Explore Munich & Oktoberfest

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explore munich

Munich is renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, drawing travelers from around the globe to its charming streets and lively beer gardens. From exploring the opulent Nymphenburg Palace to strolling along the banks of the Isar River, visitors can immerse themselves in the city's blend of tradition and modernity, experiencing its warmth and hospitality throughout the year.


Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world and contributes significantly to Munich's fame around the world. Oktoberfest will take place on Munich's Theresienwiese, a 30-minute train ride away from the conference venue, during September 21 to October 6, 2024. The conference venue in contrast is located in a quiet area north of Munich's city center.

Visiting Oktoberfest

If you are looking to combine your conference attendance with a trip to Oktoberfest, make sure to inform yourself ahead of time to plan your visit. While there is no entrance fee to enter Oktoberfest, the seats in the popular festive tents might sell out quickly.

Find out more about Oktoberfest and book your ticket in advance.

Prefer to skip Oktoberfest?

The conference venue, the Hilton Munich Park, is located in a quite area 30-40 minutes away from Theresienwiese which makes it easy to avoid Oktoberfest for those who prefer to stay away from the crowds.

*Please note that InfoQ Dev Summit is in no way associated with Oktoberfest and does not collaborate with the organizers of Oktoberfest in any way.

Explore Munich

Activities to do in Munich:

  • Experience Oktoberfest (21 Sept - 6 Oct)
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Explore the English Garden
  • Discover the Viktualienmarkt
  • Surfing on the Eisbach

Top shopping spots in Munich:

  • City Center Arcades
  • Pedestrian Area: Neuhauser and Kaufingerstraße
  • Glockenbachviertel
  • Maximilian- and Theatinerstraße
  • Hohenzollernstraße and Schwabing

Top places for an iconic taste of Munich:

  • Zum Dürnbräu
  • Pfistermühle
  • Nürnberger Bratwurst-Glöckl am Dom
  • Wirtshaus Maximilian
  • Gaststätte Burg Pappenheim
  • Hofbräuhaus Brewery

Top 5 places nearby the venue:

  • River Isar (0.02 kilometers)
  • Deutsches Museum (3 kilometers)
  • Muellersches Volksbad (3 kilometers)
  • Philharmonic/Gasteig center (3 kilometers)
  • Marienplatz city square (4 kilometers)

Top free museums and galleries:

  • Archiv Geiger
  • Rathausgalerie
  • Maximilians Forum