The Tollwood Festival in Munich

Panel for cultural and ecological activities

Exceptional theatre productions, breathtaking performances, music from jazz to rock and pop to world music, plus the “Market of Ideas” with handicrafts and organic food from all over the world, as well as a strong commitment to human and nature – this is the Tollwood Festival in Munich!

Twice a year is Tollwood time in Munich: The cultural festival takes place in summer for about 26 days in June and July in the Olympic Park South, in winter it starts shortly before the first Advent Sunday on the Theresienwiese, the Christmas market lasts until December 23rd, the cultural events take place up to and including New Year’s Eve.

Culture for all – that is an important part of the festival’s philosophy. Because of this, more than 80 per cent of all events at each Tollwood Festival are free of charge. Access to the festival grounds is also free.

Tollwood Ltd. is a private company for cultural and environmental activities. To fulfil the festival’s philosophy Tollwood has a profit and a non-profit branch. The “Market of Ideas” is mostly financing the cultural activities and ecological projects by renting and leasing out market stalls. Moreover, Tollwood is supported by sponsors.

The first Tollwood Festival took place in the summer of 1988 at Olympiapark Süd. In 1992, the first Winter Festival followed. The festival aims to reflect a multicultural society. Therefore, tolerance, internationality, and openness are the keystones of the festival. This is evident in all parts of the festival, such as the program as well as the structure of the “Market of Ideas” or the selection of the food stands.

Take a look back at the past festivals.

Cultural Events

Tollwood presents international Theatre Productions, Performances and Concerts

Tollwood Logo mit Sonnenblumen

Humanity and Nature

Platform and initiator for ecological projects

Sommerfestival 2007


Press Releases and Pictures Download

Awards & Honours

Honours for Tollwood's commitment

Numbers & Facts

The festival's basic data at a glance

Tollwood Festival 1993

A look back

Tollwood from 1988 until today

Tollwood Winterfestival 2016

Sponsors & Partners

Supporters of the Festival


Overview of all team members