Sports in winter: From skiing to tobogganing and ice skating

Winter sports in Munich and the surrounding area: Our tips

The lakes are freezing and the snow is falling already? Get outside! Whether Munich or the surrounding area, there's plenty of action waiting. Here are our tips for winter sports.

Rodeln am Landtag
Mde / Michael Hofmann

Sledding: Hills for tobogganing

Mutter und Kind haben Spaß beim Rodeln
Ravil Sayfullin /

Fast-paced downhill runs are not only to be found in the Alps, but also in Munich. Hardly anything is as much fun in winter as shooting down the hill with the kids. The longest and fastest toboggan runs can be found on the 50-meter-high Olympiaberg, but the city also has some steep hills to offer:

  • Monopteros in the English Garden
  • Luitpoldberg
  • Maximiliansanlagen
  • Ostparkberg
  • Aubinger Lohe

Ice skating: locations in Munich

Eislaufen unter freiem Himmel im Eis- und Funsportzentrum Ost / Mónica Garduño
  • Ice Skating at the Olympiapark


  • Ice Skating at Stachus square

November to January
Karlsplatz (Stachus)

  • Ice Skating at Prinzregentenstadion

all winter
Prinzregentenstr. 80 (U4 Prinzregentenplatz)

  • Ice skating at Eis- und Funsportzentrum München-Ost

all winter
Staudinger Straße 17 (U5/U8 Michaelibad)

  • Ice Skating at Eis- und Funsportzentrum München West

all winter
Agnes-Bernauer-Str. 241 (Tram 10 or Bus 72 Westbad)

Skiing: Ski resorts around Munich

Skifahren in den Alpen
Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG

Of course, there aren't that many reasons to get out of Munich - but the mountains are definitely one of them. Conveniently accessible by car or train, the most popular ski resorts for a sporty winter excursion are close by! Whether carving pro, snowboarder, family or ski beginner - every winter sports enthusiast will find the right slope.

Cross-country skiing: Whether in Munich's parks or in the surrounding countryside

Langlaufen im Winter in Gmund am Tegernsee
Bernd Ritschel, Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH

Skiing through the parks is possible in Munich, but it takes a fair amount of snow for the trails to be groomed. Fortunately, the surrounding area has some nearby alternatives - even in the evening you can still cross-country ski under floodlights.

Warnung vor Betreten von Eisflächen

Die Wasserwacht Bayern warnt aufgrund der winterlichen Temperaturen vor dem Betreten von nicht-freigegebenen und unbewachten Eisflächen. Es droht Lebensgefahr. Bitte unbedingt auf Warnungen der Behörden und Hinweis- und Verbotsschilder vor Ort achten.