"Fruehlingsfest" - Munich Spring Festival April 19th to Mai 5th 2013
The Fruehlingsfest, lovingly called “Octoberfest’s little sister”, is leading off the funfairs in Munich. The enjoyment for the whole family runs two weeks and will fill Munich’s Theresienwiese with fairground rides, beer tents and live music.
The Munich Spring Festival started in 1965 and many of the vendors are still represented.
The festival kicks off with a big parade and “Boellerschuetzen”, shooting with mini hand-cannons into the air.
It’s a tradition that the Honorary Patron Helmut Schmid (City councilman for the Octoberfest) is leading the opening ceremony. He will tap the first keg of beer, 2013 in the beer tent “Fethalle Bayernland
Beer tents and beer garden
The “Festhalle Bayernland” is a integral part of the Frühlingsfest for long time.
Bavarian specials like roast chicken, knuckle of pork and rolled pork roast are served in the beer tent. Together with the smooth fresh tapped “Augustiner Beer” it’s the perfect Bavarian treat.
Come and enjoy the Bavarian “Gemuetlichkeit”. Daily entertainment with varying Bands
More Information: www.festhalle-bayernland.de
The “Hippodrom” is a smaller Version of the famous ”Hippodrom” beer tent at the Oktoberfest owned by Tina and Sepp Kraetz.
On the menu you’ll find “Oktoberfest delicatessen” like grilled chicken and Bavarian Style Veal Hamburgers and “Spaten Fruehlingsfest Hell" on tap.
Sing along with the famous Oktoberfest-Band „Münchner Zwietracht“ every night.
More Information: www.hippodrom-fruehlingsfest.de
Reservations: Telefon 089-21568767
The beergarden is a perfect place to enjoy the sun and the warm evenings. Hot and cold bavarian snacks, beer specialties like “Paulaner wheat beer”and a wide variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
More Information: www.allwetterbiergarten.de
Food and Drink
Vendors all over the fairground will sell a wide variety of specials, like Bratwurst, Currywurst, Hot Dogs and Corn on the cob. Seafood lovers will find shrimp, crayfish, crabs and various specialities of fish, special „Steckerlfisch” -fish grilled on a stick-.
Frühlingsfest is also a paradise for sweet lovers. More than 40 vendors offer sweets for all ages. Chocolate covered fruits, roasted almonds and sugar-coated apples. You should not miss the Slush-Eis or the Gingerbread Heart.
Wine and Softdrinks are offered from different vendors too.
Spring Festival Calender 2013 click here.......
Grand Opening 04.19.2013
Official opening ceremonies at the „Zirkusspitz“, in front of the XXXLutz furniture store.
The best beer in the world: free beer, sponsored by the breweries Augustiner, Paulaner and Spaten. The first 100 guests will get served the beer in the 2013 collectors mug and can keep the mug (even free).
Parade to the Theresienwiese, including all participants, vendors in a festive coach. Followed by the horse-drawn brewer's cart carriages of the three breweries and all the beer tent bands.
At the entrance the beer tent bands will perform a concert. Traditionally Sepp Hohenleitner with his „Böllerschützen“ will shoot with mini hand-cannons into the air.
Competition for Street Artist, Sunday May 05th 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Information for the visitor:
Meet the artists, enjoy the extraordinary experience to watch their work. Make a bet which will become first, second and third award winner. If you guess right a surprise award is waiting for you. The information kiosk of the VMS (located at the U-Bahn Entrance Theresienwiese) will provide you with the conditions of participation. There is no right of appeal for participants and visitors.
Insider’s Tip for the visitors of the Spring Festival ‘Frühlingsfest’ in Munich:
Sensational view of the festival area from high above
The neo-gotic church of St. Paul is situated adjacent to the Theresienwiese.
St. Pauls Church was designed by Georg von Hauberrisser. Construction started 1896 and was completed 1906. During the Frühlingsfest the church will open its bell-tower to the public. If you are willing to climb the stairs leading to the platform (70 m high, aprox. 230 feet), you’ll have a breathtaking view of the festival area and the city of Munich. If the foehn wind (a dry down-slope wind that occours in the lee side of a mountain range) is blowing, you may even see the alps.
The bell-tower is open to the public on weekends, except during worship service.
A mobile ATM Machine at the fairground for your convinience
Photos Munich Springfestival click here .......
Public Transportation to the Theresienwiese
S 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8 Hackerbrücke
S 7, S 20, S 27 Heimeranplatz,
U4, U5 to Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
U3 und U6 – Goetheplatz or Poccistraße
U4 und U5 – Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
MetroBus 53 (Schwanthalerhöhe),
MetroBus 58 (Georg-Hirth-Platz or Goetheplatz), CityBus 131 and
132 (Hans-Fischer-Straße or Poccistraße)
CityBus 134 (Theresienhöhe)
Timetable and Ticketinformation:
www.mvv-muenchen.de oder www.mvg-mobil.de