In 2010, the Gasteig cultural and conference centre celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since opening its doors in 1985, it has become a veritable hub of Munich’s cultural life. Within its walls sit some of Munich’s renowned cultural and educational institutions. The name ‘Gasteig’ derives from its location: on the ‘gachen Steig’ (literally ‘steep track’), on the right-hand bank of the Isar River.
The Gasteig will be the main venue for EUROCITIES 2014 Munich, with all plenary sessions taking place here.
New Town Hall
The Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) is a magnificent Gothic revival building whose architecture dominates the north side of Munich’s Marienplatz. Constructed from brick and shell limestone, it was completed between 1867 and 1903. The Neues Rathaus is the seat of the mayor’s office, the city council, and the headquarters of the city administration. The observation deck at the top of the 85 metre high tower offers a splendid view over the rooftops of the city – a view which, in good weather, extends as far as the Alps. The figurines on the tower’s carillon have re-enacted stories from Munich’s history at 11.00 and 12.00 every day since 1908.
During EUROCITIES 2014 Munich, the private political session, the ExCom meeting and the meet a colleague session will take place here.
In 2013, a total of 2.9 million visitors helped make BMW Welt in Munich the most popular tourist attraction in Bavaria. Its ground-breaking architecture and new vehicle exhibitions make it a highlight for more than just automobile enthusiasts from around the globe – and especially for those who come here to pick up their new car. A varied programme of cultural, artistic and entertainment events awaits visitors, as do several restaurants.
The evening event on 5 November, including the awards ceremony, will be held at BMW Welt.
Munich, beer and the Hofbräuhaus have been inseparable for the past 400 years. Since the early 19th century, the famous beer cellar at the heart of the city has been a magnet for the people from Munich and travellers from every corner of the globe. Its delicious beer, traditional specialities, legendary ‘Gemütlichkeit’ (the untranslatable German word for a uniquely homely, convivial atmosphere!) and fascinating history have made the Hofbräuhaus the most famous beer cellar in the world.
The Hofbräuhaus will be the venue for the evening event on 6 November.