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Is the city center dangerous on New year's eve?

By Traveller December 13, 2018
Munich

Is the city center dangerous on New year's eve?

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By Fabrizio Traveller December 13, 2018

I've heard that Munich city center can become pretty wild December 31st evening. What's your take on this as locals? A friend of mine told me about riot police being around (I suspect that is an exaggeration), and drunk people throwing bottles and being not so friendly.

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Hi Fabrizio,
for sure you needn’t be scared of the Police in Bavaria. Besides that, your friend is right, you should avoid the city center and especially Marienplatz. I went there once, stupid drunk idiots firing fire works at each other. If you like to, go to the Bavaria Statue at Theresienwiese, many people celebrating and not trying to kill each other. And you’ll get a superb view on the cities fire works.
C
Local December 13, 2018
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Thanks! We were also considering going to Olympiaberg, would you recommend it?
Hi Fab,
I am from Munich.
Very safe place .BUT at midnight at great squares or the area around the main station young people tend to through firework in the crowd. Google for the statue of Bavaria, go there and enjoy the view at midnight
Local December 16, 2018
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Hi Fabrizio,

Munich is one of the safest cities in the World. Crime rates are very low. I can´t remember ever having seen riot police on 31.12. on the streets. People celebrate usually first at home with a dinner, shortly before midnight they go outside and probably crack some fireworks. So there will be many people on the streets, especially on squares and bridges. Expect to be invited to a glass of Prosecco or better bring your own. After the fireworks, younger people tend to go to the clubs for dancing till the morning. I never made any bad experience on that occasion. Hope this is helpful for you. Chris
Local December 14, 2018
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Hi Fabrizio,

I have only been out on New Year's once. From this one occasion alone I would say that it is not dangerous. However, there are more people on the streets with alcohol in hand, so I cannot speak for them how they may act this year!

Take care!
Local December 14, 2018
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Hi Fabrizio, there might be ones who cause nuisance, but in general the city is very safe during the new years.
V
Local December 13, 2018
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