Munich Warnings and Dangers
Munich is probably one of the safest places to be in Europe, with many user tips about the warnings and dangers focusing on things like the language barrier rather than the crime levels. Check out these reviews below for tips to stay safe!
Train and Subway Trouble in Munich
The Main Station after dark may get a little questionable, so be careful if you’re in the area. It’s legal to drink outside, so you may see some people hanging around who are neither sober nor ready to mind their own business. There are also adult shops around as well where you may be hassled if you’re a female out on a stroll after dark. The people at the regular stores in and around the station may try to overcharge you if they think you’re clearly a tourist. Also, no one will check on you when the subways reach the end of the line, so make sure you know the schedules well enough to ride before you take it.
Crowds and Danger
You may run into a few drug dealers at the English Garden or even a mugger, so keep your wits about you if you have to go and avoid if you can. There’s also a lot of crowds that hang out in Marienplatz square and it other popular spots around the city. While for the most part, crowds make it much harder for people to commit crimes, but it also increases the chance there will be some type of fight that breaks out over a lack of available space and resources.
People really have very little to say about the dangers of living and visiting Munich. This is a place for you to enjoy yourself, and all the history the city has to offer. One thing visitors want you to be aware of though is the food. For example, Gluhwein is a popular drink that’s especially seen around the holidays. If you see people walking around with plastic cups of it in their hand though, be careful. It’s hot, and one spill can cause a burn. Also, if you get the popular sausage weisswurst, don’t eat the skin! It’s not harmful, but it definitely doesn’t taste good.
Airport Security in Munich
You may run into undercover people at the airport who will ask you questions and check your belongings. One woman who was traveling with her kids was asked why she didn’t have proof from the father that she was allowed to take their children out of the country. Typically this isn’t a problem in the US, but you might have to budget more time or have documentation when you go to airport in Munich if alone. This isn’t a danger so much as it is a precaution so you don’t miss your flight.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about areas to avoid in Munich.