A fun afternoon activity is to go for a bike ride into the Englischer Garten (English Gardens), with its great Biergarten (Beer Garden) at the Chinese Tower, which is called “Biergarten am chinesischen Turm”.
If you are a music lover, Munich (in German: München) won’t disappoint you. There are plenty of free concerts in Munich’s beer terraces, playing mainly Jazz and Blues. For classical music check the events program of the Gasteig Centre, which is the home of the Munich Philharmonic and a true cathedral of music. Also look for tickets for the Olympiahalle in Munich if it’s pop and rock that you are interested in.
Fasching, the Bavarian carnival
Munich’s night attractions vary depending on the season. They start off with Fasching, the bavarian Carnival, when every night is appropriate for partying. Shortly after that, when the spring sun is warm enough, the myriad beer gardens mark the style and rhythm of the nightlife in Munich. When they close, at around midnight, the Munich nightlife is far from over, as bars and clubs stay open until around 3:00am, many around Schwabing.
And of course, you will have heard a lot of stories about the world famous beer festival “Oktoberfest”. The name means just what it sounds like, a festival for October, but Oktoberfest is every year at the end of September until the beginning of October. If you want to travel and be part of Munich’s Oktoberfest, try to book your hostel, accommodation and flight with a lot of advance, or you might not find a place to sleep in the whole city.