Munich Pride: July 6 - 14, 2019
Welcome to Munich!
Munich is the city of Oktoberfest, the home of the football club FC Bayern Munich, and of the automobile company BMW as well. But Munich has much more to offer - particularly for gays and lesbians.
The state capital of Bavaria is a liberal metropolis, in which lesbians and gays are a natural part of the society. There are numerous bars, restaurants and shops, but also a wide range of non-commercial groups and associations - there is something for every taste.
In 1997 and 2018 the international gay and lesbian choir festival was celebrated in Munich, and in 2004 the EuroGames took place here for the first time.
Truly unique was Munich's city council from May 1996 till April 2014: The Social Democrats, the Green Party and the gay & lesbian party "Rosa Liste" formed a coalition together. The city council changed in May 2014, but "Rosa Liste" is still a part of the city council.
Munich Pride =
Christopher Street Day (CSD) München
The very first Munich Pride (CSD) took place on June 28, in 1980 and this year we are celebrating the 40th CSD in Munich and expect over 200.000 people to take part!
Since 2000, this huge event has been organized by the four major social and political associations Rosa Liste, Sub, LeTra and Münchner Aids-Hilfe.
Besides fun and festivities, the focus is also very much on the political roots of the CSD. Thus the CSD traditionally begins with the pride parade, which is led by the Mayor, Dieter Reiter, and the Rosa Liste city councillor, Thomas Niederbühl.
Afterwards, the street festival takes place at the Marienplatz, Munich's historic central square. In the evening, the magnificent neo-gothic Munich City Hall opens it's doors and is transformed into an enormous party location for the gay and lesbian community. This is a truly unique experience - worldwide!
Look out for the CSD-PrideMap. This is a helpful small map with all the gay bars, cafes, restaurants etc. and an overview about the events of the PrideWeek from July 6 – July 14, 2019 (in german only). The online version is available here for download.
July 13, 2019
12 pm: Start of the Pride Parade; Assembly point Marienplatz (station on the U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems)
12 pm - 12 am: CSD street festival at Marienplatz, Kaufingerstrasse, St.-Jakobs-Platz and Unterer Anger/Klosterhofstrasse, with zwo stages for show and cultural programs, openair party area, rainbow family area, information stands, catering stands, etc.
10 pm - 05 am: CSD Clubbing in the City Hall (RathausClubbing), the biggest and most sought after gay party in town.
Tickets are available at the info point at Marienplatz (Fischbrunnen) on Saturday 13th, starting from 11:00 a.m., limited tickets so come early!
July 14, 2018
11 am - 10 pm: CSD street festival at Marienplatz, Kaufingerstrasse and Unterer Anger/Klosterhofstrasse, with zwo stages for show and cultural programs, openair party area, information stands, catering stands, etc.
We have compiled a collection of useful links for our guests. They give you an overview of the Munich scene and the range of events and also give information about general tourist destinations. If you know of a link we have left out, simply send a mail to email@example.com, many thanks!
The "official" Munich web-site, very extensive
Mobile in Munich: Munich's local transportation authority
The German railways, general information and timetables
Links for the gay & lesbian community
The gay center "Sub", information, counselling, library, cafe, bar etc.
The lesbian center "LeTra", information and counselling
The "Deutsche Eiche": Hotel, Sauna, Restaurant, one of Munich's oldest gay meeting points
ShouId you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer them.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, and our fax number +49 89 54333-212.
Thanks for visiting our website. We hope to see you at Munich Pride.