See A Show In Munich
The beautiful German city of Munich is home to a fantastic range of concert venues, theatres and cinemas.
If you are travelling to Munich, make sure you book in for some evening entertainment.
Once the setting for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, the Olympic Park is now a landmark in the city and home to a range of entertainments.
Millions of visitors flock to the Munich Olympic Park to see game championships, pop, rock and classical concerts, dance and theatre performances and exhibitions.
The Park has a range of unique buildings which play host to these events. The enormous Olympic Hall (OlympiaHalle) is a popular venue for concerts, and can hold an incredible 15,500 people. In the past it has seen performances from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Metallica and André Rieu, using a mix of huge screens, extravagant sets, or minimal lighting.
The legendary David Garrett will perform at the Olympic Park in 2014 as part of his Live Tour 2014. This German born violinist is famous for his incredible success as a performer of both classical and rock music. The award winning David Garrett will present his new crossover show at the OlympiaHalle on 22 October 2014. This will be one of the hottest tickets of the year, and we recommend you book your place for the David Garrett OlympiaHalle Crossover Tournee 2014 in advance.
Other upcoming concerts in Munich at the Olympic Park include Rod Stewart Live in Concert in June 2014, Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once Tour in October 2014, and Michael Bublé Live in November 2014.
No visit to the Munich Olympic Park would be complete without a trip up the Olympic Tower. Make time to take the quick journey up to the top of this Munich attraction for spectacular views. While you’re there, you can also visit the world’s highest Rock Museum, and pick up some souvenirs.
Our Park Inn by Radisson München Frankfurter Ring is located near the Olympic Park, making it a perfect place to stay after a concert in Munich.
Theatre In Munich
There are dozens of theatres in Munich where you can book in to see a play or concert throughout the year.
One of the most famous is the National Theatre Munich, home to the Bavarian State Opera and Bavarian State Ballet. This sumptuous location will soon hold ballets such as the Nutcracker and a Midsummer Night’s Dream, operas including Madame Butterfly and La Traviata, and a range of classical concerts.
The Deutsches Theater München shows a range of popular musicals and other performances through the year. Upcoming shows range from West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast to the Mandela Trilogy folk opera and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Some performances are in German, while others are English with German subtitles.
Since May 2012, the historic Gärtnerplatz Theatre in Munich has been undergoing redevelopment. However, its calendar of fantastic performances has been relocated to a range of other theatres in Munich until it reopens in 2015/16. These other Munich theatres will put on musicals, children’s concerts, ballets, operas, chamber concerts and more.
For a more spontaneous night out in Munich, head to the vibrant Kultfabrik after dark. This former factory is now home to clubs, pubs, eateries and concert stages, together in one complex. Dance in the clubs to everything from House to Disco, see a range of theatre, cabaret and musical concerts, or take part in activities like bungee jumping and bouldering.
Munich is the scene for an annual film festival and home to a great range of cinemas. The FilmFest Munchen this year takes place from 27 June to 05 July 2014. Whenever you visit the city during the year, make sure you stop at one of the independent venues on a night out in Munich.
The extensive Münchner Stadtmuseum, holds a special program of film screenings, most of which are in English or have English subtitles. You can also see a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions at this history museum, looking at topics such as Music, Puppet Theatre and ‘Typically Munich’.
City Kinos show a range of big budget and independent arthouse films. Many films are shown in their ‘original version’ without dubbing, so English speaking visitors to Munich will often be able to see new releases without a German dub. City Kinos has 3 cinemas around Munich, with the largest being the chilled out City Movie Theatre.
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