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Winter sports in Munich and the surrounding area: Our tips

Archivbild: Der Schlosskanal im Winter

Sports in winter: From skiing to tobogganing and ice skating

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.

Skiing: Ski resorts around Munich

Garmisch-Partenkirchen und Zugspitzgebiet, Foto: Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG
Foto: 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.

Sledding: Hills for tobogganing

Mutter rodelt mit Kind

 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

More information (German article)

Bavarian curling: Nymphenburg canal or artificial ice rinks

Eislaufen und Eisstockschießen auf dem Nymphenburger Schlosskanal, Foto: Read
Foto: Read

Bavarian curling is a popular winter tradition for Munich locals. You can try it out yourself or just follow the spectacle on the Nymphenburg Canal in a great atmosphere. And if it's not cold enough, there are plenty of artificial locations for Bavarian curling waiting for you in Munich.

Ice skating: locations in Munich

Eis- und Funsportzentrum Ost 2017, Foto: / Mónica Garduño
Foto: / Mónica Garduño
  • Ice Skating at the Olympiapark

More information about ice skating at the Olympiapark

  • Ice Skating at Stachus square

November to January
Karlsplatz (Stachus)
More information about ice skating at Stachus square

  • Ice Skating at Prinzregentenstadion

all winter
Prinzregentenstr. 80 (U4 Prinzregentenplatz)
More information about ice skating at Prinzregentenstadion

  • 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)

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

Gmund am Tegernsee, Foto: Bernd Ritschel, Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH
Foto: 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.

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