Sporty sightseeing

Running free in Munich

You are on a city trip in Munich and don’t want to neglect your usual sports program? You feel like a work-out during your vacation? Put on your running shoes and off you go! The following ten sights can easily be explored as part of your run.

In the early morning, when the city awakens, you can enjoy the company of other runners on the 6-km pleasure route and fill your lungs with fresh morning air:   

From the center of the city at Marienplatz, you first head for the Hofbräuhaus, cross the downtown area to the Residenz, Nationaltheater and Odeonsplatz. From there you leisurely trot through the Hofgarten along Prinzregentenstraße and Haus der Kunst to the Eisbach surfers at the entrance to the English Garden.

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With a view of the Friedensengel the route then takes you across the Isar and along the banks upriver to the south. Towards the end you cross Corneliusbrücke in the direction of Gärtnerplatz. From here the finish at Viktualienmarkt is not far, where you have every reason to treat yourself to a typical Bavarian snack.

Race-events and guided running tours

Exercising like the locals is also easy in other types of sports: All you need are a bathing suit and a towel to jump into the numerous bathing waters in and around Munich or for a visit to one of the various Munich public swimming pools. The Bicycle Capital Munich offers an extensive network of bike paths and numerous suppliers of bike rentals as well as guided tours.  

Trendy sports, such as climbing & bouldering are particularly popular, inspired by Munich’s proximity to the Alps. These activities can always be combined with coffee and cake or a burger in the cafés of the various climbing halls.



Photo: Christian Kasper


The City of Munich is also affected by the nationwide measures to contain the coronavirus. The good news: hotels and accommodation establishments, indoor and outdoor gastronomy and shops are open again. All other important information about the coronavirus and your stay in Munich can be found here.