Munich Pride: July 7 - 15, 2018

Welcome in Munich!

Munich is the city of the Oktoberfest, the home of the soccer club FC Bayern Munich, and of the automobile company BMW as well. But Munich has much more to offer - particularly for gays and lesbians.

The state capital of Bavaria is a liberal metropolis, in which lesbians and gays are a natural part of the society. There are numerous bars, restaurants and shops, but also a wide range of non-commercial groups and associations - there is something for every taste.

In 1997 the international gay and lesbian choir festival was celebrated in Munich (and in 2018 it is celebrated again:, and in 2004 the EuroGames took place here for the first time.

Truly unique was Munich's city government from May 1996 till April 2014: The Social Democrats, the Green Party and the gay & lesbian party "Rosa Liste" formed a coalition together. The city government changed in May 2014, but "Rosa Liste" is still a part of the city council.

Munich Pride =
Christopher Street Day (CSD) München

The very first Munich Pride (CSD) took place at June 28, in 1980 and we are celebrating the CSD this year for the 39th time - in the meantime with over 200,000 people taking part!

Since the year 2000, this huge event is organized by the four major social and political associations Rosa Liste, Sub, LeTra and Münchner Aids-Hilfe.

Besides fun and festivities, the focus is also very much on the political roots of the CSD. Thus the CSD traditionally begins with the demonstration, which is led by the Mayor, Dieter Reiter, and the Rosa Liste city councillor, Thomas Niederbühl since the year 2000.

Afterwards, the street festival takes place at the Marienplatz, Munich's historic central square. And in the evening, the honorable neo-gothic Munich City Hall opens it's doors and is transformed into an enormous party location for the gay and lesbian community. This is truly unique - worldwide!

Pride Weekend

July 14, 2018

12 am: Start of the Pride Parade; Assembly point Marienplatz (station on the U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems)

12 am - 12 pm: CSD street festival at the Marienplatz and the Frauenplatz, with a stage for the show and cultural program, information stands, catering stands, etc.

10 pm - 05 am: CSD Clubbing in the City Hall, the biggest and most sought after gay party in town.

July 15, 2018

11 am - 10 pm: CSD street festival at the Marienplatz and the Frauenplatz, with a stage for the show and cultural program, information stands, catering stands, etc.

Partner Hotels

Our partner hotels welcome you in the Bavarian capital.
   Hotel Torbräu (book with keyword "PROSECCO" for a 5% discount)
   Cristal Hotel
   Bold Hotels (book with keyword „CSD 2017" for a 15% discount)
   Deutsche Eiche

Useful links

We have compiled a collection of useful links for our guests. They convey you an overview of the Munich scene and the range of events and also inform about general tourist destinations. If you know of a link we have left out, simply send a mail to, many thanks!

General links

The "official" Munich web-site, very extensive (in English)

Mobile in Munich: Munich's local transportation authority (in English)

The German railways, general information and timetables (in English)

Munich Airport (in English)

Links for the gay & lesbian community

The gay center "Sub", information, counselling, library, bar, etc. (in English)

The lesbian center "LeTra", information and counselling (in English)

The "Deutsche Eiche": Hotel, Sauna, Restaurant, one of Munich's oldest gay meeting points (in English)


ShouId you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer them. Our mail-address is, and our fax number +49 89 54333-212.

Visit our web-site again soon! Many thanks and "Auf Wiedersehen"!