Freitag, 7. Juni 2024

Sports program at the city founding festival in Munich

 June 8th and 9th, 2024 - There's a lot going on in Munich this weekend!

Football on Odeonsplatz and Munich's largest dance party on Wittelsbacherplatz and in the evening Munich's largest open-air dance party takes place here


The sporting program for the Munich City Founding Festival 2024 in the "UEFA EURO 2024" host City Munich - on June 8th and 9th, 2024 in Munich's old town (GERMAN)


Sport is very important in our beautiful cosmopolitan city this summer and ranges from open-air dancing to traditional Bavarian dances to the attractive sports mile. A city birthday that creates movement and lives up to the motto “Things are going well again”. The specially developed sports program focuses on the UEFA EURO 2024, which begins on June 14, 2024 and starts in the host city of Munich. Before that, to the city founding festival weekend on June 8th and 9th, 2024 and to the sports mile that starts at Odeonsplatz and was planned by the Department for Education and Sport. In addition to the square at the Feldherrnhalle, Wittelsbacherplatz will attract with an open-air dance floor. There are guided dance courses and dance shows here. But our town hall on Marienplatz also leaves no stone unturned: If you like Bavarian dances, want to try them out or learn them, you can take part in the Old Town Hall.

Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich - here at the Irish Festival, photo: A. Waess (press archive)

In comfortable sports or casual clothing for sports at the city founding festival

The best place to start the sports mile is at the exercise course in front of the Theatinerkirche on Odeonsplatz

  •     Here you can throw balls while playing basketball,
  •     Try out your balance on seesaws
  •     and get involved in sports with all sorts of leisure equipment.
  •     Or you can take part in the inclusion football game on Odeonsplatz.

The Munich Recreational Sports Department of Education and Sport, FC Español and Mobilspiel invites you to all kinds of exercise games at Odeonsplatz

There are also 15 man-sized sound instruments that invite you to move with sound design. What is that? Come join in and invent rhythmic movements!

Munich's largest dance party at Wittelsbacherplatz on Briennerstrasse: show dancing and dancing for everyone

Munich's dance schools invite you to a dance party at Wittelsbacherplatz on both days.

Couple and solo dances, various flash mobs and line dancing, but also the classic Munich Francaise are offered in short, guided workshops. From 6 p.m., Munich's largest open-air dance party with a live DJ will take place.

Let's come to ball art on the adventure mile, which leads from Marienplatz to Sendlinger Tor via Sendlinger Straße

Ball and juggling artists will perform here on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 2024.

The “Multiball” theme at Marienplatz is also fun

Here there are

    Shoot goal wall

    Throw darts

    and a large multiball video wall: 4 x 3 m for testing your own accuracy.

The Munich Francaise and Zwiefacher in the Old Town Hall at the Toy Museum

Bavarian tradition is firmly rooted in local dancing. In the large ballroom of the Old Town Hall, dance master Katharina Mayer and the Lower Bavarian Musicians' Regulars' Table come together on Sunday specifically to learn two Bavarian dances:

There are two dance courses - for individual dancers and couples

    the “Munich Française”

is always danced at Bavarian festivals and balls - this is a five-part ballroom dance from around 1860 in Munich.

Figures from two dance rows are alternately rotated based on the dance master's commands. The dancing will be to Johann Strauß Sohn's “Bat Quadrille,” which will be played live by the Karl Edelmann Salon Orchestra.

    the twofold

The typical Bavarian folk dance is based on alternating between different time signatures. Sounds funny? It is also the case when you spontaneously switch from 3/4 to 2/4 time. There will certainly be a lot of laughter, as this rhythmic change requires a good understanding of musical time and a reasonable level of rhythmic coordination.

On Sunday, June 9, 2024 in the ballroom of the Old Town Hall

  •     Dance course 1 (Munich Francaise): 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
  •     Dance course 2 (Zwiefacher): 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m

  •     Dance courses are free
  •     without registration
  •     No prior knowledge required