As the last leaves fall from the trees and the temperatures drop, we gradually prepare for the coming winter. The first preparations are already being made in the Munich old town for this cosy time of year: The Christmas tree outside the town hall has already been put up and the first Christmas markets began this weekend. This increases our anticipation of greeting the snow with a spiced mulled wine and hot chestnuts. The city of Munich has plenty to offer for a varied winter.
Enjoy winter in the Bavarian state capital with our varied choice of event recommendations.
Tollwood Winter Festival (26.11. – 31.12.2013, Theresienwiese)
On 26.11, the Tollwood Festival started on the Munich Theresienwiese and the motto this year is “ARTgerecht”. This diverse festival has so much to offer: the market of ideas, many art and theatre highlights and the World Salon. The market of ideas draws in many visitors with handmade gift ideas and culinary delights. There will be different dishes from around the world on offer and all food comes from certified organic production. Urgent environmental and social issues will be discussed in the World Salon through podium discussions, exhibitions and film programmes. Tollwood is fittingly celebrated with an unforgettable New Year’s party on 31.12 and will subsequently close. You can find more information on the festival at:
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Munich Advent Extravaganza with medieval Christmas market on the Wittelsbacherplatz (25.11 to 23.12.2013)
The Munich Advent Extravaganza opened its doors on 25.11.2013 with the medieval Christmas market on the Wittelsbacherplatz. Numerous traders, artisans, musicians and entertainers offer handmade goods and medieval delicacies at the market. Let this special Christmas market take you back a few centuries and enjoy old-world dishes such as oven-fresh hot bread and suckling pig from the grill. At the weekends, the medieval artists, musicians and comedians also provide entertaining fringe events.
You can find information on the market and fringe events at:
Aida Night of the Proms (13 – 15.12.2013, Olympic Hall)
AIDA Night of the Proms, which originated in Belgium, will again be drawing many concert goers to the Munich Olympic Hall this year. Three concerts with the best concert acoustics and elaborate light show bring together the two different genres of pop and classical music. The motto this year is “The best from 300 years of popular music” and it will present music which delights and which was or is popular during its respective era. The 75 piece symphony orchestra Il Novecento, conducted by Robert Groslot, and different pop musicians each year ensure the extraordinary quality of the show.
Tickets can be bought at:
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Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2014 (01.01.2014, Olympic Park)
2014 will start with a sporting highlight in the Olympic Park: The annual Audi FSI Ski World Cup sees the world’s 16 best male and female parallel slalom skiers gather at the Olympic hill. Famous sporting giants such as Maria Höfl-Riesch and Felix Neureute compete in the fight for points in the Slalom World Cup. Experience the spectacular races in the flood-lit atmosphere and lively mood together with many other winter sports fans. The event begins at 15:00 and the first race starts at 17:00 with the 200m.
You can find more information at: