Opera in Munich

Bayerische Staatsoper

One of the world's best opera companies, the Bavarian State Opera performs to sell-out crowds at the Nationaltheater in the Residenz and puts the emphasis on Mozart, Strauss and Wagner. In summer it hosts the presti…
Theatre in Munich

Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel

This leading ensemble has a bit of a conservative streak but still manages to find relevance for today's mad, mad world in works by Shakespeare, Schiller and other tried-and-true playwrights. Performances are in the…
Theatre in Munich

Münchener Kammerspiele

A venerable theatre with an edgy, slightly populist bent, the Kammerspiele delivers provocative interpretations of the classics as well as works by contemporary playwrights. Performances are in a beautifully refurbi…
Theatre in Nuremberg


Nuremberg's magnificent state theatre serves up an impressive mix of dramatic arts. The renovated art-nouveau opera house presents opera and ballet, while the Kammerspiele offers a varied program of classical and co…
Classical Music in Munich


Charismatic Lithuanian maestro Mariss Jansons has rejuvenated this orchestra's playlist and often performs with its choir at such venues as the Gasteig and the Prinzregententheater.
Jazz in Munich

Jazzbar Vogler

This intimate watering hole brings some of Munich's baddest cats to the stage. You never know who'll show up for Monday's jam session, and Tuesday to Thursday are live piano nights, but the main acts take to the sta…
Club in Nuremberg

Loop Club

With three dance areas and a languid chill-out zone with lounge music, this place attracts a slightly more mature crowd, meaning '80s and '90s hits plus student nights. Take the U2 to Herrnhütte, turn right and it’s…
Live Music in Nuremberg


This converted factory, 2.5km south of the Hauptbahnhof, hosts live alternative music almost daily, both big-name acts and local names. Take the U1 or U2 to Plärrer, then change to tram 4, alighting at Dianaplatz.
Ice Hockey in Munich

EHC München

It's not one of Germany's premier ice-hockey outfits, but EHC München's games at the Olympic ice rink are exciting spectacles nonetheless, plus the team features several Canadian and American players.
Jazz in Munich

Café am Beethovenplatz

Downstairs at the Hotel Mariandl, this is Munich's oldest music cafe with an eclectic menu of sounds ranging from bossa nova to piano to Italian canzoni (songs). Reservations advised.