Munich Parking

Jun 10th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Munich Parking

Our road trip through Germany will consist of five days in Munich in which the rental car will be essentially parked. The apartment is a four minute walk to the Implerstraße U-Bahn and about a 30 minute walk southwest of the city center.

Regarding parking: The apartment owner said there may be a spot available on the street nearby, if so, how can one be certain that such a spot would be eligible for overnight parking? Also, how does one pay for parking on the street in Munich? I do not see meters when I satellite google.

The other option is to park at a ramp and take public transport back to the apartment. Would anyone be aware of a ramp that is secure and convenient to public transport for an apartment in our area?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Jun 10th, 2014, 07:34 PM
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Take a look at the following website. Check the English language version flag.
http://www.muenchen.de/verkehr/autos/parken.html

In the residential areas of Muncih, many people park next to the sidewalk. After working hours, parking spaces are hard to find. Genrally, the parking is free and not time-limited. Further into the city core, spaces are usually metered.
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Jun 10th, 2014, 07:50 PM
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Have you considered returning the car upon arrival in Munich and picking up a new one on departure? That's what I would do with 4-5 nights in the same location to save rental and parking costs.
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Jun 10th, 2014, 11:19 PM
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Without knowing the exacty address of your apartment:

That part of Munich, actually all somewhat centrally located neighborhoods of Munich, has no free on street parking between 9am and 11pm.

The system is somewhat complicated (also for locals/Germans) as different parts in the neighborhoods are designated for different parking options:
Some on-street parking is limited to residents only.
Others sections are limited to residents only after 6pm.

Many sections have a mix of free resident and paid visitor parking - some with a time limit, others not. The maximum fee per day is €6 for those without a time limit. Such a section would, for example, be all of Implerstr. - excluding the sections where parking was generally prohibited, obviously.

You pay at central parking meters that dispend a paper ticket that you place behind the windshield.

I would not expect to find many free spaces available day and night, but it's also not an area where on-street parking was especially hard to find.

There are parking maps available online, so if you identified the address or cross streets of your apartment, I could post you the link.
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Jun 10th, 2014, 11:25 PM
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Your car must have a special low-emission sticker in order to drive into central Munich.

It seems it would just be simpler all around to turn in the car before you get there.

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Jun 10th, 2014, 11:38 PM
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actually, if OP rents the car in Germany, it will have that respective sticker anyway
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Jun 11th, 2014, 11:58 AM
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Thank you for the responses.

Cowboy, The address of the apartment is Schmied-Kochel-Straße 19.
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Jun 11th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Allright, so here is the map:
http://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/dms/H...dling_0314.pdf

You will find Schmied-Kochel-Straße at the upper end of that map.
Any street you see lined in BLUE means that you have paid visitor parking.
RED means no parking for anyone.
GREEN means residents parking only
The rest of the dotted bi-color linings is complicated and may be ignored.

Let's say you arrive there at any time during the day and parked somewhere in the BLUE zones
(they are only blue on this map, in real life there are signs that need a college degree in philosophy to understand).
You go to the next pay station on the sidewalk. Usually these are really easy to spot.
As soon as you inserted 6 euros (or less if you arrived closer to 11pm), the machine will show next day 9am as the end time of your ticket.
I think you cannot pay for more than 1 day or 24hrs. So in this case, you'd need to go back to your car at 9am next morning, insert another 6 euro in the machine, and get another ticket valid until next day 9am again.
So keep a good amount of 1 or 2 euro coins with you so you do not overpay. And keep an eye on the display of the machine so you notice when the validity of the ticket jumps to next day 9am. I think the machines can be set to work in English.. one of the bottons should have some flags next to it to choose the language.

Parking is free on Sundays.
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Jun 11th, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Cowboy,
What an incredibly useful and generous post. Your heavy lifting has alleviated all anxiety.

Simply: THANK YOU

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