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

Event calendar

October: Kirchweihdult & Munich Marathon

The city shows its sporty side with the Munich Marathon in October. Special exhibitions and the Long Night of Munich Museums are further highlights in October.

Event calendar at muenchen.de

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Events in October 2022: Typically Munich

 

Munich Marathon

The Munich Marathon leads its participants and visitors to the city's most beautiful squares and streets on October 9, 2022, before crossing the finish line in the legendary Olympic Stadium. But don't worry: Not every athlete has to manage the 42.2 kilometres past the Victory Gate, the Chinese Tower, Gasteig, the 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 Olympic Park. And after the run, a Bavarian breakfast awaits the participants. The online registration is open until 25 September 2021.

Munich Marathon, 09.10.2022, Olympic Park

 

Auer Dult Kirchweihdult

The last Auer Dult of the year is from 15.10. to 23.10.2022. Then there is the Kirchweihdult on Maria-Hilf-Platz in Giesing, 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, 15 to 23 October 2022, Mariahilfplatz

TIP: During a guided tour through the Au and around the Auer Dult you will learn insider knowledge about the Auer Dult from our official Munich guides.

 

Top events in October 2022

 

The long night of Munich museums

On October 15th, 2022, 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 Museums, 15 October 2022, Munich

 

International Fairs

 

EXPO REAL 2022

EXPO REAL, the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment, is being held at Messe München exhibition center at October 2022. 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, October 4–6, 2022, Messe München

 

Events for musical fans

 

Musical "Falco"

The captivating live show brings Falco back to life on stage. Central are his numerous hits, from „Der Kommissar“, the scandalous „Jeanny“ and the world-wide commercial success „Rock Me Amadeus“ to „Out Of The Dark“ – published post mortem and steeped in legend. The Musical is the spectacular tribute to the greatest genius of the German-speaking pop and rap history. Leading man Alexander Kerbst impersonates Falco like no other: he‘s the spitting image of the superstar and performs with the outmost precision and passion.

Musical "Falco", October 4-10, 2022, Deutsches Theater

What else happens in Munich in October:

 

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.

 

The Munich Marathon: for athletes and all those who want to become athletes

The Munich Marathon is one of the largest fun runs in Germany. Around 20,000 amateur and professional athletes take part every year. Anyone can take part who has sports shoes and a desire to run. The 42.1-kilometer long course begins and ends in the Olympic Park; if that's too long for you, you can choose the half-marathon or the ten-kilometer distance. As with the Olympics, being there is everything. The atmosphere is good, the spectators at the edge of the course are cheering for everyone as a matter of principle. By the way, the Munich Marathon has its roots in the 1972 Summer Olympics, when the route led very picturesquely via Nymphenburg Castle, Hirschgarten and Schwabing back to the Olympic Park. The Munich Marathon has existed since 2000.

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

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Landmarks
Towers of the Frauenkirche in Munich taken from the air.

Landmark par excellence

With its distinctive towers, the Frauenkirche is the city’s most famous landmark.

The Munich cathedral: with its distinctive towers, the 15th century Frauenkirche is probably the most famous landmark in the city.

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

More than just a city park

A green oasis right in the middle of Munich: the English Garden is one of the world's largest inner city parks.

An oasis of green right in the middle of Munich: the Englische Garten is equivalent to the size of around 640 football pitches, making it the largest inner city park in the world. 

Maypole at Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

simply delicious!

The Viktualienmarkt is a place for gourmets who will find everything their hearts desire.

Located in the heart of the old town, Viktualienmarkt used to be a farmers’ market. These days, it attracts epicures and foodies, who find everything they could dream of and more – from traditional Bavarian delicacies to more exotic produce.

The Allianz Arena in Munich illuminated in red at sunset.

Enjoy world-class football

In the Allianz Arena you can enjoy first-class football and the FC Bayern Museum.

The heart of football in northern Munich: at the Allianz Arena, you can marvel at top-class matches and enjoy the FC Bayern Museum.

Panoramic view from the Olympiaberg with Olympic Lake, Olympic Tower and the headquarter of BMW in Munich in the background.

The key to success in 1972

The Olympiapark in the north of Munich is a great example of the successful reuse of an Olympic venue.

The Olympiapark in the north of Munich is a great example of the successful reuse of an Olympic venue. And there is still a lot to do here in terms of sports and culture.

Exterior view of the elephant house with two elephants at Munich Zoo Hellabrunn.

Animal adventures

A day out for children and adults alike: a visit to Tierpark Hellabrunn, the world’s first “geozoo”.

An exciting day out for children and adults alike: a visit to Tierpark Hellabrunn, the world’s first “geozoo”.

The double helix of BMW Welt in Munich with the Olympic Tower in the background

Masterpiece of modern architecture

Vehicle manufacturer BMW’s very own experience and delivery centre has been known to deliver up to 34,000 horsepower in one day.

A real car heaven behind the futuristic facade: BMW’s very own experience and delivery centre has been known to deliver up to 34,000 horsepower in one day.

Facade of the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

The original comes from Munich

“In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus – oans, zwoa, g’suffa…” That is the opening line of the 1935 song that made the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl famous all over the world.

“In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus – oans, zwoa, g’suffa…” That is the opening line of the 1935 song that made the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl famous all over the world.

A photo of the inscription "Deutsches Museum" at the entrance to the museum in Munich.

Be amazed and join in

The Deutsche Museum in Munich is one of the largest and most traditional science and technology museums in the world.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the Deutsches Museum now houses one of the most important natural science and technology collections.

Frontal view of the Alte Pinakothek with trees and a sculpture in front of the building in Munich

World-renowned museums

18 museums and exhibition houses, over 40 galleries, six universities and numerous cultural institutions: the Kunstareal!

18 museums and exhibition houses, over 40 galleries, six universities and numerous cultural institutions: the Kunstareal!

Nymphenburg Palace in Munich in the early morning.

A jewel of the Baroque

Nymphenburg Palace served as a summer residence for the Electors and Kings of Bavaria in the 18th century. 

Nymphenburg Palace served as a summer residence for the Electors and Kings of Bavaria in the 18th century.  Today it is one of the largest castles in Germany.

People standing in the shade at the Residenz in Hofgarten in Munich.

Bavarian centre of power

Between 1508 and 1918, Bavaria’s rulers governed the fates of their subjects from the Residenz.

Dukes, electors and kings: between 1508 and 1918, Bavaria’s rulers governed the fates of their subjects from the Residenz.

The Alter Peter in Munich with the Alps in the background.

Landmark and viewing platform

Alter Peter (Old Peter) affords one of the best views over the city’s rooftops.

Alter Peter (Old Peter) affords one of the best views over the city’s rooftops. It is the tower to Munich’s oldest church, Peterskirche, which is located just behind Marienplatz.

Sun umbrellas of a Restaurant at Marienplatz in Munich photographed from above.

The heart of Munich

There’s always something going on in this world-famous square, whether it's the Christmas market, the Glockenspiel, or another of FC Bayern's championship celebrations.

There’s always something going on in this world-famous square, whether it's the Christmas market, the Glockenspiel, or another of FC Bayern's championship celebrations.

Blue sky above the Neues Rathaus and the Frauenkirche in Munich.

FC Bayern's favourite balcony

The Neue Rathaus is the home of politics and its balcony is also the place where FC Bayern greet their fans when they’ve won the championships.

The Neue Rathaus is the home of politics and its balcony is also the place where FC Bayern greet their fans when they’ve won the championships.

Bicycles in front of the Feldherrnhalle at Odeonsplatz in Munich.

Love of the south

Munich is often known as Italy's most northerly city. Stand on Odeonsplatz square and you'll understand why.

Munich is often known as Italy's most northerly city. Stand on Odeonsplatz square soaking up the spectacular scenery around you and you'll understand why.

Feldherrnhalle at Odeonsplatz in Munich.

Florence sends its regards

Anyone familiar with the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence may not believe their eyes – the Feldherrnhalle looks almost identical to its Italian role model.

Anyone familiar with the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence may not believe their eyes – the Feldherrnhalle looks almost identical to its Italian role model.

Interior view of the Theatinerkirche in Munich.

Italian Grandezza

With its yellow facade and ornate interior, the Theatinerkirche at Odeonsplatz is one of the most beautiful churches in Munich.

With its yellow facade and ornate interior, the Theatinerkirche at Odeonsplatz is one of the most beautiful churches in Munich. The white interior is wonderfully cool and forms a surprising contrast.

Boutiques at Maximlianstraße in Munich.

The city's noble address

The Maximilianstraße is Munich's most expensive avenue. A tour.

The Maximilianstraße is Munich's most expensive avenue: almost all international luxury labels of the fashion and jewellery industry are represented here. A tour.

Propyläen at Königsplatz in Munich in autumn.

Magnificent buildings – ancient art

King Ludwig I commissioned the construction of Königsplatz, which was modelled after the Acropolis in Athens.

King Ludwig I commissioned the construction of Königsplatz, which was modelled after the Acropolis in Athens.

Interior view of the Asamkirche in Munich.

Baroque glamour

The splendid Asamkirche is one of southern Germany’s most significant Late Baroque buildings.

Asamkirche on Sendlinger Straße, with its splendid facade, is one of southern Germany’s most significant Late Baroque buildings.

 Michaels Church and Frauenkirche

Largest Renaissance church of the north

Michaelskirche is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. Ludwig II, the Fairytale King, is buried in its royal crypt.

Michaelskirche Jesuit church in Munich’s pedestrian zone is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. Ludwig II, the Fairytale King, is buried in its royal crypt.

View of the Bavaria and the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) in Munich.

Patroness of the Bavarian state

The monument, the first colossal statue to be made entirely of bronze since the classical period, is a true feat of engineering.

Enthroned at an impressive height of 18 metres, Bavaria, patroness of the Bavarian state, presides over Munich from the edge of Theresienwiese. The monument, the first colossal statue to be made entirely of bronze since the classical period, is a true feat of engineering.

Surfer on the Eisbach in the Englischer Garten in Munich.

The Eisbach wave

The Eisbachwelle is one of Munich's top attractions – for some from a sporting point of view, for others from a tourist point of view.

The Eisbachwelle is one of Munich's top attractions – for some from a sporting point of view, for others from a tourist point of view.

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Small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus in Munich

Exclusive tour through the town hall

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

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Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Stage and audience of the Passionsspiel in Oberammergau.

The game of suffering, death and resurrection

The inhabitants of Oberammergau staging probably the world's most successful and largest amateur play. Buy your Tickets here.

The inhabitants of Oberammergau have staged what is today probably the world's most successful and largest amateur play. Buy your Tickets here.

Merchant with dried fruit on the Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

Viktualienmarkt Tasting Tour

Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting facts about Munich's most famous food market.

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Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting historical facts about Munich's most famous food market.

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

Visit to the Town Hall Balcony

Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.

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Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.