Munich: Useful Information
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- All doctors in Munich speak English, and it is worth asking the hotel for recommendations for local surgeries in case of illness.
- The minimum age for alcohol consumption is 18. Beer and wine is sold at most supermarkets which stay open until 10pm. Munich also has no restrictions on closing time for bars which means that many can be accessed until dawn.
- Munich’s main post office is located at Bahnhofplatz 1, and is open between 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4pm on a Saturday, and from 9am to 3pm on a Sunday.
- Shopping hours are from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on a Saturday.
- 220V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.
- In hotels, it is commonplace for visitors to give a tip of €1 per bag to the bellboys and porters. In all restaurant bills, service charges are already included.
- The city code for Munich is 089.
- Munich’s tourist office, Fremdenverkehrsamt München, has three information kiosks: in the town hall on Marienplatz, at the Hauptbahnhof, and at the airport.
- T-Mobile, Vodafone, and O2 provide service through most of Bavaria. Reception may be difficult in some remote areas.
- The local public radio station Bayern 3 broadcasts current information on traffic conditions.
- Most restaurants open for lunch, although some are only open from 6pm. Many Munich restaurants are equipped with booster seats and offer smaller portions for children or even separate children’s menus