Munich - Post Report Question and Answers
How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?
German is useful but not necessary. Munich is used to American tourists and you can get by with only English. However, the Bavarians are truly appreciative of any effort to speak in German, even if it is only a sentence or two and is grammatically incorrect. Learning how to converse at stores and in restaurants will make your life easier, but you can get by without it. - Jul 2016
Some is helpful although many people speak English and Munich is accustomed to many American tourists. - May 2016
If you are a person who enjoys going into the city and meeting the locals it would be best to know the language. Many people speak English, but I have found that they really appreciate it if I will make an effort to speak German, even if it is bad. - Jan 2007