Annual Festivals in Munich

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Munich Festivals Overview

Oktoberfest 2017 - Beer Festival | Food & Drink Event in Munich

Anyone who ever doubted that Germans don’t know how to let loose hasn’t been to one of the many Munich festivals. Oktoberfest, of course, is by far the most famous festival in Munich – and lord knows it doesn’t get much better than an entire city party/parade devoted almost entirely to drinking lots of beer – but it’s hardly the only Munich festival to experience.

Munich Carnival is one of the city’s oldest official celebrations, and marks three wild days when women forget their inhibitions, parade through the street, and lots of candy and flowers are thrown to the crowd à la Mardis Gras.

Auer Dult Festival (held three times a year in April, July, and October) is probably the most legit way to experience true Bavarian culture, when the area around Mariahilfplatz fills up with rides, food, lederhosen-clad musicians, and an open market full of all kinds of kitchen gadgets.

Music festivals in Munich are also popular, and classical music lovers will especially want to check in on Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in June, which spotlights some of the best local classical musicians.

Finally, for those venturing to Munich during the Christmas holidays, The Winterfestival Christmas Market in Tollwood runs from late November to just before Christmas, and features great shopping, desserts, street performers, and much to drink. No matter when you come to Munich, however, chances are good there’s a great Munich festival just around the corner – both literally and figuratively.

Videos of Munich Festivals

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
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