This coming weekend, 300,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Ludwig- and Leopoldstraße for Munich’s twice-yearly street festival, organized by Green City. The Streetlife Festival covers 1.5 km of the city’s university district and features 150 different exhibitors.
Street art project MUCA will be at the festival with graffiti workshops, and Mini Make Munich will show just what you can do with arts and crafts these days – using 3D printers, upcycling and screen printing.
Besides the culture, there will be plenty to do in the evenings over the weekend. The Hirschstadl cocktail bar will be serving up delicious cocktails at the Siegestor (Universität) and local bands will provide the music. A silent disco is planned for Saturday (10:30pm) and radio station M94,5 will present indie bands at Oskar-von-Miller Ring (more info as to which bands are playing when will appear here). If you’re planning on a more laid-back weekend, join the urban knitting group and help create knitted decorations for the trees lining the streets.
Different streets will also have a different focus. Between Theresienstraße and Schellingstraße, the focus is on bikes – on the newest trends and the coolest bikes on the market. If you’re looking to buy a new, snazzy bike, check out the Radl&Fashion Show in the Muffathalle on September 17. From Schellingstraße to Georgenstraße, the focus is on sustainability, from fair trade goods to ecological fashion and upcycling. And if you’re a fan of sports, the area from Odeonsplatz to Oskar-von-Miller Ring will feature BMX workshops and skate tricks.
Head down there from 4pm until the early hours on Saturday and from 11am-8pm on Sunday to soak up the atmosphere.