While planning your trip you may want to consider combining it with other local historical & cultural events this year:


07.01-08.03    FASCHING (Carnival) – more than 700 fancy dress balls. The climax is “Fasching Sonntag” (Carnival Sunday) when Marienplatz turns into a huge party zone; music, fancy dress & dancing. The highlight is the “dance of the market women” at Viktualienmarkt  on Shrove Tuesday at 11am.



09.03-mid April    STARKBIERFEST – Strong Beer is served during the lent period. A “must” for beer lovers!

24.25.26    OPEN WESTEND – artists in the Westend area of Munich open up their Ateliers for viewing. http://www.muenchen-stadtteile.de/westend-news/5-Jahre-open-westend_100228_102870.htm


29.04-15.05     47th FRÜHLINGSFEST (Spring Festival at the Theresienwiese). – The “little sister of the Oktoberfest”! ..amusement park, stalls, beergardens…a great day out for everyone

21-30.04    BALLET WEEKballet stars of distinction perfom at the   National Theater

23.04-May    BMW OPEN – International tennis tournament

30.04-08.05    MAIDULT – open air market selling second hand wares, household goods and antiquites


26.06 – 21.07    TOLLWOOD SUMMER FESTIVAL – multicultural festival with approx. 200 stalls; theater, organic food, culinary specialities, handicrafts, music, & culture all rolled into one festival. Approx. 70% of all performances are FREE! www.tollwood.de/english/summerfestival-2011/


01-31.07    OPERA FESTIVAL (Bavarian State Opera Company) http://www.bayerische.staatsoper.de

7-10.07 REGENSBERG JAZZ WEEKEND (at Regensberg on the Danube) a weekend festival of international and local jazz acts. www.regensburg.de/kultur/veranstaltung-des-kulturreferats/bayerisches-jazzweekend-2011/51522

28.06-06.07    MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/

12/13/104   19/20/21   26/27/28   KALTENBERGER  RITTERTURNIER (medieval jousting festival) http://www.ritterturnier.de/service.html

19.07 – 01.09    SALZBURG INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/

30.07 – 07.08    JACOBIDULT – traditional market & fair


10/11/12    OPEN ART – the art weekend of the Munich galleries of contemporay art. www.openart.biz/


21.09 – 06.10 OKTOBERFEST –The world`s largest international beer drinking party!  www.oktoberfest.de/


09.10    MUNICH MARATHON through the English garden, finishing at the Olympic stadium

15.10    LONG NIGHT OF MUNICH MUSEUMS approx. 90 city museums and galleries stay open through the evening until the early hours. Buy 1 ticket & you get access to all participating institutions. There is even an organised free shuttle bus to all events. About 40,000 people participate each year. http://www.muenchner.de/museumsnacht/


06.11    LEONHARDIRITT a beautiful and very traditional Catholic event taking in place in towns including Bad Tölz & Murnau am Staffelsee. The patron Saint Leonhard blesses the farmers` horses. http://www.toelzer-leonhardi.de/

24.11 – 31.12    WINTER TOLLWOOD FESTIVAL – multicultural festival with approx. 200 stalls; Christmas markets, international handicrafts, culinary specials, organic food, theater, music, culture & the legendary New Years Eve party! 70% of all performances are FREE! www.tollwood.de/english/winterfestival-2011/


29.11 – 24.12   CHRISTKINDLMARKT Munich`s magical & authentic Christmas markets  http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/tourist_office/veranst/christkind/88127/index.html

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