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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Munich is in Germany, which recognises the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). This guarantees the holder free treatment as an EU citizen and is available from your own health insurance company in your country of residence. The future of the EHIC for British tourists post-Brexit is unclear. Other nationals should take out full medical insurance to cover the period they are in Munich.

Recommended Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to visit southern Germany.

Medical Services

The US and UK consulates can provide lists of English-speaking doctors.

Ärztlicher Hausbesuchdienst Doctor for home and hotel visits.

Bereitschaftsdienst der Münchner Ärzte Evening and weekend nonemergency medical services with English-speaking doctors.

Emergency dentist

Emergency pharmacy (www.apotheken.de) Online referrals to the nearest open pharmacy. Most pharmacies have employees who speak passable English, but there are several designated international pharmacies with staff fluent in English, including Internationale Ludwigs-Apotheke.

Schwabing Hospital Accident and Emergency department.

In Munich

Tap Water

Tap water is entirely safe to drink in Munich, though it doesn't taste all that great.