A young man and are women are climbing up a small hill at the festival Tollwood in Munich.

Event calendar

June: Tollwood & Film Festival

In June, Munich is a big stage: The Filmfest München and the open-air cinema "Kino, Mond & Sterne" attract with creative cinematic art. The Tollwood Festival takes care of nature conservation – and concerts that last.

Events in June 2022: Typically Munich 

 

Summer Festival Tollwood

The Tollwood (festival) in the Olympiapark (park) stands for summery lightness - and this year, from 16.6. to 17.7.2022, serious topics will again be on the agenda: Tolerance, diversity of cultures, fair animal husbandry and a sustainable approach to nature, which is also lived out at the festival. People from all over the world chat at wooden tables and green hills over beer and international organic food. Famous musicians play jazz, rock or pop in the circus tents. There are also unusual theatre productions and fascinating performances by artists and acrobats. All this is surrounded by the stands of the "Market of Ideas", where all kinds of handicrafts are offered for sale.

Tollwood, 16 June to 17 July 2022, Olympic Park

 

Concert of the "Spider Murphy Gang"

Also the Munich Rock-n-Roll-Band "Spider Murphy Gang" will play a concert at Tollwood in the Olympiapark on June 22nd - the songs "Skandal im Sperrbezirk" and "Schickeria" with Munich dialect and joy of life included.

Spider Murphy Gang, 22 June 2022, Tollwood Music Arena, Olympic Park

 

Concert by "Haindling"

Also in the Olympic Park, the Bavarian band "Haindling" will play their catchy tunes "Paula" and "Lang schon nimmer g'sehn" at the Tollwood Summer Festival on 29 June 2022.

Tollwood, 29.06.2022, Tollwoo Mucis Arena, Olympic Park

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Munich city foundation festival

"Ois Guade, Minga!", the Bavarian would say: At the Munich city foundation festival on the Marienplatz (city centre), the Bavarian capital celebrates its 864th birthday - with a lot of handicraft, traditional costume, white sausages and everything else that belongs to Munich.

City foundation festival, 18./19.6.2022, Marienplatz

 

PULS Open Air 2022

Every year a very special festival takes place on the grounds of Kaltenberg Castle: The young radio station PULS from the Bavarian Radio invites the best musicians of the hour in front of a great backdrop. This year's programme features many German-speaking artists - including OK KID, Von Wegen Lisbeth and Die Orsons. There will also be live podcasts and workshops.

PULS Open Air 2022, 09.-11.06.2022, Kaltenberg Castle in Geltendorf

 

Midnightbazar - Night flea market in the Olympic Stadium

It's not only the people of Munich who love it: The Midnightbazar is a regularly flea market that always opens its doors in the afternoon or in the evening. So that visitors feel well entertained while searching for treasures, live music and street food is also provided. This time, the night flea market in the Olympic Stadium is pitching its tents - and is attracting visitors with over 500 exhibitors and public viewing.

Midnightbazar, date not fixed yet, Olympic Stadium

Top events in June 2022

 

Munich Film Festival

For many Munich residents, the film festival is one of the highlights of the year. International stars come to the city and discuss current topics, the film business and themselves at world premieres. From 23.6. to 2.7.2022, cineastes will go to the city's cinemas day and night to experience original versions of independent and Hollywood films from numerous countries.

Munich Film Festival, 23 June to 2 July 2022, different locations

Munich Mash - action sports event

If you like it extreme, come to the action sports event "Munich Mash" in the Olympic Park. Tens of thousands of visitors will experience top-class sporting competitions when BMX bikes whizz over the ramps in front of the Olympic lake - and do loops in the air against the backdrop of the stadium and the Olympic tower.

Munich Mash, 24 to 26 June 2022, Olympic Park

BMW International Open Golf

If you are more interested in golf, the "BMW International Open" from 21 to 26 June 2022 at the Eichenried Golf Club is the place to be. Those who appear here in traditional costume on 25 June 2020 will even get free admission!

BMW International Open Golf, 21 to 26 June 2022, Eichenried Golf Club

Munich Opera Festival

The Munich Opera Festival will take place from 24 June to 31 July 2022 to close the season. With opera premieres, ballet, concerts and song recitals, the Bavarian State Opera presents an extensive festival programme, which this year focuses on three major works by Richard Strauss.  

Munich Opera Festival, 24 June to 31 July 2022, Bavarian State Opera House

Events for romantics 

 

Summer cinema "Kino, Mond & Sterne"

For romantic evenings, the somewhat more contemplative summer open-air "Kino, Mond & Sterne" on the Seebühne in the Westpark (park) has plenty in store. On picnic blankets and the warm stone steps of the semicircular amphitheatre, guests can experience classics such as "Drive" from June to September in convivial company, laugh together at successful dialogues, hope with their film heroes or sing well-known melodies together in the choir - sometimes even in the summer rain.

Kino, Mond & Sterne, June to September 2022, Seebühne (lake stage) in Westpark

 

Film celebrities as guests at the "Cinema, Moon and Stars" summer cinema

Prominent filmmakers and actors have announced their attendance at the open-air cinema in Westpark on the weekend of 25 and 26 June as part of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN:

On Saturday, 25 June, Doris Dörrie and her team will present their new film "Freibad", which will then celebrate its world premiere in the Westpark. Andrea Sawatzki and Nilam Farooq, among others, are announced.

On Sunday, 26 June, Thomas Gottschalk and Oliver Rohrbeck will come to "Kino, Mond und Sterne". They are the dubbing voices of the villain Wild Knucklecracker and the villain Gru in the animated adventure "Minions - In Search of the Mini Boss". In addition, the Minions "Rob" and "Stuart" are there as walking acts.

Kino, Mond & Sterne, 25 and 26 June 2022, Seebühne (lake stage) in Westpark

 

International Fairs June 2022

 

OutDoor by ISPO

From June 12-14, 2022, the international sports and outdoor industry will meet in Munich. The focus will be on health, nature, mobility and urbanity as well as sustainability. OutDoor by ISPO also offers deep insights into socially relevant trends and developments that go beyond the industry itself. Interactive, digital offers will round off the live event.

OutDoor by ISPO, 12. to 14.6.2022, Messe München

 

 

What else happens in Munich in June:

 

Barbecuing on the Isar – that is a way of life

Barbecuing on the Isar reminds you just how great it is to be alive. On warm summer evenings, people flock to the river in their thousands. The banks are jam-packed all the way up and down stream. Since its renaturisation, many locals see the Isar as their second home. It’s a place where they can relax, enjoy the sunshine, meet their friends, grab a beer or bite to eat. And it’s incredibly simple, too. The only things you need to spend the evening at the Isar after a hard day’s work is a picnic basket full of treats, a blanket and a barbecue. You can find a handy single-use version of the latter at petrol stations and supermarkets. It’s important to take care when picking your spot. While picnics are allowed almost anywhere along the Isar, barbecues are not. In the city centre area, the section known as Flaucher, to the south of Brudermühlbrücke bridge, is the only part that allows barbecues. The second BBQ zone stretches around the island near Oberföhring in northern Munich. Security guards keep an eye out and issue fines to anyone in breach of the rules. If you are unsure whether barbecues are allowed, you can check the City of Munich’s free Isar app, which contains a wealth of information. The BBQ areas also have large bins where you can empty your charcoal.

 

The excursion tip in June: Johannifeuer in Werdenfelser Land

Grainau’s Midsummer Night bonfire is one of the finest in the entire Alpine region. Every year, locals from the village of Grainau light their fires in the mountains on the evening of 23 June. Before the fires are lit, young men from the village ascend the mountain, building fires on peaks, ridges and ledges. As darkness begins to descend, Waxenstein ridge slowly transforms into one long chain of lights. The mountain appears to light up, looking almost as if it’s engulfed in flames. While this is going on, the young men start their descent back down to the valley, using flares and headlamps to light their way in the dark. These bonfires can be traced back to a pagan ritual performed on 23 June for thousands of years. This is the day when the night is at its shortest and the day at its longest. These days, the fires are lit in honour of a saint. On 24 June, Catholics remember John the Baptist, which is why the bonfires are known Johannifeuer (St John’s Fire).

Always a good idea: a cycling tour through the south of Munich

The southern part of Munich is home to lots of trees and water – the ideal destination for a bike tour, particularly in hot weather. Menterschwaige is a popular finishing point for tours. This beer garden and its canopy of chestnut trees is located directly above the Isar river so it is pretty easy to find. Simply follow the Isar southwards out of the city centre, past the Tierpark zoo, Flaucher park and power station. Menterschwaige is directly opposite the statue of the Isar raftsman on the eastern banks of the Isar. There are several paths leading to the beer garden. If you’re not quite ready for a break, cross over Menterschwaigstrasse and Schmorellplatz to Geiselgaststeigstrasse. This road leads you past Perlacher Forest, which is also a nice place for a detour. The smaller forest paths have been gravelled and there are a few larger tarmacked paths. If you decide to stick to Geiselgaststeigstrasse and go north instead, you can either stop at Harlachinger Jagdschlössl (a former castle-turned-restaurant with its own beer fountain) or Harlachinger Einkehr, a restaurant on a hill above the Tierpark zoo. From here, a path will lead you back down to the Isar. Many underground stations or S-Bahn stations have MVG bikes available to rent (provided by the local transport network). There is also a number of private rental agencies.

 

A detailed calendar of events can be found here.

 

 

Text: Munich Tourism; Photos: Christian Kasper, Bernhard Schmidt

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A man is wearing a red knitted hat on a winter day in Munich.

January: ice skating and warming up

With "Holiday on Ice" and wonderful winter walks January in Munich will be one thing above all: very sporty!

With "Holiday on Ice" and wonderful winter walks January in Munich will be one thing above all: very sporty!

A couple is on a sunny winter day in the Hofgarten in Munich.

February: Carnival and lard pastry

Munich has something unique to offer in February with the Marktweibern on the Viktualienmarkt.

Munich has something unique to offer in February with the Marktweibern on the Viktualienmarkt.

A man with white beard is standing in a beer garden in Munich and is laughing.

March: Starkbierfest & beginning of spring

The Starkbierfest, Munich Creative Business Week and St. Patricks Day: that's what March has in store for Munich. 

The Starkbierfest, Munich Creative Business Week and St. Patricks Day: that's what March has in store for Munich. 

A young women in front of a ride a the Auer Dult in Munich.

May: Street festivals & backyards

Munich takes to the streets: At the Streetlife-Festival and the Hofflohmarkt the attitude towards life of the city is shown.

Munich takes to the streets: At the Streetlife-Festival and the Hofflohmarkt the attitude towards life of the city is shown.

A young man and are women are climbing up a small hill at the festival Tollwood in Munich.

June: Tollwood & Film Festival

In June, Munich is a big stage: the Allianz Arena is the venue for the European Football Championship and the Tollwood Festival.

In June, Munich is a big stage: the Allianz Arena is the venue for the European Football Championship and the Tollwood Festival.

A women and and a man are sitting on benches in a beer garden and are talking and laughing. In the background is a lake.

July: Kocherlball & fireworks

In July you can spend the day outside: at the traditional Kocherlball and at the fireworks at Sommernachtstraum.

In July you can spend the day outside: at the traditional Kocherlball and at the fireworks at Sommernachtstraum.

A woman with red long hair is standing and smiling at the Isar River in Munich on a sunny day.

August: Open Airs & Isar

There are films and open-air concerts under the open sky. Otherwise the only thing that helps: a jump into the Isar.

There are films and open-air concerts under the open sky. Otherwise the only thing that helps: a jump into the Isar.

A woman and a man with grey hair are sitting on a bench and eating chestnuts at Hofgarten in Munich.

October: Kirchweihdult & Munich Marathon

Jogging through the Olympic Park in Dirndl and Lederhosen - this is only possible during the traditional costume run in October.

Jogging through the Olympic Park in Dirndl and Lederhosen - this is only possible during the traditional costume run in October.

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