Things to see and do in Munich this April
Kiss goodbye to those long winter months and embrace spring and all the fun it has to offer in Munich’s buzzing city streets. Check out these things to see and do in Munich this April!
Sample some serious Bavarian beer!
During the period of lent some of the city’s breweries serve strong beer.
March 10 – April 8, 2017 STRONG BEER SEASON
The fifth season in Bavaria. Strong beer is served during lent by many breweries. One of the highlights is the “Derbleck’n” of politicians in the Paulaner beer hall at Nockherberg
Welcome spring to Munich and join the spring festival!
Munich’s Spring Festival is not to be missed. The celebration known locally as Kleine Schwester des Oktoberfestes or Oktoberfest’s Little Sister, is a two week celebration of spring held in the best of Bavarian style- with beer and fun!
The festival sees people gathering at Theresienwiese to join the crowds enjoying fairground rides including the massive Ferris wheel, listening to live music and drinking Bavaria’s finest brews in the beer hall that seats 2,000 people!
This year’s celebration takes place from April 21 to May 7 and starts with a parade and Böllerschützen, where small hand cannons are fired into the sky.
Don’t miss this chance to toast the beginning of spring.
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Discover Munich’s most famous market
If you want to get to know Munich then make a date with the famous Auer Dult folk market and celebration!
The world-famous market is held only three times a year, and has been since ancient times. This spring the first market of the year is on April the 29th in the traditional surroundings of Mariahilfplatz.
This iconic square is transformed into an enormous bustling market, (stalls are open 10.00 -20.00), where everything you can imagine is sold from clothes, antiques, rare books and much, much more.
This is more than a well-loved market, it’s a giant celebration with fairground rides, stalls serving traditional Bavarian food and delicious beers in the beer garden! This is your chance to party with the locals and you can even buy a pair of lederhosen!
Don’t miss the erecting of Munich’s celebrated Maypoles!
Celebrating May Day in Munich has always been a big deal for communities in the city. Each area builds a Maypole – literally a massive brightly painted wooden pole decorated with ribbons and flowers- to mark the first of May and to compete with neighbouring areas to have the biggest and the best!
If you’re in Munich on the 1st of May make sure you watch the traditional celebrations. It is traditional that each district tries to steal the other Maypole before it has been put up for a ransom!
Once the poles are up then the beer drinking begins! Don’t miss out on this colourful celebration of springtime.
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Spring brings the opening of Munich’s famous beer gardens!
You know that the winter months are behind you and that summer is just around the corner when Munich’s famed beer gardens open for business.
The city has a wealth of biergartens to choose from- over 200 crowd the city.
Some of the best know include the Königlicher Hirschgarten which is the largest beer garden in Munich and Bavaria- it seats 8,000 people! It serves traditional food and Bavaria’s renowned beer in the beautiful surroundings of Hirschgarten recreational park.
Another is the traditional Augustiner Keller beer garden which has been around in Munich for a very long time and serves Bavarian delicacies to enjoy with the traditionally fine and strong Bavarian beers.
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