Beach volleyball

Alpaka Beach Alling
Located in Alling, west of Munich, 3 outdoor and 3 indoor beach-volleyball fields, 1 indoor beach-badminton, 1 outdoor beach-soccer court, 5 tennis courts, bar with large screen, playground, lama enclosure, beer garden, sauna in the garden.
›› 82239 Alling, Am Weinberg 26, Tel. 0 81 41/7 08 75,

Beach feeling in the middle of Munich – the 3,500 sq m facility provides this with about 2,000 tons of very fine sand grains. While you can get a workout playing beach volleyball or beach tennis on one of the 5 heated indoor courts or practice beach soccer, beach handball or speedminton on the 2 smaller courts in winter (October to April), 4 additional volleyball and 2 badminton courts plus 2 soccer fields will entice you to go outside in summer.
›› Berg am Laim, Friedenstr. 22c, Tel. 63 89 95 10,

Every year in April the new beach season commences on 5,000 sq m in the Beacharena: 9 volleyball fields, 1 beach soccer fields and 5 tennis courts, 2 ping-pong tables, playground (until October).
›› Freimann, Föhringer Ring 5, Tel. 32 21 01 00,

Roberto Beach
Popular sports and event location with a South Seas flair. On the shores of Lake Aschheim, two outdoor and eight indoor beach volleyball fields, Caribbean hall with palm beach, bar and restaurant, lakeside beer garden. In winter, skiing and snowboarding excursions are also organized.
›› 85609 Aschheim (near Feldkirchen), Am Sportpark 20, Tel. 90 90 18 60,

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Boulder AIRea
The climbing concept here has a European patent and offers climbing fans a very special experience. The “rocks’’ are roofed over, making open-air climbing against the wonderful backdrop of the Wendelstein mountain, whether its sunny or raining. The low difficulty level makes it especially suitable for children, young people and beginners.
›› 83075 Bad Feilnbach, Reithof 1, Tel. 0 87 62/­726 59 50,

The world’s biggest boulder facility has opened close to Ostbahnhof. It has many, varied boulder routes of different difficulty grades and a large program of try-out and training activities. Also a children’s area and bistro. Open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.
›› Berg am Laim, Friedenstr. 22a, Tel. 41 85 99 70,

Deutscher Alpenverein Klettter- und Boulderzentrum München
The world’s biggest indoor and outdoor climbing facility (nearly 7,800 sq m, including boulder area), with 18-m high walls made of strongly structured 3-D panels, offering climbs of up to 25 m. It has a free-form tower, children’s play area, in-house restaurant. Difficulty levels are from 2+ to 10+. There are lots of courses and spectators are welcome. Just outside Munich, there’s also the Gilching climbing center with a 1,550 sq m indoor area and 1,150 outdoor area, including a boulder area and a large open air boulder arena, as well as a large, scalable Thailand cone.
›› Sendling, Thalkirchner Str. 207, Tel. 1 89 41 63 11, www.kletterzentrum-­
›› 82205 Gilching, Frühlingstr. 18, Tel. 089/5 51 70 06 80, www.­

Deutscher Alpenverein München
The mountains call! Conquer peaks, climb over glaciers, snowshoe walk, mountain bike, trekking and lots more – only for members.
›› Ludwigsvorstadt, Bayerstr. 21, Tel. 55 17 00-0,

Kletterinsel Fürstenfeld
Greater Munich’s biggest high-wire park invites climbing fans to scramble up four spectacular courses based on two giant platforms. There are 50 routes at different heights and with various difficulty levels, as well as five gliding ropes, including one that spectacularly goes over the Amper river. All this should fulfill every enthusiast’s heart’s desire.
›› 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck, Am Zisterzienserweg, Tel. 0 81 41/8 10 92 64,

Kletterhalle Heaven´s Gate
In the former Pfanni potato silos, you’ll find Europe’s highest indoor climbing wall (35 m), with a guest book on the peak, regular climbing courses, mobile climbing face and climbing tower, small bar with delicious pizza.
›› Berg am Laim, Grafingerstr. 6, Tel. 20 00 30 70,

Kletterhalle High-east
18 m climbing walls for beginners and experts, therapeutic climbing, high-wire stretches, classes for children and adults, spa. Each month, there are 20 new routes and 50 new boulders with every degree of difficulty.
›› 85551 Heim­stetten (near Feldkirchen), Sonnenallee 2 (S2 Heim­stetten), Tel. 92 79 47 96,

Kletterwald München
Do you want to soar over forest floors on rope-ways, scramble 15 m above ground in the tree tops or balance on wobbly bridges? If you want to discover your inner Indiana Jones, this is the right place! Sophisticated safety measures ensure untroubled fun. The Kletterwald (climbing forest) is open from April thru Sept.
›› Grünwald, Walderlebniszentrum Grünwald, Tel. 88 90 23 55,

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ADFC München
In München you can cycle on extensive routes through woods or parks, along rivers and lakes. The ADFC (German Cyclists Association) has detailed maps that can be downloaded from the Web site. It organizes cycle tours, has a self-service workshop and offers many additional services.
›› Ludwigsvorstadt, Platenstr. 4, Tel. 77 34 29,

Call a Bike
Deutsche Bahn rental cycles are parked all over the city. If you want to rent a bike, call the telephone number on the lock and you’ll be given a code that opens the lock. One minute costs 8 cents, 24 hours cost € 15 maximum (BahnCard holders € 9). For a € 36 annual fee (BahnCard holders € 27), the first 30 minutes of each rental is free. Winter break is from mid-December to mid-March.
›› 24h-Service-Telefon: 0 700/­05 22 55 22,

MTB-Club München e.V.
A club where like-minded people can indulge in their passion for mountain biking. Everything revolves around two wheels, whether it’s cycling in the Bavarian lower Alps, pedalling over rough and smooth tracks along the Isar or taking part in hobby or organized races.
›› Sendling, Konrad-Peutinger-Str. 1, Tel. 74 32 78 60,

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ABC Dance Studios
150 courses per week,40 teachers, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, salsa, crash courses etc.
›› Schwabing, Ingolstädter Str. 12, Tel. 3 50 75 65,

Teaches ballroom dancing (Standard/Latin) and Salsa cubana. Joy in movement is the focus, which is proved by the many dance evenings and parties.
›› Berg am Laim, Rosenheimer Str. 139, Tel. 494 888,

DT - Die Tanzschule am Deutschen Theater
One of Germany’s longest established dancing schools, 50-year history. The ballroom and baroque room provide a great backdrop. Boogie-woogie, disco-fox, ballroom dances, rock’n’roll, salsa, slowfox, paso doble, swing, tango Argentino, video clip dancing, waltz and many others.
›› Ludwigsvorstadt, Adolf-Kolping-Str.10, Tel. 5 50 20 55,

Jump in
Flamenco, Modern Dance, Breakdance.
›› Glockenbach, Klenzestr. 55, Tel. 2 01 61 08,

Salsa y Corazon
Salsa dance school, mambo, merengue, bachata, flamenco, show groups, trips. Singles are provided with a dance partner.
›› Ludwigsvorstadt, Zenettistr. 7, Tel. 1 50 57 27,

Tanzprojekt München
One of the largest, renowned dance schools in Munich founded in 1976. Ballet, jazz, modern, Afro, hip hop and yoga.
›› Maxvorstadt, Blütenstr. 15, Tel. 66 10 20,

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Kart Palast Funpark Has very modern electric-powered karts. The track is 450-m long and six to eight meters wide and has a special surface, offering varied and demanding racing that guarantees unending fun. The Sports Bar is a tempting place for a pit stop for refreshments. For something a little quieter, try the 14-hole minigolf course. ›› 85232 Bergkirchen, Gadastr. 9, Tel. 0 81 42/­41 85 10,

The only outdoor go-kart track in the greater Munich area, 851 m long. Open all year round (except in the rain or snow).
›› 85748 Garching, Robert-Bosch-Str. 19, Tel. 32 06 68 7,

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Golfen in München
In the last few years, golf has developed into trendy sport for the masses. Upper Bavaria has more than 100 golf clubs, making the Munich region arguably one of Germany’s golf centers. Many Bavarian courses are considered amongst the most attractive in the world due to their stunning Alpine or lakeside settings.

City Golf Range
“Simply train and play” is the slogan of these two golf facilities in the heart of Schwabing. 16 covered and 10 uncovered stalls, a chipping area and a sand trap wait for golf novices, advanced players and pros. In Freimann, 12 covered stalls, a 230 m range, a 800 sq m putting green, 1 fairway sand trap and 1 green sand trap let the heart of every golfer beat faster.
›› Freimann, Freisinger Landstr. 60, Tel. 36 00 64 10,

Eberle Golfpark Johanneskirchen/Gauting
If you want to get a taste of golf without immediately becoming a member of a club, this is the place for you: in addition to two 6-hole courses for practice, inexpensive beginners’ offers and green license courses are available here (equipment can be rented). And, with a little luck, you will get a glimpse of a Chequered Skipper or the Black Redstart – the parks serve as refuges for butterflies, birds and plants.
›› Johanneskirchen, Rambaldistr., Tel. 957 95 50
›› 82131 Gauting, Robert-Koch-Allee, Tel. 850 04 44

Golf-Club Feldafing
Located in the historic Lenné Park, this traditional club – with an 18-hole course and a wonderful panoramic view of the Starnberg lake – is a true nature and leisure time experience. U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower himself once swung his clubs here.
›› 82340 Felda­fing, Tutzinger Str. 15, Tel. 0 81 57/93 34-0,

Golfclub München Eichenried
Pure golf fun over 135 hectares is provided to friends of golfing by this 27-hole masters course with three 9-hole courses and a 6-hole short course.
›› 85452 Eichenried (between Ismaning & Moosinning), Münchner Str. 57, Tel. 0 81 23/93 08-0,

Golfzentrum München-Riem
If you suddenly smell horses here, you should take a closer look at this course – it’s located in the middle of the Riem racecourse. With a little luck, you can follow exciting races while simultaneously enjoying the 9- and 3-hole courses, as well as the floodlit driving range with 52 tees.
›› Riem, Graf-Lehndorff-Str. 36, Tel. 94 500 800,

Münchner Golf Club
Traditional club founded in 1910, two courses. The course in Straßlach was designed by a great authority among golf course architects, the American Perry O. Dye; it is the only course in Germany certified by Dye Designs.
›› Thalkirchen: 9-Loch-Kurs, Zentralländstr. 40, Tel. 72 30 06 49
›› Straß­lach (near Grünwald): large facility with three 9-hole-courses, contact: 82064 Straßlach-Hailafing, Tölzer Str. 95, Tel. 0 81 70/­9 29 18-11, -25

Münchner Golf Eschenried
Directly before the gates to the city, you can play on soft, juicy-green peaty earth – especially good for your joints – in the middle of beautiful meadows and idyllic lake districts. Over 140 tees are available on 5 courses and 3 driving ranges.
›› Golf­anlage Eschenried: 85232 Eschenried, Am Kurfürstenweg 10, Tel. 0 81 31/56 74 0
›› Golfpark Gut Häusern: 85229 Gut Häusern bei Markt Indersdorf, Gut Häusern 2, Tel. 0 81 39/9 32 80

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Ice skating

Eislaufen in München
Once the ice is at least 15 cm thick, the Munich authorities allow skating on the city’s lakes and other bodies of water. Ideal locations are the lakes in Ost- and Westpark, the Kleinhesseloher See at the English Gardens, the lakes in Feldmoching, Langwied, Lerchenau and the Lußsee (see also Lakes, page xxx). The Nymphenburg Castle canal setting and the lakes in the adjoining park are particularly beautiful. In addition to these natural areas, there are possibilities to pirouette on various artificial rinks when the weather is not cold enough.

Eis- & Funsportzentrum Ost
Indoor and outdoor rink, Oct-March, Rollerblading in summer.
›› Neuperlach, Staudingerstr. 17 (am Ostpark), Tel. 63 01 91 47

Eis- & Funsportzentrum West
Artificial skating rink, only in winter, disco skating and teenager afternoon.
›› Pasing, Agnes-Bernauer-Str. 241, Tel. 89 68 90 07

Eiszauber am Stachus
Bavaria’s biggest mobile ice rink, every year November thru January.
›› Stachus, Tel. 24 24 16 88,

Grünwalder Freizeitpark
Small ice rink at the Freizeitpark, only in winter, plus ice-hockey.
›› 82031 Grünwald, Südliche Münchner Str. 35c, Tel. 6 41 89 10,

Olympia Eissportzentrum
2 ice rinks for ice skating are available in the only roofed ice skating rink in Munich. The Munich ice-hockey team EHC regularly fights for the puck here in its home games.
›› Milbertshofen, Spiridon Louis-Ring 21 Tel. 30 67-0,,

You can enjoy ice skating here with a special atmosphere flavor under an open sky on a 30-m by 60-m outdoor ice rink, music and floodlights. For relaxing and watching up to 450 people can take a seat in the grandstand.
›› Bogenhausen, Prinzregentenstr. 80, Bäder-Hotline: 23 61 50 50,

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Rafting & Canyoning

Action & Funtours
Rafting on the Isar, canyoning, ice climbing, canoeing, dinghy hire in Munich region and Tyrol.
›› 82131 Gauting, Karlstr. 7, Tel. 8 50 59 04,

Rafting (incl. wildwater), riverboat rides on the Donau and Isar plus ballooning, wagon trail trekking.
›› 85375 Neufahrn, Max-Anderl-Str. 107, Tel. 0 81 65/38 38,

Flößerei Josef Seitner
Authentic Bavarian rafting tours on the Isar and Loisach. At the beginning of the rafting trip, every guest receives a beer stein as a souvenir.
›› 82515 Wolfratshausen, Lindenweg 1, Tel. 0 81 71/7 85 18
›› Getting there: S7 Wolfratshausen, A95 Garmisch-Partenkirchen,

These perfect raft tours on the Isar for up to 55 people with a Bavarian brass band and lots of beer are part of the river scene between Wolfratshausen and Thalkirchen in Munich during the summer.
›› DER Touristik & Incentive: Schwabing, Münchner Freiheit 6, Tel. 34 07 72 300,

Specializes in canyoning tours for beginners; offers half- and full-day tours in Bavaria and Austria with individual support, guides for single persons and small groups, as well as multiple day tours in other countries (e.g. Italy, France) for company events, team training and incentives. Member of the CIC (Commission Internationale de Canyon – Canyoning Professionals).
›› Milbertshofen, Keferloherstr. 59, Tel. 0 172/8 47 38 73,

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Inline-Skaten in München
You can skate in Munich not only during Blade Night, when the masses roll right through the city, but also at many other locations and opportunities. The areas along the Isar, the northern part of the English Gardens and the Olympia Park are particularly popular. There’s also a lovely circuit just outside the city at Schloss Schleiß-heim (S1 Oberschleißheim). Highly recommended is the 7 km stretch on Pupplinger Au.
››, www.inline-strecken-­,

Münchner Blade Night
May-September every Monday. The courses are divided by North, South, East, West and family, up to 30,000 Roller bladers participate.
›› Starting point: „Wirtshaus am Bavariapark“, Schwanthalerhöhe, Theresienhöhe 15, 21.00 (starting time: 19.00, Family Blade Night: 15.00), Tel. 89 06 68 0,

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Citylauf München
Offers sports challenges throughout the year. New Year’s race, winter running series (15 km and 20 km), half-marathon, Munich team relay as well as the summer night race.
›› Contact: Active Concepts GmbH, 82340 Felda­fing, Rat-Jung-Str. 16, Tel. 5 46 07 06,

Laufschule München
Bavaria’s first jogging academy, walking and Nordic walking for beginners and advanced, running classes and seminars, group training, one-on-ones, marathon preparation.
›› 85560 Ebersberg, Bürgermeister-Müller-Str. 2b, Tel. 0 80 92/85 30 60,

München Marathon
Traditional marathon. Runners pass numerous sights and cross the English Gardens. In the end they reach the marathon gate at the Olympic Stadium, more than 10,000 participants. From 2010, many new attractions such as a traditional costume run.
›› Annual mid-October, Contact: runabout München Marathon GmbH, Obersendling, Boschetsrieder Str. 69, Tel. 0 180/­1 42 42 02,

München RoadRunners Club
More than 650 members of all age groups, mainly dedicated to running and triathlon; regular running meetings and speed running training.
›› Nymphenburg, Hohenlohestr. 67, Tel. 15 78 05 64,

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Ammersee Segelschule Marx
Certified sailing and motor boat courses. Sailing, pedal and electric boat rental.
›› 86911 Dießen, Seestr. 28, Tel. 0 88 07/84 15,

Segelschule & Bootsverleih Ernst
Sailing classes for inland waterway and offshore licence, sailing, rowing and pedal boat rental. Among the boats that can be rented are a restored marine cutter.
›› 86919 Utting am Ammersee, Am Freizeitgelände 10, Tel. 0 88 06/53 47 13 or 0 88 06/­76 61,

Segelschule Weiss-Blau
Theory classes, training for inland waterways and offshore sailing, family sailing, children’s classes, sailing trips, charters, boating accessories; also correspondence courses.
›› Sendling, Aidenbachstr. 208, Tel. 74 87 99 47,

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Fußball in München
For a kick-about go to the English Gardens. Here in the summer, scores of hobby soccer players try to bend it like Beckham. Besides the world-famous Bayern Munich and their local rival TSV 1860 München, there are also around 150 other football clubs in Munich for those with professional ambitions. The Royal Bavarian league also has over 170 amateur teams on its books.

Soccer hasn’t totally disappeared from the Olympic Park after the opening of the Allianz Arena. In the SoccArena, you can get your kicks on a special blue surface on either the four match pitches (30 x 15 m) or the speed pitches (26 x 13 m).
›› Milbertshofen, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, Tel. 30 67 21 37,

Soccer World
6 artificial turf fields (of which 3 are outdoors) guarantee soccer fun 365 days a year, 7 squash courts and sports bar.
›› Moosach, Georg-Kainz-Str. 8, Tel. 149 28 75,

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Surfers have made wave-riding an unusual tourist attraction on the Eisbach, to the right of the Haus der Kunst. The devil lies not only in the detail here, but also under water: a strong current and a massive cement block require surfing prowess. If you don’t trust yourself on the wave, you should at least take the time to watch – it’s certainly worth a look! The surfing was tolerated by the authorities until July 2010 when it became legal.
›› Lehel, Prinzregentenstr., Tram 17, Haltestelle Nationalmuseum,

Meeting place for city surfers in Munich’s south that’s just as popular as the Eisbach. On an Isar branch waterway, water rats ride the surf here. Even beginners can show their talents here because the current is not very strong compared with the Eisbach.
›› Thalkirchen, Floßlände

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Tennis, squash & badminton

Der Rothof
12 outdoor and 6 indoor courts, fitness center. Beach volleyball in summer.
›› Bogenhausen, Denninger Str. 120, Tel. 92 80 80 80,

Park Club Nymphenburg
8 squash and 8 badminton courts, sauna area, swimming pool.
›› Nymphenburg, Stievestr. 15, Tel. 1 78 20 55,

Largest and most modern multifunction facility in eastern Munich. Not only squash, (table) tennis and badminton fans can swing their rackets here – cheerleaders, gymnasts, volleyball players, fitness fans, etc. get their money’s worth. In addition to 6 indoor tennis courts and 4 tennis sand courts, 4 badminton and 6 squash courts, there is a large fitness and weight-lifting zone.
›› 85540 Haar, im Sportpark Eglfing, Höglweg 7, Tel. 46 46 47,

Passionate squash players and speed squash, badminton and tennis (at Thalkirchen only) players can have a good work out in two facilities and then relax in the spa area. The Solln facility has 10 squash courts, as well as a badminton doubles court and two singles courts and an 800 sq m fitness center. The Thalkirchen facility has three indoor tennis courts, 10 squash courts, eight badminton courts.
›› Solln, Drygals­ki Allee 41, Tel. 78 60 40
›› Thalkirchen, Zielstattstr. 61, Tel. 78 69 70

Squash Fitness Schwabing
5 squash courts, gym, pool, table tennis.
›› Maxvorstadt, Winzerer Str. 47b, Tel. 3 08 35 16,

Sportzentrum Martinsried
Modern sports center. Among the huge offerings for sports and fitness are 3 squash, 8 badminton and 4 tennis courts. Extras: free childcare and a large spa and solarium world, Italian restaurant.
›› 82152 Martinsried, Lochhamer Str. 33, Tel. 8 57 30 41,

Tivoli Tennis
Right in the English Gardens there are 9 hard courts in good condition, as well as a restaurant with a terrace. Budding tennis players can take lessons from the age of four.
›› Altstadt-Lehel, Öttingenstr. 78, Tel. 29 78 65,

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Wasserskilift Friedberg
Wakeboard and water-ski lifts, 900 m circuit, swimming lake, beach volleyball, grass area for sunbathing. Open April to mid-October.
›› 86316 Friedberg, Seestraße (at Friedberger See), Tel. 0 821/60 27 41,

Wasserskipark Aschheim
Quarry lake where you get into the vacation mood.Waterskiing wake board and wakeskating fans will especially enjoy the 760 m water ski facility. On dry land palm trees, deck chairs and a small beach with a bar all create a relaxing atmosphere.
›› 85609 Aschheim (close to Feldkirchen), Am Eventpark 30, Tel. 90 01 96 00 (in summer), Tel. 903 88 85 (in winter),

Watazoo am Wörth See
Quarry lake where you get into the vacation mood.Waterskiing wake board and wakeskating fans will especially enjoy the 760 m water ski facility. On dry land palm trees, deck chairs and a small beach with a bar all create a relaxing atmosphere.
›› Contact: Untergiesing, Humboldtstr. 20, Tel. 4 70 24 38,
›› Getting there: A 92 direction Deggendorf, exit Wörth

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