Fancy dress balls and the (in)famous "Faschingstreiben"
- socialising in costume on the central square Marienplatz - characterise
the carneval season in Munich.
A raucous six weeklong affair of street parties and balls
held every year
Starkbierzeit - Strong Beer Season
Most famous beers like "Paulaner Wirtshaus am Nockherberg"
are served throughout Munich during lent.
Week of Ballet
Ballet stars of distinction perform at the Nationaltheater (Munich
opera house) on this traditional occasion.
Long Night of the Media
The very first Long Night in Munich is dedicated to the media. It
takes place at various venues in Munich.
A mini October fest is held during the month of April. A mega flea
market is held on the last Saturday of the month.
The "Auer Dult" fair is held in the borough "Au"
three times a year. You can find Europe's largest china market,
merry-go-rounds, food, second-hand books, and rare prints on this
market, which dates back to 1310.
An international festival for new music theatre Biennale
is held every second year in May
Tollwood world culture festival
Theatrical and musical events, a crafts market, and culinary specialities
await you at the southern end of the Olympic Park.
The city of Munich celebrates its founding; most activities take
place between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.
The grand festival is accompanied with street parades and dressed-up
Christopher Street Day
Gays and lesbians celebrate gay pride with a large parade and a
street festival and high-heeled races.
This fest brings highbrow entertainment to the State Opera House.
This brings two weeks of live bands and outdoor sport contests in
Olympia Park. Admission is Free.
Sixth Festival in the Park Lilalu & Umsonst & Drauben
The Festival invites children and adults to an exciting cultural
programme with circus shows, open-air concerts, cinema, readings,
and performances at the Olympic Park.
The world's largest beer festival celebrating the wedding of King
Ludwig I is held in this month.
The exhibition is about the "Bavarian Myth,” the evolution
of Bavarian traditions and stereotypes, which is held at Münchner
The World of Byzantium
The exhibition with several hundreds of exhibits comprises not only
large objects such as relief plates, marble sarcophagi and mosaic
floors but also numerous items from religious and everyday life
such as, for example, jewellery and fabrics
A six day race is held in the Olympiahalle in November, with plenty
of entertainment, food and drink for those less sports-inclined.
This is a smaller version of the June world culture event.
The sweet, spicy aroma of gingerbread, mulled wine and
roasted chestnuts fills the crisp air at this Christmas market,
enticing people to flock to Munich's Marienplatz.
The National Theater in Munich performs the traditional New Year
favorite Die Fledermaus.
The city celebrates New Years, dancing and merry making with friends