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Highlights of the year Munich

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01.12.2023 until 28.01.2024
LUMAGICA Park of Lights Munich

DLUMAGICA, the fairytale forest of lights, can still be admired this January:
Over 300 handmade, illuminated objects and installations await visitors on a 1.5-kilometer circular trail. Immerse yourself in abstract elements and interactive light installations that invite you to linger and join in. The theme of the horse takes center stage and is staged in a fascinating way.
Location: Cavalluna Park

Munich Feuerzangenbowle at the Isartor

If you want to enjoy the city's last Christmas market once again, the Isartor is the place to be: the "Münchner Feuerzangenbowle" Christmas market invites you to enjoy a drink in a particularly cozy atmosphere under the charmingly illuminated Isartor.
In the Feuerzangenbowle, also known as "Krambamboli", a sugar loaf soaked in rum burns, caramelizes and drips into the hot red wine below.
Particularly interesting: pictures and texts on the history of immigration to Munich are projected onto the interior walls of the Isar Gate to show how positive cultural exchange has been and still is for the city.
Location: Isartor

West Side Story - Musical at the Deutsches Theater

The air vibrates in New York's Upper West Side: rival street gangs, passionate rhythms, a fatal enmity and, in the middle of it all, the great love that fights to overcome all obstacles - and tragically fails.
Be inspired once again by the rousing new production of West Side Story, which takes the immortal musical classic into a new era.
Venue: Schwanthalerstraße 13, 80336 Munich

Circus Krone

A completely new circus show with world-class attractions will be presented until the beginning of April. True to the motto "play of colors", you will experience artistic highlights and circus highlights with the largest LED show in Europe.
Celebrated world stars and award-winning newcomers, many magnificent animals and hilarious entertainers welcome you LIVE in the ring. But the animals - the true "stars of the ring" - take center stage with funny sea lions and dogs, magnificent horses and majestic cats of prey.
Look forward to lots of laughter, amazement and pure thrills.
Location: Zirkus-Krone-Straße/Marsstrasse 43, D-80335 Munich


The Great Gatsby - dance theater at the Deutsches Theater

With his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald created a true masterpiece in 1925. He created an apt portrait of the "Roaring Twenties" in the United States, characterized by economic growth, crime and jazz.
Enrique Gasa Valga has transformed the story of the young millionaire Jay Gatsby into a dazzling piece of dance theater. After acclaimed and sold-out performances at the Tiroler Landestheater, The Great Gatsby is now coming to Munich for the first time.
Venue: Deutsches Theater Schwanthalerstraße 13, 80336 Munich

Cirque du Solei - KURIOS

"Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities" is a fascinating show by Cirque du Soleil that transports the audience into a surreal world of steampunk and fantasy. This production is a tribute to the era of the industrial revolution and the quest for
Cirque du Soleil's shows are characterized by their unique fusion of acrobatic feats, theater, dance, music and stunning visuals,
dance, music and impressive visual effects. Each production is a creative masterpiece that pushes the boundaries of traditional circus and creates an unforgettable experience for the audience.
Location:Under the big top
Theresienwiese, 80339 Munich
Duration: 125 minutes

The Munich carnival

Open-air carnival in Munich city centerA colourful carnival is planned for 2024 from 11 to 13 February with stages on Marienplatz and Karlsplatz-Stachus. Numerous music and dance groups will perform here on the carnival days.
The market women's dance on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, followed by carnival hustle and bustle at Viktualienmarkt is legendary.

Travel and leisure fair

The f.re.e trade fair takes you on vacation, to the mountains, on the water and on a bike. The largest travel and leisure trade fair in Bavaria provides inspiration for camping, cruises, health and wellness, water sports and everything to do with the outdoors. On site at Messe München, visitors can climb steep rock faces, try their hand at stand-up paddling and even take a trial diving course.
Location: Messe München, Am Messesee 2, 81829 Munich


Strong beer festival

One of our wonderful Munich traditions is undoubtedly the strong beer season! Right after carnival, the mountain calls us to the Original Starkbierfest at the Paulaner am Nockherberg.
For over three weeks, you can enjoy the tasty PAULANER Salvator and delicious strong beer classics from the kitchen of Florian Lechner and his team. And the legendary Oktoberfest band DIE KIRCHDORFER® will ensure a real Oktoberfest atmosphere and unforgettable evenings! Experience Bavaria as it lives and breathes.
Venue: Hochstraße 77, 81541 Munich

Turner Three Horizons exhibition at the Lenbachhaus.
Joseph Mallord William Turner is still regarded today as an innovator and pioneer of modernism. In his paintings, color unfolded a hitherto unseen freedom. He began to explore the possibilities of landscape painting at an early stage, both by studying famous models and by directly engaging with his surroundings.
He experimented with the conventions of the genre, integrating the natural sciences, myth, history and current events. He increasingly pushed the boundaries of what could be depicted.

The Great Gatsby - dance theater at the Deutsches Theater

With his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald created a true masterpiece in 1925. He created an apt portrait of the "Roaring Twenties" in the United States, characterized by economic growth, crime and jazz.
Enrique Gasa Valga has told the story


Spring Festival

Giant flea market, vintage car rally, street performers, marquees, fairground rides, fireworks
On the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest always takes place in autumn, the Spring Festival also invites you to enjoy a cozy get-together. From April 19 to May 5, 2024, the "Frühlingswiesn" offers everything from small shooting galleries and swing boats to huge rides such as the "XXL Racer".
The beer tents and beer gardens smell of chicken and roasted almonds accompanied by brass band music and beer.
Location: Theresienwiese

Radikal jung - The theater festival for young directors

The Radikal jung festival at the Volkstheater is an annual highlight of Munich's young theater scene. Young directors present their productions here. The aim of the festival is to promote the new generation of theater directors, highlight their thematic and aesthetic preferences and present them to both a professional audience and the general public.
Location: Volkstheater, Tumblingerstraße 29, 80337 Munich

"Pure tennis" at the BMW Open

For your planning:
From Monday to Friday, the "Matches of the day" will be played at around 1 pm and not before 4 pm.
Play starts daily at 11 am. Admission to the course from 10 a.m.*.
Admission: Admission is one hour before the start of play


STROKE Art Fair 2024

As every year, international artists present their works from the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, animation, design, comics and digital art at STROKE. The art fair combines fine art with urban art and street art, making it an event worth seeing for a wide audience every year.
Location: Praterinsel,Praterinsel 3-4, 80538 Munich

27.04 to 05.05 2024,
Auer Dult - Maidult

Numerous stalls offer their products and goods for sale for nine days. In addition, the bumper cars, chain flyer, Russian wheel and other attractions will make the hearts of folk festival fans beat faster. The Auer Dult is organized by the Department of Labour and Economic Affairs of the City of Munich.
Location: Mariahilfplatz 42, 81541 Munich

Long night of music  

Thousands of people listen to musicians and bands who are at home in every conceivable style of music - at the most unusual venues, such as churches, savings banks, bookshops, cinemas, museums, cafés, Bavarian pubs or even in the city's clubs.

2024 11.05-19.05.2024
munich creative business week

The munich creative business week (mcbw), organized by bayern design, is Germany's largest design event and platform for new ideas, trends and creativity. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange and makes design a comprehensive experience by bringing together designers, experts, companies and students from disciplines such as design, architecture and business as well as the general public over nine days. With new festival headquarters, key visual and the highly topical, socially relevant annual motto

Musical wine festival at Whitsun

Munich's Westpark is in full bloom again, especially in spring. The lakeside stage shines in lush green and gives our wine festival an incomparable ambience against an extraordinary backdrop. Enjoy and feast for a whole five days at one of the city's most beautiful open-air venues!
A varied live music program with young up-and-coming artists and established bands also ensures good entertainment and a great atmosphere.
Venue: Westpark/Seebühne, Westendstraße 300, 81377 Munich


Corso Leopold street festival

The "Corso Leopold" is one of the most colorful and creative street festivals you can imagine. On the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2024, Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing between Siegestor and Münchner Freiheit will be closed to all cars. The one-kilometer-long promenade is all about
art and culture: from music and arts and crafts to discussion events, street soccer, a beer garden and hands-on programs for the whole family.  
Location: Leopoldstr, 80802 Munich

Tollwood Summer Festival  

People from all over the world chat at wooden tables and on green hills with beer and international organic food. Famous musicians play jazz, rock and pop in the circus tents. There are also unusual theater productions and fascinating art and acrobatics performances.
acrobatic performances. All around are the stalls of the "Market of Ideas", where all kinds of arts and crafts are on sale.
Free admission to the festival grounds.
Location: Olympiapark Süd | Munich

European Championship opening match at the Allianz Arena

A great honor for Munich: The 2024 European Championships will kick off at the Allianz Arena in Fröttmaning, which will be called the "Munich Football Arena" for the occasion. The opening match between Germany and Scotland will take place on June 14, 2024 at 9 pm. A total of six European Championship 2024 soccer matches will be staged in Munich - including Slovenia v Serbia and Serbia v Denmark in June 2024.
Venue: Allianz Arena, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Munich

Christopher Street Day  

Every June it gets particularly colorful in the Glockenbachviertel: Here and at Marienplatz, everyone from the LGBTQIA+ scene and allies celebrate "Christopher Street Day" on June 22 and 23, 2024 with a parade and a big street festival.
Location: Marienplatz and Glockenbachviertel


Tollwood Summer Festival

Tollwood in the Olympiapark stands for summery lightness - but this year, from June 21 to July 21, 2024, it will once again be about serious topics: Tolerance, diversity of cultures, fair animal husbandry and a sustainable approach to nature, which is also practiced at the festival. People from all over the world chat at wooden tables and on green hills over beer and international organic food. World-famous stars perform jazz, rock and pop in the circus tents. There are also unusual theater productions and fascinating art and acrobatic performances. All around are the stalls of the "Market of Ideas", where all kinds of arts and crafts are on sale.
Location: Olympiapark

Pasing Vorwiesn

The Munich district of Pasing has a long folk festival tradition. Every year, Pasing residents and their guests can look forward to five days of fairground fun with a fairground park, beer garden and beer tent, where the Stadtmüller family takes care of their guests' thirst. Many people also know the family as the hosts of the Fischer-Vroni at the Oktoberfest.
In Pasing, they serve fish specialties and Bavarian classics as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. And best of all: a different band plays every evening, from Lower Bavarian musicians and brass band music to laid-back rock, pop and indie covers.
Location: fairground in Silberdistelstraße / corner of Weinbe

Munich Opera Festival

The Munich Opera Festival will take place from June 28 to July 31, 2024 at the end of the season. With opera premieres, ballets, concerts and recitals, the Bavarian State Opera presents an extensive festival program, which this year focuses on three major works by Richard Strauss.  
Venue: National Theater

Classical music at Odeonsplatz

In a wonderful atmosphere between the Hofgarten, Feldherrnhalle and Theatinerkirche, around 16,000 guests experience music at the highest level at "Klassik am Odeonsplatz". For over 20 years, the classical music concert has been delighting its guests with the best orchestras and world-famous stars in the open air.


15.08.2024, 17.08.2024 and 18.08.2024
- Music of the Spheres World Tour:
Coldplay come live to Munich again in summer 2024
Venue: Munich Olympic Stadium

Auer Dult - Jakobidult

It doesn't get much more Munich than this: on Mariahilfplatz in Munich's Au district, people like to meet up in traditional costume for the Auer Dult - or Jakobidult to be more precise. From July 27 to August 4, 2024, around 100,000 guests celebrate the summer here - just the way they like it: children love the nostalgic chain carousel, handmade doll's clothes, small furniture for their playhouses at home and the cotton candy. Adults browse through pottery, rustic cardigans and practical household goods - and treat themselves to a beer or a fresh steamed dumpling in between. Dult is cult!
Location: Mariahilfplatz

Munich MASH 2024

For the eighth time, the Olympic Park 2024 will be the meeting place for international action sports. More information about the event will follow.
Location: Olympic Park

2024 07.08.-18.08.2024
Munich Open Air Summer

The Music of Queen - Live 08.08.24
Spider Murphy Gang Unplugged 09.08.24 Spider Murphy Gang Unplugged
Just Tina Turner Tribute Show 10.08.24 Just Tina Turner Tribute Show
Best of Austropop 11.08.24 Best of Austropop
Best of Musicals 12.08.24
Italo Pop Night 13.08.24 Italo Pop
Summer Night of Film Music 14.08.24 Summer Night of Film Music
Mandoki Soulmates 15.08.24
Made in Germany 16.08.24 Made in
ABBA Night 17.08.24
La Notte Italiana 18.08.24

Location:Residenzstraße 1


Oktoberfest 2024

It's clear: Oktoberfest rules the city. It kicks off on September 21, 2024, when Munich's Lord Mayor taps the first beer barrel in the Schottenhamel marquee with just a few taps. For two weeks, the beer tents and rides on the Theresienwiese will be buzzing. Incidentally, the largest and most popular folk festival in the world was originally a horse race to celebrate the wedding of the future King Ludwig I and his Therese, after whom the venue is named.
Location: Theresienwiese

"Superbloom" art and culture festival

If you are looking for an alternative, there is a new art and culture festival:
At the beginning of September, "Superbloom" will take place in the Olympic Park and Stadium for the second time. The organizers are once again promising good music, art, design, unexpected adventures and lots of fun to leave everyday life behind. The first artists who have already confirmed their participation can be found in the line-up on the website.
Location: Olympiapark

01.09.2024 - 03.09.2024
The Isarinselfest

We look forward to the long-awaited festive mood with an attractive cultural program with catering.the popular Isarinselfest takes place every year on a weekend in September. Various bands play here every year and there is a cultural and sports program.
The little ones are also well catered for with workshops and demonstrations. And best of all: the Isarinselfest is completely free!
Location:on the Praterinsel and at the Müller'schen Volksbad

Zamanand Festival

The motto of the Zamanand Festival is "Sustainability, Diversity and Tolerance". With numerous events, eight stages, workshops and information stands, the festival aims to help raise awareness of today's challenges and set an example for a better future.


Residence Week

The Residence Week program includes concerts at the Munich Residence and Schleißheim Palace, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the world of the Wittelsbach electors and kings. The entire Residence Week program will be available from September 2024.
Location:Schleißheim Residence and Palace

The long night of Munich's museums

On October 19, 2024, around 90 Munich museums and collections, galleries, churches and architectural gems invite you to take a night-time stroll. At the "Long Night of Munich Museums", visitors can experience the regular exhibitions - plus live music, performances, guided tours, films, talks about art and all kinds of things to do. Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) will be running special buses to ensure that all venues can be reached quickly and easily.


Munich Book Show

The Münchner Bücherschau is the largest regional book exhibition. Here you can browse through all genres for 15 hours a day and meet the authors.
Location: Gasteig


Munich Christmas market on the Marienplatz

The classic among Munich's Christmas markets is the Christmas market around Marienplatz - the largest and most traditional in the city. Until Christmas Eve, you can enjoy Christmas music, high-quality arts and crafts, mulled wine, sausages and roasted almonds in front of the illuminated backdrop of the town hall, Frauenkirche and Alter Peter church. And the giant Munich Christmas tree towers between the stalls.
Location: Marienplatz and parts of the pedestrian zone in the old town

Tollwood Winter Festival

From November 26 to December 31, 2024, the Tollwood Winter Festival enchants with its colorfully illuminated tent tops on the Theresienwiese. What makes this alternative Christmas market so special is its street theater, artistic masterpieces, concerts, a children's program, organic gastronomy and colorful arts and crafts from all over the world. Most of the events are free of charge. Politicians, scientists and artists appear in the multimedia tent of the "World Salon" to discuss ecological and social issues with the public.


Step into a nostalgic world from times gone by. In the middle of the city, nostalgic circus tents and fairground buildings rise out of the mist of the fairytale world.
Once again this year, artistic performances in our colorful circus tents create a magical atmosphere that invites you to dance, feast, stroll and linger.
Live music on our stages every day. Listen to the sounds of our city, but also those from all over the world.
Daily free children's program with fairy tale lessons, candle drawing, Punch and Judy show, handicrafts, crafts and much more.
Location: Olympiapark South

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