For those of you in Munich this summer, all is not lost! Actually, if you’re already living in Munich you pretty much have it all anyway. Stop rubbing it in!
From now until September 7th, Munich is hosting what’s being called “Summer in the City”—a 6-week festival taking place all over the city. Yes, right now. In 2020. Miracles are real!
Because the city of Munich had to cancel Oktoberfest this year, they’ve decided to offer Summer in the City as another way to “celebrate life” and help vendors supplement their lost income now that the city is beginning to open back up. (Don’t worry Oktoberfest, nothing could replace you!)
Summer in the city – what to expect
Summer in the City offers thrill rides, vendor stalls, concerts and shows, cultural programs and events, sports, and more, all spread out around the city. You won’t find any beer tents but there will be many beer gardens. You can work on your tan and your buzz at the same time—it’s a win-win.
All of the Summer in the City locations offer beer gardens except Mariahilfplatz and *gasp!* the Theresienwiese. Maybe we have entered a parallel universe after all.
Where to find Summer in the City
Here are the 7 spots to enjoy Munich’s Summer in the City:
- Olympic Park
- Theresienwiese (We miss you Wiesn! Don’t forget about us.)
- Weißenburger Platz
Summer in the City safety measures
But just because celebrations are taking place, don’t for a second think the merriment of the past is resuming as scheduled. There is still a list of mandatory coronavirus protocols in place. This list includes mandatory mask-wearing, capacity limits, social distancing requirements, and more.
If you’re able to get over to Munich this summer, be sure to check out Summer in the City and help out the vendors and other small businesses affected by Oktoberfest’s cancelation. Grab yourself a beer and slather on the hand sanitizer.