Sport & Fitness
No matter what your favourite sport is, Munich offers a lot of opportunities to become active yourself or watch professionals at one of the many top venues. The most well-known venue is the Oympic Centre which lies just outside the city centre.
Munich offers a great variety of outdoor swimming pools, lakes as well as a great river. In winter, water enthusiasts can discover the wide range of public indoor pools, from the magnificent art nouveau design of the Müllersche Volksbad to the sports-focused 50-meter pool of the Olympia-Schwimmhalle.
Munich offers a great choice of public outdoor swimming pools. They are allotted all over the city area. While most swimming baths open in the beginning of May, the heated pools of the Dantebad are open all year!
Saunas can be wonderfully relaxing, they increase your feel-good factor and have a positive effect on skin care. The comprehensive range from the various Munich M-Bäder sauna facilities offers plenty of variety.
As an outdoor tournament, the BMW Open is held on the border of the Englischer Garten at the MTTC Iphitos. This ATP tournament, also known as the Bavarian International Tennis Championships takes place every year in springtime. Iphitos is also one of the most traditional tennis clubs in Munich.
When walking through the streets in Munich, it becomes clear that Munich's football fans are extremely dedicated. It's not uncommon to see fans wearing more than three FC Bayern München scarfs in the middle of the summer while chanting team songs in the Underground station.
The main venues for horse sports in Munich are the racing tracks in München-Daglfing and Riem. At least six trotting races take place in Daglfing every month. Spectators cheer for horses and jockeys. Betting is popular and even with a small bet you can join the fun.
The BMW International Open is held at the Munich North-Eichenried golf club. The 6,345 metre championship course at Golfclub München Nord-Eichenried has been constantly improved for the BMW International Open together with the PGA. Additional bunkers, extended water obstacles and secluded tees makes life difficult for the professionals.
One of Munich's most attractive features is its proximity to the Alps. Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, is the perfect location for any ski or snow trip. Getting there is half the fun, as transportation to the top of the mountain is provided by an old-fashioned locomotive.