Blade night or beach ball tournament, city run or bike tour, especially in summer Munich has a lot to offer to those who love to combine sports and sociability.
Munich Blade Night
Every Monday evening from May to September Munich's car driver tend to get a little tense. The reason? Tens of thousands of rollerbladers take over the city's streets. Meeting point for rollerblader and skater is the Theresienwiese and then a fun trip in a huge group through the city starts. The route varies every week and takes about 1,5 to two hours. Participants should be experienced bladers who manage securily downhill skating and braking.
Beachvolleyball (Beachball) is a version of volleyball that gets more and more popular in Germany. Teams of two compete on a sandy court. In Munich various venues offer beachvolleyball courts, e.g. Roberto Beach at the Aschheimer Lake and Beach Arena. In summer serveral fun tournaments are organised.
Two city runs are organised in Munich every year. The traditional "Münchner Stadtlauf" (city run) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2003. 16.000 participants made it a truly festive event. Runners can choose between a half marathon or a 10k run. The city run is usually on in July and is organised by the Munich newspaper "Abendzeitung" and the sports shop "Sportscheck". A couple of years ago a second major runners' event started in Munich, the "Medienmarathon" (media marathon). Munich media enterprises and the Stadtwerke München support this sports event.
Before going off to the Alps and climbing real rocks, athletes should get some practice at climbing sites. At the venues listed above you'll usually not only find climbing walls in various degrees of difficulty, but also instructions and all the necessary gear for rent.
Europe's biggest climbing site run by the Deutsche Alpenverein
Link to the site of Kletterzentrum München
A sports club offering climbing classes located right in the city centre
Link to the site of MTV