Tollwood Festival

Summer Festival 2017:
Olympiapark Süd

Summer Festival 2017:
Jun 21st – Jul 16th 2017

Mon – Fri 2 pm – 1 am
Sat/Sun 11 am – 1am

For three weeks, from late June unto July, the Olympia-Park terrain becomes a township of tents and stages.

Culinary delicacies from all over the world are on offer, and international music and cabaret artists perform. Numerous tents devoted to musical performances, circus shows, music hall and stage plays delight audiences. More than 70% of the acts appearing are free.

There are also many stalls selling craft items, jewelry and things from all over the world. Definitely worth a visit.

Tollwood Summer Festival

Tollwood Winter Festival

During the Christmas period, another Tollwood festival takes place, this time on the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest happens.

Tollwood Festival Munich Tollwood Festival Munich

This is very much an alternative Christmas market, Tollwood AND and Christmas market all rolled into one. Well worth a visit too.

Location: the Theresienwiese

Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Oktoberfest Beer Tents

There are various beer tents at the Oktoberfest.

Most of the tents on the Wiesn open at 10.30 in the morning and shut at 23.00 and some like Käfer, Weinzelt at 01:00. However even there they won’t let more people in after 22.30. Beer Serving Hours are from 10am to 10.30pm during the week and from 9am to 10.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The fairground rides are open from 10am to 11.30pm (Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays) and from 10am to 12am on Friday and Saturday.

Schottenhamel Oktoberfest Beer Tent
Schottenhamel Oktoberfest Beer Tent

Oktoberfest beer tents information

So where do you get your beer? There are several huge beer tents on the Oktoberfest.

The big Oktoberfest tents are called:

  • Hippodrom
  • Armbrustschützenzelt
  • Hofbräu Festzelt
  • Hacker-Festzelt
  • Schottenhamel
  • Winzerer Fähndl
  • Schützen-Festzelt
  • Käfers Wiesn Schänke
  • Weinzelt
  • Löwenbräu-Festhalle
  • Bräurosl
  • Augustiner-Festhalle
  • Ochsenbraterei
  • Fischer Vroni

Oktoberfest beer prices 2016

A litre jug of beer, called a “Mass”, is expensive at ~ 10€ , prices for 2016 were between 9.70 € and 10.10 €.

Frauenkirche – Cathedral Church of Our Lady

This is the Metropolitan Church of the Archbishop of Munich-Freising and is a landmark for the city of Munich. It has a late Gothic nave from the 15th century, interior with works of art spanning 5 centuries.

The cathedral is a ‘must visit’ and you’ll have no problem finding it as it dominates the skyline.

Frauenkirche Munich
A view of the Frauenkirche from the top of the new townhall.

Neues Rathaus – the new Town Hall

Built from 1867 – 1909 in Flanders Gothic style this is one of the most famous buidlings in Munich; its facade, over 300 feet in length, features strikingly elaborate stone ornamentation. Its 260-foot tower with carillon is, with St. Peter’s Church and the twin towers of the Cathedral, one of the most distinctive features of the city’s skyline.
It is an absolute must visit, and at 11.00 every day its clock runs a 15 minute display.

Neues Rathaus Munich Townhall
Neues Rathaus Munich Townhall

Also, you can go to the top of the tower in a lift and get breathtaking views of the city. Actually, there are two lifts, the first takes you to the fourth floor where you pay and it’s cheap, like €2.50 and the second lift takes you to the top. This is a good option for those that don’t want to walk up all the stairs to get to the top of Alter Peter which is opposite.

Address: Marienplatz U/S-Bahn right in the centre of the pedestrian zone.

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum

The largest museum of technology and natural sciences in the world, with over 13 acres of exhibitions containing invaluable original machines and equipment, models and reconstructions, from classical mechanics to telecommunications, from a full-size reconstructed coal mine to space travel technology.

If you like anything technical in any way, this is the place to head for. You could spend a week in there easily. Great place for children, too!

Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum

Permanent exhibitions:

Aerospace
Agriculture
Altamira-Cave
Amateur Radio
Astronautics
Astronomy
Bridge Building
Carriages and Bicycles
Center for New Technologies
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chronometry
Computers
Electrical Power
Energy Technology
Environment
Geodesy
Glass
Hall of Fame
History Deutsches Museum
Hydraulic engineering
Kid’s Kingdom
Machine Components
Machine Tools
Marine Navigation
Masterpieces
Mathematical Gallery
Mining
Metallurgy
Microelectronics
Mineral Oil and Natural Gas
Motor Vehicles
Music
Paper
Pharmaceutics
Physics
Power Machinery
Printing
Railways
Scientific Instruments
Technical Toys
Telecommunications
Textile Technology
Tunnel Construction
Weights and Measures

Marienplatz

Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. Today the Marienplatz is dominated by the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) on the north side. The Glockenspielin the tower of the new city hall was inspired by these tournaments, and draws millions of tourists a year. At the east side Munich’s Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) is located. It’s a gothic council hall and ballroom and tower, which have been reconstructed.