Tourism in Munich grew in 2015 for the 13th consecutive year: The number of overnight stays increased in 2015 compared to the previous year by 4.6 per cent to 14.1 million. In the months of March through December there have always been over one million overnight stays. Mayor Josef Schmid sees Munich remaining one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe. And the outlook for 2016 is also promising.
The mayor responsible for tourism and Head of the Department of Labor and Economics is pleased with the positive balance: "Munich is and remains one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe. To ensure this in the future, we continue to focus on a flexible tourism strategy. Whether it is the Oktoberfest or the outstanding Munich cultural landscape: Munich is attractive for our guests from around the world. "Most overnights continue to come from Germany, Austria and Switzerland combined they generate 7.9 million overnight stays, roughly 56 per cent of the total.
But the foreign market remains strong: A total of seven million overnight stays were registered by foreign guests. Most visitors came, as in previous years, from the United States - about 849,000, an increase of over 13 per cent. An increase in all markets has been recorded, the only exception being Russia.