Events

Top Choice Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese

Oktoberfest

Legendary beer-swilling party running from mid-September to the first Sunday in October. Held on the Theresienwiese.
Top Choice Christmas Market in Altstadt & Residenz

Christkindlmarkt

Traditional Christmas market on Marienplatz, one of Germany's best.
Top Choice Beer in Munich

Starkbierzeit

Salvator, Optimator, Unimator, Maximator and Triumphator are not the names of gladiators but potent Doppelbock brews de-kegged only between Shrovetide and Easter. Many of Bavaria's breweries take part.
Top Choice Cultural in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Tollwood Festival

Major world-culture festival with concerts, theatre, circus, readings and other fun events at the Olympiapark.
Performing Arts in Munich

Stustaculum

This giant open-air festival in Europe's largest student quarter, the Studentenstadt Freimann in northern Schwabing, consists of four days of theatre, music and general merriment, usually in early June. Take the U6 …
Cultural in Haidhausen & Lehel

Jakobidult

The second dult festival (traditional fair with rides and food) of the year starts on the Saturday following 25 July and continues for one week. Held on the Mariahilfplatz.
Music in Altstadt & Residenz

Opernfestspiele

The Bavarian State Opera brings in top-notch talent from around the world for this month-long festival, which takes place at numerous venues around the city throughout July.
Film in Munich

Filmfest München

This festival presents intriguing and often high-calibre fare by newbies and masters from around the world. Held at the Gasteig and cinemas around the city centre.
Fair in Haidhausen & Lehel

Kirchweihdult

The third dult festival (traditional fair with rides and food) of the year starts on the third Saturday in October. Held on the Mariahilfplatz.
Cultural in Haidhausen & Lehel

Maidult

The first of three dult fairs (traditional fairs with rides and food) held on the Mariahilfplatz. Starts on the Saturday preceding 1 May.