Leisure programmes in Munich and the surrounding area Even if you don´t have your own car, you can reach a lot of travel destinations in Bavaria and Austria from Munich. The suburban train takes you out to the countryside of Munich, by bicycle you can explore the scenic surroundings and the train takes skiers to magnificent ski centres and back. If you don’t want to explore the city and other travel destination by yourself, you are more than welcome to join a group. ASL offers students various leisure activities which take place in the afternoons, in the evenings or at the weekends:
Internationally, the Bavarian state capital is recognised as one of the leading economic hubs worldwide. At the same time, Munich is a “village of a million inhabitants” with a Mediterranean flair, a city full of art, culture and joie de vivre, a “cosmopolitan city with heart”.
The most liveable and safest large city in Germany
According to an international ranking, Munich is considered as the “most liveable city” and the safest metropolis in Germany. Here, not only natives of Munich but also immigrants from within Germany and beyond feel at home. No wonder that almost 40 per cent out of the 1.6 million inhabitants have foreign roots.
A metropolis full of art and culture
Founded in 1158, due to its extensive museum landscape, the excellent collections and its lively theatre and music scene, Munich enjoys a reputation for being a metropolis full of art and culture.
Élite universities and world-renowned research institutes
Both Munich universities, Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) as well as the Technical University (TUM), have been honoured as élite universities. Furthermore, Garching near Munich is home to an internationally famous academic and research institute including university institutions, institutes of the Max Planck Society and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Also in Martinsried near Munich, you can find another well-known campus with numerous research institutes such as the Innovation and Start-up Centre for Biotechnology (IZB) or the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Neurobiology.
Nature in the city
Munich is located directly on the River Isar – a wild river with long extensive pebble and sand banks. This provides a wide variety of recreational, leisure and sports opportunities. The English Garden in the quarter of Schwabing is one of the largest city parks in Europe and is famous among surfers worldwide. A river called The Eisbach, which flows through the enormous public park, makes an unusual, but interesting surfing spot. You can also go for a swim in the numerous lakes in and around Munich which have very good quality water. Of course, there are also possibilities to row, sail or dive in the scenic lakes.
The beer garden culture and Oktoberfest
Drinking a “Maß” (one litre) of beer and enjoying a tasty “Brotzeit” (beer garden snack) with some friends in a beer garden is a tradition in Munich. In almost every quarter, you find beer gardens attracting a lot of visitors even during evening hours especially in the summer. There you can enjoy a freshly tapped beer – as it is served at the Oktoberfest; the traditional Munich beer festival starting at the end of September.
Football and FC Bayern Munich
There are two clubs in Munich: the world famous FC Bayern Munich and the less successful, but still popular among some Munich inhabitants TSV 1860 Munich. To get an impression of the meaning of football for Munich, you can visit the Allianz Arena and the “FC Bayern Erlebniswelt” – the largest football club museum in Germany.
The nightlife in Munich
Munich is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. It has numerous nightlife districts full of hip clubs, bars, lounges and party hotspots – all of them easily accessible by public transport. At the weekend, you can party until the early hours of the morning. Then it’s up to you if you want to continue dancing and go to one of the after hour clubs. In the summer, open-air events and concerts take place all over the city, e.g. in the Olympiapark. On the banks of the river Isar, you can have a barbecue or party with friends.
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