Sonntag, 9. Juni 2024

866th city birthday with Munich tour and Ferris wheel

Rediscover Munich on Sunday, June 9, 2024


Free city tours, selfies with the Münchner Kindl, white sausage breakfast or ride on the Ferris wheel


The city's 866th birthday on Sunday is the old town's celebration mile with the “Münchner Kindl” spectacular and children's fun on Odeonsplatz

Munich on Sunday, June 9th, 2024.
During the 866th city founding festival, the Munich Guest Guide Association (MGV) offers various free tours of the old town. Every hour on the hour, those interested meet for the Old Town themed tours under the motto of the Munich city festival "It's going around again!" at the MGV stand - which is located in front of the tourist information office. And the popular Weißwurst breakfast pint takes place today between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the “Marienplatz Beer Garden” - the city birthday Weißwurst costs 1.50 euros. Everyone would like to take a photo with the “Münchner Kindl”. For selfies, the “Münchner Kindl” Spectacular is available at the selfie spot on Munich’s Marienplatz in front of the New Town Hall. And while it's all Irish-Bavarian at Wittelsbacherplatz, you can also enjoy a beautiful view over the old town from the Ferris wheel in one of the 36 closed gondolas - wheelchairs also fit here - at a height of 50 meters.
München am Marienplatz - Hier Frauenkirche und Neues Rathaus, Foto: Helga Waess - Kunst - Kultur - Blog aus München


This year - on June 9, 2024 - Odeonsplatz offers the nostalgic chain plane and a beautiful children's carousel

The children feel like they are at a folk festival at Odeonsplatz, right next to the craftsmen's village. The beautiful square with a view of the research-intensive Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) is surrounded by the Theatiner Church, the Feldherrnhalle and the residence of the Bavarian kings. Here children will find their fairground with a chain flyer, children's carousel, trampoline jumping and throwing stalls. There is also a Ferris wheel not far away - at Wittelsbacherplatz.

About the craftsman's village in Munich's old town - in this blog: June 9, 2024 in Munich: Crafts market in the old town. Stroll through Munich's old town like a small village, watch artisans and buy handmade goods made from a variety of materials

IN GERMAN: Zum Handwerkerdorf in der Münchner Altstadt - in diesem Blog:  9. Juni 2024 in München: Kunsthandwerkermarkt in der Altstadt. Durch die Münchner Altstadt wie durch ein kleines Dorf flanieren, Kunsthandwerkern zusehen und handgefertigte Waren aus vielerlei Materialien kaufen


So head to Munich’s old town and enjoy the following attractions

  •         50-meter Ferris wheel (Wittelsbacherplatz)
  •         Craftsman village
  •         Vintage chain flyer, children's carousel, trampoline jumping, balloon sales, ball throwing stall (Odeonsplatz)
  •         Beer garden at Marienplatz (white sausage breakfast today until 12 p.m.)
  •         Bars serving beer, wine and soft drinks and various snack stands from bratwurst to fish (in the entire old town)
  •         Stalls with delicacies and sweets
  •         ...


Guided tours of the old town through Munich every hour

  •         Sunday June 9th: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
  •         One-hour tours every hour on the hour
  •         The tours through Munich's old town, sorted by theme, last 1 to 1.5 hours each


Feldherrnhalle with stage at Odeonsplatz in Munich, photo: Helga Waess - press archive