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.

Events in October 2022: Typically Munich

 

Special exhibition "50 Years of the Olympic Stadium Munich - FC Bayern under the Tent Roof"

In the FC Bayern Museum, the new special exhibition "50 Years of the Olympic Stadium Munich - FC Bayern under the Tent Roof" now focuses on what happened between 1972 and 2005 in the world-famous venue under the sign of the German record champion. The club had its sporting home here for 33 years, played 793 games and celebrated 2094 goals. More than 31 million spectators have attended FC Bayern's games at the Olympiastadion. The exhibition, which was conceived on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games, takes visitors back in time and revisits important encounters, great successes and curious moments. 

The centrepiece of the exhibition is the model of the stadium, which set standards as a jewel of German post-war architecture and was more than just a venue for FC Bayern. The era up to 2005 also stands for the club's rise to national dominance and into the top international league.

Special exhibition "50 Years of the Olympic Stadium Munich - FC Bayern under the Tent Roof", until 31 December 2022, FC Bayern Museum

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

 

offshore - money for the show

In the upcoming exhibition of the artists' association at the Haus der Kunst München e.V., everything revolves around money and art. "In three steps" performances, video works, interventions and installations show the way to financial success. 

offshore - money for the show, 30 September to 14 October 2022, Haus der Kunst

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

53rd Carnival Concerts of the Student Council of the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts - made up this year in October

The Student Council of the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts (HMTM) will be holding its popular Carnival Concerts for the 53rd time this year from 15 to 18 October 2022. Due to the Corona pandemic, the concerts could not take place in February as usual, but were postponed to October. The programme with HMTM students and teachers moves between a satirical review of the year and an apocalyptic preview of a hard, cold winter. The students once again have theatre and opera director Georg Blüml at their side, who will stage the five performances.

The concerts begin at 7.19 pm each night. On Sunday, 16 October, in addition to the evening performance, there will also be a matinee at 11.11 am. The venue is the Großer Konzertsaal, Arcisstraße 12.

53rd Carnival Concerts of the Student Council of the University of Music and Theatre, 15 to 18 October 2022, Arcisstraße 12

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!

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, Korbinian Bauer

Curious? On this adventure tour over the Auer Dult you will discover the special stalls and rides with an official guide from Munich Tourism and taste the delicacies of the historic Munich fairground.

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One year in Munich
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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Panoramic view of the Munich Christmas market at Marienplatz.

Christmas Market Tour

Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

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Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

Get in the mood for Christmas on this tour through the old town in the wonderful atmosphere of fragrant almonds and glittering lights.

Small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus in Munich

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

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!

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