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The Bavarian mice metropolis stands for successful events and welcomes event planners with open arms. Here you will find the latest news from the Convention Bureau.

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ESC Congress letters in front of Messe München

Another Cardiologists’ Meeting in Munich in 2026

ESC Congress 2026

From 28 to 31 August 2026, the congress of the renowned European Society of Cardiology (ESC) once again will be hosted in Munich. Around 30,000 cardiac specialists are expected.

From 28 to 31 August 2026, the congress of the renowned European Society of Cardiology (ESC) once again will be hosted in Munich. Around 30,000 cardiac specialists are expected.

Panoramic view of the innercity of Munich with the Marienplatz, Neues Rathaus and Frauenkirche.

Mega Congress in Munich

ESCMID Global 2026

Munich has been chosen as the venue for the prestigious congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). This event will be held at Messe München from 17th to 21st April  2026 and is expected to attract approximately 18,000 international participants.

Munich has been chosen as the venue for the prestigious congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). This event will be held at Messe München from 17th to 21st April  2026 and is expected to attract approximately 18,000 international participants.

Recap

IMEX 2024 Frankfurt

Successful outcome: Munich Convention Bureau and 25 MICE partners shine at IMEX 2024.

Successful outcome: Munich Convention Bureau and 25 MICE partners shine at IMEX 2024.

Skyline of the inner city of Munich with the towers of the Frauenkirche, Alter Peter and Neues Rathaus.

Funding

Congress fund for Bavaria

On February 8, Michaela Kaniber presented the new Bavarian Congress Fund. It is to be launched in the summer with a funding volume of around 25 million euros and will run for five years.

On February 8, Michaela Kaniber presented the new Bavarian Congress Fund. It is to be launched in the summer with a funding volume of around 25 million euros and will run for five years.

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Events at science locations

Meeting where science is at home

Top-notch science requires exchanges and encounters. This is reflected in the excellent conference venues located in and around the science city of Munich. But it's not just scientists who come and go in Munich; entrepreneurs also make use of these excellent event venues.

Top-notch science requires exchanges and encounters. This is reflected in the excellent conference venues located in and around the science city of Munich. But it's not just scientists who come and go in Munich; entrepreneurs also make use of these excellent event venues.

Panoramic view of the Neues Rathaus in Munich with the Frauenkirche in the background.

Convention Bureau

Newss & Highlights 2024 in Munich

Munich is vibrant. In 2024, the Bavarian metropolis will again be offering surprising events, new openings and premieres. Read on for an overview of the highlights.

Munich is vibrant. In 2024, the Bavarian metropolis will again be offering surprising events, new openings and premieres. Read on for an overview of the highlights.

Monopterus at Englischer Garten in Munich in winter.

Winter-Incentives in Munich

Seven cool winter incentives for MICE professionals

Anything from a royal ambience while playing Bavarian curling to a visit to the Tollwood Winter Festival – there's always plenty going on in Munich. Seven exceptional winter incentives for groups large and small are outlined below.

Anything from a royal ambience while playing Bavarian curling to a visit to the Tollwood Winter Festival – there's always plenty going on in Munich. Seven exceptional winter incentives for groups large and small are outlined below.

The view of a small maypole in the simply Munich stand.

IBTM

Great multinational interest in Munich´s IBTM booth

At the end of November, the Munich Convention Bureau team attended IBTM Barcelona along with many partners. At the booth, numerous visitors were inspired by the Bavarian lifestyle with a beer garden and Bavarian food.

At the end of November, the Munich Convention Bureau team attended IBTM Barcelona along with many partners. At the booth, numerous visitors were inspired by the Bavarian lifestyle with a beer garden and Bavarian food.

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BioM

Bio-Europe: Record number of visitors thanks to exemplary cooperation

With almost 6,000 participants from over 60 countries, 3,000 companies and nearly 30,000 partnering meetings, BIO-Europe 2023 in Munich broke all records. This proved that Munich is not only one of the most relevant biotech locations for life sciences in Europe, but also an excellent place for top-class events in the field of cutting-edge research

With almost 6,000 participants from over 60 countries, 3,000 companies and nearly 30,000 partnering meetings, BIO-Europe 2023 in Munich broke all records. This proved that Munich is not only one of the most relevant biotech locations for life sciences in Europe, but also an excellent place for top-class events in the field of cutting-edge research

The wooden building with a view of the main entrance to the Slyrs distillery

Special guided tours: Slyrs

The Slyrs whisky distillery

When you’re looking for a good whisky, you probably wouldn't think of Bavaria. After all, Bavarians are known for their beer. But the fact is that the ingredients of the two drinks are very similar.  And a visit to Slyrs will not only add to your knowledge about whisky but also teach you  a lot about courage, inventiveness, and dreams.

When you’re looking for a good whisky, you probably wouldn't think of Bavaria. After all, Bavarians are known for their beer. But the fact is that the ingredients of the two drinks are very similar.  And a visit to Slyrs will not only add to your knowledge about whisky but also teach you  a lot about courage, inventiveness, and dreams.

Giorgia Trattoria in München.

Restaurants in munich

Seven exceptional munich restaurants

Dinner in an old subway train, at Munich’s highest restaurant or prepared by a chef no bigger than your thumb? Besides fine dining locations and beer gardens, Munich also has a very different culinary category to offer.

Dinner in an old subway train, at Munich’s highest restaurant or prepared by a chef no bigger than your thumb? Besides fine dining locations and beer gardens, Munich also has a very different culinary category to offer.

Exclusive Tours

The Gasteig HP8

A guided tour through Munich's cultural center that is ideally suited as an inspiring collegial excursion. At the same time, the Gasteig HP8 offers premises for company celebrations with a special charm.

A guided tour through Munich's cultural center that is ideally suited as an inspiring collegial excursion. At the same time, the Gasteig HP8 offers premises for company celebrations with a special charm.

Professor Imhoff smiles into the camera.

7 questions 7 answers

Interview with Professor Dr. Andreas B. Imhoff

Munich is the 2025 host city for the prestigious ISAKOS Congress of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Professor Dr. Andreas B. Imhoff is the local host and gives tips on how we can best behave healthily and stay fit at trade shows, congresses, and events.

Munich is the 2025 host city for the prestigious ISAKOS Congress of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Professor Dr. Andreas B. Imhoff is the local host and gives tips on how we can best behave healthily and stay fit at trade shows, congresses, and events.

Monopteros in the Englischer Garten in Munich.

IMEX Las Vegas

The Munich Convention Bureau at IMEX in Las Vegas

Together with German Convention Bureau (GCB) and numerous other exhibitors, Munich Convention Bureau is part of the strong German representation in the German Pavilion at IMEX in Las Vegas.

Together with German Convention Bureau (GCB) and numerous other exhibitors, Munich Convention Bureau is part of the strong German representation in the German Pavilion at IMEX in Las Vegas.

View of the Hunting and Fishing Museum during an event.

Museums with exclusive bookings

It´s the setting that counts: munich museums as event locations

Munich's first-class museum landscape is famous all over the world. But what isn’t so well known is that some of these museum rooms can be hired for events. Top-class works of art or groundbreaking scientific discoveries – whatever the surroundings, a corporate event in one of the seven museums described below offers a truly exceptional atmosphere.

Munich's first-class museum landscape is famous all over the world. But what isn’t so well known is that some of these museum rooms can be hired for events. Top-class works of art or groundbreaking scientific discoveries – whatever the surroundings, a corporate event in one of the seven museums described below offers a truly exceptional atmosphere.

A closer look at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Guided tour Allianz Arena

Meeting in top soccer style

The Allianz Arena is famous as the home of Bayern Munich. But few people know the stadium as an event location. Here’s a tour from the changing rooms to the hospitality boxes.

The Allianz Arena is famous as the home of Bayern Munich. But few people know the stadium as an event location. Here’s a tour from the changing rooms to the hospitality boxes.

View from the Reichenbachbrücke of the Isar river and the Southern CHP Plant in Munich.

Isar renaturation

The new Isar: A guided walk along the renaturalized River

Thanks to the Isar Plan renaturation project you can once again swim in the river – and enjoy an area of Munich where people and animals can rest and relax. Here, we present the most important stops along our renaturation tour.

Thanks to the Isar Plan renaturation project you can once again swim in the river – and enjoy an area of Munich where people and animals can rest and relax. Here, we present the most important stops along our renaturation tour.

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Munich Moments

Seven perfect breaks from Munich conferences, congresses and trade fairs

The best MICE events are intense, the impressions varied and exciting. Here, we present seven well- or lesser-known Munich moments that will let you easily and immediately relax from all the hustle and bustle of a congress – and at the same time give you the full Munich experience.

The best MICE events are intense, the impressions varied and exciting. Here, we present seven well- or lesser-known Munich moments that will let you easily and immediately relax from all the hustle and bustle of a congress – and at the same time give you the full Munich experience.

Fabio Di Salvo smiles in the Enzo Escoba brand shop.

Sustainability at a second glance

Interview: Fabio Di Salvo by Enzo Escoba

Sustainability is important at all levels of the MICE industry – right down to the perfect outfit. Munich-based fashion designer Fabio Di Salvo creates clothes for his Enzo Escoba brand that are both MICE-appropriate and as sustainable as possible.

Sustainability is important at all levels of the MICE industry – right down to the perfect outfit. Munich-based fashion designer Fabio Di Salvo creates clothes for his Enzo Escoba brand that are both MICE-appropriate and as sustainable as possible.

Group photo at the ISAKOS Congress.

ISAKOS 2025

Major Congress in Munich

Top news for the congress metropolis: From 8 to 11 June 2025, the ISAKOS World Congress will be held in Munich.

Top news for the congress metropolis: From 8 to 11 June 2025, the ISAKOS World Congress will be held in Munich.

Skyline of the inner city of Munich with the towers of the Frauenkirche, Alter Peter and Neues Rathaus.

Benefit from the best

7 Conference Speakers who enrich every event

Nobel Prize winners, security luminaries, world-class professors: Munich has a lot to offer in intellectual capital terms. Here, we present seven of Munich's most exciting conference speakers.

Nobel Prize winners, security luminaries, world-class professors: Munich has a lot to offer in intellectual capital terms. Here, we present seven of Munich's most exciting conference speakers.

Käfer Service GmbH Managing Director Dennis Latz.

Dos and don'ts in catering

7 questions 7 answers: Käfer Catering

For Dennis Latz, Managing Director, Käfer Service and his team, successful catering is their day-to-say business. In this interview, he explains what shouldn’t be overlooked in catering planning.

For Dennis Latz, Managing Director, Käfer Service and his team, successful catering is their day-to-say business. In this interview, he explains what shouldn’t be overlooked in catering planning.

The Friedensengel - Angle of Peace - in Munich.

Cooperation Convention Bureau / N&P

Munich is "simply different"

To market Munich even more attractively as a MICE location for high-quality and sustainable events, Munich Convention Bureau will be working with the editorial collective Nansen & Piccard as its new lead agency.

To market Munich even more attractively as a MICE location for high-quality and sustainable events, Munich Convention Bureau will be working with the editorial collective Nansen & Piccard as its new lead agency.

Stand of the Munich Convention Bureau at IMEX America.

B2B: Preview IMEX

Preview IMEX

IMEX in Frankfurt is a must-attend event for the international MICE industry. So Munich Convention Bureau will of course be there from 23-25 May 2023 with along numerous Munich partners.

IMEX in Frankfurt is a must-attend event for the international MICE industry. So Munich Convention Bureau will of course be there from 23-25 May 2023 with along numerous Munich partners.

Panorama of Munich with the Frauenkirche and Theatinerkirche.

Convention Bureau

News & Highlights 2023 in Munich

Munich is in for an exciting new year. Event planners and visitors can look forward to a number of news and some special events in the metropolis on the Isar.

Munich is in for an exciting new year. Event planners and visitors can look forward to a number of news and some special events in the metropolis on the Isar.

The Convention Bureau's stand at IBTM World 2022

IBTM World 2022

Inspiration for the MICE industry

From 29 November to 1 December 2022, over 3,000 exhibitors and 15,000 experts from the meetings and events industry from over 100 countries met in Barcelona, Spain.

From 29 November to 1 December 2022, over 3,000 exhibitors and 15,000 experts from the meetings and events industry from over 100 countries met in Barcelona, Spain.

The Graphene Week stand at BWM Welt Munich.

A Best Case

Graphene Week 2022

From 5 to 9 September, leading scientists, including three Nobel laureates, came together at Graphene Week 2022 to share the latest insights in graphene research.

From 5 to 9 September, leading scientists, including three Nobel laureates, came together at Graphene Week 2022 to share the latest insights in graphene research.

Panoramic view of Karlsplatz / Stachus in Munich with the Frauenkirche in the background photographed from the air.

News Media Relations

Munich and its districts are highly popular with leisure travellers. The Media Relations team takes care of national and international tourism marketing as well as media and blogger enquiries from these regions. Here you can find current news and story ideas for research.

News Media Relations
People on the roof of the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Fit for the European Championships and Beyond

Munich's 2024 Sports Highlights

Munich is Ready for a Sporting Year in 2024: The UEFA Euro 2024 will kick off in the Bavarian metropolis and the city is looking forward to an influx of fans from all over the world. München Tourismus is presenting a varied sporting programme not only during the European Football Championships, but also for before and after.

Munich is Ready for a Sporting Year in 2024: The UEFA Euro 2024 will kick off in the Bavarian metropolis and the city is looking forward to an influx of fans from all over the world. However, München Tourismus is presenting a varied sporting programme not only during the European Football Championships, but also for before and after.

The Englischer Garten in Munich with the skyline of the inner city.

Sights, restaurants and hotels

New in Munich in winter 2023 and spring 2024

Discover Munich's latest highlights: Events, sights, restaurants and hotels. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene, enjoy exquisite delights and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.

Discover Munich's latest highlights: Events, sights, restaurants and hotels. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene, enjoy exquisite delights and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.

View of Munich's old town and the Alps in the background.

News Corporate Communications

München Tourismus is a municipal tourism organisation within the Department of Labour and Economic Affairs of the City of Munich. Together with our partners from the private sector, the Tourismusinitiative München TIM e.V., we position tourism topics in the city society and the destination Munich in international competition. Here you will find the latest news from corporate communications and the right contact person for local and regional media.

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Market Research

Annual Review 2020

While normal arrival numbers and even slight growth were recorded in the first two months of 2020, the impact of the pandemic started to become apparent from the end of February, with massive reverberations arising from mid-March onwards.

While normal arrival numbers and even slight growth were recorded in the first two months of 2020, the impact of the pandemic started to become apparent from the end of February, with massive reverberations arising from mid-March onwards.

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Market research

Annual performance stats for 2019

Tourism in Munich continued to grow last year: 8.8 million arrivals and 18.3 million overnight stays were registered in 2019.

Tourism in Munich continued to grow last year: 8.8 million arrivals and 18.3 million overnight stays were registered in 2019.

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Market Research

Annual Review 2018

With a 10 percent increase in overnight stays, the domestic market showed strong upward momentum.

The domestic market is showing particularly strong upward momentum with an increase of 10 per cent in overnight stays.