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Oktoberfest photo

Oktoberfest

17 Sep to 3 Oct 2022

All roads lead to Theresienwiese around the beginning of October, a giant grass meadow about the size of 20 football fields hosting the Munich Oktoberfest. Huge tents erected by th…

Oktoberfest

17 Sep to 3 Oct 2022

All roads lead to Theresienwiese around the beginning of October, a giant grass meadow about the size of 20 football fields hosting the Munich Oktoberfest. Huge tents erected by the various Bavarian breweries serve as massive beer halls, while the first keg is tapped in ceremonial style to open the celebration which draws hundreds of thousands of revellers from all around the world. Apart from the rollicking beer halls where traditional Bavarian bands belt out old favourites, there are carnival games and stalls selling German delicacies. Oktoberfest is one of the most popular and best-known festivals in the world, and flights and accommodation should be organised far in advance to avoid disappointment.

Website www.oktoberfest.de

Munich Opera Festival photo

Munich Opera Festival

17 July — 23 July 2022

National Theatre

The Opera Festival is the most important event on Munich's music calendar, held every summer since 1876 in one of the world's most beautiful opera houses. Enthusiasts from around t…

Munich Opera Festival

17 July — 23 July 2022

National Theatre

The Opera Festival is the most important event on Munich's music calendar, held every summer since 1876 in one of the world's most beautiful opera houses. Enthusiasts from around the world gather to listen to the renowned Bavarian State Opera, with a programme of about 70 different performances. Two free, open-air performances are also held outside the opera house in the square. The festival also celebrates theatre and ballet, as well as other kinds of musical performances and genres. The programme changes every year, and visitors should check out the official website for information on the programme and ticket cost.

Website www.muenchner-opern-festspiele.de