Gay Munich Munich City Guide City Guides > Germany > Gay Munich Munich Curation by Jamie McGhee, words by Ian PackhamPicture Bavaria and you’ll likely imagine a city resembling Munich, replete with Lederhosen, oompah bands, and the giant Bierhallen of the annual Oktoberfest celebrations—the world’s largest folk festival—aplenty. But stereotypes aside, there’s a huge number of things to do in Munich too, from a stunning medieval Old Town to 61 theatres and 36 museums. It was also here, in the ‘City of Beer and Art’, that Germany’s first publicly supportive political statements on homosexuality were made back in 1867. Though it took a further 100 years for sexual activity between men to be legalised, this still made Germany a leading light in the battle for equality, which today sees Munich laying claim to some of the oldest gay bars in the world. Set around the Glockenbachviertel neighbourhood, the LGBTQ scene is one of the largest and most diverse of any German city; events come to a head not at Oktoberfest, but the Christopher Street Day pride festivities each July. For your definitive Munich gay guide, you’ve come to the right place. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in MunichLet’s start this gay Munich travel guide with a roundup of the best hotels in Munich. For that homely touch—if your home is a penthouse that money can’t buy—BEYOND by Geisel boasts unmatched communal spaces in a phenomenal location directly on Marienplatz, which has been the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town) since 1158. A communal guest living room spans two floors, while the dining area and fully-fitted kitchen provide plenty of space to show off your culinary genius at any time of day. But when all is said and done, it’s the rooms that count, and those at BEYOND by Geisel are bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. While BEYOND may be known for classic luxury, the design hotel, Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, snugly located between the Olympic Stadium and the city’s Englischer Garten, is famous for its natural woodwork. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of Munich from the rooftop bar, indulge in massages and locally-inspired healing treatments at the in-house spa, or top up their tans on the pool sundeck.Situated within easy reach of Munich points of interest, between the Old Town and the Glockenbachviertel gaybourhood, and beside the famed Viktualienmarkt square and food market, Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt couldn’t be more central. The light and spacious rooms have extra-long beds for the comfort of all their guests and contrast vividly with the black and gold stylings of the lobby and bar. Embodying bronze, silver, and gold, Motel One Munich-Olympia Gate celebrates and commemorates the 1972 Munich Olympics. Enlarged photographs from the games adorn the walls, and each furnishing has been chosen to evoke the 1970s Olympic spirit. Located in the Schwabing district, one of Munich’s most authentic, Motel One Munich-Olympia Gate offers guests the ideal balance between tranquillity and the vivacity of the nearby centre of the city, where you’ll find Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München. The main attraction, besides its classically-styled rooms, is use of its luxury day spa, which offers a wealth of calming beauty treatments in addition to an indoor swimming pool and fine views over the Munich skyline. Photo: Ross SokolovskiiRecommended hotels in Gay Munich - Munich Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich BEYOND by Geisel BEYOND by Geisel features luxuriously furnished bedrooms and suites with panoramic views of the Town Hall or Rindermarkt square. Breakfast and drinks are included. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich Living Hotel Das Viktualienmarkt Located beside the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, this environmentally friendly hotel features a gym and free Wi-Fi. The stylish rooms use renewable energy sources. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich Motel One Munich-Olympia Gate Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Motel One München-Olympia Gate offers pet-friendly accommodations in Munich. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor This luxury hotel is located at the Schwabinger Tor in Munich. It features a spa, fitness centre and pool area with sundecks and a rooftop bar offering 360° views of the city and towards the Alps. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München An elegant spa with pool and panoramic city views are featured at this 5-star hotel. It is centrally located in Munich, a 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Square. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Munich - Munich Mandarin Oriental Luxurious rooms and the famous Matsuhisa restaurant are featured at this 5-star hotel in the heart of Munich’s Old Town. It lies in a quiet side street, a 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Square. Book on Booking.com Explore more hotels like this in Munich View on Booking.comPowered by Booking.comThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The 5 best weekend getaways from ChicagoChicago offers a plethora of weekend getaways, many of which lie no more than three hours’ drive away. From the historic town of Galena and the foodie utopia of Milwaukee to the artsy hub of Saugatuck and beyond. 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