Below you will find important information and advice about the coronavirus and your stay in Munich.
The state-wide shelter-in-place-order for Bavaria, which has been in effect since March 20, is converted into a contact restriction as of May 6.
The previous hygiene and prevention regulations will continue to apply, but leaving the home no longer requires a "good reason". Citizens and visitors to the city of Munich are still required to keep a safe distance of at least one and a half meters from each other.
Wearing a mouth-and-nose protection has been mandatory on public transport and in all shops since April 27. A simple mouth-and-nose protection is considered to be protective for others in the surrounding area.
People not following these directives will be prosecuted.
Museums, galleries, libraries, zoos etc. are open since May 11. Theaters and cinemas will remain closed for the time being. Contactless individual outdoor sports (golf, horse riding, tennis etc.) is also possible since May 11.
Since May 18, the open-air gastronomy (e.g. terraces, beer gardens) will reopen with strict hygiene concepts until 8 pm (until 10 pm from June 2). Since May 25, the indoor gastronomy is opened again until 10 pm. Bars and clubs will remain closed for the time being.
From May 30, hotels, guesthouses and camping sites will be able to reopen with strict hygiene concepts, but not in all areas (e.g. no saunas, swimming pools, etc.). The contact restrictions also apply in overnight accomodation.
Participation in guided tours, bus trips for individuals and visits of the sights of the Bavarian Palace Administration will be possible again from May 30. A visit of Neuschwanstein Palace, Linderhof Palace and the Residenz in Munich is possible from June 2.
From June 8 open-air pools can open again.
From 15 June, theatres and cinemas can reopen and concerts and cultural events can take place, with 50 guests inside or 100 outside, provided that hygiene measures are observed (masks are always required during the event).
Munich‘s mayor Dieter Reiter has called up the Staff for Extraordinary Events, that is reacting upon daily developments. All decisions and actions taken can be found on the city of Munich‘s official website.
The Robert Koch Institute is continuously monitoring the situation, evaluating all available information, estimating the risk for the population in Germany and providing health professionals with recommendations.
Other Languages: Bavaria's public-service radio and television broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk offers news and assistance on coronavirus in other languages.
The Tourist Information at the City Hall/Marienplatz is open again from May 30. The Tourist Information near the main station is closed at the moment. The guest service is still available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone: +49 89 233 96500.
Due to the coronavirus, several events in Munich are postponed or cancelled. Major events cannot take place until at least August 31. This year's Oktoberfest cannot take place either. Please check the websites of the hosts and institutions to find out whether events are taking place or visits are possible. For all current information please visit the website of muenchen.de
Messe München is observing the current developments in connection with the coronavirus very closely. Their top priority is to deal responsibly with this situation. Its dynamic development makes it necessary to reassess the situation on a daily basis. For information on cancelled or postponed trade fairs, please visit the website of Messe München.
Due to the coronavirus, there are far-reaching restrictions on travel. There may also be cancellations or delays at short notice. Since the situation is dealt with on a daily basis, we ask you to inform yourself directly on the website of the respective airline or Deutsche Bahn.
Munich Airport: For general information about travelling to or from Munich, please visit Munich Airport official website.
Rail traffic / Deutsche Bahn: Information about travelling with Deutsche Bahn is provided here (German language only). For further questions about Corona and travelling with Deutsche Bahn please call (+49) (0) 800 5 14 15 14 (Deutsche Bahn Hotline)
The European Union has banned entry into Europe from countries outside the European Union.
According to the Federal Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, the ban affects all flights and ship trips that have their origin outside the European Union. Non-EU citizens can therefore be turned away at Munich Airport. According to the Ministry of the Interior, exceptions are possible for third-country residents with long-term residence rights in an EU country.
Citizens of EU countries and their relatives are permitted to transit through Germany. This also applies to citizens from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. More information ist given by the German Ministry of the Interior.
Controls at the internal borders with France, Austria, Switzerland, and airside with Italy and Spain are extended initially until June 15. At the same time, the regulations have been relaxed: All transport connections will be permitted to cross the border again, and controls will be flexible. If the infection situation permits, the aim is to end all corona-related internal border controls by June 15. Information is given by the German Ministry of the Interior.
When entering Bavaria, an obligatory quarantine of two weeks applies. Since May 16, this regulation is no longer valid if a person from the member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland enters Bavaria and has not been outside these states within 72 hours before entry.
For urgent questions remaining, please contact the City of Munich‘s Corona Hotline: (+49) (0) 89 233 44740
Even in times of the coronavirus, Munich does not stand still. Munich's official website muenchen.de provides an overview of restaurants, shops, businesses and service providers that are still available – including information on how to support them. Please click here for an overview (German language only): #muenchenhältzamm