The apex of summer celebrations is fireworks at Munich's Olympia Park
The apex of summer celebrations in Munich Photo: dpa/photo-alliance

We here at munichNOW love a good museum as much as the next person. But with temperatures this weekend around 28°C (85°F), we certainly will be taking advantage of this weekend’s weather. Here’s a quick list of things you can do to maximize your time in the sun:

Festivals and others:

  • ‘impark 2013’ at Olympiapark (live music after 7 pm, food, shopping, rides, etc., cinema on the lake after dark). Also at Olympiapark is Lilalu, a fun park for kids with trampolines, circus acts, etc.
  • Dachauer Volksfest (20 minutes from Munich to Dachau by train and then a short walk from the train station, cheapest beer of nearly any festival, rides for children, plenty of lederhosen and dirndl, pure Bavarian spoken here)
  • Surf and Style at Munich’s airport. See here.
  • A large flea market takes place at the corner of Westendstr. and Zschokkestr. Fri. and Sat. starting at 7 am.
  • Any of the SWM swimming pools around Munich, though we especially like Schyrenbad and Naturbad Maria Einsiedel (the water is from the local Isar river).


Surf & Style 2013
Surf & Style 2013 – real waves and surfing at the Munich Airport — munichFOTO

If you want to beat the heat, we suggest these three exhibitions this weekend beyond the usual fare.

  • Salvador Dali Exhibition, for more info click here.
  • Klee, Monet, Gauguin and others at the Neue Pinakotek.
  • ‘The New View of Munich’ at the Architekturgalerie Muenchen, a photo exhibition.


All of the beer gardens will be geared up for big crowds, and they will come, so find a place before sundown. Don’t forget the S-Bahn disruptions from Friday evening at around 10 pm to Monday morning around 5 am.

Whatever you decide to do, we here at munichNOW hope you have a great summer weekend!

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Michael V. Owens
Michael Owens was born in San Diego, California, but is a product of the Orlando, Florida, school system. This gave him a love of the ocean and its bounty, a rudimentary education, and a great swing for both baseball (then), and golf (now). He followed his heart and received a diploma in Humanities, which did him absolutely no good in the USA. He didn’t choose Munich; it chose him. Despite his adoration for history, Renaissance art, and medieval philosophy, Michael would prefer to see the world in 2150, rather than in 1150. But it is close.