That lovely Winter festival that I became slightly addicted to last year (and made any excuse to return to time and again!)? It has a Sister. Fonder of the summer months, and held instead at the ever impressive Olympia Park…
And whilst there are obvious similarities between the two – the fantastic music from anywhere and everywhere, the global food stalls from all four corners, interesting stalls to peruse etc. Perhaps thanks to the setting, this one has a real summer festival feel to it (reminding me of a few of our UK festivals without the occasional rain and wellie boots!), with outdoor bars and bier gartens everywhere to sit and relax in, I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer’s day… Plus it’s great for Small People, as Summer Tollwood has a tent dedicated entirely to them, and in which mine spent a happy hour or so yesterday afternoon, making animal masks to decorate the huge ark that sits just outside (that also doubles as a playground), creating rattle snakes by hammering nails through bottle tops and threading them onto wire (can’t imagine that being allowed at home – but we had no squashed fingers!), and in the Kinder Kitchen making crocodile sandwiches.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you are in Munich between now and the 27th July (it all began on Wednesday) then I really recommend that you get yourself down there!
Do check out ArtsinMunich if you are somewhat summer festival obsessed too – Rachel really is the Bavarian expert!
Tollwood – July 2nd – July 27th