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6 Things Students Should Do in Munich in the Spring

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When the sun finally comes out, Germans come out of their homes and enjoy the heat. Spring is here, and even if a few rainy days come along, students can find shelter in the German city’s breweries, along with these other 6 things students should do in Munich in the spring:

1. Hit the street at StreetLife Fest

Every year, StreetLife Fest conquers Ludwig and Leopold Street. The programme has a wide variety of activities, from videomapping to dance performances in the middle of the street. The fun is guaranteed on May 20 and 21!

2. Celebrate Munich’s Birthday at Town Foundation Fest

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The city of Munich is celebrating its 859th birthday with a 2-day festival this year. During the two days, Marienplatz will offer many attractions: stage performances, dancers, and a craftsmen market. Pretend it’s Oktoberfest and keep the beers coming on June 17 and 18.

3. Find some bargains at Riem Market

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Spring is synonymous with open-air markets, and that takes us directly to Riem’s flea market, the largest outdoor flea market in all of Bavaria. They say that if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, then it doesn’t exist. The market is so big that it has a square for visitors to rest and eat at a good price after their tough negotiations. Check out their next editions on Saturday May 13 and Saturday June 5 in Messerturm.

4. Eat and dance in Tunix Open Air

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TUNIX is organised by students from the Technical University of Munich at Königsplatz. Between June 12 and 16, enjoy the beer garden, food from the grill, and a variety of artists from different genres, from rockabilly to elektrofunk. There’s also an “Open Stage” on the 14th, where amateurs and professionals can show their skills to a huge audience.

5. See the Alps on a clear day

The spring is the perfect time to climb the 56 metres up to St. Peters Church without breaking a total sweat. You can see the whole of Munich, and on one of those lucky clear days, you can see over 10 kilometres and see the Alps!

6. Discover Bavaria by bike

The Bavarian capital is known as Radlhauptstadt, or bicycle capital, and for good reason. There are more than 1200 kilometers of cycle paths available for cyclists. It’s one of the best areas to discover by bike. If you’re up to the challenge, head out to Starnberg, a lakeside town 30km away. It’ll take you around two hours to get there, but the views are worth it!

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Can you think of any other things you can do in Munich during the spring? Let us know in the comments. And remember: if you need student accommodation, you’ll find the perfect student home on Uniplaces. We have rooms in Munich!

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