Top Choice Football in Munich

FC Bayern München

Germany's most successful team both domestically and on a European level plays home games at the impressive Allianz Arena, built for the 2006 World Cup. Tickets can be ordered online.
Opera in Altstadt & Residenz

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 Altstadt & Residenz

Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel

This leading ensemble has gone alternative in recent years, staging Shakespeare, Schiller and other tried-and-true playwrights in 21st-century garb and the like. Performances are in the Residenztheater, the Theater …
Theatre in Altstadt & Residenz

Münchner 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 Haidenhausen & Lehel


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 Altstadt & Residenz

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…
Jazz in Westend & Theresienwiese

Café am Beethovenplatz

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


Soulful jazz spins beneath a corrugated-iron ceiling and stainless-steel fans, while bands and DJs play a couple of times or more a week in a second, dimly lit downstairs bar.