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.