Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Safety and Security

Safe and Sound in Bavaria

Bavaria is one of Germany’s safest states, and it is very unlikely that you will ever feel scared or threatened here. The state has the lowest crime rates in the Federal Republic.

Nevertheless, as in any place in Europe, you should always keep your wits about you, especially when walking on your own or in lonely areas. Guard your personal belongings carefully in crowded places, particularly at big festivals like the Oktoberfest or the Christmas markets. Also make sure you get a good lock and secure your bike carefully before leaving it anywhere.

In case of emergencies, the numbers to call are:

110 for the police and
112 for fire and emergency services.