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November: Literature festival & autumn market

So that November in Munich does not become too dull and dark, the first Christmas markets are already opening. The literature festival with its "book show" also helps against rainy days. Or you can stroll around a charity flea market in a relaxed atmosphere?

Events in November 2022: Typically Munich

 

Markt der Sinne

The market of the senses on the Praterinsel in Munich is a meeting place for art, craft and lifestyle. The market takes place twice a year, in spring and autumn at the beginning of November. It is one of the oldest arts and crafts markets in Munich. More than 100 exhibitors present creative work, high-quality handicrafts, noble unique items and luxury products at the autumn market in Munich, framed by music, theater performances and creative workshops.

Markt der Sinne, date not yet fixed, Praterinsel

 

Münchner Bücherschau

 

The "Bücherschau" is the largest regional book exhibition. Here, visitors can browse through all genres for 15 hours a day and meet the authors - free of charge.

Münchner Bücherschau, date not yet fixed, Gasteig

 

Christmas village

Every year, the Christmas market in the Residenz is the first to bring light into the darkness. From 18.11. to 22.12.2021, visitors to the picturesque Kaiserhof on Odeonsplatz will find themselves in a Christmas village with a small chapel and life-size nativity scene. In the wooden huts, glassblowers, goldsmiths or horn carvers will present their handicrafts - mulled wine, bratwurst and rubbing cakes are of course also available. From the stage in the middle, contemplative Christmas carols sound out of alphorns or trumpets - but also sometimes swinging evergreens, to which children dance with their parents.

Christmas Village at Residence, date not yet fixed, Residence

Munich in autumn

Munich loves the autumn. And as the light gets warmer and the colours intensify, this is the time of year when Munich’s residents really get adventurous.

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Tollwood Winter Festival

From 24.11. to 31.12.2022, the Toolwood Winter Festival enchants with its colourfully illuminated tent tops on the Theresienwiese. What makes this alternative Christmas market so special are its street theatre, artistic masterpieces, concerts, a children's programme, organic food and colourful handicrafts from all over the world. Most events are free of charge. In the multimedia tent of the "World Salon", politicians, scientists and artists appear to discuss ecological and social issues with the audience.

Tollwood Winter Festival, 24.11. to 31.12.2022, Theresienwiese

Top events in November 2022

 

Munich Indoors

For horse lovers the "Munich Indoors" are a fixed date in the calendar. The international horse show will take place in the Olympic Hall. International jumping and dressage classes, U21 classes as well as the FUNDIS Youngster Tour for seven- and eight-year-old horses. Additionally, the Gold-Cup and two dressage tours on Grand Prix level highlight the program in the Olympic hall. Absolute highlights are the Meggle Grand Prix on Saturday night as well as the Große Preis Kreditbank AG.

Munich Indoors, 17. to 20.11.2022, Olympic Hall 

 

Events for flea market fans

 

MS Winter Bazaar

For dawdlers, there will be bargain hunting in the MVG Museum. On the "MS-Winterbazar" there are many nice things for a good cause. Those who find used treasures here not only save their wallets and, out of sustainability, protect nature, but also help many people in Bavaria who suffer from multiple sclerosis. Because the proceeds of this flea market are destined for them.

MS Winterbazar, date not yet fixed, MVG Museum

What else happens in Munich in November:

 

A Martini goose on November 11th

What's a real Bavarian restaurant has a hold on its Martinsgans. This speciality is available around St. Martin's Day on 11 November. In the past, the farming business year ended on this day: farmhands and maids were dismissed or hired, farmers paid their landlords a tithe. This was often done in the form of geese - which were promptly strangled to celebrate the day. Nowadays, the landlords usually announce their St. Martin's Goose dinner with notices or on the Internet - in case of doubt, ask more in advance. The Pauliwirt country inn near Mühldorf (Neuhäusl 1, 84513 Erharting) is worth a visit. On the way you can take a detour to the old town of Mühldorf. The town houses there are built in the so-called Inn-Salzach style: high, mighty looking facades that block the view of the roof. Among the Munich restaurants, the Emmeramsmühle (St. Emmeram 41) is worth mentioning. The restaurant is housed in a former mill from the 19th century.

Going high: flying a kite

When the autumn wind blows, kite lovers are driven out into Munich's parks. A popular hotspot is the Olympiaberg, popularly called Schuttberg (mountain of debris), because it consists largely of building rubble from the period of reconstruction after the Second World War. At the top of the Olympiaberg one has best wind conditions and a beautiful view over Munich. The Hirschgarten with its large meadows offers a lot of space. It is easy to reach with the S-Bahn (stops Hirschgarten and Laim). If you are careful and pay attention to traffic and passers-by, you can also try the large green spaces on Königsplatz. Wind speeds of around 17 or 18 kilometres per hour are usually enough to fly a kite, which corresponds to wind force three in the weather forecast. If you don't own a kite and want to build one yourself, the best place to look is the "Kunst und Spiel" (Art and Play) at Leopoldstraße 48. The handicraft supplies in Schwabing have everything you need.

 

You can find a detailed calendar of events here.

 

 

Text: Nansen & Piccard; Fotos: Christian Kasper, Dominik Morbitzer, Werner Böhm

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February: Carnival and lard pastry

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March: Starkbierfest & beginning of spring

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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