Munich had been Germany’s number 1 tourist destination, not only because of Berlin’s status as a divided city until 1989 and because Munich with its Oktoberfest seemed to perfectly fit to the common cliché of Germans drinking lots of beer and wearing funny traditional costumes.
Let our travel guide first give you a little back story on Munich; until the 1990s Munich had been Germany’s no. 1 tourist destination, not only because of Berlin’s status as a divided city until 1989 and because Munich with its Oktoberfest seemed to perfectly fit to the common cliché of Germans drinking lots of beer and wearing funny traditional costumes. Yet, for open-minded travelers Gay Munich has much more to offer. As one of the richest cities in Germany it has excellent facilities for sports and cultural activities. Along the Isar River and in the foothills of the Alps you’ve got plenty of options for recreation and outdoor activities.
Munich Gay Scene
Munich is Germany’s third largest city with a population of 1.3 million (2.7 million in the Munich metropolitan area) and as such it’s got a diverse gay scene.
Most of Munich’s gay cafes, bars and shops are located in the city center in the area Glockenbachviertel close to the subway station Sendlinger Tor. Annual gay highlights in Munich are the leather and fetish meeting at the Starkbierfest in March, several street fairs from June till August, the Gay Pride Weekend (CSD) in July, the gay & lesbian film festival Verzaubert Film Weekend, and the gay Sunday at the world-famous Oktoberfest in September.
Most people that travel to Munich go straight the Hofbräuhaus and never make it out as it is the oldest beer hall in the world. But if you decide to venture out Munich does offer some great gay bars that are worth checking out.
At some point you may want a break from heavy Bavarian food and when that happens Prinz Myshkin is the place to be. This lively vegetarian restaurant mixes Asian and Italian influences in exciting dishes that may have you contemplating going vegetarian all the time. The beautiful dining room features ever-changing art and high, vaulted ceilings that are a sight to behold.
An ideal location overlooking the Frauenkirche makes this an ideal stopping point for weary travelers and people watchers and the traditional Bavarian cuisine will content even the most insatiable among us. Wash it all down with one of the excellent Andechs beers to complete the experience. A favorite hangout for locals gives this restaurant an atmosphere that is hard to find in such a popular tourist destination. Service doesn’t lack either as the attentive and knowledgeable staff will cater to your every request.
Though this place might not look like much from the outside the food is outstanding by all standards. Chef Hans Haas has diligently kept at the forefront of Munich restaurant with inventive and delicious daily menus to which the staff sommelier will gladly offer pairing options that will delight your palate. The desserts offered up by this culinary artist will wow all of your senses. Chef Haas’ unique presentations may cause pause, but once you take your first bite you will be hooked.
Prosecco is a popular gay bar in Munich that is known for its epic variety of music, from pop to traditional German and everything in between! A great place to meet people and the night going.
Oktoberfest is Munich's most popular recurring event and is an amazing way to get a true taste of German party culture!