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Munich is a true Bavarian city, prudish and romantic in the German way, happy and cheerful, hospitable and charming at first sight. Famous for its truly imperial scale, be it the architectural forms of majestic and pompous cathedrals, the festive atmosphere of grand festivals or the lifestyle of real Germans, Munich is by right considered the second capital of Germany. It warmly welcomes visitors and does not leave them bored for a minute at any time of the year. Indeed, Bavaria is a place where people love and know how to relax! In the fall, the legendary German beer festival Oktoberfest turns the city into the world capital of intoxicating fun, offering each person a refreshing sip of foamy beer. In winter, Christmas markets fill the city air with magic and romance, aromas of gingerbread, mulled wine and roasted almonds. From the first days of spring, bright carousel, cheerful circus performances and noisy fairs invite everyone to the spring festival.

It is recommended to rent a car in Munich to truly enjoy all the charm of this Bavarian capital with all its magnificent cozy public gardens, spacious streets and many museums and palaces. You can book a car you want right now from the comfort of your home using the service

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Penalties for traffic offences in Munich

When you commit minor traffic offences, police officers may levy a fine on the spot. You can pay for the fine in cash or using a credit card. If you refuses to pay the fine, your vehicle will be confiscated and the amount increased significantly if the case is referred to the court.

Main traffic offences and penalties

Exceeding the speed limit by up to 10 km/h €10-€15
Exceeding the speed limit by up to 40 km/h €120-€160
Exceeding the speed limit by 40 km/h and above €120-€680
Drunk driving (0.5-1.1 ‰) €500; repeated violation – from €1000 to €1500 and a driving ban for 3 months
Drunk driving (above 1.1 ‰) €1500, driving ban for 5 years and up to six months of prison
Violation of child restraint requirements €40-€50
Failure to fasten seatbelt (driver or passenger seat belt) €30
Talking on a mobile phone without a hands free while driving €40
Using a radar detector €75
Driving with tires that do not match the season €40-€80
Crossing a red traffic light or ignoring the traffic controller’s signals €90-€360
Parking violations €10-€25
Unauthorized entry into a low-emission zone €40

Speed limits

Below are the common speed limits for all vehicles in Germany

  • 50 km/h in built-up areas;
  • 30 km/h in special quiet zones (near schools, pedestrian zones, etc.);
  • 100 km/h outside built-up areas;
  • for expressways, the minimum speed is 60 km/h, there are no maximum speed limits; the recommended maximum speed is 130 km/h;.

In Munich, you can only move in the right lane. Overtaking is permitted only on the left. Overtaking on the right is prohibited.


Having hired a vehicle in Munich, you cannot park that vehicle anywhere on the street. Parking against the direction of traffic or on a prohibited area incurs a penalty. Some parking lots are only for locals (Anliegerfrei and Anwohnerparken). At the entrance to a parking lot, you will need to take a special coupon or token. Payment is made through a vending machine when leaving the parking lot. To park your vehicle in a paid zone on the street, you need to buy a parking disc (Parkscheibe) at a gas station and place it on the windshield.

Permissible blood alcohol levels

The maximum permissible level of alcohol in the blood is 0.3 ‰ for drivers with more than 2 years of driving experience and 0.00 ‰ for drivers with less than 2 years of driving experience or who are under the age of 21. Exceeding these levels incurs severe penalties, which may include a driving ban and imprisonment.

Fuel cost

In Germany, there are many gas stations selling unleaded gasoline (98 and 95) and diesel fuel. Leaded fuel is not sold. There are so many gas stations around. The most popular fuel is E10 containing 10% ethanol, but it is not suitable for all cars. When renting a car in Munich, check with the rental company if the car uses E10. It is allowed to carry fuel in cans.

Average fuel cost in Munich:

Gasoline 95 €1.61
Gasoline 98 €1.63
Diesel fuel €1.39

Toll roads

There are no urban and suburban toll roads. You only pay for entry into the centre of Munich – the low-emission zone (Umweltzone), created in order to reduce air pollution by fine dust. This zone is indicated by road signs and additional signs. Entrance requires a special sticker, which you can buy at technical inspection centres or authorized garages, and stick to the inside of the windshield. The cost ranges from €5 to €15. When renting a car in Munich, keep in mind that this sticker will be valid in all ecological zones across Germany.

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