Where Bavarian tradition meets Rock music history: in Munich, follow the traces of Freddie Mercury in Glockenbach district where the Queen lead singer once lived. Visit the Olympic Tower with former world’s highest Rock Museum and explore the Olympic Walk Of Stars. Find out where Oasis had a fist fight in a high-class hotel and enjoy relaxed hours in one of the numerous beer gardens. On top, Munich is one of the major cities in Germany when it comes to big concerts, international stars, and world-class venues and clubs. The capital of Bavaria boasts with musical culture - but despite of being a buzzing metropolis, it still preserved a rather relaxed charme.
For detailed music related sightseeing tips and venue information, check out our Munich city page. Also featuring several subTOURS for exploring Rock music history beyond the common spots.
When around, why not combine your road trip to Glastonbury with another Rock festival? Munich based Rockavaria annually takes place in the heart of the city. Also Nuremberg's Rock im Park may be an option, just about 1.5 hours drive from Munich.
Check in in Munich’s hip and trendy district of Schwabing. Urban vibes meet buzzing student atmosphere. Nightlife, cafés, bars and shopping possibilities are just around the corner. A perfect travel hub with clear aesthetic and smart design. Also near to lush English Garden for some relaxing hours away from the city's hustle.Book Now
It has been probably one of the world's highest museums - at least it has been the highest Rock museum in the world. 190 meters above ground, located at the top of the Olympic Tower. That was the Rock Museum.
Anyway, you can still take the lift to the top of the tower. Well worth as the view from up there is mind blowing. Not only for an amazing view upon the city of Munich, but also for the panoramic outlook with the Alps being pretty close.
More than 170 stars have put their hands into Munich's solid ground so far. This Walk Of Stars features bands and musicians such as Metallica, Rammstein, Kings Of Leon, Roger Waters, or Kylie Minogue to name just a few. Not only Rock stars, also sport stars and other VIPs found their place. It’s a beautiful walk around the lake in Olympic Park anyway.
In 2002, Britpop band Oasis ended up in jail after a fight in Bayerischer Hof. Reportedly, drunk brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher got into a fist fight with four other musicians and band members. Right in front of the hotel, fans of Michael Jackson created a kind of monument for the King of Pop. As Michael repeatedly stayed in this hotel, fans remember this very place as his German place of residence.
Looking for a real Metal place in Munich? RAW is not only about beer and whiskey, it's also about being among like-minded people. Speed Metal, Hard Rock, Black Metal, Metalcore - whatever you prefer, this will be your new home abroad.
Rock 'n' Roll meet pizzeria: Santo Anger is as authentic as it gets in terms of Italian food. Meanwhile, the atmosphere is everything from rocking to relaxed. Listen to Rock and Punk tunes while tasting delicious dishes in a really unique atmosphere.
Vinyl & Coffee is subtitle to Maoz record store. Browse the racks of this intimate and welcoming shop while sipping a cup of coffee and chatting to the owner. Apart from records Maoz offers equipment for record players and some magazines, DVDs, and books, too.
Repeatedly voted to one of the best venues in Germany for Metal live gigs, Backstage in Munich offers a brilliant music billing during the whole year. Its event calendar is not only packed with all kinds of Metal, but also sees Punk, Hardcore, Alternative and Hard Rock. The location offers thee main concert halls, a beer garden, and a public viewing area for sports events such as football championships.Find Tickets
Rockavaria is a quite young festival, started in 2015 for the first time. Back then, it took place in Olympic Park with Olympic Stadium and Olympic Hall as two of the major venues. In 2018, it moved to the heart of Munich, with main stage directly located at Königsplatz. for tickets, visit the website.Find Tickets
Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary British Rock band Queen celebrated his 40th birthday back in 1986 in here. It was a travesty club named Mrs. Henderson at that time. Many scenes of the music video for the song Living On My Own were filmed that evening in this very place.
The collection of Alte Pinakothek encompasses more than 700 artworks from the 14th to the 18th century. One of the masterpieces behind these walls is The Fall of the Damned, a monumental religious painting by Peter Paul Rubens. You may know this from the album cover of Reverence, sixth studio album by the Australian Heavy Metal band Parkway Drive.
The capital of the Normandy was once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. It is mainly known for its astonishing Rouen Cathedral alongside marvellous medieval old houses.
Glastonbury, Somerset, is a beautiful town attracting people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs. Moreover, it is notable for myths and legends related to Glastonbury Tor. The town boasts with unique shops and quirky places you won't find anywhere else.
Initially a Roman settlement, Wells today is a small town with a world-renowned cathedral. Medieval structures can be found throughout the city, with the Vicars' Close and the Bishop's Palace among the ones that are most worth seeing.
Historic French port of Saint-Malo is located in Brittany on the Channel coast. The walled city has a long history of piracy, earning much wealth from local extortion and overseas adventures. The rough sea, the medieval cathedral and long stretched beaches welcome you.
Shaftesbury is an idyllic Dorset town offering beautiful views onto the rural countryside of Blackmore Vale, part of the River Stour basin. Sightseeing highlight is Gold Hill, a scenic narrow lane with picturesque houses.
Jersey Island is largest of the Channel Islands with vast British cultural influence. Laid-back capital St Helier offers nice shops and restaurants, while the tranquil countryside boasts with idyllic towns. Everything topped with great coastal ways and long stretched beaches.
Munich (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Munich (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)