Street art as a form of art of the 21st century is rightly considered as a global celebrated phenomenon, nevertheless street art hasn't arrived enough in the art discourse. The newly build Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) wants t o make a change by enrolling street art into art history and by building a bridge between the international art scene, artists and the public. The idea of MUCA is to bring art and its people together to a place of self-reflection, with the main question of what a visionary museum stands for.
The Haus der Kunst is an internationally leading center for contemporary art featuring an interdisciplinary program. Every year the gallery presents about ten exhibitions of new talents and established artists. Since 2011 a selection of video art from the Goetz Collection has been shown in several displays in the former air raid shelter. In addition to exhibitions and evenbts, great store is set by research, study and dissemination of knowledge.
Built in 1973 near the BMW tower on Petuelring, the BMW museum set new benchmarks with its timeless architecture and is now world-renowned. After extensive refurbishing, the museum reopened in June 2008, with a new design based on a novel concept. Historical vehicles and a wide range of themes, such as the company’s history, technology, motorbikes, model ranges, as well as architecture, design and media design come together to create a unique brand experience and an unprecedented exhibition ensemble. BMW recently opened the BMW World, which complements the company’s state-of-the art museum.
The futuristic stadium is home to Munich’s two leading clubs, FC Bayern and TSV 1860. Apart from matchdays it has also become a must-see attraction for every visitor to the city. Take a guided Arena Tour of this extraordinary stadium for a unique glimpse behind the scenes including the players’ tunnel and the dressing rooms. At the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, Germany’s biggest club museum, the history of one of Europe's most famous and successful clubs comes to life via a captivating blend of information and emotionally-charged stories.
The impressive Baroque palace to the west of Munich was built as summer residence for the Bavarian Electors. The main building now houses a museum. In its large park there is a number of smaller buildings and pavilions and an exotic greenhouse with a café. Ludwig II, the “Fairytale” King was born in the Nymphenburg Castle his most famous castle, Neuschwanstein, is nestled in the dramatic foothills of the Alps and makes for an excellent daytrip.
The extensive complex was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty until 1918 and is one of Europe’s most prestigious palaces. The building houses the Residenz museum and the Schatzkammer (Treasure Chamber). The perfect place for children to relive four centuries of royal culture. Don’t miss Hofgarten park on the Odeonsplatz near the Residenz. It is one of the finest Renaissance gardens north of the Alps, and a peaceful oasis commanding a splendid view of the Theatinerkirche.
The world’s largest museum of technology and science on the Isar River in Munich. You can find everything here from mining techniques to astronomy, with lots of original historic artefacts such as the first diesel engine. Large test workshop and tours for children. There are two annexes: one in Schleissheim to the north of Munich devoted to airplanes, and one at the Theresienhöhe exhibiting all kinds of land transportation. The latest addition to the main museum is the ZNT, Center for New Technologies featuring Nano- and Biotechnologies.
Munich is the capital of beer – with seven breweries, the world-famous Hofbräuhaus and the Oktoberfest. Interested in knowing more about the brew? Then the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is for you: here you will learn all about the history of beer, from the great migration to the monasteries, the brewing and the “purity“ law of 1516, and the quality of Munich beer. The Oktoberfest also has a long history, beginning as a national holiday to celebrate the wedding of Ludwig I. with Princess Theresa von Sachsen-Hildburghausen and becoming in time the largest folk festival in the world. The museum also shows the interior of a traditional middle-class Munich home.
The Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and the site of the world-famous Glockenspiel. Every day at 11am and 12am (in the summer, also 5pm), the mechanical dancers in the tower of the New Town Hall come to life when the clock chimes. The building’s Neogothic facade is a favourite background for souvenir photos. Climb to the top of the 85-meter tower for a beautiful view of the city.
Tierpark Hellabrunn is based on the geo zoo concept - hardly surprising as 100 years ago they were the first to display animals by the continent the origiate from and keep them - wherever possible - in their natural communities. So you are able to see the whole world in just one day: from penguins to elephants, kangaroos to sea lions, birds of prey to carnivores. Inspiring Highlights: - Unique animal encounters - Daily feeding times and shows - Individual tours - playgrounds and children's zoo - Exciting classes in the zoo's school
Commencing in the second half of September and for 16 days on, Munich’s Theresienwiese transforms into something that might seem like the world’s largest fun fair! The Oktoberfest, or "Wiesn" as the locals call it, is a beer festival above all, but also with lots of sale stands and other events and exciting happenings. In 2010, the Oktoberfest celebrated its 200th anniversary. Starts second last Saturday of September and ends on the first Sunday of October. Don’t miss the Bavaria and the Hall of Fame on the hill above the Theresienwiese. It was built between 1843 and 1853 and was commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria to honour prominent Bavarians to whom the country, science and the arts are indebted.
Venture on a journey to the legendary land of EQUILA, where humans and horses celebrate their friendship. Be amazed and inspired by the most beautiful horse breeds, by fascinating riding performances, acrobatics and dancing, by music created especially for EQUILA and a revolutionary light show at the purpose-built SHOWPALAST MÜNCHEN.
The Auer Dulten Fairs Traditional fairs held at Mariahilfplatz square in Munich’s Au district invite visitors for nine days, three times a year to stroll and look, eat and drink, enjoy and shop. The market has the character of a folk festival and looks back on a long tradition. It was already mentioned in writings from medieval times and is organized by City of Munich. Extending over about 22,000 m2 of fairground, the Dult forms an island in the heart of the city where fun and a cozy atmosphere reign. What is probably Europe’s largest tableware market, the lanes of merchants and specialist dealers, a Russian wheel and chair o’plane rides as well as many other attractions invite visitors. The May Dult is from April, 28 to May, 6 2018. It is followed by the Jakobi Dult from July, 28 to August, 5 2018 and is finished by the Kirchweih Dult from October, 20 to October, 28 2018.
From September 22 to October 7, 2018 staunch Oktoberfest fans and those who aspire to be can enjoy the world’s largest folk festival for 16 days. As every year, the Oktoberfest is officially opened when Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter exclaims “Ozapft is!” – “the barrel is tapped!” after traditionally broaching the first cask of beer at noon on Saturday, September 22 in the Schottenhamel festival hall.
Königlicher Hirschgarten is the largest beer garden in Munich and has about 9,200 seats and green open spaces close by. The unique thing with the beer gardens in Munich is that guests are allowed to bring their own food, which means you only need to buy drinks. Grilled chicken, sausage and knuckle of pork are reasonably priced.
Munich’s oldest market, originally a farmer’s market, is now a favourite shopping area for gourmets. The wide range of produce, which includes Bavarian specialities and exotic delicacies from around the world, gives the historic square its special flair. This is a great place for a lunch snack.
The Munich Hard Rock Café offers enjoyment for all the senses: Surrounded by original souvenirs of famous artists, young and old can experience the unique atmosphere while savouring excellent meals and international hospitality. The friendliness and attentiveness of the service team reflects the spirit of Rock’n Roll.
n the middle of the district of the same name, we would like to spoil you on two floors with a tasteful ambience and delicious, culinary creations. We are a team of four experienced gastronomic and wellness specialists who have made it their task to create a light-flooded and extraordinary location in the popular district. Retro flair, modern elements and pleasant light sources together with the open room design and the many glass windows create a pleasant, very special atmosphere. The Glockenbach offers an excellent breakfast and lunch, as well as special coffee and tea specialties with homemade cakes. An extra take-away area and the stylish restaurant on the upper floor, open from 19h, complement our weekly changing seasonal menu, which also includes a selection of fine wines, cocktails and mixed drinks.
The combined fascination with creative palate delights, is the success recipe of the two committed confectioners. Based on traditional craftsmanship, MAELU, as a young company, has the ambition to expand its position in the top rankings of the national and international confectionery industry - with innovative ideas and fresh energy. The result is convincing in every single one of the handmade unique pieces: masterpieces that deceive all the senses. MAELU has thus established an excellent reputation as a synonym for sensual taste experiences, which is also recognized internationally.
Munich has a very active afterwork scene with popular venues for each weekday: Mondays: www.fugazi-munich.de, www.pappasitos.de/Muenchen Tuesdays: www.americanos.de Wednesdays: www.rilano-no6.com, www.bmw-museum.de Thursdays: www.cafe-reitschule.de, www.089-bar.de, www.pacha-muenchen.de Mo-So: www.sausalitos.de
People from all over the world gather in Kilians to enjoy their fine selection of food and drink. Live music is their speciality - seven days a week, for free. During the week they mostly feature Irish bands & at weekends rock & roll and rhythm & blues. A visit is recommended to experience fine Irish hospitality, food & drink.
This club is all about diversity. You'll see heavy metal dudes, reggae fans, electronic music lovers and emos all in the same place. This place is not trendy or posh like most of munich's clubs, instead it is unpretentious and a great alternative to the established nightlife scene. It has also got a beergarden inside.
In the heart of Munich, right at the Karlsplatz, is where you’ll find the Stachus Passagen – Europe’s largest underground shopping centre. A shopping Eldorado appealing to trend-conscious shoppers with its wide range of more than 50 fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores and catering for every culinary taste with a large selection of restaurants.
Most shoppers make a beeline for the central pedestrian precinct in the old town centre (Kaufingerstrasse, Neuhauser Strasse, Marienplatz). Here you can explore one big department store after the other, stroll through branches of well-known chains for fashion and shoes and meanwhile discover souvenir shops.
Dallmayr’s, also well known through the television commercials advertising its coffee, is situated immediately behind the New Town Hall, from where it tempts shoppers to buy its delicacies. It’s worth discovering the adjacent areas "Alter Hof" and "Platzl" with shops for jewellery, clocks and watches, delicatessen, kitchen utensils, furniture and clothing, a vinotheque, the Hofbräuhaus and the Infopoint of the Museums and Palaces in Bavaria, which also offers attractive and unusual souvenirs.
The Victuals Market, only a few steps from the Marienplatz, displays its fruit, vegetables, herbs, bread, cheese, wine and many other tasty titbits from all over the world, extending an invitation to enjoy its wares with all the senses. Beer gardens, cafés and flowers in a blaze of colour do their best to beguile the visitor. Next to the Viktuals Market there is the “Schrannenhalle”. It was built under King Maximilian I and was originally a market hall where grains were sold. In 1932 it burned down but was rebuilt with the original wrought-iron frames and reopened in September 2005.
The streets around the Victuals Market, a few corners further on along the Sendlinger Strasse and the street called the Tal in the direction of the River Isar, are full of a wide range of shops offering antiques, junk and jewellery, fashion, furniture and home accessories, leather goods, cigars and cigarettes, clocks and watches, fancy chocolates and much more besides. It’s worth making a detour to visit the streets and lanes north of the Tal in the direction of the Hofbräuhaus. Souvenir hunters, music lovers and football fans feel very much at home here.
Turning back across the Marienplatz, you come to the high-class shops in the Theatinerstrasse. In delightful passages, arcades and courtyards you will find tasteful boutiques. The latest destination for the lovers of select consumer worlds: the “Fünf Höfe”, five courtyards between Theatinerstrasse and Maffeistrasse, which are also impressive for their prize-winning architecture. Besides fine shops, cafés and offices, here you will also come across the newly-designed premises of the Hypobank Cultural Foundation, an art gallery famous for its spectacular exhibitions.
Munich Airport (MUC) is about 40 kilometres north of the city. The quickest way to get there is by commuter train (S8 or S1), which take respectively 41 and 35 minutes from Hauptbahnhof. S1 starts running at 03.45 and there is one train every twenty minutes until 23.25. S8 starts its first journey at 03.18 and runs every twenty minutes until 00.38. The Airport-City bus runs every twenty minutes from Hauptbahnhof (Busbahnhof, Arnulfstr.) and takes just over 40 minutes. Please notice, as the bus route goes via the Autobahn, there is heavy traffic every afternoon and it may take up to 2 hours to get to and from the airport. The first bus from the city centre leaves at 05.10 and the last one is at 19.50. Departures commence from MUC at 06.20 (start Terminal 2) and operates until 21.40. A taxi costs about € 60.
M-WLAN is for residents and tourists - or simply for anyone with a mobile internet device. It's for free and it's fairly easy to use at many well-visited places - for example Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz, Stachus or Münchner Freiheit. Just accept the terms of service (TOS) and go. You don't even have to register. You can simple surf the internet for one hour before you're automatically logged off. If you want to browse a couple of more pages - no problem. Just log right back into M-WLAN.
There is a large network of underground, commuter trains and buses centered around Marienplatz and Karlsplatz/Stachus. It functions excellently in the inner city and is considerably easier than trying to get around by car. A day pass for the entire MVV network (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund) costs € 13,00 and for the central city zone € 6,70. The “Munich City Tour Card” for € 12,90 gives you reductions in some hotels, shops and museums and is valid as a ticket for unlimited travel in the inner city.