After the hot tropical temperatures of the last few months, autumn is slowly encroaching on the region, revealing the city in a very special light. With its bright colours, golden autumn lends itself to long walks in one of the beautiful parks of Munich, to visiting the world-famous Oktoberfest, or going for a shopping trip through the city of Munich. Use the cooler temperatures to visit a museum, or enjoy one of the many concerts that take place in the Munich autumn. To best enjoy the autumn, the Platzl Hotel Munich has put together an autumn mix of events and event highlights exclusively for you. Get to know the most beautiful side of the Munich autumn with our selected tips!

Art Highlights: Pinakothek of Moder Art, Cirque de Soleil

Sports Highlight: Champions League

Event and Cultural Highlights: Oktoberfest open-air concert, Michael Mittermeier

Art Highlights in the Autumn

Pinakothek of Modern Arts (from 14 Sep 2013 daily except Mon from 10 am – 6 pm, Thu 10 am – 8 pm)

After months of reservation work, the Pinakothek of Modern Art once again opened its doors on September 14. This art museum, designed by the architect Stephan Braunfels and opened in 2002, with its 12,000 m², qualifies as one of the world’s largest art and design museums of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Pinakothek of Modern Art brings together different areas of art in four independent institutions. In the “Collection of Modern Art”, the ” New Collection”, the ” Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich” and in the ” Munich’s State Graphic Art Collection”, there is something suitable for every art lover. To celebrate its reopening, the museum is offering particularly fascinating exhibitions. For example, do not miss out on the ” Dream-Images Exhibition” from the “Collection of Modern Art”, with masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and René Magritte.

For more information visit:http://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/orte/119172.html#oeffnungszeiten

Picture source: flickr (digital cat)

Cirque de Soleil – Quidam (16 Oct – 20 Oct 2013, Olympic Hall)

The Cirque de Soleil is committed to the task of making an impression on people and inspiring their imaginations. Challenge your senses and experience in a very big way how dance, music and acrobatics can merge into a unique event. From October 16 until October 20 let the outstanding actors, musicians, singers, and unique acrobats from Cirque de Soleil take you into the dream world of Quidam, and immerse yourself in the history of the young Zoé.

For more details on the event visit:http://www.muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/event/5494.html

Tickets available at: http://www.muenchenticket.de/guide/event/4iy1/QUIDAM.html

Bildquelle: flickr (Fotos GOVBA)

Sport Highlight in Munich

Champions League 2013/2014

On the 17 September, the Champions League 2013/2014 kicked off with a top match in the Munich Allianz Arena. In the Champions League, 32 teams have battled for the Cup in the group stage since 1955. Munich’s famous soccer team won the most important European club competition in the summer of 2013 for the fifth time, and again in this season the Bavarian record holders are after the title. Now the new coach Pep Guardiola, and newcomers such as Mario Götze and Thiago Alcantará have to prove themselves. Share in the excitement live with the Platzl Hotel “Allianz Arena VIP Football Package” and find out whether Munch’s soccer team with its new additions is fit for the highest level and can defend the title in the Champions League final in May 2014 in Lisbon! As soon as it is established whether Bayern has reached the quarter-finals or semi-finals – the Platzl Hotel will be happy to arrange exclusive tickets for you.

All information regarding the “Allianz Arena VIP Package” can be found here, at our website: http://www.platzl.de/no_cache/packages/allianz-arena-vip-fussball-package.html

Picture source: flickr (az1172)

Big Events and Cultural Highlights in the Autumn

Traditional outdoor concert with all Oktoberfest traditional musicians on the steps in front of the Bavaria statue (29 Sept 2013, 11 am)

The Munich Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest folk festival, will take place this year for the 180th time. The first festival was celebrated in honour of the wedding of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria in 1810, and since then has become inseparable from Munich history. A special highlight of Oktoberfest, held traditionally on the second Sunday of the Oktoberfest, is the open concert in front of the steps of the Bavaria statue. Starting at 11 am, all the traditional musicians in all the tents will gather to make music with their Alphorns, brass instruments and drums. Under the direction of Munich celebrities, everything from traditional Bavarian brass band music to popular Oktoberfest songs will be played, creating a unique Bavarian atmosphere. Thousands of balloons will be released into the blue and white Bavarian sky at the end of the musical spectacle.

More information can be found at:http://www.muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/event/5092.html

BMW World Classic & Lounge, FRANUI Musicbanda (19 Oct 2013)

The successful concert series ” BMW World Classic & Lounge” is entering its third round, and will present you with the internationally renowned ensemble “FRANUI Musicbanda” to exclusively pamper you musically on October 19. The East Tyrolean Musicbanda has played for almost 20 years with a virtually unchanged line-up, and will impress you with idiosyncratic interpretations of works by composers such as Schubert or Brahms. Allow yourself to fall under the spell and experience how new musical dimensions open when Franui Musicbanda charms you with its exciting sounds, impressive compositions and exciting mix of styles. Starting at 9:45 pm, you can enjoy DJ tonka and VJ Hiltmeyer in the BMW Lounge for a wonderfully relaxed evening of musical entertainment.

All details can be found at:   http://www.muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/event/5154.html

Michael Mittermeier – “Blackout” (09 Oct 2013 at 8 pm, Circus Krone)

With his new programme “Blackout”, comedian Michael Mittermeier will brighten the mood of his audience once again. After his inspirational trips to New York, Cape Town and London, Michael Mittermeier will return to Germany with a new, fresh and ingenious programme. Allow yourself to be aroused to laughter by unexpected and spontaneously amusing gags, and spend a fun-filled evening in the Circus Krone festival tent.

Tickets can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/16btNpb

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