Festivals and Parades
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"It is predicted that every time "Ein Prosit" is sung in one of the large tents, 1000 litres of beer is consumed or accidentally spilt"

Head of Bier and Oktoberfest Museum

Although the Oktoberfest is the most well known festival, Munich has many other festivals and parades throughout the year.

In spring there is Fasching, one of the more lively and colourful festivals. It is Munich's Mardi Gras and you will see people in colourful costumes and many celebrations take place. The shops close early and then the city celebrates in the streets. Also at this time is the Strong Beer Season (Starkbierzeit), which lasts for 4 weeks and marks the start of Lent. The St Patricks day parade is one of the largest in Europe.

In June, the city celebrates the Town Festival. Here you will find musicians and street performers from all over Germany and the world helping the citizens of Munich celebrate the towns birthday. Other summer festivals include the Dults, Christopher Street day and Tollwood, a music festival.

In 2012, the Olympic Stadium celebrates its 40th Anniversary and has many events planned.

At Christmas, the Marienplatz hosts one of the oldest Christmas Markets, Christkindlmarkt, dating back to the 14th Century. With over 140 stalls selling a variety of goods it is a very popular attraction. Other events include the Christmas tram and Krampus runs through the market. There are many other Christmas markets around the city for visitors to enjoy.

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Munich just loves to party!

Further details of these and all the other festivals and parades can be found in the publications available on the Shop page.

For a list of some of the festivals in and around Munich in 2012 see here