The number of new Corona infections is declining throughout Germany, which also leads to relaxations in Corona measures in Munich. Since Tuesday, 11 May, the night-time curfew and the compulsory testing of most areas will be abolished. Since Wednesday, 12 May, it will also be possible to visit beer gardens, the outdoor areas of restaurants, theatres, museums, cinemas and concert halls again. Munich's hotels and accommodation establishments reopen for tourist overnight stays from 21 May onwards.
The opening steps since 11 May in detail:
The night curfew is lifted.
It is permitted to stay together in public spaces, in privately used rooms and on privately used land with members of one's own household and additionally with members of another household, as long as the total number of persons does not exceed five. Children under 14 years, fully vaccinated persons and those who have recovered from Corona within the past six months do not count.
Retail shops are allowed to serve customers according to the "Click & Meet" principle. This means that customers are allowed to shop in the shops after making an appointment and registering for contact tracking within a specified period of time. The obligation to test, also at the hairdresser's and for other body-related services, is dropped.
The obligation to wear an FFP2 mask exists in all trade.
Museums, exhibitions, memorials, objects of the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes can be visited again with appointment booking and registration.
The Hellabrunn Zoo and the Botanical Garden have also reopened for you under certain conditions.
Please check the relevant websites before your visit.
The outdoor areas of Munich's restaurants and beer gardens may reopen to guests since Wednesday, 12 May. If persons from more than one household wish to be seated at the same table, they must present negative coronatests.
Cultural, leisure and sports facilities such as theatres, operas, concert halls, stages and cinemas are also allowed to reopen to visitors since 12 May with limited attendance and appropriate hygiene concepts.
From 21 May onwards, hotels, holiday flats and campsites in Bavaria, and thus also in the state capital Munich, will be allowed to reopen for tourist guests if the incidence is stable at less than 100. A hygiene concept for the hotel industry and the other accommodation establishments is not yet available.
Indoor areas and clubs will remain closed. Food and drinks may be offered for takeaway.
Trade fairs, congresses and conferences cannot take place until further notice.
Wearing a mouth and nose protection is obligatory in Munich on public transport and in all shops. Since 18 January an FFP2 mask is obligatory here. Non-compliance will be prosecuted under criminal law.
Until further notice, between 9 and 21 h masks are also compulsory in Munich's pedestrian zone including Sendlinger-Tor-Platz, Rosental between Sendlinger Straße and Rindermarkt, Rindermarkt, Viktualienmarkt, Dienerstraße, Schrammerstraße, Landschaftstraße, in the Tal as well as in the Schützenstraße and in the Stachus basement.
The consumption of alcohol in the open air is prohibited around the clock in all places in the city centre where masks are also compulsory. The exact regulations can be found in the city portal muenchen.de.
The previous hygiene and prevention regulations still apply: Please continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half meters from other people. You should also make sure that you observe the cough and sneeze etiquette and wash your hands several times a day.
The Tourist Information in the Town Hall on Marienplatz will be open again from 21 May. Until then, the guest service can of course still be reached by phone from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm at +49 89233 96500.
If you have acute questions about the coronavirus during your stay in Munich, please contact the Coronavirus Hotline of the City of Munich: +49 89 233 44740