The Best Concert Venues in Munich

The Gasteig main auditorium
The Gasteig main auditorium | © Jorge Royan / WikiCommons
Roanna Mottershead

Whether you’re looking for classical orchestras or grime nights in a former powerhouse, there’s a concert venue in Munich to match your musical style. Culture Trip has gathered together the top venues with a whole host of different artists; check their websites for the latest concerts, and be sure to book tickets in advance as things often sell out quickly in this city of music lovers.

1. Gasteig

Music Venue, Concert Hall, Building

The Gasteig main auditorium
© Jorge Royan / WikiCommons
Perched on the banks of the River Isar, the Gasteig is not just a concert venue but also a cultural centre. As well as being able to seat 3,500 people across five different sized concert halls, it’s also the base for Munich’s adult education centre, the Volkshochschule, and the extensive city library. It’s also the home of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, who gives regular concerts in the main hall, complete with an organ. With its diverse range of over 1,700 events each year, you’re bound to find the perfect show for you.

2. Olympiahalle

Park, Concert Hall

It’s hard to miss the distinctive wavy roofs of Olympic Park, built as part of the facilities for the 1972 Olympics. Over 40 years later, the site has become one of the prime concert venues in Munich. With the capacity for up to 15,500 spectators, it’s Munich’s biggest concert venue and welcomes major international artists from all over the world. If you’re looking for big-name acts, this is the place to check. Major sporting competitions, including motorbike stunt riding and showjumping, also take place at Olympiahalle.

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