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Die Lange Nacht der Musik

Over 400 musical performances, ranging from classical and jazz to rock, pop and folk, all take place on one evening – ‘The Long Night of Music'. Stages are set up across Munich, everywhere from bars and restaurants to concert halls and churches.

Date: 06 May 2023 - 06 May 2023
Venue: Various venues.


Tollwood Sommerfestival

Held in the fantastic environment of Munich’s Olympic Park, the annual Tollwood Summer Festival is a mellow open-air celebration of rock and pop music, cabaret, street performance and theatre. Taking place over a month, this is an event that always proves itself an equal draw for music and culture enthusiasts, grown-ups, teenagers and kids alike.

Date: 16 June 2023 - 16 July 2023
Venue: Olympiapark Süd.


Filmfest München

Munich's International Film Festival has been running since 1983, celebrating cinema as an art form. It’s one of Germany’s biggest, and although it’s a heavyweight industry event, members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend screenings of the over 200 films that are shown here each year.

Date: 23 June 2023 - 01 July 2023
Venue: Various cinemas.



For better or worse, the Oktoberfest is the very reason that millions of visitors actually come to Munich each year. The world's biggest and most famous beer festival, accompanied by the world’s largest fair, all began as a royal wedding celebration in 1810. Over two centuries later, the revelry is on an epic scale that has to be seen to be believed. Bear in mind that flight tickets and accommodation for Munich virtually evaporate during this period.

Date: 16 September 2023 - 03 October 2023
Venue: Theresienwiese.

No entry fee, except to reserve a seat in a beer tent.

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Mercure Hotel München Altstadt

This formulaic chain hotel in Munich, located between the Marienplatz and Stachus squares, is an affordable option right in the heart of the Old Town. The 80 standard rooms provide simple accommodation but are comfortable, clean and secure. The Mercure Alstadt offers Wi-Fi access, covered parking (a rarity in central Munich) and basic catering, within a short walking distance of all the historic attractions of the city centre.

Fleming's Hotel Munich-City

Part of the Fleming’s chain of accommodation and restaurants, Hotel Munich-City is centrally located, just a short walk from the Hauptbahnhof. Its contemporary flair is pared down with straight-lined furniture, while its 112 rooms come with glass cube bathrooms. The restaurant downstairs gives the diner décor a French brassiere twist, and its spa and fitness area boasts a Finnish sauna and aroma steam bath.

Creatif Hotel Elephant

Like someone knocked an array of paint pots over, this cream-walled hotel goes crazy with the bright colours elsewhere, but it works wonderfully. Rooms are basic, but all have ensuites and TVs, and each is dotted with retro furniture. You can’t miss the place from the outside as it’s sprayed with countless colours. Breakfast is included.

Motel One Munich-City-West

Located in the western part of Munich, but with good connections to the Old Town, Motel One Munich-City-West brands itself as a ‘boutique mote’, offering functional contemporary and stylish surroundings at budget prices. Rooms are compact but modern in design, and services such as Wi-Fi internet access are available, while drinks and snacks are on offer 24 hours.

Eurostars Book Hotel

Bookworms will find much to write home about at Eurostars Book Hotel, which dedicates each of its floors to a different literary genre. So whether you’re wandering the corridors with Don Quixote or bunking up with Anna Karenina, its 201 rooms have plenty space for tucking into a good read. Modern and stylish, the hotel doesn’t have the grandiose beauty of a Jane Austen manor, plumping instead for saunas, a lobby-bar, a business centre, meeting rooms for events, free Wi-Fi and small gym.

Hotel Olympic

This unusual hotel is popular with actors and media types - partly because of its trendy, central location near Gärtnerplatz and partly because of the combination of English colonial style and traditional Bavarian architecture. Its 32 rooms are tastefully furnished and follow a unique design scheme throughout. Definitely a hotspot to be seen at in Munich, yet still kept a secret from all but the in-crowd.