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.
Backstage also has its own summer festival. During July and August Free & Easy Festival can be enjoyed for free, hosting bigger names in the business, but also supporting local upcoming bands.
One evening in the late 90s, a main act cancelled on short notice. As replacement the Backstage management got a recommendation for a small school band from Munich suburb Germering. It was the first big gig for the kids back then. Today we know them as Sportfreunde Stiller. Backstage is also the place, where, in 1999, US rapper Eminem gave his first ever concert in Germany.
Alex is always a good choice in terms of (late) breakfast or brunch. They offer a huge buffet weekdays as well as on Saturday and Sunday to have a perfect start into your day. Also delicious lunch and dinner menus.
Definitly a remarkable sightseeing spot when in Munich. This beautiful Baroque palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. The surrounding park is open to the public and there is no entrance fee. Take a walk around and enjoy the unspoiled nature.
When in Bavaria, do as the Bavarians do. Take your time and spend some hours in a beer garden in summer. Nearby is Hirschgarten, inmidst of a lovely park. Perfect spot to warm up for today's concert. There's also a restaurant indoor option if it rains.
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.
Born To Rock is Saturday's night event at Nachtwerk. An ideal after show location if you got tickets for a Backstage concert. It’s in about 15-minutes walking distance and just on the other side of Hirschgarten train station. Focused on proper Rock up to Gothic, Folk, Death and Black Metal.
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.
Existing since 1890, this hotel is directly located at public transportation hub Ostbahnhof. From here, it’s just some train stations to venue Backstage. This makes it really convenient getting back after your concert. Design Hotel Stadt Rosenheim is easily accessible from most of the city train lines including those to the airport and central station.
Modern furnitured rooms, centrally located at the train station Hirschgarten and just some steps away from Backstage venue: Holiday Inn Express München City West is not only a good choice due to its location but also offers a really great price performance ratio.
Ice, ice, baby. This one is all about yummy ice cream. Super-delicious variations beyond the common ones available - try for example pumpkin seed or pineapple-chili.
Summer music festival owned and organized by Backstage venue. During July and August local newcomers and major renowned acts from Metal and Alternative can be seen at Free & Easy Festival for free.
Every summer in June and July near Olympic Park: Tollwood Festival plays host to an interesting music billing as well as comedy performances and similar. Also nice place to spend some time strolling around food and bar stalls.
Zenith is a major concert location in Munich. Situated north of the city centre, the old factory building has a unique spirit and atmosphere.
Fans of Indie, Punk, Underground: this is your Munich refuge. Strom is all about small intimate concerts in a brilliant club atmosphere.
Neue Theaterfabrik is north of Munich's inner city. A perfect place to listen to Indie, Alternative, Metal and much more.
Inmidst urban Werksviertel with its creative and inspiring atmosphere, Tonhalle is used as venue since 1996 and hosting music acts from Rock and Pop to Indie, Alternative, and Heavy Metal.
Little sister to Olympic Stadium, Olympic Hall is also host to the big names in music history with a capacity of more than 10,000 persons.
Once the place where the Olympic Summergames took place in 1972, the stadium today is sightseeing spot with its amazing architecture as well as Munich's major venue. You name it, the stadium hosts it. Big names in music history as well as sports events.
Rockavaria is a quite new festival focussing in Rock and Metal. Annually taking place in the inner heart of the Bavarian capital.
Once a year in Munich, it's all about music for one night. Mingle with the locals as about 400 concerts take place throughout the Bavarian capital.
Superbloom Festival, first established in Munich in the year 2022. Taking place in the Olympic Park. A combination of music, arts, and culture.
Emil Bulls at Backstage (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
Death Angel playing live at the Backstage (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
Backstage has a nice beer garden (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
Besides the main Backstage hall there are several smaller clubs (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
At Backstage you can be close to the stage (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
The tower of the Backstage guides the way (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)