Nymphenburg, Munich

Ski World Cup

Spectators can look forward to two superlative weekends at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, when world-class men and women run down the valley on the world-famous Kandahar run. Visitors can take part in training, downhill skiing and Super-G and take part in the World Cup party in the convention center .

Date: February 1st, 2020 – February 8th, 2020
Place: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Website: http://www.skiclub-garmisch.de
Entry: With admission fee.

Spring Festival on the Theresienwiese

The two-week spring festival on the Theresienwiese  is a festival for the whole family – with live music, beer tents, a go-kart track and the longest transportable slide in Europe.

Date: April 24, 2020 – May 10, 2020
Place: Theresienwiese
Website: http://www.muenchner-fruehlingsfest.de

The long night of music

The long night of music takes place at different venues this year Last year thousands of visitors moved through Munich’s cultural landscape with concerts at over 100 venues from classical to rock, pop, eletro, klezmer, opera or salsa to cabaret.

Date: April 25, 2020 – April 25, 2020
Place: Munich
Website: http://www.muenchner.de/musiknacht
Admission: With admission fee.

Documentary Film Festival Munich

The International Documentary Film Festival, now a globally recognized festival, shows around 100 films in various cinemas, the Film Museum and the University of Television and Film.

Date: May 6th, 2020 – May 17th, 2020
Place: Munich
Website: http://www.dokfest-muenchen.de
Entry: With admission fee.

Streetlife Festival with Midnight Bazaar

This weekend, Ludwigstrasse and Leopoldstrasse will become the site of the Streetlife Festival. The theme of the festival revolves around climate protection, sustainable mobility and urban design. Between the Oskar-von-Miller-Ring and Rheinbergerstrasse, hobbyists, designers and artists also offer their handcrafted goods at the Midnight Bazaar.

Date: May 30, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Place: Ludwig- and Leopoldstraße
Website: http://www.streetlife-festival.de
Admission: Free admission.

Munich Opera Festival

The Munich Opera Festival shows numerous opera productions in the Bavarian State Opera.

Date: June 11, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Place: Bavarian State Opera, Munich
Website: https://www.staatsoper.de/opernfestspiele.html
Admission: With admission fee.

Munich Film Festival

The Munich Film Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Germany after the Berlin Film Festival. The program shows the following series at various venues: German cinema and television films, films from the new French cinema, American independent films. There is also a children’s film festival and an open-air program.

Date: June 25, 2020 – July 04, 2020
Place: Munich
Website: http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de
Admission: With admission fee.

Munich city run

The participants of the Munich city run start their tour in Ludwigstrasse. From there the route leads to Odeonsplatz, across the Hofgarten to the Englischer Garten and back to Ludwigstraße, where the destination is. The children’s run is over 2 km, walking and Nordic walking can be done over 5 km, the family run is 10 km, and the longest route is the half marathon over 21 km.

Date: June 28, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Place: Start: Marienplatz, Munich
Website: http://www.muenchen.de
Entry: Free for viewers.


The Oktoberfest is now the largest folk festival in the world and millions of visitors flock to the “Wies’n” every year to celebrate with beer and grilled food. This year the Oktoberfest lasts two weeks and attracts visitors to the Theresienwiese with numerous events such as the large traditional costume and rifle train .

Date: September 19, 2020 – October 04, 2020
Place: Theresienwiese, Munich
Website: http://www.oktoberfest.de
Admission: Free admission.

Munich Literature Festival

You can read, listen and be amazed at the literature festival in Munich. Writers read from their works and you can browse and browse at the book show in Gasteig. There will be a festival program in the Literaturhaus and every year the literature festival will be celebrated under a new motto.

Date: November 11, 2020 – November 29, 2020
(not yet determined)
Location: Various venues.
Website: http://www.literaturfest-muenchen.de/aktuelles.html
Admission: Free admission to the book show in Gasteig.

Munich ice magic

Magical lighting and music attract large and small skaters in downtown Munich to the magic of ice at Stachus (Karlsplatz).

Date: November 20, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Place: Karlsplatz (Stachus) Munich
Website: http://www.muenchnereiszauber.de/
Admission: Without admission fee.

Christmas markets

Various Christmas markets provide a Christmas atmosphere with sales booths, glittering lights, fairground attractions and many delicacies in the city. The most important Munich Christmas markets are the Christkindlmarkt on Marienplatz and the Schwabinger Christmas market with its long tradition .

Date: November 23, 2020 – December 24, 2020
Place: Munich
Website: https://www.muenchen.de/int/en/events/christmas-market.html

New Year ski jumping

On January 1, around 30,000 spectators are expected at the Olympic Ski Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the International New Year’s Ski Jumping as part of the Four Hills Tournament. The New Year’s ski jumping is one of the largest media events in winter sports worldwide, where the best ski jumpers meet. The other three venues for the Four Hills Tournament are Oberstdorf, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. The qualifying competition takes place on New Year’s Eve.

Date: December 31, 2020 – January 01, 2021
Place: Olympic Ski Stadium Garmisch
Website: http://www.vierschanzentournee.com
Admission: With admission fee.

Nymphenburg, Munich