The 4 seasons of the year in Munich

Fall in Munich

How amazing it is to see the leafs and the snow fall, to be able to enjoy a barbecue in the summer and contemplate the colourful flowers around the city. Every season, every year, nature finds a way to impress me.

How lucky I am to live in a place where you can clearly see the four seasons of the year. I say that because I grew up in the Northeast of Brazil, where there are only two seasons: summer and rain. For this reason, I do appreciate the 4 seasons of the year in Munich, and here is a little bit of it:


Hofgarten, Munich

The city is awaken, there are bikes everywhere, the sidewalks are filled with tables and chairs where people enjoy a drink or two, the gardens are colourful and inviting, surfers at the Eisbach are surfing as never. Summer festivals take place, including Tollwood at the Olympic Park, and dogs are seen swimming at the park’s rivers/lakes.

Some days are rainy, others are so hot that all you want is to jump in the water and cool down, but not before having a beer or a spritz. It’s also time high season of barbecue, at home, by the Isar or anywhere where it’s allowed! But hot days in Munich are rare, in some years even more, while in others they might last long. Either way, it’s better to enjoy, because soon will be cold once again!

Isar, Munich

Nymphenburg Palace

Marienplatz, Munich



Fall leafs

My favourite season. In my opinion, the most colourful and serene. Oh, how I love the smell of fall in Munich, all the leafs on the streets and parks, and the chilly weather. Even the way we dress looks better, feels better. It feels like a fresh summer, even though the days are getting darker and everyone is already thinking of the cold winter.

For me, fall in Munich means it’s time for amazing pictures, to enjoy the most of the weather because it’s going to get ugly some time soon. It’s time to think of Christmas and Christmas Markets.

Englisher Garten, Munich

Fall in Munich

Fall in Munich



Snow in Munich

Dark, cold, but also white. How stunning it is to see Munich covered by snow, it looks like a totally different town. It’s the season to have glΓΌhwein, eat some gebrannte mandeln, hide under the covers and see a movie, at home at the cinema. It’s time to visit the Christmas Markets, go for some shopping at the old town, and to spot Christmas decoration, including the huge tree put up every year at Marienplatz.

January and February are the coldest. Not every year it’s possible to have a white Christmas, and New Year’s Eve is cold and foggy. Still, it is pretty to see the snow fall, and play with it.

Winter in Munich

Christmas in Munich

Winter in Munich



Spring in Munich

TheΒ craziest season. It can rain and snow, it can be cold and hot, especially in April, as the Germans say: “April macht was er will”, or April does what it wants! But all is forgiven when the flowers bloom and the more hours of daylight are added to that. Festivals are common and everyone is getting excited once again for the warmer days of summer.

Spring in Munich

Spring in Munich


How is your city like during the 4 seasons of the year?

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Nihar Pradhan

    This is awesome Allane…so much of beauty in nature, indeed seen and experienced to be believed and you are able to cherish every part of that wonderful beauty of nature that comes in different hues. Seasons are a fascinating representation of that beauty. All are not equally lucky to get all the four seasons with equal fervor…most places I presume two seasons dominates and in my place is more of summer and rainy, not much winter or spring in the region I stay.

    But I agree it is magical to be part of the spring and the scattered leaves, the warmth in the nature, nurturing our senses…you love to be out there and embracing the beauty and bounty of nature. I loved the picture where everybody enjoying a dip in the river side and the last picture where the isolated tree standing in grandeur in the backdrop of lovely sky.

    It’s been hectic at my end, not able to go through all your posts, will soon do and I miss our good old conversations. Hope you had a great time back in Brazil and take care…

    • Thank you Nihar, happy that you liked the pictures. As in your city, my city in Brazil is also the same, only summer and rain. I think this fact makes me appreciate even more the change of seasons, it’s so amazing to see how special nature is. πŸ™‚

      • Nihar Pradhan

        Yes, the nature of nature is now a big question mark. We have been cruel to nature and have ceased from nurturing the nature it deserve but we as human beings have been ruthlessly selfish and the response from nature has been erratic and we realize what we miss when we mess with the nature…
        Have a wonderful weekend.

        • So true Nihar! I have noticed the changes in climate in the past years, and it’s a bad thing. Very sad that we humans don’t appreciate it and take care of nature properly. I hope one day this will change.

  • Beautiful Allane, such lovely photos. I particularly like Spring and Winter

  • I love this post so much! Munich is so pretty year around. It’s snowing in Moscow today πŸ™‚

    • Thank you sooo much! So happy to know that you liked it. Sorry for the late reply, it was hard to keep up with everything while traveling.
      Ohh my, already snowing? The weather is actually very good around here πŸ˜€

  • My city (Athens) is pretty much the same during all seasons, as most trees are evergreens! During mid May though Jacarandas bloom and they are so beautiful! I’ve visited Munich during spring and I loved it! I bet it is also beautiful in Christmastime.

    • Ahh in a way I envy for having a great weather in Athens most of the year.
      I’d love to see the Jacarandas <3 actually I would love to finally go to Greece, fingers crossed next year will work out!!

  • Wow, your photos are so beautiful! Especially the winter ones – snow looks so pretty before anyone ruins it. I’m still getting to know my new city – we moved in Spring so I have one more season to experience πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much <3 Happy to know that!
      I know right? haha I also think that snow looks amazing before anyone ruins it… if it only could stay untouched πŸ˜€
      I hope you enjoy winter in your new town!

  • Germany is beautiful every season, its so hard to pick just one season! I did a similar post for Regensburg a long time ago too! πŸ™‚

    • hahaha true!!
      Really??? I have to check this post of yours!
      Regensburg is probably even prettier πŸ˜€

  • Phoebe Thomas

    I love the definition of the seasons too, but in all honesty, while I like a few days of snow every winter I’d rather the sort of winter we get on the French Riviera – sunny, bright and mild, because mostly winter in northern Europe is not picture-book perfect snowy scenes but cold, grey and damp! My one day in Munich this year was HOT HOT HOT! I would like to see the Christmas markets especially if I could guarantee snow.

    • hahaha you are right, I love all seasons, but I think I would be happier if winter was shorter, maybe 2 weeks and with snow? I would happy already πŸ˜€
      Ohh I hope you can come to Munich to see the Christmas Markets sometime, but I have to be honest and say that snow is a bit rare at this time of year. It can happen of course, but it’s only common after Christmas.

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    Beautiful photos. My favourite is autumn πŸ™‚

  • The_Paris_Itinerary

    I love your photographs! So lovely of all four seasons. In Texas, we have 2 weeks of Spring and 2weeks of Fall. The it is either really hot or really cold. Ha!

    • Thank you so much <3
      I love observing the 4 seasons as in Brazil I didn't have that.
      Ohh my, really? I didn't know that Texas could be so cold. Too bad, because fall is probably the most amazing season πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much for the lovely words Rusha. I am so glad I could take you to Munich with the photos πŸ˜€ Ohhh enjoy the fall over there in Tennessee, must be amazing too πŸ˜€

  • Ohhh you have to come πŸ˜€
    I can highly recommend summer and fall, just to make sure you will love it!

  • Thanks Andrew LD

  • Thank you so much Marcella πŸ˜€
    If today I had to live in a country without the change of seasons I would be sad, I love it.
    I was in London recently and realized that, it rarely snows there right?

  • Ohhh autumn is amazing, I think it’s the prettiest season here in Munich. And the Englischer Garten with snow is stunning! Look totally different πŸ˜€

  • hahaha yes πŸ˜€

  • Ohh my, really? It reminds me of Winnipeg in Canada. I lived there for 1 year and they also had the 4 seasons in one day, crazy!!
    You are right, so lucky to have the 4 seasons of the year!

  • hahahaha you’re so funny Vlad πŸ˜€
    I have to agree with you that the autumn would be even better if there was no rain!!
    And I’m with you when it comes to winter. On my first year in Europe I loved it… with the years I started to hate it hahahaha

  • Oh my!! That’s a lot of change for only a few weeks! I would love to see the jacaranda season! πŸ˜€

  • I know right? It must be weird for those used to the change of seasons to live in South America. No cold at Christmas time? πŸ˜€

  • hahaha oh my, nooo your personality isn’t dark! I guess you are just a sensible person πŸ˜€
    When I used to live in Brazil I had the same problem during “spring” which was around November. I was veeery allergic. Here in Germany I am way better when it comes to allergy, but I still have them once in a while. πŸ˜€
    I also enjoy the snow!!

  • Ohh really Sally? I didn’t know the weather in Perth is like that. Well, it certainly reminds me of my town in Brazil, though it’s never cold there, even if it rains πŸ˜€

  • Winter in Munich is pretty when snows, otherwise can be very dark though πŸ™ that’s the problem I have with winter, the lack of daylight!

  • Thank you Cathy πŸ˜€
    hahaha it must be weird to change from a country that has the 4 seasons to another that only has 2. It’s weird haha

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€
    Yes, all seasons are soo pretty, I really love seeing the change!

  • hahaha I like the “April showers” saying πŸ˜€ makes sense in the UK πŸ˜€

  • Thank you dear, happy that you liked it!
    haha I also like this saying, it was one of the first phrases I learned in Germany, but I only understood a few years later hahaa πŸ˜€
    The Autumn this year has been amazing, but now most trees are empty… which means winter is coming πŸ˜€

  • I think it’s great that you don’t miss the cold hahaha a good sign that you love living in the desert despite the leafs changing πŸ˜€

  • That’s nice! It must be interesting to do the opposite, changing from a country with 4 seasons to a place where there is only summer πŸ˜€
    I like the snow, I think I would miss it if I changed to another warm country πŸ˜€

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€
    I don’t mind the cold, but I don’t like how dark it gets during winter. I love mainly notice the changes!

  • Yes it is πŸ˜€

  • Hi Stephanie! Yes, you should definitely visit Munich again, especially during fall. Winter really depends on you “snow luck”, in January and February is easier to snow than in December for example.

  • Ohh really? how awesome, I hope you do move to Munich πŸ˜€ I love this town, life here is sooo good. I have trouble thinking about living somewhere else πŸ˜€

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€ glad you liked the photos!

  • hahaha that’s great you live in a place where you like the weather. When I was still in Brazil I didn’t like it, I always preferred a place colder, with all 4 seasons of the year, even though I miss the beach all the time πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Karen πŸ™‚
    I love the branches covered in snow too, specially when the snow has just fallen πŸ™‚
    Yess, Brazil is also humid!! I think it’s the same weather as Singapore, only gets “colder” when it rains πŸ™‚

  • Thank you so much Natalie πŸ™‚
    Ohh Melbourne must be such an amazing town, I hope to visit it someday!
    Snow here in Munich does last all winter, and in some years it snows more than others. I like it this way. When I lived in Canada it was snow for 6 months, I hated it hahaha

  • Thank you πŸ˜€

  • hahaha it is right? πŸ˜€

  • yaaaay another Munich loved <3

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€
    Ohhh I wish we could get a white Christmas every year, this last year it snowed on the 26th of December, that was the closest I got since I moved to Germany πŸ˜€
    Let’s what happens this year!!

  • Yaayyyy!! Are you moving to Germany or only visiting? πŸ˜€

  • That’s so sad πŸ™
    Too much snow isn’t desirable, but a little bit of snow is a must, otherwise winter looks boring hahaha.

  • woww!! Amazing πŸ˜€ I hope it all works out!!

  • Hey Karen!
    Welcome to Munich.
    Thank you so much, it really makes me happy to know you like my posts and that they help you out somehow!
    I hope you will learn German soon and get used to your new home πŸ˜€

    Keep in touch!! πŸ˜€