Tollwood Winterfestival 2018

Nov 23rd – Dec 31st · Market till Dec 23rd · Theresienwiese Munich

At the Tollwood Winterfestival there are exciting international Nouveau Cirque productions, street theater and wintry gastronomy in organic quality and arts and crafts from around the world to experience.

After many years, the legendary Circus Oz from Australia returns to the festival this winter and takes the audience on a visually and emotionally charged journey. “Model Citizens” connects the beauty and the risk of breath-taking body movements, which seem impossible, with drama, choreography and the distinctive Australian sense of humour of Circus Oz.

Theatre, Comedy & Performances

The Tollwood-Festival turns into a large stage! Circus Oz delights the Munich audience with their show “Model Citizens”. 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 Dream Engine Heliosphere

Theater, Cabaret & Performances

The Tollwood Festival is one big stage

Circus Oz Tollwood Winterfestival 2018
with menu

Circus Oz
"Model Citizens"

23/11 - 31/12/2018 | Grand Chapiteau


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 “Good does better”. The “Weltsalon“ tells the stories of everyday heroes and inspiring people of the future. Interactive installations, discussions and cabaret encourage visitors to get involved and play an active role.


In summer and winter alike, the local and regional music scene meets at Tollwood. The 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. Organ Explosion.


More than 60 bands in 30 days | free admission

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 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.

Organic Certification

Great taste with a good conscience

Tollwood Weihnachtsmarkt

Fair Trade

More fairness



Vegetarian and Vegan festival tent

Cloth Napkins

sustainable and saving resources

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 impressive illuminated Christmas tree 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 breathtaking acrobatics of Circus Oz 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!

Tollwood Winterfestival 2018

New Year’s Eve Party

31.12.2018 | 19:00 hrs. | Festival Ground

Circus Oz Tollwood Winterfestival 2018

New Year's Eve Gala

31.12.2018 | 17:30 hrs. | Grand Chapiteau


Children’s Programme

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.

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