Munich Weather May Averages, Germany
What's the Weather like in Munich in May
Except late at night and early in the morning, average daily temperatures range from cool to pleasant in the city of Munich in May. In general, they remain between 5C (41F) and 20C (68F), but occasional deviations from these values are possible. In this regard, daily lows tend to drop to 1C (33.8F), rarely lower. As for daily highs, they might rise up to 26C (78.8F), even more sometimes. If we compare average temperatures between Munich and Bratislava, in Slovakia, the city in South Germany is somewhat cooler this time of year.
Daytime temperatures during this period are cool for the most part, ranging between 13C (55.4F) and 18C (64.4F). The interval featuring these values becomes longer in the course of May. At the beginning of the month, it lasts approximately from 12 pm to 8 pm. During the month's final days, the duration of the cool interval is from 9 am until after midnight.
The possibility of cloud cover over Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, doesn't vary significantly between May and the previous period, remaining at 57% throughout. Yet, the average number of sunshine hours rises from 6 in April to 7 in May.
Albeit the likelihood of cloudy weather remains virtually unchanged in May in regard to previous months, the average amount of precipitation is on a significant rise. The average accumulation of rainfall in the capital of Bavaria for this month is around 90 mm/3.54 in. Although it may even snow in rare occasions this time of year, rain has the biggest share in the overall precipitation in May.
The probability of having a rainy day increases with every passing day. For example, May 1 is 34% likely to be a wet day. The chances of rain on May 31 are 45%. Accordingly, every next day is more likely to receive a bigger amount of rainfall than the previous. In spring, rain usually occurs in forms of drizzle and short showers.
The precipitation is most likely to take place at midday, between noon and 1 pm. According to statistics, rain is least likely to occur during early morning hours.
The speed of the wind features subtle variations in the course of May in Munich, Germany. The average wind speed decreases from 2.8 m/s at the beginning of the month to 2.6 m/s by its end. 4 pm is the time of the day that is windy the most, while 8 am is the calmest part of the day.
The average relative humidity remains at 73% throughout May, which feels dry this time of year. Still, the possibility of feeling comfortable rises progressively from 0% at the beginning of the period to around 15% by the end of May.
Sunrise and Sunset
In the course of May, daylight becomes longer as days pass. On May 1, sunrise occurs at 5:55 am while sunset takes place at 8:26 pm. On May 31, the sun rises at 5:18 am and sets at 9:04 pm. The duration of daylight increases from 14:31 hours to 15:46 hours during this period.
Extraordinary Weather Occurances
Low temperatures tend to return in May to the Bavarian capital. But, even when they occur, they usually take place in the first half of the month. With such conditions, morning temperatures are around the point of freezing while daily highs rise up to 10C (50F) during this period.
Munich Hotels in May
May is the final month of the shoulder season in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. It is often described as the best month for a visit to the city because of pleasant temperatures, less tourists and ubiquitous blossoming. Hotel rates are still more affordable than in summer.
Ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing
Ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing is a 2-star property, located in the Schwabing district. It is a few kilometers/miles away from most city's points of interest, with a subway station a short walk away. Hotel's rooms feature Wi-Fi, air-conditioners and satellite TVs. Wi-Fi is free in the hotel's lobby. Business travelers benefit of a business center, and gourmands of a Mediterranean restaurant. Parking is available for a fee. Munich airport is 24 km/14.9 mi away.
Motel One München-Olympia Gate
Motel One München-Olympia Gate, located in Schwabing, is a 3-star hotel. Top points of interest are, in general, between 2 km/1.24 mi and 4 km/2.48 mi away, except for the Olympiapark, which is 1.5 km/0.93 mi away. The airport is 27.4 km/17 mi distant. Every room in the hotel features free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, private bathroom and air-conditioning. Parking is limited and a subject to a surcharge.
Schiller 5 Hotel
Schiller 5 Hotel is a 4-star establishment, located within a walking distance to top tourist points of interest in Munich. Rooms of the hotel feature various amenities. Guests benefit of CD and DVD players, TVs with flat screens, iPod docking stations and free wireless internet. Hairdryers and free toiletries are also provided. Parking is available for a surcharge and upfront reservation. Airport is 29 kilometers (18 miles) away.
Louis Hotel is a high-end, centrally-located complex. Except for the Nymphenburg Palace and the Olympiapark, the distance to other top points of interest doesn't exceed 3 km/1.86 mi. The airport is 29 km/18 mi away. Rooms dispose of French balconies, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Other useful amenities are flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docking stations. Other hotel's facilities are a Japanese restaurant, bar, sauna and a fitness center.
Bars and Restaurants
The Munich gastronomy scene is quite diverse. The capital of Bavaria has a wide selection of eateries serving specialties of domestic and international (European, Oriental, Asian) cuisines. More so, you won't have trouble finding a restaurant serving special-dietary dishes. But note that there are many restaurants that accept only cash. Finally, the best time for enjoying beer gardens (biergarten) kicks off this time of year.
Andy's Krablergarten is a dining venue where you can slack a big hunger for comparatively affordable prices. The restaurant prepares German food and they serve large schnitzels, prepared from turkey and pork meat. There is a beer garden just outside, too. The restaurant is open daily from 10 am to midnight.
Thalassa is a mid-range restaurant serving specialties of the Greek cuisine. The place is often described as the best Greek restaurant in the city of Munich. Although it is popular, and visited by many patrons, you shouldn't wait long for an order to come. Besides indoor, you can dine alfresco on an outside patio. Thalassa is open daily from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm, and from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekends and holidays.
Mariannenhof is a nightlife club and bar, serving food for gourmands, vegetarians and vegans. Among other meals, you can order pizzas, burgers, ribs and schnitzels. As for drinking, they have a selection of wines, beers and cocktails. The bar is open from 11 am (4:30 pm on Saturday) to 1 am (2 am on Friday and Saturday, and midnight on Sunday).
Burger and Lobster Bank
Burger & Lobster Bank is an exclusive restaurant located in a former bank. As its name implies, this popular dining venue specializes in burgers and lobsters. Vegetarian dishes are also available. If you can't decide between a burger and a lobster, they serve a combination of these, too. Burger & Lobster Bank is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant, too. On Sunday, the restaurant is open from 5 pm until 1 am. On other days, closing time is open while opening time is 6 pm.
Things to do in Munich in May
The Munich Residenz used to be the seat of power of the Bavarian monarchs for several centuries. Hence, this popular attraction of the Bavarian capital was constantly embellished over time. More so, it acquired a significant collection of works of art, spanning Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassicism eras. The Antiquarium is one of the Munich Residenz's highlights.
Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and a starting point for the city sightseeing. Striking buildings are in the square or in its vicinity, including the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), Frauenkirche, Peterskirche and the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus).
Karlsplatz is a square in downtown Munich, Germany, which was laid out after the medieval defensive walls were dismantled. Locals refer to it as Stachus. In winter, the square is a big skating rink. In summer, you can enjoy a beautiful fountain show. The Karlstor Gate is the main landmark of Karlsplatz.
English Garden (Englischer Garten) is the expansive green area near the downtown and among the largest urban parks in the world. Laid out by the end of the 18th century, it comprises northern (Hirschau) and southern sections. The neoclassical Monopteros, a Chinese-style pagoda and two beer gardens are some top points of interest here. Southern section is busier than northern, which is ideal for a peaceful stroll.