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Munich Motorhome Rental

Guten tag, and welcome to Munich, your gateway to a motorhome holiday in Germany.  

 

Hiring a motorhome in Munich

With Motorhome Republic, you have a range of 7 fleets to choose from to find the right RV or campervan for you. The city of Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is bringing in more and more visitors every year for its incredible history, culture and attractions. When you visit, you can pick up a motorhome that makes travel and accommodation easy, with options for travelling pairs, families and larger groups across a number of price and style ranges. Travel for just a few days to see some local sights, or take your Munich motorhome around the country over several weeks to see as much of Germany as possible. 

 

Things to do with your motorhome from Munich

There are so many wonderful castles in Germany that you could easily design a motorhome tour just to visit them all. One of the best is not the largest or most spectacular, but arguably the prettiest. The Mespelbrunn Castle is 3.5 hours from Munich and is set next to a lake in the most quaint setting you can imagine. 

 

Consider driving the Romantic Road with your motorhome, as it begins (or ends, depending where you start) not far to the southwest of Munich in Fussen, just two hours away. This track is loosely based on an old Roman route, and ticks off many of Bavaria’s best attractions, including the Neuschwanstein Castle, and the medieval towns of Dinkelsbuhl, Nordlingen, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The entire trip is only about 400 kilometres all up, but you’ll be making many stops along the way. 

 

The Berchtesgaden National Park is less than two hours drive southeast of Munich, near the border with Switzerland, and a top spot. It’s an ideal place for hiking with unbelievably stunning mountains, lakes and forests. 

 

For wine lovers, take a trip to the Moselle wine region. It’s the most prestigious wine-producing area in the country and is known for its exceptional rieslings. The area is draped around three rivers and has been cultivating wine as far back as 2,000 years ago. 

 

Salzburg, an Austrian city just over the border, is only 1.5 hours from Munich. Here you can wander the streets of the Old Town, visit the fortress, admire the Mirabell Palace and Gardens and stare up in awe at the Salzburg Cathedral. 


 

Best times of year to hire a campervan in Munich

Munich is most famous for Oktoberfest, so if you’re thinking of heading to the city while it’s on (from late September to early October), be sure to book your motorhome well in advance, as accommodation tends to start filling up a year ahead. 

 

Summer is from June to August, which is a great time to visit as the weather warms up to average daily highs of around 22 degrees Celsius. During autumn when Oktoberfest is on, it begins to cool down but is still generally warm and sunny – just bring a coat! 

 

Winter can be very cold, with only a few degrees as highs each day, while the spring that follows brings fewer crowds but warmer weather. 

 
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Camper rental for everyone in Munich

Visiting Munich in a campervan is the best way to sample this diverse city. The capital of Bavaria is located in southern Germany and is both sophisticated and folksy. On the one hand Munich is all designer boutiques, on-the-pulse artists and musicians, with a metropolitan vibe. On the other, it is an old world village of tradition and charm.

Some of the best campsites in Germany

Munich has modern campsites that are clean and well run. Oktoberfest draws in thousands of visitors, so if you don’t like crowds, avoid that time altogether.

The Munich-Thalkirchen Camping Site is one of the most popular in Munich. Campingplatz Nord–West is a family friendly, rather quiet camping ground with a small shop on site. Campingplatz Obermenzing is a good option for those wanting to stay further out of the city. It is a spacious and lovely park with mini market attached.

Campingplatz Strandbad Pilsensee is situated on the bank of the Pilsensee lake, half-an-hour drive from Munich. Being next to the lake is great for swimming and paddling and it’s only a 10-minute walk from the S-bahn into Munich. Odenwald campsite, is the ideal place for those who love the calm of the countryside. This campsite offers plenty of hiking opportunities and chances to get in touch with nature. It’s a fair drive to Munich, but the scenery is stunning.

The magic of Oktoberfest

Every year since 1810, Munich has hosted the world’s largest party. Lasting 16 days, with the consumption of 6.5 million litres of beer, Oktoberfest is not to be missed. There are rollercoasters and ferris wheels, pretzels being sold at every stall, and then there are the beer halls: trestle tables lined with more than six million Lowenbräu-lovers; buxom waitresses in laced bodices serving beer in steins – 1L glasses. Arrive early, it gets busy quickly. Oktoberfest Camping Munich-Riem is the perfect place to stay. There are 800 sites and everything is provided.

Cuisine across the cultures

Take a sushi restaurant and cross it with a beer hall and you’ve found yourself at Nomiya – offering wheat beer and spicy sushi rolls. Tantris is known the world over for its exotic take on German cuisine. Awarded with two Michelin stars, this is the ideal place to indulge. Dare to try the suckling pig with smoked eel and dried plums. It’s to die for. Try a Schmalznudel – Bavaria’s answer to the doughnut. It’s perfect with coffee.

Bergwolf is a Currywurst institution. Simple sausages cut up and covered in curry, this place is always busy. Kaimug and Vapiano are next door to each other. One does mouth-watering Thai for less than 10 Euro, the other specialises in Italian self-service pizza and pasta meals. Hofbrauhaus is a tourist trap but for good reason. It prides itself on being the most famous beer hall in the world. Enjoy the hearty Bavarian food and waitresses in Dirndls carrying more steins than you imagine possible.

Fraunhofer Wirtshaus dates back to 1874 and serves traditional Bavarian fare – pork knuckles, potato dumplings and coleslaw. It’s down to earth and cosy. If you are up for a wild night, head to Bar 45. It has an infamous reputation for being the one of the craziest bars in the university quarter. Pusser’s New York Bar is a hidden gem with some of the best bartenders in Munich. It’s classic American culture in the heart of Bavaria.

Take a trip out of Munich

Königsee is a gorgeous lake of glistening blue water lying beneath the majestic Alps. It’s an idyllic day trip, only three hours from Munich, near Berchtesgaden. From here you can hike to Austria, looking out across Salzburg from the top. Hitler's Eagle’s Nest is a popular place to scrub up on your history, but the natural beauty of the area is enough in itself. Your RV rental is perfect for this adventure. 

Rothenburg has been dubbed the most German town in Germany. Its quaint streets and Christmas stores make it a popular tourist destination. You’ll find this walled medieval town halfway between Frankfurt and Munich. Step into a fairy tale at Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. Set on a hill above the village, it was Ludwig II’s most ambitious project and was used by Walt Disney for as model for Disneyland. The enchanting town of Füssen nearby is a popular day trip from Munich and is a two-hour drive. Also visit Hohes Schloss and St Mang, or the untouched Hohenschwangau Castle.

Museums, people watching and more

Bavaria is known for its sophisticated classical music, rock and jazz, but mainly for its beer gardens. There’s just nothing nicer than sitting on a wooden bench on a mild summer’s night enjoying a stein of beer. Pork sausages, roasted chestnuts and grilled fish aromas will convince you to stay for dinner. You can’t leave Munich without trying a few. Marienplatz is at the heart of the city and is perfect for people watching from one of the cafe patios that line the square.

The Museum district is not to be missed. Few cities can boast art of such incredible quality in such a small area. See the works of Raphael, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Dürer in the Alte and Neue Pinakothek. Or cast your eyes across everything postmodern, including the works of Warhol in the Museum Brandhorst. The Deutsches Museum is the world’s largest museum of technology and engineering. Plan ahead, as there is so much to see it is difficult to be viewed in just one day.

There are beautiful swimming baths on the banks of the River Isar with exquisite interiors and architecture. Visit Müller´sches Volksbad, the "jewel of Jugendstil", for a dip and do not be put off by the unisex changing rooms. On a warmer day you can also bathe in the popular lake of Starnberger See. Right on the city’s edge, this is the largest lake in the region and is a great place to try sailing.

A temperate weather forecast

March until May is the best time to visit Munich with crowds at a low and a temperate climate. However, if you are one of the millions joining Oktoberfest you’ll need a coat with highs of only 13 degrees Celsius. Winter in Hamburg can get very chilly, but not too bad. January and February are the coldest months.

Hiring an RV

 If you are planning to do a tour of Europe in your camper, it’s worth noting that booking an RV in Germany is much cheaper than other countries. Available brands include:


Big Sky Campervans

Big Sky Campervans doesn’t have a depot in the city, so you’ll most likely meet the supplier at the Munich International Airport when you land, or you could arrange the meeting for your Munich hotel or other location. Note that as the supplier doesn’t hold a branch in Munich, motorhome rental here is subject to availability and at the discretion of the supplier, so be sure to book in advance before arriving in the city. Generally speaking, pick ups and drop offs can be made between 10am and 1pm or between 4pm and 6.30pm on weekdays, or on Saturdays from 10.30am to 1pm. If your flight arrives later or you need a different time, you may be able to organise this at the time of booking. Big Sky’s fleet is large with plenty of options for groups travelling in any size. The largest motorhomes are suited to parties of seven - the Big Sky G and the Big Sky H - and have fully equipped interiors with kitchens and bathrooms for comfortable long road trips. Two adults may be best suited to the Big Sky B, a two-berth van fitted with toilet and shower, whereas two adults with two children may prefer the pop-top Big Sky A, a basic van that sleeps four but doesn’t have its own kitchen or bathroom. For groups of three to six, there are plenty of other mid-range motorhomes for hire in Munich with Big Sky.

 

McRent Motorhomes and Pure Motorhomes

McRent and Pure Motorhomes operate a depot at Ohmstraße 16, 85254, Sulzemoos, Bayern, which is about 30 kilometres from Munich’s city centre, or 50 kilometres from the airport. You will need to make your own way to the depot, and you can do this for a taxi that will cost approximately 60€ - 100€, or take the S8 train to München/Pasing, then bus get on bus 732 to Sulzemoos. Both McRent and Pure offer a large fleet of rental vehicles. Pure Motorhomes rents late model vehicles with unlimited kilometres that are designed to be comfortable regardless of your budget or group size. This includes a two-person van, a four-berth camper, a four-berth luxury RV, a six-berth family motorhome, and a four-person premium luxury motorhome with all the added extras. McRent Motorhomes actually offers the same range of vehicles, which all also include features such as fridges and cookers, power steering and bike racks. The Munich depot is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Drop offs must be made between 9am and 10am, and pick ups are scheduled for 2pm to 5pm on weekdays and noon until 2pm on Saturdays. 

 

Compass Motorhomes and DRM Germany

Compass Motorhomes and DRM Germany operate at Adalbert-Stifter-Weg 41, Markt Schwaben, roughly 30 kilometres from Munich Airport and 25 kilometres from the city centre. There are no transfers available so you will need to get to the depot via taxi or by train first on the S8 towards Herrsching and transferring to the S2 towards Erding. The branch here is open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm in January, February, March, October, November and December. From April to September, the branch is open 8am to 6pm on weekdays, and can open on Saturday between 9am and 11am by request for a fee. DRM motorhomes offers a good mix of standard RVs and luxury motorhomes. For groups of two, the California range and the Comfort B1 Compact Star are ideal for those looking to stick to a budget, and the Compact Cruiser and Compact Star make for more luxurious lodgings. At the larger end, four-berth models offer standard motorhomes and premium-level RVs. The fleet on offer at Compass Campers is the same at that provided by DRM, which includes family-friendly four-berth motorhomes and late model comfort cruisers. 

 

Tips for camping in Munich

  • Pick up a German ADAC camping guide, which has very good maps and sites with GPS co-ordinates.

  • Many German towns and villages offer free parking sites for motorhomes, with electricity, toilets and other facilities.

  • If you have a choice, compare the price of diesel vs. petrol. Diesel can often be cheaper and more efficient.

Munich Motorhome Facts

Average rental length
April12 days
July13 days
October10 days
Average 2 berth rental price
April€159
July€167
October€111

Top Munich Rentals Brands

DRM

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20+ reviews
McRent Germany

Great, 87%
100+ reviews

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