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Event calendar October

October: Kirchweihdult & München-Marathon

The city shows its sporty side with the München-Marathon in October. The Long Night of Munich Museums and the Residence Week are further highlights in October.

Overview:

- Typically Munich
- Top events
- Concerts
- International Fairs
- What else happens

 

Events in October 2024: Typically Munich

 

Outdoor Sports Festival

With the Outdoor Sports Festival in the Olympiapark (Olympic Park), the city of Munich offers you many great opportunities to be active together in the fresh air, discover new sports and, above all, have lots of fun. Numerous clubs, associations and institutions present a varied programme for active participation and trying things out.

Outdoor Sports Festival of the City of Munich, 6 October 2024, 10 to 18 h

 

Residenzwoche München

The programme of the Residenzwoche München includes concerts at the Munich Residenz and Schleissheim Palace that immerse visitors in the world of the Wittelsbach electors and kings. The complete programme of the Residenzwoche will be available from September 2024.

Residenzwoche, 11 to 20 October 2024, Residenz and Schloss Schleissheim

München-Marathon

The München-Marathon leads its participants and visitors to the city's most beautiful squares and streets on October 13, 2024, before crossing the finish line in the legendary Olympiastadion. But don't worry: Not every athlete has to manage the 42.2 kilometres past the Siegestor, the Chinesischer Turm, Gasteig, the Nationaltheater (Opera House) and the Viktualienmarkt! There are also competitions over 10 or 21 kilometres (half marathon). Children and young people up to 14 years of age can demonstrate their skills in the children's run. A special event for families, colleagues and traditional costume clubs is the traditional costume run: Dressed in traditional costumes typical of the country, participants set off on an approximately 3.5-kilometer course through Munich's Olympiapark. The online registration is open until 29 September 2024.

Munich Marathon, 13 October 2024, Olympiapark

 

Auer Dult (Kirchweihdult)

The last Auer Dult of the year is from October 19 to October 27. Then there is the Kirchweihdult on Mariahilfplatz in Au district, which always starts on the Saturday before the holiday of the same name. Here the largest tableware market in Europe awaits many thousands of visitors. At numerous stalls, traders offer porcelain and ceramics, household accessories, natural remedies and clothing for sale. Between the beer tent with its beer garden and snack bars, there are pretty nostalgic rides such as a chain carousel, a ski swing, a bumper car and several shooting galleries. Tuesday is family day with reduced prices for the children.

Auer Dult Kirchweihdult, 19 to 27 October 2024, Mariahilfplatz

 

Top events in October 2024

 

The long night of Munich museums

On 19 October 2024, around 90 Munich museums and collections, galleries, churches and architectural gems invite you to take a night-time stroll. During the “Long Night of the Museums“, visitors experience the regular exhibitions – plus live music, performances, guided tours, films, discussions about art and all sorts of other things to join in. The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) uses special buses to ensure that all the venues can be reached quickly and easily.

Long Night of the Munich Museums, 19 October 2024

 

Concerts in October 2024

You can find a well-curated selection of concerts on Munich - City of Music.

International Fairs in October 2024

 

EXPO REAL 2024

EXPO REAL, the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment, is being held at Messe München exhibition center at October 2024. EXPO REAL caters to the full spectrum of the property sector, offering an international networking platform for the key markets of Europe, through to Russia, the Middle East and the US. The fair's extensive program of conference events, featuring some 400 speakers, gives participants valuable insight into the latest trends and innovations in the property, investment and finance market.

EXPO REAL, 7 - 9 October 2024, Messe München

 

What else happens in Munich in October 2024:

 

When autumn comes: Wild meal

Autumn is the traditional season for game in Bavaria. In October the hunting season is in full swing, and many Bavarian restaurants adapt their menus accordingly. For example, deer is very popular, the meat is dark red and finely grained. Deer, on the other hand, has a slightly darker tone and stronger taste. As side dishes, red cabbage and potato or bread dumplings are often served. Those who prefer to cook their own venison can buy venison in delicatessen shops, from hunters or wild animal keepers. About 2300 and thus half of all German game enclosures are located in Bavaria according to the farmers' association. Hunting is necessary because there are hardly any free-living predators in this country that could regulate the animal population in a natural way. Only in Eastern Bavaria are lynxes and wolves still at home. In former times, hunting was a privilege reserved for the king in large parts of the country. Today you need a hunting license for it, i.e. a document that entitles the owner to hunt.

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.

Find exciting tips for your visit here!

For film fans: the Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival

A real secret tip: the Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival. Even most of Munich's residents may not have heard of it, but the festival has long since developed into a highlight for film lovers. Whether gymnasium, school auditorium or fitness studio, every halfway large room at Tegernsee is converted into a cinema hall. Alpinism, flora and fauna, loneliness, alpine pastures – the range of topics is wide, the only condition is: The film must have something to do with the mountain world. The entries come from mountaineers and filmmakers from all over the world, and a jury awards prizes for the best works. In 2017 Reinhold Messner won the Grand Prize of the city of Tegernsee for “Still Alive – Drama on Mount Kenya“. Advance ticket sales usually start in mid-September.    

 

A detailed calendar of events can be found here.

 

 

Text: München Tourismus; Photos: Christian Kasper; Frank Stolle, Korbinian Bauer
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October: Kirchweihdult & München-Marathon

Stroll around Munich's traditional fair, the Auer Dult, or even jog through the Olympic Park in dirndls and lederhosen on a traditional costume run - that's what Munich has to offer in October.

Stroll around Munich's traditional fair, the Auer Dult, or even jog through the Olympic Park in dirndls and lederhosen on a traditional costume run - that's what Munich has to offer in October.

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The first Christmas markets open in Munich in November.

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