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

Munich markets

Munich has lively market scene the mostfamous of which being the Viktuelienmmarkt behind the Marienplatz.



Taken on a cold April day recently in 2013.

The Viktualienmarkt, a the bustling, colourful food market at the end of the pedestrian zone off the Marienplatz, is one of the city’s major attractions and has existed on the site since 1807. At the heart of the market is a traditional maypole surrounded by a beer garden. On a warm summer’s day it’s a great place to shop and have a beer, it’s a must see to get some old Munich atmosphere.


Behind the Marienplatz

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm


Marienplatz S/U-Bahn exit Rindermarkt


The range of products at Elisabethmarkt is very similar to that of Viktualienmarkt. Cheese, meat, fowl, wine, herbs, bread, delicatessen, fish, fruit, vegetables, flowers and organic products, and even home-made beer are offered at the 24 stalls between Arcisstraße, Elisabethstraße and Nordendstraße.


Arcisstraße, Elisabethstraße and Nordendstraße.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm


U2 exit Josephsplatz
Tram 27 exit Elisabethplatz

On Foot

On foot

The centre of Munich covers quite a small area and you could cover it all on foot if you wanted to. The city is very green, clean and has plenty of pedestrian zones. In the inner city you’ll find hidden away streets and alleys to explore too.

TIP: Munich has and extensive cycle path system, so get into the habit of looking both ways when crossing pavements with cycle paths too. Cyclists go quickly and are used to pedestrians staying out of there way.

You could also join one of the walking tours that operate, seeing and learning a bit about Munich at the same time. Here are come of the operators:

Munich Walk Tours in English

Tel: 0049 (0) 171-274-0224

M-Unique Walking Tours (English)

Tel: 0049 (0) 89 255-43-988 or 987


Named after the column of the Virgin Mary at its center the Marienplatz is one of the most famous part of Munich is also considered to be the centre of Munich. The town hall is dominates it and it makes an excellent place to start your explorations.

Marienplatz Munich
Marienplatz Munich

Reach it by: all S-Bahns, U3 & U6, or walk down from Karlsplatz or Odeonsplatz.


Otherwise known as Stacchus, Karlsplatz houses one of the inner city gates, it’s walkable from the central railway station, and makes a good start point to walk down to the Marienplatz.

Karlsplatz Stachus
Karlsplatz Stachus

Reach it by: all S-Bahns, U4 & U5, or walk down from the Hauptbahnhof.