Hello in Munich!

At approximately 1.35 million inhabitants, the capital city of the Free State of Bavaria is Germany's third largest city and known throughout the world for its beer, the October Fest - better known as "the Wies'n" - and white sausages with pretzels. The most southern metropolis within Germany is called the village of millions for good reason: in spite of its size, the city on the Isar is known for its hospitality and coziness, with many inviting corners and quarters where the atmosphere is originally Bavarian and rustic.

More than only Bavarian beergarden culture

The Frauenkirche is Munich's most widely visible landmark. The Marienplatz, the lively Viktualienmarkt, the heavenly Schloss Nymphenburg with its expansive park setting, and the football temple Allianz Arena in the north are a must-see for any visitor to Munich. And don't forget: the English Gardens. It is among the world's largest inner city gardens. Located directly along the Isar, it houses Munich's most famous beergarden at the Chinese Tower.

Museums and trade shows with drawing power

But culture is also a major focus in Munich: The world-famous Munich Philharmonic is at home here, just as the National Theater, the State Theater, and a host of museums of world renown, such as the Deutsche Museum, the Pinakothek, and the Bayerische National Museum.

As the home to Messe München, the trade show city of Riem is host to many international trade shows and congresses, therefore making Munich of pivotal importance for economic affairs.

In total, it is one of the best loved, most livable cities in Germany, with an extensive offering for any taste and an ideal springboard for daytrips to the Alps and to one of the many lakes in the region. And when will you discover Munich?

  • Events
    Events

    Here you can find current information about street festivals,
    sporting events and much more.

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    20 September to 05 October 2014 Octoberfest

    The Octoberfest on the Theresienwiesn is the world's largest folk festival. Every year, almost 6 million visitors – locals and visitors from around the world – come to the Wiesn to go on fairground rides, to sample the various delicacies at the food stands, or simply to celebrate Bavarian sociability with a Maß (one liter) of beer in one of the many festival tents.

    12 October 2014 Munich Marathon

    42k across Munich Admittedly, the Munich Marathon is an affair for athletic types. But in return, the runners are rewarded along the route with impressive views of the Olympic Park, English Gardens, Marienplatz, Rathaus, Opera, Residenz, Pinakothek, Odeonsplatz, Siegestor, Leopoldstraße, and Schwabing. Nowhere else will one find such a backdrop.

    18 October 2014 The long night at the museums

    Strolling for a whole nights through (nearly) all of Munich's museums – this can be accomplished during "The long night at the museums". The Munich Stadtmuseum, the Glyptothek, the Staatliche Museum für Völkerkunde (State Museum for Ethnology) and may others are open until 2 in the morning.

    07 - 09 November 2014 Deutschland Cup Ice Hockey

    Anyone who has seen an ice hockey game live will surely confirm the fascination with this fast sport. In Munich, the team from the German Ice Hockey Federation is battling 3 other teams for the title.

    20 November - 07 December 2014 Munich Book Show

    A festival for bookworms. The Munich Book Show, which takes place as part of the Literature Festival, is inviting reading enthusiasts to gain an overview of the latest book publications. About 20,000 books are available for perusal, ranging from novels to non-fiction and picture books, to children's books.

    25 November -31 December 2014 Tollwood Winter Festival

    The Summer Festival is followed by the traditional Tollwood Winter Festival in November/December. This time on the Theresienwiesen, only a short distance from the Fleming's Hotel München-City. More than 75% of the events are free of charge and range from theater to music and performances, including the Tollwood New Year's Eve party with the midnight waltz on the Theresienwiese as the night's highlight.

    27 November - 24 December 2014 Christkindlmarkt

    Every year, Munich's oldest Christmas market, the Christkindlmarket, is conducted on the Marienplatz. The "Krampuslauf" on 14 December and St. Nik's visit on 05 and 06 December are a special highlight.

  • Concerts & musicals
    Concerts & musicals

    Find out which artists will soon be
    on stage in Munich.

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    • 22 October 2014 David Garett
    • 30 - 31 October 2014 Helene Fischer
    • 21 November 2014 Udo Jürgens
    • 27 November 2014 Elton John
    • 10 December 2014 Bryan Adams
    • 05 - 07 December 2014 Night of the Proms
  • Cultural events
    Cultural events

    For information about museum exhibitions, opera performances
    and other cultural events, please click here.

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    until 05 October 2014 The world of bodies & the cycle of life

    Fascinating insights into the human body are provided by Gunther von Hagen's exhibit of approximately 200 plastinated human exhibits.

    17 October 2014-19 January 2015 Alte Pinakothek

    "Canaletto - Bernardo Bellotto paints Europe"

  • Trade shows
    Trade shows

    Get an overview of the most important fairs
    and conventions in Munich. 

     

     

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    • 17 - 20 September 2014 Expopharm: Pharmaceutical Industry Trade Show
    • 06 - 08 October 2014 Expo Real: International Industry Trade Show for Real Estate and Investments
    • 11 - 14 November 2014 Electronica: World Leading Trade Show for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications
    • 26 - 30 November 2014 Heim + Handwerk: Trade show for building, furnishing, living