Performing Arts in Schwabing & the Englischer Garten


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 …
Beer in Munich


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.
Music in Altstadt & Residenz


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.
Cultural in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Tollwood Festival

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.
Carnival in Munich


Beginning on 7 January and ending on Ash Wednesday, this carnival involves all kinds of merriment, such as costume parades and fancy-dress balls.
Cultural in Haidenhausen & Lehel


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.
Cultural in Haidenhausen & Lehel


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

Munich Marathon

More than 10,000 runners from around the world take to the streets in mid-October, finishing after just over 42km at the Olympiastadion.
Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese


This mini-Oktoberfest kicks off the outdoor-festival season with two weeks of beer tents and attractions starting in mid-April.
LGBT in Altstadt & Residenz

Christopher Street Day

Gay festival and parade culminating in a big street party on Marienplatz. Usually held on the second weekend in July.