Summer in the City extended till October - with these new offers

Der Königsplatz abends bei Sommer in der Stadt, Foto: Rico Güttich
Foto: Rico Güttich

Summer in the city until October 4 with these novelties

(September 4, 2020) Late summer is coming and the "Summer in the City" program is being extended beyond school vacations - with new offers. The Munich City Council has officially permitted the organizers of the "breathtaking program" to continue the attractive leisure activities for Munich residents and their guests from near and far during these Corona times - until October 4, 2020.

"Summer in the City is entering its final phase and continues to offer leisure activities suitable for the old and young during corona. The late summer will be exciting once again, because many new things will be on offer," says Clemens Baumgärtner, Advisor on work and economy.

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New: Bavarian Friday at Theresienwiese

Normally there would be no room for extensive sports activities in Theresienwiese at this time of year, but everything is different this year. The municipal recreational sports department of the Department of Education and Sports is taking the opportunity to at least bring a bit of Oktoberfest flair to the Theresienwiese during the Wiesn period - with the Bavarian Friday.

The special event takes place every Friday in September, from 4th to 25th, and is free of charge. First of all, the famous "Wiesn Wadl Workout" at 6pm with trainer Karin Lochner will be for training not only the calves, but also other muscles. Afterwards at 7pm comes the "Bavarian Line Dance". Special times require special measures!

For the couple dance scene, the contact restrictions due to the Corona pandemic are currently having considerable effects. The "Bavarian Line Dance" is ideal for all those who like to dance alone or together "on good boarisch". Like the model, the American Line Dance, it is done in lines in front, beside and behind each other. The special attraction is moving to a rehearsed choreography.

The Kulturreferat-Volkskultur offers this local variant of line dance as a new dance project in context with the "Summer in the City" at Theresienwiese. The dance master, Magnus Kaindl combines Bavarian and American dance elements with live music from ScheinEilig and Johannes Sift. For the "Bavarian Line Dance", it is absolutely necessary to register in advance at, for organizational reasons.

At, there are tutorial videos and dance descriptions to try out for yourself in advance, and to dance along at home for when the weather is bad.

The usual rules of distance and hygiene apply. The instructors will instruct everyone carefully and answer all questions on site.

Within the framework of "Summer in the City", refreshments and snacks will continue to be provided at the stands at Theresienwiese. The palm garden is also a great place to relax and chill (not only) after your sports activities.

New: URBAN CHAIR MACHINE at Theresienwiese

Sommer in der Stadt: Palmengarten auf der Theresienwiese, Foto: Göttlicher
Foto: Göttlicher

Behind the project URBAN CHAIR MACHINE, which took place for the first time on August 23rd at Theresienwiese, is the architecture and urbanism collective PONR, which came up with the idea. At the center of the action is an openly accessible and observable place with shade, that offers space for workshops. Here, interested parties can build their own seating furniture according to instructions (after prior registration), which will be left behind after completion. This way, the chairs will gradually multiply and thus be available to all city residents. The aim is to experience the urban space together. This project is supported by the adjacent district committee Schwanthalerhöhe, among others.

Further workshops are planned.


On September 2nd, the concert initiative "MONACORONA", which brings together several Munich bands, musicians and artists, started with a series of live concerts in the Munich city area.

For instance, until September 26th, Buck Roger & the Sidetrackers, Bavaschoro and the Martin Lidl Band will perform at Westpark / Theatron, Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz and Partnachplatz. Attendance is free of charge. Only a maximum of 50 people can participate at the same time. Registration of the guests will take place at the entrance.

New: CLOWN-CAR-WASH - Munich's funniest car wash show

On August 20th, Krone started with a world premiere and opened what is arguably the funniest car wash in Munich.

"Due to the Corona pandemic we can neither play in Munich nor on tour and yet we see and feel that the Circus has to fulfill its tasks, especially in times of crisis. Circus is there to make people laugh, to let them switch off and to bring happy moments to life", says Martin Lacey jr., who has been at the helm of the world's largest circus alongside his wife, Jana Mandana Lacey-Krone, since 2017.

A tip for all clown fans and those who want to become one: The funny car wash show will continue after the summer!

Further information is available at

New: Beer garden concerts at Backstage

"Finally, together, you can experience concerts again", is what they have been saying since mid-August at the Backstage cultural center - venue for alternative music at Friedenheimer Brücke. The roofed open space "Arena Süd", a new area next to the backstage area, offers space for up to 400 people, seated with beer table sets. Open-air concerts will continue to take place here until October 10 - from the medieval folk rock group "Schandmaul", to the fun metal band "JBO".

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New: Discover Munich in late summer

Rediscover Munich with the "Summer in the City" web app, on 5 new adventure trails.

The southern train station district's adventure trail leads you on foot or bicycle through the oriental-Bajuwar microcosm in the district with its colorful fruit and vegetable displays, and the smell of mocha, black tea and fresh flat bread. The tour continues along Sonnenstrasse, following the course of the former city wall, into the old town to Max-Joseph-Platz in front of the Bavarian State Opera.

"By bike through Munich: From Mariahilfplatz to Westpark" is the name of the adventure trail that links the Dulten, the Isar, Munich pioneers, Munich's pub, café and tavern culture. The adventure trail "Cycling through the city: From the Olympic Park to the Royal Hirschgarten" is also a sporty invitation to discover the village, the sophisticated Bavarian, creative and also the Olympic sides of the city. A beautiful variant of this tour leads via Nymphenburg Castle to the moated castle, Blutenburg. It is worth taking a look at the program of the Blutenburg Summer Stage in advance, where Paul Maar will read from the "Sams" on Sunday, September 6th (at 11 am).

On the last adventure trail you will pass world-famous sights in close succession: the "Radltour along three royal boulevards and unique monuments from Königsplatz to the Deutsches Museum".

There are also other dates for the popular summer tours with official tour guides of the state capital, Munich. Guided tours around the Königsplatz will be offered again on September 12th and 26th. The Haidhausen district can also be explored with a good guide on September 5th, 19th and October 3rd.

Pleasure on the Ferris wheel and rafting train

Sommer in der Stadt: Der Coubertinplatz im Olympiapark am Abend, Foto: Göttlicher
Foto: Göttlicher

Until October 4, the showmen at Olympia Park and Königsplatz are going into "extra time" to the delight of folk festival fans . The rafting cable car "Rio Rapidos", the adventure maze "Jumanji" or the wave flyer invites you to have fun at Coubertinplatz. The festival area attracts with the highest maypole in the world, the "Bayern Tower", the Lach- + Freu-Haus, a funny running store, the family-friendly roller coaster "Heidi", the coaster and much more - including the Stecklfisch and beer garden.

In front of the propylae at Königsplatz, the big Ferris wheel continues to spin and gives its passengers new impressions of Munich. The chain carousel turns gently and the family roller coaster, "Pirate Island" can be tried out by the youngest ones. Also at Königplatz, there is plenty of food and drinks for the festive crowd.

The market traders at Orleansplatz and Weißenburger Platz in Haidhausen also participate in the "Summer in the City" until October 4.

The voucher campaign is also ongoing: for only 9 euros, you get two vouchers worth 5 euros each for all the businesses by showmen and market traders at the "Summer in the City". A suitcase belt is available free of charge alongside this exclusive online offer!

You can book this offer under Munich Tourism at .

Summer stage in the Olympic Stadium - free wide stage!

A special festival, at a special place, and a special time: The line-up for the summer stage in the Olympic Stadium is diverse and hardly leaves any wishes unfulfille. It continues until September 27.

The open-air festival curated by the Munich Association of Cultural Organizers and other city organizers from a wide range of genres and (pop) cultural disciplines - offer both creative artists and culture-hungry people a unique opportunity to meet. Admission to these concerts is free.

Further information and program:

Summer is getting to its final round at the Stadtmuseum and the Deutsches Museum

The enjoyment of culture in the inner courtyard of the Munich City Museum continues: The Peace Rebel Radio hopes for a balmy late summer night on Saturday, September 12, for its open-air concert. On Thursday, September 17, the music cabaret, Mandy & Ronny will perform with Christin Henkel and Moses Wolff - two young people from the East. Admission to all events is free of charge.

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The open air stage in the courtyard of the Deutsches Museum is free for the "Eulenspiegel Flying Circus" with cabaret and concerts - till October 5.

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Gasteig - Open-air stage with concerts, reading series & specials

Free live acts on the open-air stage in front of the Gasteig: Concerts ranging from jazz, classical music, chansons, world music to songwriters will take place at Celibidacheforum until September 13th.

The next appearances:

  • Roland Hefter (9th September)
  • Ecco Di-Lorenzo & The Innersoul Five (10th September)
  • CubaBoarisch 2.0 (11th September)
  • Stefan Noelle & Band with Chansons (12th September)

There are no seats, and admission is free.

On the Gasteig stage, there are not only concerts, but also a series of readings. On Sunday, September 6th, Jenny de Negri, Alke Stachler and Tobias Roth will read “My three lyrical selves”. The “atelier monaco special” will follow on Monday, September 7th, with a reading by Denijen Pauljevic and Sarah Bischof. The last date in the series is a reading with Annegret Liepold and Tobias Reußwig on Sunday, September 13 - the “Werk (instead of) Rationaltheater”.

Music specials by the Munich Philharmonic:

Under the motto “#MPhilOpenAir: We're back”, music lovers can expect a chamber music day with a string quartet, woodwind trio or horn players from the Munich Philharmonic on Saturday, September 5th - from 1pm to 6pm.

Another music special till September 5th:
Concert films and livestreams in the open air in front of the Gasteig.

Fit in the Park - Long live the sport

Sport auf der Theresienwiese, Foto: Anette Göttlicher
Foto: Anette Göttlicher

“MUCkis for free” are available at “Fit im Park” (Fit in the Park), the free municipal offer of the Department for Education and Sport, at Westpark, Ostpark, Luitpoldpark, Riemer Park, Aubinger Ostpark, Hermann-von-Siemens-Sportpark and at "Summer in the city" special at Theresienwiese. Attention: The courses start in September at 6 pm instead of 7 pm

See all dates and specials in the WebApp:

Ten times more handcrafts in the City

Fans of high-quality handicrafts can look forward to another ten days. On Thursdays and Fridays, about 35 artisans from Munich and its surroundings will display their handmade goods between Odeonsplatz and Max-Joseph-Platz. You'll get everything from metal sculptures, ceramics and painting to custom-made women's fashion items. It is worth stopping by more often because up to half of the providers will change weekly.

Other dates are September 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 1st / 2nd October.



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