Sports, Activities and Sport Events in Munich

Munich is home to top national and international sport events all year long and offers numerous possibilities for all those, how like to do sports and be active themselves.

Sport events to watch

Soccer

Bayern Munich

The German league championship record holder is one of the best clubs in the world. News, important dates and photos of the team can be found at www.fcbayern.de

TSV 1860 Munich

The “Lions” were originally Munich’s top team. They played in the Bundesliga from 1963 (Bayern followed 2 years later). Information and tickets available at www.tsv1860.de

The Allianz Arena

The new stadium was built for the FIFA Football World Cup, which was held in Germany in 2006. It was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, who also designed the stadium for another “FCB” club, FC Basel in Switzerland. The site belongs to the city, whilst the two clubs each paid equal amounts towards the stadium. The futuristic “lifebelt” lights the stadium red when Bayern are playing at home, and blue when it’s the turn of 1860 Munich.

Allianz-Arena Munich - The place to watch football, basketball and more

Ice Hockey

EHC Munich

The team, which was founded in 1998, is based at Munich’s Olympic Ice Rink. The first team plays successfully in the second division of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL).

Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding

BMW Open by FWU Retakaful – Bavarian International Tennis Championships. ATP World Tour tennis tournament with a strong field of participants.

BMW International Open at the Munich Eichenried Golf Club. Major golfing event with an international field.

Munich Indoors – International riding tournament in the Olympiapark. High quality programme with dressage and showjumping.

Running

Each event starts in Munich's Olympiapark.

  • B2Run (July)
  • Sommernachtslauf (Summer Night’s Run; July)
  • Reebok Runner's World Women's Run (September)
  • Munich Marathon (October)

Feel like combining jogging and sightseeing? Then why not give Sightjogging >> a try?

Sport to take part in

Munich Olympiapark

Munich’s Olympic Park is a tourist attraction, event venue and provider of numerous leisure and sporting activities in the heart of Munich.

It includes the Olympic swimming pool, the Olympic ice sports centre, the SoccaFive Arena, the tennis courts and a leisure sports area for joggers, walkers and skaters.

All information on the Olympiapark >>

Swimming

  • Müller’sches Volksbad (Art Nouveau Indoor Pool)
  • Michaelibad pool
  • Prinzregentenstadion (Prince Regent Stadium)
  • Südbad (Southern Baths)
  • Maria Einsiedel (summer pool with swimming in the Isar river)
  • Dante-Winter-Warmfreibad (winter heated outdoor pool)
  • Cosimawellenbad (Munich’s Wave Pool)

Information on all pools >>

Running

A short run in the morning, a round at night - starting from the carathotel Munich there are a few very nice trails that may be combined with sightseeing. Sightjogging combines the usual sightseeing with your everyday workout, while running from one sight to the next.

Sightjogging around the Theresienwiese (4,7 km)

This run leads you around the Theresienwiese, the home of the famous Oktoberfest. You'll also run past the Ruhmeshalle and the Bavaria statue. The bavaria is the patron of Bavaria, and in the head of the statue is a platform with two benches, that you can reach via the staircase inside of the Bavaria. There are also four little hatches offering a vast view over the Theresienwiese and the surrounding districts.

Sightjogging though the Old Cemetery and along the Isar River (>1,5 km)

At its beginning, this course leads you over the old cemetery, where many famous Münchner from the 18th and 19th century are buried under impressive gravestones. At the exit of the cemetery you go to your left and reach the banks of the Isar. From here you can run to one of the bridges up the river, cross the river and run back on the other side - that makes a nice circuit, and you can choose the distance you want to run yourself.

Find more information about the running tracks here: Sightjogging in Munich

Golf

Munich is one of Germany’s most popular golfing centres.

Cycle routes

  • Isarradweg (Isar Cycle Path): from Scharnitz via Mittenwald to Munich along the river Isar
  • Ammerseeradweg (Lake Amersee cycle path): from Bad Wörishofen via Landsberg am Lech and Eching am Ammersee to Munich.
  • M-Wasserweg: from Munich to Gmund (total length 82 km) with information on how Munich gets its drinking water.
  • Isar-Inn panoramic trail: this path covers 69 km from Munich to Wasserburg an der Inn.
  • RadlRing Munich: 170 km of cycle trails that link Munich and the surrounding region in 20 individual routes.

An overview of more cycling paths >>

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