Festival / Holiday Event
During Advent, the 2014 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 ... moreMarienplatz
Party Earth Review Over three-and-a-half decades after Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Olympiapark, the park remains an inviting green haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Whether visitors go rollerblading or biking around the perimeter of the lake, swimming in the Olympic pool, or simply strolling through one of the craft ... more
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Arts Festival / Holiday Event
A large tented spectacle that offers an exciting mix of international musicians, theater troupes, circus-style performances, and more, the 2014 Tollwood: Winterfestival is a wonderful annual Munich event that’s also largely free-to ... moreTheresienwiese
Party Earth Review Ideally situated on the edge of a small lake in the Englischer Garten, Seehaus is a traditional beer garden with one of the loveliest settings in town. Its serene location and more intimate size attracts a posher crowd than many of the city’s beer gardens, making it perfect for a peaceful afternoon or evening of good company ... more
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 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
Conference / Convention
SantaCon is an annual parade in which hundreds of individuals dressed as Santa Claus party in the streets of Munich. Originally started in 1994 in San Francisco, the event now takes place in more than 35 countries. On Saturday, December ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Whether patrons want to eat, drink, or be merry, they’ll find a place to do it at Park Café, a versatile space that offers three different vibes all in one spot. An airy, upscale restaurant serves modern interpretations of classic Bavarian dishes to a mixed crowd of families, students, and business people, while the traditional ... more
Music Festival / DJ Event
Echelon meets Isle of Summer to together bring the first large indoor festival to Munich. On December 6, 2014, all electronic signs point to CONTACT. Spread across 3 Areas Contact Festival presents 40 hours of the finest electronic sound, boiler ... moreZenith Die Kulturhalle
Party Earth Review Located in the center of Munich, Fünf Höfe (Five Courtyards) is an architecturally stunning shopping gallery that combines a sleek design of glass and steel with a bevy of posh designer boutiques, specialty shops, cafés, restaurants, and art galleries that offer something for every budget. Although a popular destination ... 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.
Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma: