Travel Guide to Munich

Indian Embassy in Munich

Consulate General of India

Address: Widenmayerstraße 15, 80538 München, Germany

Phone: +49 89 21023943

Visa Process

The following documents are required to get a German visa:

  • Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of travel along with old passport, if any
  • Visa application forms
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Return air ticket
  • Day-to-day itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16
  • Original saving bank statements last 6 months updated

Time Required: 15 Working Days

Disclaimer: These are the standard requirements needed to attain a German visa. The visa requirements may change according to factors like employment status, age, etc.

About Munich

Munich is the Bavarian Capital and one of the largest cities in Germany, thus, showcasing special architectural display, history, culture and a tourist-friendly culture. This medieval town is charming and welcoming at first sight. The infrastructure support is dependable and reliable here too. There are many places to visit in Munich, and there are many things to do in Munich. Besides enjoying the old-world charm of Munich, the city is abuzz with a cosmopolitan lifestyle, and this includes, a sprawling market plaza, a farmer’s marketplace, beer pubs, open-air cafes, boutique shopping and much more.

How to Reach Munich from India

Flughafen München „Franz Josef Strauß“, is a major international airport near Munich, which is the capital of Bavaria. The quickest way to reach Munich from India is to take a flight from any of the major cities. The duration of the quickest flight is 7h 20m.

How to Reach (All Locations)

The vast rail transport of Munich is the way to go enjoying the place. It is the easiest and a very reliable mode of transportation. The local train in Munich is the S-Bahn. There are subway lines and tram too. For Dachau, board the S2 train from the Munich Central Station and de-board at the Dachau Station. When travelling from Munich, the easiest way to reach the memorial is by public transportation. Towards the campsite, board the bus 726 to reach the entrance of the memorial. For the English Garden visit, reach the old city centre and then, board the U-Bahn U 4 or U5 to the 3-minute away stop Odeon Platz (3 min). For Olympic Park, take U-Bahn U 3 and reach Olympiazentrum, post which you need to do a 10 minutes’ walk to reach Olympic Park.

Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit in Munich:

  • One of the famous places in Munich is Marienplatz (Marien Square). It has six-courtyards, a New Town Hall and a sprawling marketspace inside the Central Square
  • Among the many things to do in Munich, take out time to enjoy the chiming clock live play, in continuation for the past 100 years. This chiming clock was built a century ago and is called Glockenspiel
  • Walking across the Marien Square, there is a local farmers market called Viktualienmarkt. It is an outdoor market space which has a lot of local eateries to spend time
  • Hofbrauhaus is an iconic tourist symbol and is a multi-floor beer hall, a one-of-its-kind in the city. It is a cool hangout place with ‘live’ traditional Bavarian music playing in the background adding to the cool vibe
  • Another landmark point is Olympiapark. It is an Olympic Stadium where the 1972 Olympic Summer Games were held
  • There is BMW Welt showcasing the best of German Auto Engineering. It is a special BMW case construction using glass and steel
  • Frauenkirche is the largest church in the city. It is popularly called the Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady
  • For special architectural display, visit the Residence, the royal place belonging to the past Bavarian monarchy. For more entertainment, visit the English Garden to spend time with kids in a fresh and green environment
  • Dachau Concentration Camp is an important historical site to observe the Nazi past in Germany. The original prisoner complex is retained, with original cells, barracks, a museum and even the restored bathrooms, and the gas chamber, which was not used then

Best time to Visit (seasons, events)

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Munich must be visited from March to May. This is the time when there is less crowd and the peak summer season has not set in. People, wanting to be a part of Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, the largest beer festival in Europe, must make advance bookings. In October, the Munich climate is moderate, and it is the beginning of winters in a way. It is a low tourist season, so you should make a visit before the big holiday months of December and January crowd the city. For a visit in December or January, be prepared to shell out more money and bear the harsh cold. Plan a visit from March to May, when the summers just begin setting in, making it an ideal time to stay outdoors in Munich. A visit in June is special as it is the Munich Foundation Day celebrations time. Its official date of birth is June 14th in 1158. The occasion marks festival time for its citizens and tourists together. In Marienplatz, there are ‘live’ performances by musicians, artists and dancers, in addition to a special crafts market display, and kid’s entertainment sections. Thrice in a year, Munich conducts a traditional fair and market called the "Auer Dult". There is eating, drinking, shopping and the local cheers.

What to Pack?

Munich has Bavarian Alps due to which it can get cold especially during the winters. In summers, to reach the top, you need a cap, gloves, heavy jacket, mainly a complete winter gear. Since the place has a continental climate, it can rain a lot. Even on a sunny day, a sudden spell of rain can surprise you. So, make sure to carry the rain gear with you everywhere. Carry a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes and in the winters, use boots to stay warm.

Top Delicacies

  • Bagels with sausage- It is an iconic dish and is a staple to the Munich locals
  • Sauerkraut- Chopped cabbage served with pork or dumplings
  • Germknödel with vanilla sauce- Steamed, yeast dumplings served in big portions
  • Pork chops with red- Cabbage dumplings
  • Lard is pig fat

Indian Restaurants in Munich

  • Indian Village at Feldmochinger Str. 226, 80995 Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Contact the restaurant at +49 89 15985518
  • Natraj at Nymphenburger Str. 26, 80335 Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Contact the restaurant at +49 89 12001262
  • Indian Mango at Zweibruckenstrasse 15, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Contact the restaurant at +49 89 25542424

Shopping List Essentials

  • Viktualienmarkt- Shop for traditional home décor items, craft pieces, flowers, plants, herbs, wine and tea here
  • Kunsthalle Munich- There are paintings, graphic arts, handicrafts, sculptures, etc
  • Galeria Kaufhof- It is a big shopping centre in Marien Square and has all high-end brands available to the buyers
  • Olympia Einkaufszentrum- Fashion stores offering clothing and accessories at a variety of prices
  • Riem Market and Schack-Galerie- These are two of the best plush malls in Munich

Healthcare Centers

  • Rechts der Isar Hospital
  • German Heart Centre Munich
  • ATOS Clinic Munich
  • Women's Hospital Munich West
  • Schön Klinik München Harlaching

Basics of Local Communication

Knowing German is a big plus. The tourist guides will speak in English and to be more conversing and interactive, it is important for you to speak slowly. Do not speak the words too fast. It is always good to listen to the common phrase used in German using the internet audio. Personal greeting in Germany will open new doors of hospitality for you. Remember to say a ‘good morning’ or a ‘hello’ every time you meet your appointed guide or a waiter, for example. Better still, use the local greeting phrase or language. Learning these basic German phrases will gain appreciation and smiles from the locals.

English German
Thank you Danke
Please Bitte
Yes Ja
No Nien
I’m sorry Es tut mir leid

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What Is Covered Under Travel Insurance?

Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

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Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

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Trip Delay

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 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

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