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March: Starkbierfest & beginning of spring

The Starkbierfest at Nockherberg, the Munich Creative Business Week and St. Patricks Day: March in Munich has all kinds of events. And then there is the official start of spring – and with it the time for the first visit to a beer garden of the year!

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Events in March 2022: Typically Munich 


Strong beer festival on the Nockherberg

March is very cheerful, social and typically Munich every year, because the Paulaner Brewery hosts its legendary Starkbierfest, which expresses the local attitude to life and is as much a part of the city as the Oktoberfest. Strong beer is drunk together with brass band music, there is a lot of talking and fun, just to enjoy life. Since time immemorial, Munich residents have made a pilgrimage during Lent to the "Berg", or more precisely to the Nockherberg in Giesing. There are several festivals in and around the city – but this one is cult and the original. Because the strong beer was invented on the Nockherberg and is called "Salvator" by the way.

Starkbierfest, date for 2022 not yet set, Nockherberg


"Munich Creative Business Week - The long week of design"

At the "Munich Creative Business Week - The Long Week of Design" everything revolves around good style, sustainability, art, music, communication and creativity – at all kinds of locations in the city. Read more about Germany's largest design event that takes place every year in Munich.

Munich Creative Business Week, 5. to 13.03.2022, various locations


Greenstyle Muc - munich fair and conference - 4th edition

The MCBW is also a partner in Munich's green fashion fair Greenstyle, which takes place twice a year. There is a sales fair and a conference about sustainability. This time with around 50 sustainable fashion brands from all over the world and 30 speakers who exchange ideas and information on the topic.

Greenstyle Muc, date for 2022 not yet set, , Isarforum at the Deutsches Museum


Top events in March 2020 


St. Patrick's Day Parade

On 13.3.2022 Munich residents and tourists alike should not miss the big parade on St. Patrick's Day. The whole city celebrates on its squares and in the Irish Pubs. The parade between Münchner Freiheit and Odeonsplatz will be particularly green and loud.

St. Patrick's Day, 12./13.03.2022, Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz


The Rocky Horror Show in the Deutsches Theater

It’s time to bring back the best party and the naughtiest production of musical theatre history: Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show returns to Munich. From 15 March to 3 April we’ll sing again: „Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!“.

Rocky Horror Show, 15.03. - 03.04.2022, Deutsches Theater


Events for children 


Children's Crime Festival

What's in store for the little ones at the children's crime festival, which has its "crime scenes" in the beautiful, winding Seidl Villa in Schwabing, in several city libraries and even in the Munich puppet theatre. What happened? Forensics, an investigation file and a detective's identity card put all crime thrillers on the right track. 

Kinder-Krimifest, 26.03. to 09.04.2022, Seidl-Villa

Kuckuck - Theatre festival for beginners

The "Kuckuck - Theaterfestival für Anfänge(r)", which takes place in the Schauburg in Schwabing (district), in the Münchner Stadtmuseum on Jakobsplatz and in the Elly Heuss-Knapp Protestant Family Educational Institution between Stachus and Sendlinger Tor, should be similarly exciting. Children up to five years of age experience the fascinating world of theatre with all their senses.

Kuckuck, 11. to 21.03.2022, Schauburg, Munich City Museum, Elly Heuss-Knapp Evangelical Family Educational Centre

What else happens in Munich in March:


The Munich Fish Month: Under the sign of the fins

The Isar is not only there for swimming: in fact, the city river is home to many fish such as trout, perch, pike, carp and eel. No wonder that March of all months is Munich's Fish Month. Firstly, this is when the closed season for most species ends, including brown trout and char. Secondly, the weeks before Easter are considered to be Lent, during which one renounces meat according to Catholic custom. Especially on Good Friday, the climax and conclusion of Lent, fish should therefore be put on the plate. Every reputable inn with Bavarian cuisine then has fish on the menu: for example the Bachmair Hofbräu in Leopoldstraße or the Wirtshaus zum Isartal in Brudermühlstraße. If you are looking for traditional fish dishes from Franconia, you will find them at Gasthaus Siebenbrunn at the Tierpark Hellabrunn (Hellabrun zoo): There you can get baked carp. A real speciality.


With the first sunrays: Off to the beer garden!

Just as you sit in street cafés in Paris in spring, you meet the people of Munich in the beer garden. The first cool measure in which the first rays of sunshine break, should not only be photographed, but also heralds a new attitude to life in the city. From now on summer is within reach. Since with so many beautiful beer gardens it is usually hard to decide where to start, our typology will help you find out which one is the right one. Beer garden beginners are well advised with our tips – you can usually bring your own food, but you should not necessarily order a "beer".


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Text: Munich Tourism; Photos: Christian Kasper, Dominik Morbitzer, Frank Stolle

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