Tollwood Winterfestival 2017
23rd Nov to 31st Dec · Market until 23rd Dec. · 26th Nov closed
This year’s festival motto is “We, all”. Let’s stand up and fight for a tolerant, peaceful and open society. Only together we can preserve and create a world that’s worth living.
Cirque Èloize back in town! After the futuristic industrial-era show “Cirkopolis” and the joyous showdown of “Saloon” the splendid Montreal-based Company will be performing their most successful show “iD” at Tollwood.
On the festival grounds, 70 per cent of the events are free of charge. The “Market of Ideas” spreads the Christmas spirit with market stalls offering organic food and unique handcrafts. The Winter Festival traditionally ends with the New Year’s Eve Gala and the Tollwood New Year’s Eve Party.
Theatre, Comedy & Performances
The Tollwood-Festival turns into a large stage! Cirque Éloize delights the Munich audience with their show “iD. In the comedy show CAVEMAN Karsten Kaie shares his relationship experiences with the female sex – an ultimate classic. The Weltsalon present German Comedy. And on the festival grounds, the visitors meet all kinds of fantastic shapes and characters.
The Weltsalon (World Saloon) is Tollwood’s multimedia tent concerning social and ecological topics. Panel discussions with well-known representatives, lectures, concerts, performances and interactive installations deal with globalization and equality, war and peace, protection of the environment and innovation, courageous people and pioneering projects. The topic of this year’s Tollwood Winter Festival is “We, all”. The Weltsalon program shine a light on democratic values — such as liberty, equality and justice. Moreover, the cabaret program presents Michael Altinger, HG. Butzko and Ecco Meineke. The penal discussions deal with democracy, the power of data and the world we want to live in. Among the guests: Wolfgang Thierse, Yvonne Hofstätter, Jürgen Roth.
In summer and winter alike, the local and regional music scene meets at Tollwood. The new Hexenkessel presents at least two concerts a day, from Bavarian Ska, to vernacular hip-hop, to Polka, Punk and good old Dixie-Jazz. And the Weltsalon hosts Charity Concerts by i.e. Strom & Wasser.
Market of Ideas
It’s the special flair of the “Market of Ideas” that brings the people of Munich to the Theresienwiese during Advent. The illuminated tents, the odours from all over the world, the happy hustel and bustle of performance artists, the sound of the nee Hexenkessel, the numerous market stalls in the tents with unique craftworks and last but not least the manifold offers of international organic food and beverages – that creates this exceptional and pieceful atmosphere right before Christmas.
Art on Site
Art plays an important role at Tollwood – and the diverse installations on the festival grounds always have a certain message. In this way, they not only enrich the festival visually, but also stimulate reflection and active participation. This winter, for example, there is an eight-meter-high Christmas tree decorated with 150 wooden figures, a “living room democracy” or exciting urban art projects in cooperation with the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA). Even the fence on Tollwood is not just a fence, but is designed by the artist Andrey von Schlippe.
New Year’s Eve
First Class Entertainment, an organic 5-Course-Menu, Live-Music and DJs – make yourself a beautiful gift and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tollwood. Have a good start into the New Year, with Hannes Ringlstetter and the funky tunes by Ecco DiLorenzo and his Innersoul at the New Year’s Eve Gala, or with live bands and DJs on 5 floors at the New Year’s Eve Party. The Midnight Walz remains one of the traditional highlights!
At the children’s tent, Tollwood’s youngest visitors get the chance to explore new world’s and topics. Each festival the children’s tent provides an exciting programme with handcrafts, storytelling and different games. The programme is based on each festival’s motto.