Festival / Holiday Event
During Advent, the Munich Christmas Market opens around the Marienplatz. The oldest Christmas market in the Bavarian As the birthplace of the Christmas tree, Germany knows how to do Christmas right. That’s why every year, Munich hosts ... moreMarienplatz
Party Earth Review What separates Augustinerkeller from all the other beer halls in Munich – at least in the minds of the locals – is its reputation for having the best brew in town served straight from the taps in the oaken barrels. On any warm day, the place is packed with regulars and visitors alike tossing back liters of beer under the ... more
Community Festival / Festival
In February, Catholics all around the world celebrate Mardi Gras with off-the-wall carnivals, traditional festivals, and all-night parties. Over in Germany, Munich’s answer to Mardi Gras is Fasching. This German Mardi Gras tradition stretches ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Ask any local in Munich where the most extensive nightlife scene is and they’re sure to mention Kunstpark Ost. Once the site of a noodle factory, the massive area has since been transformed into the largest nightlife and entertainment complex in Europe and currently houses around fifty different venues including ... more
Grafinger Strasse 6
Arts Festival / Holiday Event
A large tented spectacle that offers an exciting mix of international musicians, theater troupes, circus-style performances, and more, the Tollwood: Winterfestival is a wonderful annual Munich event that’s also largely free-to-attend ... moreTheresienwiese
Party Earth Review Directly below the more rambunctious Tijuana Café, The Green Room is an intimate little bar that attracts a low-key but sociable crowd of students and trendy young professionals seeking refuge from the long week by savoring samples from the bar’s extensive cocktail menu. Unusual gold-gilded, curvy designs seem to melt off ... more
Haus der Kunst
Party Earth Review It’s hard to beat Mike’s Bike Tours for unique sightseeing trips around Munich, most of which are led by gregarious expats and attended by a diverse clientele hailing from all corners of the globe. Tours begin with a brief overview of the city’s history, after which the participants pick out their ... more
All tours meet at the old city hall in Marienplatz
(the tower with the orange roof)
Since 1990, jazz fans and improv addicts have flocked to the annual Jazzfest Munich for performances by some of the biggest jazz giants in the world. Held over the course of three days in November, Jazzfest Munich brings out a wide range of ... moreGasteig
Rosenheimer Str. 5
Party Earth Review Named for the tall, centuries-old Chinese pagoda rising at its center, Chinese Tower is reportedly the second largest beer garden in the world and can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. Situated in the middle of Englischer Garten, the outdoor bar features row upon row of picnic tables that are regularly flooded with a mix ... more
Inside Englischer Garten
Concert / Music Festival
Over a 3-day weekend in December, music fans flock to Munich for the annual Night of the Proms Munich. Since 1984, Night of the Proms has brought out some of the best artists in both pop and classical music. Held at Olympiahalle in Munich ... moreOlympiahalle
Party Earth Review Since the Löwenbräu beer hall is located right next door to the brewery, patrons can rest assured they’re getting the freshest brew possible at Löwenbräukeller. Like many traditional Bavarian establishments, the venue looks like a castle and gives the impression of splendor with its ornate moldings, spires, and regal stone ... more
Besides its perfect mix of underground cool and posh nightlife, a wide range of attractions ensure a lifetime’s variety of things to do in Munich.
Daytime events and things to do range from shopping to visiting historical landmarks to wandering through the many beautiful parks – particularly the Englischer Garten, the largest city park in Europe.
If chilling outdoors in the endless selection of beer gardens is too staid, visitors will find a shopping oasis that includes numerous stores and boutiques, as well as the massive Fünf Höfe shopping center and the famous Christmas Market in Marienplatz.
And with Olympiapark, grand palaces, historic plazas, and a constantly growing supply of upcoming events, every hour is a happy hour in Munich.