Did you know that in Munich during one week more people visit a music event taking place in the city than would fit in two sell-out matches at Bayern Munich’s 69.901 capacity Allianz Arena stadium? Munich has four orchestras and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the ten of its kind in the world. The traditional Opera Festival (in 2016, June 19 – July 31) and the classical open air concert “Classical Music at Odeonsplatz” (in 2016, July 16 – 17) impressively testify to the musical quality of the Munich orchestras. Munich is also home of the second largest German film festival and other major traditional festivals such as the Biennale, the only festival worldwide to show exclusively premieres of new music theatre works.
The Pinakotheken and other museums and galleries such as the Lenbachhaus and the Kunsthalle present a platform for exhibitions of international stature. Currently the complete Blue Rider collection can be seen in a new presentation at the Lenbachhaus.
Munich has a total of 61 theatres, including two opera houses, the Gärtnerplatz Theatre, rotates its daily operas from a repertoire of 30. The Bavarian capital also has some 60 major museumscovering many aspects of a city rich in tradition, art, culture and history, and it would take a determined tourist quite some time to appreciate them all. We have listed and described the most interesting of them by category (art, cultural history, natural history, technology and other).
To talk about Munich and culture without mentioning the role of the city for worldwide beer culture is impossible, especially so this year, 2016, the year in which the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) is celebrated. In Munich there will be a whole festival celebrated to mark the important jubilee (from July 22-24).
Here at total-munich.com you’ll find dates and ticket info on all major cultural events taking place in Munich throughout the year, as well as information about museums, festivals, cinemas and many other tips on the cultural life of the Bavarian capital.