiful city, and if you’re more into nature you can also go on day trips from Munich, to Tegernsee, ammersee, other cities like ingoldstadt (50 min train ride), regensburg, and so on.

Posted: November 20, 2023
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Solo travel experience

My first independent trip led to Munich and I absolutely loved it. I felt very safe there (despite a small knowledge of German) and was enchanted by the incredible architecture, palaces, and art museums.

Posted: October 18, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Munich is such a beautiful city, and I felt really safe there. I was there for two nights and managed to see most of the attractions. I recommend visiting if you're looking for a short trip or if you're just passing through. Additionally, all museums only cost 1 euro on Sundays.

Posted: August 15, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Stroll around Marienplatz - Visit the BMW Museum - Watch surfers at Eisbachwelle - Walk through the English Garden - Visit Frauenkirche - Visit Hofgarten Safety: I felt absolutely safe as a woman traveling alone. Recommendations: Munich is a really charming city! Lovely architecture, music in the air, definite beer culture!

Posted: September 17, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Visit Nymphenburg Palace - Visit Hofgarten - Discover Odeonsplatz - Visit Frauenkirche - Stroll around Marienplatz Safety: I felt completely safe everywhere I went. Recommendations: Munich is one of my favourite European cities and it is very easy to get around.

Posted: September 10, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To do: - English Garden - Nymphenburg Palace - Marienplatz - Munich Residence - Deutsches Museum - Hofbräuhaus München - Viktualienmarkt - Olympic Park in Munich - Frauenkirche Safety: I felt safe the whole time. Recommendations: Munich is a great city with numerous museums and beer cellars.

Posted: September 3, 2022
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Is Munich safe for women?

Safety rating

4 /5

Based on 19 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 19 experiences

Munich is one of the safest cities in Germany! I live here alone as a 21 year old woman. I go clubbing and come home alone at night and I feel super safe. I never experienced any form of violence. People are nice and helpful if you ask them. There is a big international community here as well!

Posted: June 14, 2024
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berfin

berfin

I have been living in Munich for 2 weeks now. I also stayed here for two months last year. I have very short experience but Munich is known as the safest city in Germany. It's so safe that it even makes it boring.

Posted: June 12, 2024
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Is Munich safe right now?

Before your visit to Munich, it's essential to check travel advisories for Germany, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 14, 2024

Is Munich worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 14 experiences

Couple travel experience

Munich has several of the best art museums I’ve ever been to. Great collections and great audio guide which is so very helpful for understanding the works. This is a city for art lovers! The cost of living is quite high though…

Posted: February 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Isabelle

Isabelle (22)

Spain

Solo travel experience

I stayed at The Tent Munich which operates during the summer months. It only cost 10€ a night and was the best hostel experience I've ever had! Met so many amazing people there and even ended up going on the do more travel with some of them! It's in a foresty area only 20mins from the main station with the tram which is just down the road. Honestly this hostel was the highlight of the trip. It has cheap food and beer as well as a bonfire where everyone gathers at night. Munich itself was amazing so many things to see and do lots of cool areas and museums. I did a free walking tour on my first day and met some cool people through that as well! A few of us also did a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle which was definitely worth the early morning wake up. Munich is also a great base to go and visit Dauchau concentration camp which is definitely worth a visit, especially as it's free, and a tour is only 4€ which I also recommend but it's definitely very heavy stuff and we all felt very drained afterwards. Overall I met so many amazing people in munich and going just before October fest is great because it's not too crazy or expensive yet.

Posted: November 27, 2023Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Helena

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I am an open-minded spiritual person who loves to gain new experiences and learn new things! And I also love good food and animals ♥️ I have two cats myself 🐈 🐈‍⬛

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Caroline

Caroline

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I´m french, living in Germany for around 20 years now. Time flies :-) I love to dance (especially Forró) and travels quite a lot to go on Forró Festivals. My second passion is sea kayaking. I'm also into hiking, cycling tours, ski, touring ski (like every Bavarian people or at last like most people living in Bavaria 🙈🤣)

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Caroline

Munich

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3 days

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I´m french, living in Germany for around 20 years now. Time flies :-) I love to dance (especially Forró) and travels quite a lot to go on Forró Festivals. My second passion is sea kayaking. I'm also into hiking, cycling tours, ski, touring ski (like every Bavarian people or at last like most people living in Bavaria 🙈🤣)

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Daniela

Munich

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2 days

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Hello ^^ I’m Daniela ( but please call me Dani) , I’m from Colombia . I’m 24 years . I’m currently living in München . I’d like to meet this country and understand the history behind every mountain , building, and living being 🤍. Also , trying to write about me is kinda challenging at the moment, I’ve been trying to change my mindset and everything around me however, I am such a good human being. Some facts about me: 1. I like to listen the rain while I am reading poetry . Currently my favorite one is : “ Aquí. Hoy . By: Jorge Luis Borges “ ( although I don’t like the lack of inclusive language) . 2. I prefer hot chocolate over coffee . 3. I love plants but I have no idea about plants ( for real , I let my first Cactus died, I have to prepare his funeral :( ) . 4. The ocean has my heart. 5. 99.9 % of me is oatmeal + oatmeal. 6. My English is a cutie shitty. 7. Quiero bailar con lo desconocido. Ps: I wish you a kinder sea 🤍.

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Dshamila

Munich

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3 days

About me

Heyyi :) My name is Dshamila, i am 19 and a Hiphop artist / MC, a passionate Dancer and event organisator based in munich. I love to travel, meet and exchange with new people! I am looking forward to share, connect, learn and grow throughout this experience. If you ever come to my place, i will gladly show you arround or introduce you to the munich hiphop community.

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Kat

Munich

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3 days

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I took a year of to travel and I try to use that year in the best way possible to explore the world

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Sol

Munich

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3 days

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Hi all!! My name is Sol and I’m from Argentina. I’m 25 years old and located currently in Munich, Germany. I’m a very extroverted person and love making new friends. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling by myself and usually look to stay with people who are locals so it makes it even more fun and easier to explore around the city I’m visiting. I’ve been an Au Pair in the US for almost three years and have done the same in Germany for one year. As you can see I love traveling so much and getting to know new cultures and people. Hope to get to know you some time 🫶🏼😊

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Xenia

Munich

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2 days

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Hello there! I am a 21 year old dentistry student who comes from Frankfurt but lives in Munich since 2,5 years. I love meeting people from all over the world, exchange opinions, culture and experiences with them! I like partner dancing, cooking and going out! I can host you but be aware that I live in a dorm with other students so I don't have to much space. Still you can have an amazing time while staying at my place. The good thing is I live really close to the city center so in 15 min you will be at the interesting spots! If you want we can cook together and you can also meet up with my flatmates and friends! Meet you at Munich!!

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Parva

Munich

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5 days

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Hi, I'm a media artist from Iran, currently based in München and working full time as a motion designer. I can host you for a few days.

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berfin

Munich

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3 days

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Hi I'm Berfin from Turkey. I'm 25 years old. Here in Germany for an Erasmus internship. I like travelling and making friends. I am very clean and respectful in the house.

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Luiza

Luiza

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Luiza, from Brazil, 32yo. I speak english and portuguese, but I understand some spanish. Im an outgoing person, who loves traveling, get to know new places, cultures, history, foods! Im always open to meet new people and have fun! No matter your race, gender, religion... I drink a little, no smoke, no drugs. I like sightseeing, outdoors adventures, cultural tours, bars, restaurants. I'm not much into partying, but once I'm in a new city, I'd give it a try! Why not? Let's meet! Xx

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