The Platzl Hotel Oktoberfest Facebook Contest

Win a table for Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is just around the corner! From 21 September–6 October, the largest volksfest in the world will once again take place at the Theresienwiesen. As part of this celebration, the Platzl Hotel has come up with something very special: a contest on Facebook.


You have the unique opportunity to win a reserved table with food vouchers for 29 September at 5.00 pm on the balcony in the Armbrustschützenzelt. Many other great prizes are also available. To take part, just hit “Like” on our Facebook page and correctly answer the contest question!


The question is: “Which famous sight is located right next to the Platzl Hotel?”

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The Ayinger “Festbier”

Ayingers Inn is the ideal place to kick off a beautiful Oktoberfest day or maybe bring it to a successful close. Here you can experience vibrant Bavarian tavern tradition right in the heart of the Bavarian capital. From the original “Münchener Weißwurst” to pork roast to fresh fish from local lakes—there is something on offer for everyone. Just in time for Oktoberfest, you can look forward again to the traditional Ayinger “Festbier” (festival beer). This naturally cloudy seasonal specialty is brewed according to ancient tradition and has an alcohol content of 5.8% vol. A double-mashing technique combines three different types of malt to create the warm, coppery brown colour and characteristic malty, aromatic taste. There is no mistaking the light bouquet of orange peel, ripe apples and nuts. With a soft and supple initial touch, the long-lasting finish is marked with a pleasant liveliness. A hint of roasted ripe apples lingers on the tongue. The perfect beer for a late autumn mood.

The Ayinger “Festbier” tastes best at 8°C and is the perfect accompaniment to the seasonal Oktoberfest treats.

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Up Close in Munich – Start of the Bundesliga Football Season, 2013/2014

The long-awaited 51st season of the German football league, the Bundesliga, starts with a prestige duel between the German champions from Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Kick-Off with a Real German Classic

The German champions and triple winners of the previous season start this year’s season with new coach Pep Guardiola and by receiving their old rivals from Mönchengladbach. This game is a worthy start to the season, in that Gladbach is probably among the best that have come out of the Bundesliga over the last five decades.

A season kick-off between these two teams has already taken place four times, in which Bayern Munich has managed only once in 2005 to leave the field with a win. The eagerly awaited German football “duel of the giants” between Bayern and the runners-up Borussia Dortmund, will take place on the 13th game day.

With the Platzl Hotel München “Allianz Arena VIP Football Package” you have the unique opportunity to be at a home match of your choice to see the champions up close. With this offer you receive VIP tickets for category 1 (block 303 / top tier) at centre-line height and have exclusive access to a VIP lounge 2 hours before the game. For an additional fee you could be taken directly from Platzl Hotel München to the Allianz Arena, where before the game a special “live cooking” program awaits you. At half-time you will have the opportunity to bolster yourself with snacks for extensive cheering in the second half.
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In the “Allianz Arena VIP Package” the following services are included:

  • 1 night in a standard double bedroom or standard queen-size bedroom, including a rich Bavarian breakfast buffet
  • Use of the relaxation facility “Maurischer Kiosk” with sauna, steam bath and gym, to thoroughly recover after an exhausting day

Inquire today without obligation regarding the availability of your desired variation- the tickets are very limited.

The price per person in a single room with all inclusive services in the “Allianz Arena VIP Package” costs 788.00 EUR, while you can stay in a double bedroom in Platzl Hotel München for 1,320.00 EUR (the double bedroom price is for 2 people).

Visit the Platzl Hotel München website if you need more information, or contact us by telephone at 089 / 23 703-722. Our staff is also gladly available by e-mail at any time for a personal consultation.

Arrangements and scheduling for the “Allianz Arena VIP Football Package” are upon request and are subject to availability. The organizer for the Allianz Arena section of the package is the Arena One GmbH.

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Completion of the Renovations: The Most Modern Elevator Technology in the Platzl Hotel München

The Platzl Hotel München and all of its staff are glad to announce that the renovations of our Hotels’ two elevators are now complete! In the future, all our guests can use the new modern elevators to enable an even better start to the holiday!

The elevators were both visually as well technically updated to the current state of the art. In the new elevator design the Platzl Hotel has remained true as always to its motto of “combining tradition and modernity”. Thus the elevators are now bright and friendly, equipped with all modern features, with a persuasive Bavarian charm and warm atmosphere.

In addition to the visual remoulding, the elevators are of course equipped with the latest technology and now yield a faster and more pleasant ride, and will dispose our guests with smooth starting and braking. Through its intelligent control system, the elevator notes how much activity there is and in what period of time, on which floor, thus helping to minimize your waiting time and at the same time to ensure smooth operation. Of course the elevators also have a professional emergency notification system, operative at any time of day or night, providing for the safety of our guests as their top priority.

The Platzl Hotel München team is looking forward to your next stay with us, now offering you a quick and comfortable ride to your room in addition to the usual numerous benefits of our hotel.

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Bike Riding in Munich – Discover Two Sublime Tours

In hardly any other city will you encounter as many cyclists while strolling through the streets, as in the “bicycle capital” Munich. The city itself has initiated this campaign with that latter title, and is helping to lure more and more citizens of Munich and also tourists out into the open and onto their bikes! The city is doing this by adding many bicycle lanes, by the opening of one-way bicycle lane streets oriented in the opposite direction, with guard rails, with ongoing structural improvements, as well as by the construction of new sites for locking bikes. There is also the so-called “Radlring” (Cycling Ring) – a cycling path around Munich, which was originally conceived for the Bundesgartenschau München, and which has now been in use since 2005. The cycling ring encompasses a total of 135 km, with some track variations of up to 170 km, and traverses Munich districts and surrounding communities within a 10-25 km radius of Marienplatz. Since the cycling ring has no major hills and runs apart from major roads, it is navigable by anyone and is certainly worth a jaunt.

In addition to the high recommended cycling ring, Platzl Hotel München would like to suggest two more tours: on a sightseeing tour through Munich you can experience the Bavarian charme while cycling pass the best highlights representative of Munich’s flair for small streets and idyllic squares. Or take a tour through the remarkably lovely Munich Southeast, including numerous cultural stops in the surrounding area and as the highlight of the tour visit the new Brauereistüberl restaurant in Aying and enjoy the sunset with a Bavarian “Brotzeit”.

Route 1: Sightseeing Cycling Tour through Munich

Stages: Platzl Hotel München, English Garden, Olympiapark, Schloss Nymphenburg, Hirschgarten, Theresienwiese, Platzl Hotel München

Length: about 22 km

Start at Platzl Hotel München, heading north-east to Pfisterstraße. Here you turn left onto Pfisterstraße and then shortly left onto Hofgraben. After a short time take a right onto one of Munich’s boulevards, Maximilianstraße. Follow the road for 650m to the Maximiliansbrücke, and cross this bridge. By then turning right twice consecutively you will now be able to cycle underneath the bridge onto the cycling path next to the Isar River. Cycling along the Isar River is one of the favourite pastimes of Munich citizens – relish the scenery and the atmosphere! Follow the Isar cycling path for a few hundred metres and then turn left, now heading toward Luitpoldbrücke and Prinzregentenstraße. Cycle through the pedestrian underpass and turn right onto Prinzregentenstraße, which you can follow for a few hundred metres. Then cycle right round the bend onto Lerchenfeldstraße and shortly you will have arrived at Eisbach and thus also English Garden. With its countless lawns for sunbathing and blooming flowers, the English Garden will tempt you to linger. A special attraction here is the Chinese Tower – treat yourself in the Biergarten to a local beer!
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After sunbathing in the English Garden, cross the park in the direction of Schwabing / Königinstraße and then cycle through the idyllic Schwabing. To get to the next stage of the sightseeing tour, the Olympiapark, you can orient yourself to Franz-Josef-Straße and Elisabethstraße. With the many small streets and alleys here in Schwabing you can soak in the feeling of Munich particularly well, and enjoy the day in the city! On a tour of Schwabing, in particular Hohenzollernstraße, Josephsplatz and Elisabethplatz are recommended for a short stop or a little shopping. When you cross Schwere-Reiter-Straße at the end of the district, continue cycling northeast and upon crossing Willi-Gebhart-Ufer you will be nigh on Olympiapark. Once in Olympiapark München, a visit to the Olympic Tower and its observation deck is highly recommended. From here you can enjoy a fabulous view over the whole city!

To discover the well-known and magnificent Nymphenburger Castle, follow the Nymphenburg Biedersteiner Kanal towards the west, and keep left next to the ever-narrowing river channel, until you reach the Schloßgartenkanal. This is located right in the middle of the castle’s impressive entrance area, and from here you can cycle directly to your destination. Marvel here at the pageantry of yesteryear, bask in the rich gardens or pick up one or the other souvenir at the shop for your loved ones at home.

After your stopover at Schloss Nymphenburg, cycle south on Hirschgartenallee. Follow the Hirschgartenallee to the end and then turn left onto the bicycle path, which leads directly to Hirschgarten. Grant yourself a short pause in Hirschgarten or have a cool, refreshing drink.
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From Hirschgarten you can now cycle back southeast through the so-called Schwanthalerhöhe. After a short time you will be proceeding directly alongside Theresienwiese. Here you can often take part in numerous festivals or admire other high-profile events. Especially in autumn thousands of Oktoberfest visitors will cavort on these grounds, taking part in the world’s largest fair.

The last section of the Munich sightseeing tour takes you a short distance along the Bavariaring, before you leave it after several hundred meters, turning left onto Mozartstraße. At the end of this street turn right onto Goethestraße, and then turn left after a few metres onto Lindwurmstraße. Follow the road to the bustling Sendlinger Tor Platz, cross this directly and follow Oberanger and later Rindermarkt, continuing in the same direction. Turn right after about half a kilometre onto Marienplatz and after about 100 meters turn left onto Sparkassenstraße. Now after an eventful day in Munich you have arrived at your hotel in the heart of the city. In the evening relax in the “Maurischer Kiosk” or sip a cold beer in the Platzl Hotel bar.

Overview cycle track 1:

Größere Kartenansicht


Route 2: Cycling through the Munich surrounding area, including a visit to the new Brauereistüberl restaurant in Aying

Length: about 31 km

The route from Munich to Aying, on which you can enjoy the Munich surrounding area and the wonderful Bavarian countryside, is part of the well-known Mangfall bike path. This well-built cycling route runs from Munich to Rosenheim, and due to its idyllic, mostly very even stretches alongside the Mangfall River, enjoys enormous popularity – among Munich locals as well as with visitors from all over the world.

Because the recommended route starts at Munich Ostbahnhof, in order to get to that starting point a small bike tour through Munich or a short, comfortable ride on the S-Bahn from the nearby Marienplatz square is advisable. To this end you can get on any S-Bahn going east, and you will arrive at Ostbahnhof in just 5 minutes. From here follow the signs for the Mangfall-Radweg/bike path and experience the Bavarian atmosphere surrounded by unique landscapes.

On your way to Aying you will traverse the Munich surrounding area and among other things discover Neuperlach and Perlach. In addition to the beautiful natural scenery, in Neuperlach you might admire numerous works of art, such as Louis Constantin’s “Blaue Spirale”(Blue Spiral) at the town’s entrance, Albert Hiens’ “Objekt im See”(Object in the Lake) in Perlach-Park, or Jai Young Park’s “Nur der Mensch ist der Ort der Bilder”(Only Man is the Site of Images) at the Ständlerstraße.

After the next stretch to Ottobrunn, here at the Rathaus (Town Hall) you can visit a museum focusing on the eponymous Otto of Wittelsbach, as well as the gallery “Treffpunkt Kunst”(Art Rendezvous). Also in recent years there are the “Ottobrunner Konzerte” held in the Wolf-Ferrari-Haus here, with well-known stars of classical music and jazz, as well as many other exciting events. Take a little break here and let yourself be enchanted by the music.

In Höhenkirchen a selection of particularly interesting churches allows you to create the perfect mixture of cycling through beautiful scenery and of stops full of art, music and culture! Discover for example the parish church Mariä Geburt, the parish church of St. Peter or the Kreuz-Christi church.

After a last stretch of a few kilometres, you will now arrive at the goal, Aying, after a tour full of highlights. Enjoy a cool, refreshing beer and a tasty Bavarian “Brotzeit” here at Münchener Straße, in Aying’s new Bräustüberl restaurant, and enjoy the last rays of the day.


To get back to the Platzl Hotel München you can easily take the S7 train (S-Bahn) back to Marienplatz station. After about a 40 minute trip, you can then make your way directly to the Platzl Hotel München and relax in your lovely room at the heart of the old city, reviewing the eventful day.


Overview cycle track 2:

Größere Kartenansicht

If you would like to try out one of these bicycling tours during you stay in munich, you have the opportunity to rent a bike at Platzl Hotel München. Out staff shall be pleased to give you advise for your sporty trip at any time.

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The Perfect Summer Day in Munich

Taking in the sun, enjoying the heat, relaxing in nature, sports, famous sites, and discovering exciting attractions, savouring ice cream, shopping in the city, appreciating light summer meals – all this and much more is the summer in Munich! So that you can spend an all-round excellent day with us in the Platzl Hotel München, and within the provincial capital city, we have arranged a perfect summer day for you in Munich. Let yourself be inspired by our suggestions.

Start into the Day

In order to appropriately start the day in Munich, you could begin with the appetizing Platzl Hotel München breakfast buffet. In accordance with Bavarian tradition we will gladly regale you with fresh Munich white sausage and hearty meat loaf. Of course Platzl also serves fresh fruit and homemade Platzl granola for healthy refreshment. The sweet tooth is also taken care of by homemade waffles and freshly brewed Dallmayr’s coffee, rounding off this wide selection. Begin your day by enjoying this energizing breakfast selection, along with many other options!

Explore the City

After the perfect start into the day, it is time to explore the city and to experience the famous Munich lifestyle. For example you could appreciate the Glockenbach District – one of Munich’s “hip neighbourhoods” – and its well-known Gärtnerplatz. Around the Gärtnerplatz, you can stroll through numerous small shops and in doing so come across everything from rarities to designer items and many other lovely finds. Or treat yourself in a small, unique café to a second cup of morning coffee, while admiring the blooming grassy areas.

You can then enjoy some time in Schwabing – one of the most popular districts in Munich. Here, on Leopoldstraße and Hohenzollernstraße, there are luxurious shopping possibilities, and small, excellent boutiques in which there is something for everybody.

In the Haidhausen district, among other things you could admire the Maximilianeum, the site of the Bavarian Parliament, as well as the Gasteig, Munich’s cultural centre. At little farther down, the Weißenburger Brunnen, part of Weißenburger Platz, invites you to stay a while and relax, or you might experience Munich’s Markt-Trubel in Wiener Platz.

Lunchtime Refreshment

If your stomach has gradually begun to growl, the Wirtshaus Ayingers will gladly greet you for a small lunchtime snack. For example allow yourself to savour a light Bauerngartlsalat (farmer’s garden salad), a trout with tomatoes and lemon, or a Brotzeitbrett’l (light meals on a plate). Relax in Wirtshaus Ayingers with a tasty snack on the sunny terrace in the heart of the city, and enjoy the comings and goings on the Platzl.

Sunbathing in Nature

After this small refreshment, there is nothing in the way of an outing to Munich’s verdant natural sites. The sun and that Munich summer feeling especially lend themselves to being enjoyed in the English Garden, the Botanic Garden, in Olympiapark, at the Isarauen, or in Schlosspark Nymphenburg. In Olympiapark there is also the opportunity to visit the Olympic Tower via trolley. On top of Munich’s Olympic Tower or Television Tower, which is considered to be one of the landmarks of the city, you will have a fabulous 182 meter view over the entirety of Munich and all the way to the Alps. Enjoy this fabulous view and the summer weather!

Ice Cold Refreshment

If you are looking to cool off after sunbathing in one of Munich’s parks, a visit to one of the Munich ice cream parlours is recommended. Some special ice-cream parlours are “BallaBeni Icecream” on 46 Theresienstraße, or “Der verrückte Eismacher” (The Crazy Ice Cream Maker) on 77 Amalienstraße, to name a few. In “BallaBeni Icecream” you could enjoy what is for many people in Munich “the best ice cream in the city”, or at the “Der verrückte Eismacher” you could try the latest and truly crazy ice cream creations, like tequila sunrise ice cream, white sausage ice cream, “Duplo ice cream”, “Rosé champagne ice cream” and many more.

Sightseeing in the City

To insure that you don’t miss out on any city highlights during your perfect summer day in Munich, you should allow yourself to visit some of the best attractions, for example Marienplatz together with the Rathaus (City Hall), the Viktualienmarkt and its market stalls, and the Frauenkirche are not to be missed. For lovers of art, a visit to one of Munich’s numerous museums is also recommended – for example there is the Alte Pinakothek, or the Pinakothek der Moderne. Football fans may come by for a visit to the Allianz Arena, and can get a tour of the stadium for a small fee. And fans of classy, high-powered cars will be well-served by a visit to BMW Welt (BMW World) or to the BMW Museum.

A Light Summer Evening Menu

After this eventful day in the city spoil yourself at the first class Pfistermühle restaurant with their delicious summer menu. Get inspired in advance by checking out their current menu suggestions, and enjoy the finest Bavarian delicacies from this upscale kitchen. Over your meal on Pfistermühle’s terrace you could take in the evening sun and the mellow summer breeze. As part of the light summer menu treat yourself to sampling an ice cold Rosé, and relish the superb summery aroma.



Topping Off the Day

After a delicious dinner in Pfistermühle restaurant, the Platzl Hotel bar will greet you with a fruity cocktail, a cold beer and much more. Allow your evening to be topped off in a comfortable atmosphere, as you review your perfect summer day in Munich…

For help planning your day, including addresses, directions and other tips, please talk to our friendly staff.

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The Munich City Coat of Arms

Munich Celebrates its Birthday

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Last weekend, Munich’s city centre was once again transformed into a giant fairground for the celebration of the city’s founding, which took place 855 years ago. The annual spectacle hosted a crafts village where artisans could display their skills as well as a tour through the craft stalls and a huge traditional Bavarian costume market. In addition, the entire city came out to enjoy the day with singing and dancing together in good old Bavarian tradition. Because Munich and its people use these days to look back with pride at their 855 years of history and Bavarian tradition, we also want to take this anniversary as an opportunity to introduce you to the Munich city coat of arms as a part of the city’s history.

The Current Coat of Arms

Today, the city of Munich has two coats of arms, the small official coat of arms and the great seal. The small coat of arms shows a monk standing on a silver background. He wears a black hooded robe with a gold fringe and red shoes. In his left hand, he holds a red book while his right hand is raised. With the monk on the coat of arms, it can be called a “speaking coat of arms” because the monk directly references the city’s name. The Old High German term for monk is “Munich” and the city was first mentioned by name in 1158 as “Munichen”. However, even the city historians disagree about how to interpret the monk and his gestures. The city’s official interpretation is that the monk is holding the city’s code of law in his left hand, since this book has a red binding. His right hand with an outstretched thumb, forefinger and middle finger is the gesture used when taking an oath. Another, more Christian interpretation of the emblem says that the red book is the Gospels and the hand is raised in blessing. In addition to the small coat of arms, there is also traditionally the great seal of the city. On this seal, the same monk is seen in the middle of a city gate with two red tin towers. The spires of the towers are decorated in bands of black and gold and stand on each side of a golden lion rampant. While the small arms is used by politicians, such as Munich’s mayor and other members of the city council, the great seal is used for representative purposes only.

The History of the Coat of Arms and Seal

Whichever interpretation of the monk is the truth, it is clear that he was already on the first medieval seals of the city, dating back to 1239. Since then, the small coat of arms has been changed slightly over the years. For example, under King Max I. Joseph, a royal crown, the golden lion, a sword and a shield with the letter M emblazoned on it were all added to the seal. This was an attempt by the king to show his embrace of the Enlightenment and freedom from the monks’ control. The conservative population complained about this change and King Ludwig I restored the monk to the city’s seal. The great seal has also seen numerous changes, depending on whoever was the city’s current ruler. In the thirteenth century, for example, an eagle on the great seal of Munich indicated its fealty to the Bishop of Freising; by the fourteenth century, this was replaced by the lion of the dukes of Bavaria. However, the great seal has boasted the lion rampant of the Wittelsbach dynasty since 1323.

If you also want to look at the coat of arms by yourself or learn more about the history of Bavaria’s capital, visit the Munich City Museum at St.-Jakobs-Platz 1. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am–6pm and it is just a short 10 minutes’ walk from the Platzl Hotel München. Alternatively, you can also take advantage of the convenient public transportation and take bus no. 62 from Viktualienmarkt towards Landshuterallee to the City Museum, a journey that will also take no more than 10 minutes. The staff at the Platzl Hotel München are of course happy to assist you in planning your excursion.

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Finally, summer has made it to Munich! With the warm temperatures, everyone’s being drawn outside to enjoy the sunshine. The first swim in the outdoor pool, sunbathing in one of the city’s many park, strolling around the city and enjoy an ice cream—that’s Munich in the summer! To help to diversify your days in the city and enjoy the warm summer evenings, we have compiled some of the highlights of this summer in Munich for you. That way you will get information about all the events you should not miss!

Arts & Culture: The “Nordic Art: The Modern Breakthrough” exhibit, Munich Opera Festival, Film Festival Munich, Classical Music at Odeonsplatz, Open-Air Concerts in the Royal Residence
Events & Highlights: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Robbie Williams, Audi Cup 2013
Getting to Know Munich: Kocherlball Folk Dance Festival, Auer “Jakobi” Dult Festival

Arts & Culture:

  • “Nordic Art: The Modern Breakthrough”, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung (30 May–6 October)

The Kunsthalle is showing 125 paintings which were designed from 1860–1920 during the change to modernism in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This includes true masterpieces from artists such as Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, August Strindberg, Helene Schjerfbeck and Vilhelm Hammershøi as well as pieces from so far unknown artists outside of Scandinavia. While the exhibition’s paintings cover an enormous variety of subjects, there are certain elements shared and others that are distinctive and set apart the different nations represented. The German title “Of Dawn and Light” refers to the special significance of the different moods of the landscape in Nordic painting and gives you a preview of what’s on display.

  • Munich Opera Festival at the Bavarian State Opera (27 June–31 July)

With numerous concerts with music by renowned composers, the Opera Festival is always a special highlight of summer in Munich. This year, the concerts are focused on works by two outstanding artists: Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. In addition, the world can celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the two composers who each had such a dominant impact on the history of opera like no others. For example, enjoy the première of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” on the opening night of the Festival on 27 June and come back the next night for Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and other famous pieces.

  • 31st International Film Festival Munich (28 June–6 July)

Numerous film premières, panel discussions, parties and awards ceremonies—for the 31st time, the Film Festival will once again provide everything that fans of film love. The film festival takes place again in various cinemas, for example, in City Cinemas and the Cinemas Münchner Freiheit. Besides the established festival series such as “New German Cinema”, “Homage” or “Open Air”, this year also brings two special series with mainly American films. Lovers of high action and comedy won’t be left out in the cold, either. In the “New German Cinema” series, 15 films will be presented, including thrillers, dramas and comedies which have never been seen before. Of course, you never know, you might run into a star or two, since they do usually show up at their film premières.

  • Classical Music at Odeonsplatz (6–7 July)

Experience an unforgettable summer’s evening with classical music at one of the most beautiful places in Munich. You will be enchanted by the Odeonsplatz, surrounded by the Royal Residence, the Feldherrenhalle and the Theatinerkirche! On 6 and 7 July, once again the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and many well-known soloists will be performing. On Saturday, 6 July, works by Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Maurice Ravel and Richard Wagner are scheduled; on the following day, pieces by George Gershwin, Avner Dorman, and Antonín Dvořák are on the programme.

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  • Open Air Events in the Royal Residence (various dates in July)

Outdoor concerts in front of a picturesque backdrop that could hardly be more classical: the Royal Residence in Munich is once again offering these summer delights in its Brunnenhof! At 8pm on 2 July, you can be enchanted with great Viennese classics & Handel’s Fireworks Music with works by Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa and Handel. Alternatively, you’ll hear an outdoor concert with German acoustic quartet Quadro Nuevo entitled “A Warm Summer’s Night” at the same time on 3 July. As a final highlight, you can attend a “Summer Serenade” at 8pm on 13 July, with works by Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Georges Bizet.

Events & Highlights:

  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Olympic Park (27 July)

This unique spectacle lights up the night sky with the bursts of colour from the 35-minute fireworks show accompanied by atmospheric music reflected in the picturesque splendour of the Olympiasee. Before darkness settles in and the spectacle is unleashed before the eyes of the 50,000 spectators, there will once again be two very special highlights to kick off the evening. Well-known techno band Scooter and Nena will help start the party in the Olympic Stadium. And one more surprise guest has been announced: German pop star Heino!

  • Robbie Williams at the Olympic Stadium (7 August)

After 7 long years of waiting, it’s finally time: Robbie Williams is back on tour in Germany and is coming to Munich! This time you can expect your old favourites as well as new hits. Let yourself be enchanted once again by well-known songs like “Let Me Entertain You” or “Angel” and experience new songs from the latest album “Take The Crown”. The perfect mix of action-packed stage show, powerful lyrics and soft tones will make a night to remember.

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  • Audi Cup 2013 at the Allianz Arena (31 July—1 August)

Top action is once again expected in the third appearance of the Audi Cup in Munich this year. The furious triple-winners FC Bayern München would like to get their next title, but the other teams, Manchester City, AC Milan and São Paulo, are all truly high-calibre opponents. We are so excited who will be crowned this year after FC Bayern and FC Barcelona. So that you can be there live when the masters of football meet, the Platzl Hotel München will be get you Category 1 seats in the Allianz Arena with the special “Audi Cup 2013 Package”. With this package, you can also enjoy two nights at the Platzl Hotel in the most central location possible and have the perfect base for exploring the city.

Getting to Know Munich:

  • Kocherlball Folk Dance Festival at the Chinese Tower (21 July)

Particularly for well-travelled guests or simply for those who want to experience old-school Bavarian tradition first-hand, the Kocherlball is just the thing. The ball dates back to the nineteenth century, when the city’s servants gathered early in the morning to dance. Today, the Kocherlball attracts all sorts and has become the most visited folk dance event in all of Munich. Watch Munich’s citizens and friends from all over the world singing and dancing together in the English Garden in old Bavarian style. Maybe even you’ll be inspired to dance …

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  • Auer “Jacobi” Dult on Mariahilfplatz (27 July—4 August)

The largest commodity market in Munich, surrounded by countless rides and food stalls, attracts up to 300,000 people to the Mariahilfplatz three times a year in spring, summer and fall. As always, the Jacobi-Dult will once again offer a great programme for everyone! Cotton candy, chocolate fruits, fish on a stick, Munich’s traditional specialities, children’s carousel, Ferris wheel, fancy dishes, junk items, new products from all over the world, straw and plaiting materials, all kinds of household items and the best Munich summer feeling are all waiting for you!

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Outdoor Seating at the Pfistermühle Restaurant

Enjoy the Bavarian Lifestyle

After a long wait, summer has finally arrived in the Bavarian capital! With rising temperatures, young and old are heading back outdoors to feel the warmth of the sun on their skin. Whether it’s the first Aperol Spritz or Hugo on the sunny terrace of your favourite restaurant, just a walk through the historic Old Town of Munich while you bask in the glorious sunshine or a fantastic ice cream – this is summer in Munich!
The Ayingers and Pfistermühle Restaurants in the Platzl Hotel München are also gearing up for this year’s summer season in the bustling city centre of Munich.

Opening of the Pfistermühle’s Outdoor Seating Area

In the outdoor seating area of our Pfistermühle Restaurant, you can enjoy the warm sunshine to the fullest. We offer a total of 30 seats in our beer garden in front of the house where you can relax and recharge your batteries. Enjoy the pure Munich lifestyle with a glass of refreshing rosé wine or one of our light, summery dishes. The Pfistermühle Restaurant offers summer dishes with truly special summer wine pairings. We spoil you with up-scale Bavarian cuisine made with fresh local ingredients, paired with new creations and seasonal variety.

The Pfistermühle looks forward to welcoming you soon to its sun terrace. For now, be inspired by the delicious creations on our current menu at

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Audi Cup 2013 – Experience the Best Up Close

“After the Triple is before the Audi Cup”

Once again in 2013, the popular Audi Cup will take place for the third time in Munich’s Allianz Arena and offer “the best up close”. Two exciting and entertaining days of hard-core football action are guaranteed this year from 31 July–1 August when the following prominent football clubs hit the pitch. Scheduled to play are host team Bayern München, Manchester City, AC Milan and top Brazilian club São Paulo in a showdown of a lifetime in preparation for the next season and to win the trophy specially designed by Audi.

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The First International Title of the Season?

When this tournament was first held in 2009, the German record holders were the clear winners. This year, Bayern München is keen to win the title with its new star coach Pep Guardiola at the helm. The 2011 Spanish coach of the year has the opportunity to defend his personal stake in the trophy, which he won at the last cup in 2011 with his former team FC Barcelona. But this year’s competition from the FA Premier League champs Manchester City, seven-time European Cup winner AC Milan and three-time World Cup champions FC São Paulo is going to be tough for Bayern München’s first attempt to win an international title this season.








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Up Close with the Platzl Hotel München Audi Cup Package

On the first day, two semi-finals will take place, with the losers playing on 1 August for third place before the two winners of the previous day’s matches play in the finals for the coveted trophy. The audience thus have the opportunity to experience all four top clubs play live. The games are set to start at 6:15pm and 8:30pm on both nights.
With the Audi Cup Package from Platzl Hotel München, you’ll be right there, up close to the action. Spend 2 nights in a beautiful double room at the Platzl Hotel München, in the heart of the Bavarian capital. You can experience the hustle and bustle of the city before the games and then rest and relax after the games in the hotel.

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Join in the Action and Relax at the Platzl Hotel München

If you book the Audi Cup Package, you can use the “Moorish Kiosk” wellness area in the Platzl Hotel München for free. You will also receive Category 1 tickets for both games on both nights in the Allianz Arena, so you can have the best seats for all the games. The next morning, you will be treated with a first-class Bavarian breakfast buffet in the Platzl Hotel München to get the best start into an exciting day in Munich and the Allianz Arena. In addition, you can use our internet terminal in the hotel lobby to keep in touch with your loved ones at home and report on the action in the arena.

If you want to experience the best football teams up close and live, call our Platzl Hotel München staff and we will check if the package is still available. Call us at +49 (0) 89-23703722 for personal assistance at any time. Of course, you can also visit the website of the Platzl Hotel München to get more information or to make an online booking.

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