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 23 December, the cultural events take place up to and including New Year.
Culture for all – that is an important part of the festival’s philosophy. As a consequence, to more than 80 per cent of all events at each Tollwood Festival the admission is free. 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 at reflecting 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 programme 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.