Munich - the Music Metropolis
Few cities in the world offer so many star-studded classical concerts every evening
- and few cities have so many internationally renowned conductors as the Bavarian
capital. Munich's music scene throbs to the batons of Christian Thieleman, Zubin
Mehta and Mariss Jansons, and it thrives through concerts of new music and chamber
music, piano recitals and open-air events highlighting operas or symphonies. The
city where Mozart would have liked to be court conductor and where Richard Wagner
had some of his greatest triumphs, has started the third millennium with a musical
agenda that other cities can only dream of.
On average, an audience of some 15,000 attends a musical performance each day.
This means more concertgoers in one week than the spectators of a single top-notch
Champions League or Bundesliga soccer game.
The mecca of superstars and operatic diversity
World-class conductors compete with each other at the head of the city's three
most famous orchestras. Christian Thielemann is General Music Director of the
Munich Philharmonic and is one of the most sought-after conductors in the world.
Since the season 2006/2007 began, the American Kent Nagano has been the director
of the Bavarian State Orchestra (of the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera).
Nagano has gained an outstanding international reputation as conductor of several
20th century operas between Lyon and Salzburg.
Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons has given a new direction to the Symphony Orchestra
of the Bayerischer Rund- funk. In a recent survey carried out by the British trade
journal “Gramophone" among the most renowned international music critics,
the orchestra was awarded sixth place. This makes it the only radio orchestra
in the world to have made it to the Top 10. In 2006, Jansons and the Orchestra
received a Grammy Award for a Shostakovich recording.
Thielemann, Nagano, Jansons: like their predecessors, these first-rate conductors
attract music lovers from Munich and around the world.
Since the mid-1990s, the Munich Chamber Orchestra has acquired a distinctive
profile. Under the direction of Alexander Liebreich, the ensemble presents a
daring program between classical and contemporary music. The Munchner Symphoniker
is now under the direction of Georg Schmohe.
A rare sight, the public Muller Baths built in the Jugendstil style were the most
modern of their time.
Rosenheimerstrafie 1, 81667 Munich Tel. 0180-796223
S1-8, tram 171 sartor
daily 9am-11pm, Ladies' days: Tue 9am-11pm, Fri 9am-3pm
Munich's astronomical observatory was built in 1947. It organizes regular con-ferences,
guided tours for children, and observation evenings.
Riding a raft on the River Isar is, and always has been, a true Bavarian "Mordsgaudi"
- in plain English, "great fun". In other words, it's a wet and wild
day trip to the accompaniment of lively music.
Booking in all travel agencies www. Wolfratshausen, de S7 Wolfratshausen April
Party celebrations With the tram
Why not organize your next party in one of Munich's trams? Celebrate a festive
event with the food and beverages of your choice, for example, with a Bavarian
or Mediterranean flair. Our friendly team aims to please, and can provide live
music or an exciting guided tour! This is ideal for groups of 20 to 200 people,
and a favorite for family parties and weddings, but also for company events and
The Munich Magic Theater is Germany's first close-up theater. Here, the magician
sits with the audience at the Magic Table: up to 35 spectactors can attend one
of the exclusive shows. Everything happens before your very eyes, and you can
examine every prop and watch the magician perform his tricks from every angle.