A Munich must: The Tollwood Summer Festival

‘Culture, Life and commitment to a better future’ – This is the motto of this year’s Tollwood Summer Festival in the Olympic Park.

The Tollwood, which has long since become an institution in Munich’s cultural life, to be held between 02 to 27 July, promises this year to once again be a varied and exuberant spectacle. Since 1988, the Festival has enriched the dominant Bavarian Christian culture with its multicultural orientation. This is reflected at all levels of the festival: from the stellar landscaping program, to the catering. Another characteristic that has become anchored in the character of the festival from the beginning, is the combination of profit and non-profit. The revenue from rented stands and sponsors has always allowed it to largely offer a free cultural program, which annually attracts highly lauded and ambitious musicians, comedians, performance artists and performers. But the highlight of this year is likely to be the presence of Bob Dylan, who will hold one of his few Germany concerts at the Tollwood.

As a forum for ecology, Tollwood also utilizes ecological insights, and serves as a platform for environmental-philosophical exchange. For example, organizers are committed to decreasing CO2 emissions, and the entire festival catering is certified with the ‘organic seal’.

Can you receive so much pleasure enjoying life and culture, and yet be as environmentally friendly anywhere else? Then visit the Tollwood Summer Festival in the Olympic Park, using public transport to get there from the Hotel Platzl in 30 minutes. It is best to take underground line 3 from Marienplatz to the Olympic Park. From the station, it will take just five minutes to reach the Tollwood Summer Festival, which opens its doors for you from Monday to Friday between 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m..

For more information, you will find a program overview and a list of items here.

The Platzl Hotel wishes you lots of fun and lots of entertainment!

Picture source Tollwood: FHgitarre / flickr.com

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