Freitag, 7. Juni 2024

Munich celebrates the Bennofest in and around the cathedral - 2024

Munich on June 8th and 9th, 2024: Bennofest with festival garden at the foot of the cathedral

The city of Munich is celebrating its city patron, Saint Benno, in and around the cathedral this weekend

The city founding festival in 2024 coincides with the Bennofest - exhibition on the diocese's anniversary “1300 years of diocese history” (GERMAN)

Munich. On Saturday, June 8th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the city of Munich will celebrate its patron saint with the Benno Festival. There is a stage program at the foot of the cathedral and around it, and there are culinary delights in the Benno festival garden. Clubs and associations have put together an entertaining range of offers. This also includes the diocese anniversary “1300 years of diocese history”. An exhibition on history invites you to the crypt of Munich Cathedral. In addition to an interesting church tour through Munich's most famous building, you should also climb the tower. Seeing Munich from one of the city's two landmarks, the women's church towers, is definitely worth the climb. Oh yes: all children who answer to the name Benno are allowed to take part with their families free of charge.

The women's church towers can be seen from many locations in the city - seen here from Marienplatz in front of Munich's New Town Hall with Marian Column, Photo: Helga Waess - Munich Art Culture Blog

The program of the Bennofest,

which, by the way, extends along Kaufingerstrasse and Neuhauser Strasse to the famous Richard Strauss Fountain, brings this city founding festival weekend

  •     Live music with the original Oktoberfest band “Münchner Gaudiblosn” (Saturday, June 8th, from 7:00 p.m.)
  •     a celebratory service in the cathedral, which will be held by Cardinal Reinhard Marx (Sunday, June 9th, at 10:00 a.m
  •     and in the “Benno Festival Garden” Bavarian delicacies such as bratwurst rolls, Steckerlfisch or waffles with sweets await Benno's guests
  •     and of course there is also a bar with tasty drinks to relieve your thirst!

The organization of the festival is in the hands of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising!


Domes of the church towers of the Munich Cathedral, from up here you have the most beautiful view of the mountains, Photo: Helga Waess - Cover of the Munich art culture blog