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Easter Weekend in Munich

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to doing very little over the long Easter weekend. If you are feeling a little more energetic, here are a few ideas as to how to make the most of your days off:

Wannda Culture Festival
Wannda Circus is back! Spring truly is here. From art to music, yoga workshops and food markets, Wannda has something to offer everyone. It runs until May 1 and plenty of events are lined up to keep you busy over the coming couple of weeks.

Magic City
Check out works from the world’s best, most famous street artists in one place at this huge exhibition at the Olympiapark. From Banksy and Ron English to Munich’s own street artists, the exhibition has just launched and is bound to be busy over the Easter weekend, so get there early.

DOK.fest & Marry Klein
Once a year, women define Harry Klein’s program, ensuring women are fairly represented in the Munich club world. At least at this one club. Anyway, DOK.fest are showing two films on Good Friday, both focused on women: the German film Töchter des Aufbruchs, narrated by rapper Ebow, deals with the history of migrant women in Germany. The second film, Sonita, deals with a young Afghan woman living in Tehran, dreaming of becoming a rapper.

Markt der Sinne
The Praterinsel has become the place for young craftsmen/women to sell their wares. It seems that there’s a craft exhibition there every other weekend. This weekend, Markt der Sinne is on, and 90 exhibitors will be on site, selling everything from jewellery to homeware, tea to body creams and balms.

Free Music Production: Haus der Kunst
There’s a public tour taking place in English for the Haus der Kunst’s Free Music Production exhibition on Good Friday at 6:30pm. FMP, a record label founded in West Berlin in 1968, specialized in free jazz, and have a huge back catalogue of LPs. The weather’s meant to be wet and windy, but if it holds, the Goldene Bar’s terrace is a lovely place for a Friday night G&T.

A festival on Easter Sunday? The Gasteig’s opening its doors this Sunday to celebrate young local talent. Entrance is free and local bands such as The Universe, Ni Sala and Monday Tramps will take to the stage.

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

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