Dangers & Annoyances

Bavaria has a very low crime rate and is a remarkably safe place to live and travel in.

  • Take all the usual precautions, such as locking hotel rooms and cars, not leaving valuables unattended, and keeping an eye out for pickpockets in crowds.
  • Bavaria has been hit by Islamic terrorism in recent years, and while your chances of becoming a victim are low, vigilance is advised.
  • In Munich and the Bavarian Alps, the Föhn (a warm, dry wind) is a local weather-related annoyance most common in autumn. It makes some cranky but also brings exquisitely clear views of the mountains.