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 …
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.
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.
Major world-culture festival with concerts, theatre, circus, readings and other fun events held from late June to late July. Also throughout December on the Theresienwiese.
Beginning on 7 January and ending on Ash Wednesday, this carnival involves all kinds of merriment, such as costume parades and fancy-dress balls.
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.
The first of three dult fairs (traditional fairs with rides and food) held on the Mariahilfplatz. Starts on the Saturday preceding 1 May.
More than 10,000 runners from around the world take to the streets in mid-October, finishing after just over 42km at the Olympiastadion.
This mini-Oktoberfest kicks off the outdoor-festival season with two weeks of beer tents and attractions starting in mid-April.
Gay festival and parade culminating in a big street party on Marienplatz. Usually held on the second weekend in July.