Solo Female Travel in Munich

Munich, a cosmopolitan city located in southern Germany, is the capital of Bavaria and known as the heart of German culture. Charmingly resting within sight of the snow-capped Alps, Munich is globally renowned for its classic blend of the traditional and the modern. The city is celebrated for its age-old traditions, expansive beer gardens, and enchanting music, particularly resonating during Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival. Home to architectural marvels like the iconic Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche, Munich also houses world-class museums such as the Deutsches Museum and Pinakotheken. Both the nature enthusiast and the sports fanatic can find delight in the English Garden and the Olympiapark, testifying to Munich's diverse appeal.

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Is Munich good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

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.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Munich is fairly easy to navigate for a solo female traveler. The public transportation is efficient and reliable and covers a large portion of the city. Maps and signs are often translated into English and the locals are generally friendly and willing to help out if you get lost. In some areas, however, English is not widely spoken and the road signage may be a bit confusing.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Munich is a charming city with a lot to offer, ranging from historical sites to cultural experiences. It houses world-class museums, iconic landmarks like the Nymphenburg Palace and Marienplatz, and beautiful parks such as the English Garden. Apart from this, it offers a variety of dining options featuring authentic Bavarian cuisine. Its vibrant nightlife and music scene are also something that shouldn't be missed. However, its seasonal climate might limit outdoor activities depending on when you visit.
Food:

Food:Above average

The food in Munich is largely diverse and pleasantly satisfying. Traditional German cuisine, like sausages and pretzels, are plentiful and delicious, and you can also find wonderful global cuisine like Italian, Asian, and Turkish. Vegetarians and vegans may find choices somewhat limited, but still manageable. The quality of the food is generally high, with fresh, local ingredients commonly used. The street food scene also offers inexpensive but tasty options. However, the overall culinary scene might not be as progressive or vibrant as some other big global cities.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Munich offers a mix of budget-friendly and more luxurious options. While accommodation, food, and attractions such as museums can be fairly pricey, there are ways to travel economically. For instance, public transportation is quite affordable. Also, there are a number of free or inexpensive activities to do, like visiting the English Gardens, or walking around the historical city center. It's definitely doable on a more modest budget with proper planning, but it's not the cheapest European city.

Is Munich worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 14 experiences

Things to do

4.3/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

3.9/5

Budget-friendly

3.3/5
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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Munich was a great city to start for my first solo travelling experience! I stayed in a hostel which was social and had a bar, I chatted to the people in my dorm room and we met other people at the bar and went out. It was great fun! I did free walking tours and shopped at Aldi for cheap breakfasts so I didn't spend too much money.

Posted: November 18, 2023Experienced: November, 2017
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

It was a nice trip to Munich, Germany in 2017. The public transport is quite convenient to the viewpoints, highly recommend the city free tour, usually starting at the square of the famous church, and in the market you can find a lot of foods. Also, I personally like the English Garden which consists of different types of architectures inside.

Posted: November 13, 2023Experienced: September, 2017
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Xinyi

Xinyi

Germany

Solo travel experience

A quite nice city. Very clean, human are kind but not really open. Things there are expensive. But like Bayerischen Food are really good. I stayed in my aunt’s house and the city is really quiet. A conservative city too.

Posted: August 6, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Munich safe for women?

Safety rating

3.6 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 7 experiences

In my experience, you can move freely around the city. As in any big city, you should of course always keep a close eye on your surroundings in order to detect sketchy situations in advance. At night it's best to move in groups.

Posted: May 6, 2024
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No need to worry about safety if you're travelling to Munich, it's one of the safest cities I've lived in. Of course this doesn't mean you throw your common sense away, but just that you don't have to worry about getting home safe after a night out.

Posted: April 30, 2024
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Meet locals in Munich

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Kat

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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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Local tips

Munich is safe for women no crime at all. Marienplatz great place for shopping. A lot of expats around and so easy to find a job! You will love the lakes around and you can learn skiing or snowboarding in the winter sp many places for skiing and hiking around Munich. Also by train you can be in Austria in couple of hours.

Posted: November 7, 2023
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Stay with locals in Munich

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Kat

Munich

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Daniela

Munich

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2 days

About me

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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Nicoleta

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Hi! I’m Nicoleta, I’m 27 and I come from Italy. I love art and photography and I also like cooking :)

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