Munich What to Pack
Visiting Munich for the first time can be a wonderful adventure, for those who pack everything needed. The beautiful scenery won’t be nearly as appealing when unprepared for the weather conditions.
Preparing for Munich Weather
Munich is situated very close to the Alps, so even with it’s continental climate there can be a lot of rain. Visitors going out for a picnic or into the city on a perfectly sunny day can suddenly find themselves in a downpour. Being prepared for such surprises in the weather is something to take into account when packing. Even in the heat of the summer, an umbrella, trousers and long-sleeved shirts should be packed. July is especially hot in Munich. In the winter, warm clothes will be needed as it gets quite cold.
Shoes for men or women should be comfortable. Visitors walk a lot in Munich, and the cobblestone streets can be very hard on feet.
Taking Photography Equipment to Munich
There are beautiful landscapes and sights in Munich,so a camera is important. However, if it’s a camera that uses film, it’s best to take film from home. Film and photography supplies in Munich are expensive. Pack undeveloped film in carry-on so it doesn’t get damaged from airport security equipment.
Toiletries and Necessities
It’s not too big of a problem to find basic toiletries and necessities in Munich, but it does take time to track these items down. Rather than spending valuable time looking for toiletries, it’s better to take them from home.
Maps of Munich
Packing a detailed and comprehensive map of Munich can save a lot of frustration. Good maps should include bicycle paths and they should mark public transportation.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about what to pack for Munich.