Practical Information – Important before you go

Weather

Due to the proximity of the Alps, winters in the state capital are relatively snowy in comparison with other German cities. In the winter months, the temperatures usually range between 4 and -4 degrees Celsius. We do hope you will experience snowy Munich blazing in the winter sun! Be also prepared for some rainy or snowy days.

Language

German is the official language of the city of Munich. English is the official language of the event and is spoken everywhere in the city too. Munich´s friendly inhabitants love to welcome visitors to their city. Nearly everybody is ready and able to have a conversation in English.

Money

Card-reader devices for EC and credit cards are available in almost all Munich shops or restaurants – and if they aren’t, you will normally be informed that they aren’t available and that you can only pay in cash. As smaller shops often only allow you to pay with a card over a certain amount, e.g. 10 Euros, it is recommended that you always have cash on you. There are lots of ATMs in every district of the city from which you can withdraw cash.

The Euro (€) is the currency used throughout Germany and is distributed in the form of paper notes and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access and clearly posted at all currency exchange points, which are available at the airport, banks, most hotels, and throughout the city centre. For up-to-date exchange rates, please visit: www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Electrical Supply

German outlets supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. Travelers with devices that do not fit into standard European electrical sockets will need to bring an adaptor. It is important to note that travel adaptors do not change the voltage, so if a device has a maximum voltage lower than 220v a voltage converter is also necessary to lower the voltage to the correct level.

WIFI and Emergency Numbers

Free WIFI is provided in all EDGE Venues. You will be provided with access codes.

In the event of traffic accidents, fire or other emergency situations, emergency services should be contacted immediately on 112. The police can be contacted by calling 110. By calling 116 117, you can reach the national medical team of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians – a central number for outpatient medical help outside of consulting hours, which directs you to the nearest emergency service.