Leaving Bags at Munich Central Train Station


I liked Munich (see my Munich photos here) and feel it merits at least a couple of days, and you might even use it as base camp for a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. But if you are doing the run-go-see or are otherwise pressed for time, you can leave your bags at the Munich main train station, or Munich Hauptbahnhof right west of the city center where all the best attractions and popular beer gardens are.


munich-station-luggage-storage-003Storing luggage in Munich train station is a snap. There is a serious abundance of luggage lockers in the station easily found by looking for the luggage symbol on the signage above. I stored mine near the north exit right near the platforms.

The cost is 4 Euro per day for the standard locker, or 6 Euro per day for the rather large suitcase-sized lockers. There is a 72-hour limit. You pay for the first 24 hours to get the key to turn in the lock. If you return later than a day, you’ll have to insert money to unlock it. After 72 hours and the management may take your bags. The station is open 24 hours per day, and these coin lockers are accessible around the clock as well.


I fit all of what you see here - two backpacks with laptops and the big black duffel bag - into the lowest 4-Euro storage locker.
I fit all of what you see here – two backpacks with laptops and the big black duffel bag – into the lowest 4-Euro storage locker.

Tip: if all your luggage doesn’t quite fit in one of the 4-Euro luggage lockers, be sure to try the lockers in the bottom row, closest to the floor. These are just a wee bit bigger than the other 4-Euro lockers, but the same price. Otherwise, go around the corner to the 6-Euro lockers.

So, luggage lockers? Not a problem. Public restrooms? Good luck. Go before you get to the train station or get on your train and use that one.

Have a great day in Munich!

27 thoughts on “Leaving Bags at Munich Central Train Station

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  • August 2, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for this posting! I was searching for EXACTLY this. I’ll be in Munich for exactly one day before I catch a night train that night to Venice. Seriously, you have no idea how helpful this article is. pictures, info, and written this year.

  • August 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks also! We are doing the same sort of thing (into Munich for the day and out that night!) very well written and good info.

  • February 26, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Great info and pictures, very helpful, thank you 😀

  • March 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Also exactly the info I was looking for. We want to leave luggage behind and go to Venice for a weekend. Not longer than 70 hours! Thanx

  • May 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I’ll be heading to Munich tomorrow and was thinking about storing my bags at the train station as opposed to at the airport. Thanks for the info and the pics.

  • June 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you! Before booking a ticket I searched for info on lockers in Munich. I am doubting between a short transfer or long stop (9:30 hours). About 15 years ago I stayed all afternoon in the beautiful centre of Munich, a very nice break in my long distance international travel, but I couldn’t remember the sizes of the lockers… Big enough 🙂

  • April 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks a lot for the info. I have where to turn to for luggage safety when next I am at Munich.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I lost a wallet (large one) with some cash. We intended to leave luggage in lockers at central train station in Munich, but because we were returning 75 hours later they told us to put luggage in their office. A clutch type of wallet was lost from luggage.

  • September 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I want to ask, is it possible to leave something in the locker and someone else to get it for us? Because i am planing to leave Munich and i am not capable to give that personal. Thanks in advance

  • September 15, 2015 at 12:08 am

    do you think is there will be a problem with the lockers during the oktoberfest and because thr refugees?

    • September 15, 2015 at 5:53 am

      Seems to me refugees might not have the money to spare, but Oktoberfest may indeed be a problem.

  • October 9, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Heading to Munich today from Lagos. This is certainly very helpful.

    Will consider this option. Keep it up!

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for your information! As I may store a 29 inches full size luggage before going to the Neuschwanstein Castle for day trip, I’m not sure how many lockers are there or only very limited as you might know. Any idea?

  • July 20, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Are the 5-euro lockers big enough for a regular checked-in bag (typical airline luggage)?

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  • December 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for information. Is it open 00-24h?

  • December 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Brilliant article. Made it clear where to find the lockers. Thanks Kevin.

  • February 25, 2017 at 5:36 am

    This was really Helpful. I am planning to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, as i will be coming from Salzburg. I was planning to stay in hostel. But, this information saved my money. Thanks a lotttttt.

  • October 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Great help. Thanks heaps. Just an update, FYI, small lockers now 4 euro, large lockers 6 euro. Thanks again.

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