Munich is one of the best destinations to visit in Germany, should you wish to explore some authentic local culture and brush up on the odd piece of history. Between the historic architecture, impressive art scenes and distinct classical music culture, there is always something to do for those visiting Munich and its picturesque surrounding areas. Munich is also one of the gayest cities in Germany, offering a variety of nightclubs, gay businesses, and a vibrant gayborhood. Unlike other gay-centric cities in the north like Berlin, Munich stays close to its Bavarian surroundings, serving delicious food, culture and activities that guarantee something for everyone.
If you plan to directly explore the gay scene in Munich, you should make a beeline for the vibrant Glockenbachviertel district. Since the 1980s, the area has blossomed into the main gay area Munich offers, boasting a wonderful mix of local businesses and great restaurants to sample.
Glockenbachviertel is right by the iconic Sendlinger Tor, a jaw-dropping piece of architecture that is also the center of much gay Munich nightlife. For example, if you want to try some of the best gay bars Munich offers, you can't go past Café NiL, Edelheiss or Jenny Was a Friend of Mine. These gay bars also double as clubs depending on the week, so be sure to keep your eye out for parties and other types of events taking place. If you need a quick dinner before hitting the town for a night out, Bazi's Schlemmerkucherl is an incredible option for affordable and delicious food. With some tasty schweinebraten and sauerkraut on the menu, you'll be amazed how well Bavarian cuisine fits into a fast food context.
Those looking to visit during Pride should aim to come around mid-July. In Germany, Pride is often referred to as Christopher Street Day (CSD) and it occurs in gay Munich halfway through July for two days. Along with an incredible Pride Parade, Glockenbachviertel comes alive in an electric spirit with loads of the local bars overflowing with pride enthusiasts.
Something that makes Glockenbachviertel especially unique is its location, next to the famous River Isar. This is a beautiful area any time of the year, whether you're looking to take a relaxing dip in the summer or see the snow-covered trees that surround the Isar come winter.
If you want to experience Munich through the eyes of a true local, you should stay with a misterb&b host. By booking your trip through misterb&b, you will be able to see some of the most beautiful sights Munich has to offer, while also making new friends in the process! If you are traveling solo, why not lock in a stay with a local gay host who can share their insider tips to gay Munich? Alternatively, if you intend to visit the city with a group of friends, you can also rent an entire gay apartment to have room for everyone and enjoy an added touch of independence. If neither of those options fit your preference, misterb&b has a variety of different gay accommodation Munich options available, including a series of gay and gay-friendly hotels. So what are you waiting for? Head to Munich, and explore all the charm this city of Bavaria has to offer.