Zenith is one of the major concert locations in Munich. The old factory building has a great atmosphere but is a little remote from the city centre. Nevertheless, it attracts big acts in business as well as smaller bands and artists. Motörhead for example played several times there, with the last gig in November 2015 as one of the very last concerts of Lemmy Kilmister before he died. Also names such as The Killers, Slayer, Parkway Drive, or Biffy Clyro find themselves regularly on the calendar.
Just some steps from subway station Münchner Freiheit: Abseits is an authentic Rock and Metal bar. A perfect place for a post-concert drink or two. Special feature: they also stream football games. Another interesting rule: bring your own food. Just grab a burger or snack around and take it to the bar. It goes smoothly with a drink in there.
In walking distance to venue Zenith and subway line U6, this authentic Greek restaurant is perfect for a pre-gig dinner. Take the train to Kieferngarten station. The restaurant is just across the street. The owners are used to concert people so you probably won't be the only one wearing a band shirt.
One of the most authentic beer gardens in Munich. Weather allowing, spend the afternoon sitting below shady trees sipping some refreshing drinks. Before and after, stroll through the unspoiled northern part of the English Garden.
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.
In short walking distance to the subway station that will take you to Zenith venue or directly into the heart of Munich. Ibis is a nice hotel for lower budgets. Located in neighbourhood to Schwabing's abundance of cafés, bars, and restaurants, this makes the hotel a perfect spot for exploring the city. Also various shopping options around here as well as famous English Garden.
This is a true ice cream wonderland. Also the crazy decorated and furnitured interior will let you feel like Alice in Wonderland. Ignore the queue - it' really worth it. Try super-whimsical variations such as beer, mango lassi, or Weißwurst. Yes, of course, they have also common flavours available.
Backstage is an ultimate hot spot when it comes to Alternative music up to Dark Metal. Repeatedly voted one of the best Metal venues in Germany.
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.
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.
Industrial architecture meets Metal with Heaven Shall Burn on stage in Munich's Zenith (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Biffy Clyro playing the Zenith in Munich (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)
The Zenith is an old factory building giving concerts a unique atmosphere (Photo by Bachmeier/Ramsthaler)