Here’s a fun fact: there is currently enough chocolate in Munich to fill 80 football stadiums. Well… this may not be accurate but it certainly feels like it! The empirical evidence is clear: between the colored eggs & the cream-filled bunnies, the Lindt, the Mozart and the Star Wars & Elsa bars at toddler eye-level, believe me, there is a lot of chocolate. Easter is here!
Did you suddenly feel a slight pang of panic coming on? Don’t. We’ve not only covered the shopping Armaggedon but we’ve also scoured the web for local Munich Easter events – Easter egg hunts, fancy brunches, traditional bonfires and more – and have put them in a convenient list, so you can relax and attend to more pressing matters (aka. your chocolate Easter egg stash). You’re welcome.
14.04.2017, 10am – Good Friday Procession
St Michael’s church, Neuhauser Strasse, München
If you want an insight into an old local tradition, you can watch the Good Friday Procession (Karfreitagsprozession), which starts at 10am at St Michael’s church and makes its way along Kaufingerstrasse, finishing at St Peter’s church.
15-17.04.2017, 11am-7pm – Markt der Sinne
Praterinsel 3-4, 80538 München
Price: 7,00 EUR, kids under 13 free
Although not really an Easter event per say, The Markt der Sinne, might be a fun place to visit during the Easter break. It is a market focused on art, handcrafted items and the artisan lifestyle. The three-day program includes kids’ activities such as face painting, art and craft workshops and theatre. It has the added benefit of having adult-friendly attractions, such as a market of hand-crafted items and live music.
16.04.2017, 3pm – Bunter Osternachmittag mit Eiersuche
Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80538 München
Price: 1,00 EUR
The Bavarian National Museum is hosting an Easter hunt. Kids won’t only be searching for eggs, but also Easter lambs (Osterlämmer), bunnies, spring flowers and other signs of new life. They’ll also learn about local traditions, including the lighting of the Easter fire (Entzünded des Osterfeuers) and the blessing of Easter water (Segnung des Osterwassers). The event is designed for kids six and over.
16-17.04.2017, 9:30am-3pm – Der Osterhase kommt zum Brenner Brunch
Maximilianstrasse 15, 80539 München
The Easter bunny is going to hop by for a brunch visit to Brenner Opengrill on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. The restaurant’s play corner will be available for the little ones, so that the adults can eat their poached eggs in relative peace.
15.04.2017, 6pm – Ostermobrenna
Garchinger Strasse, 85386 Eching
In a custom that goes back several centuries, Bavarians boot out winter and welcome spring by burning stuff. More specifically, by burning an effigy of winter (usually a straw doll). You can see it go down in person at the Ostermobrenna event, which will take place on the meadow next to the Eching lake car park. You can come along and watch the burning of winter or even participate yourself. Remember, if you’re bringing your own material for burning, it has to meet certain guidelines and can be delivered from 10am. Please contact +49 (0) 151 6788 6533 for more details.
16.04.2017, 11am-5pm – Osterfest vor dem Olympiaturm
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München
If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, Olympiapark is promising to entertain the young and old alike, in a six-hour Easter extravaganza. In a nutshell there will be music, competitions, egg painting and decorating, face painting, a magic show, a balloon station, trampolines, slides and other activities for the littles, food and drink stands and two big Easter bunnies, who’ll be making the rounds with baskets of chocolate Easter eggs.
16.04.2017, 11am-3pm – Osterbrunch @ Leonardo Royal Hotel
Moosacher Strasse 90, 80809 München
Price: 45 EUR, kids 5-14 1 EUR per year of age, kids under 4 eat free
You can lounge your way into Easter with a champagne brunch. The Easter brunch at Leonardo Royal Hotel includes a buffet of breakfast classics, lunch dishes, a selection of desserts, coffee, tea, juices, water and bubbly. The price includes professional babysitting and a little Easter surprise for the younger guests.
16.04.2017, 2pm – Ostern im Theater
Türkenstrasse 86, 80799 München (in der Amalienpassage)
Price: 8 EUR, kids 6 EUR
The Galli Theatre’s version of Easter involves face painting, an Easter egg hunt, an interactive show and the opportunity to take photos with the Easter bunny.
17.04.2017, 10am-3pm – Oster-Brunch @ Hausler Hof
Garchinger Weg 72, 85399 Hallbergmoos
Price: 20 EUR, kids up to 13 are 10 EUR, kids under 5 are 3 EUR
The Hausler Hof’s Easter brunch promises to be packed with Easter goodies, like Easter ham, as it sails from breakfast through antipasti to soups, salads, main dishes and dessert. An Easter surprise also awaits the youngest guests.
17.04.2017, 11am-5pm – Grosses Kinderfest im Besucherpark
The Munich Airport Visitor’s Centre is putting on a big Easter party on Easter Monday. There will be games, Easter crafts and other kiddie attractions organised by the KinderLand team. A special Easter egg hunt will include treats from Tante Ju’s. In addition, kids will be able to take a 50-minute tour of the centre for free (adult tickets will be available at a discount).
18.04.2017, 2pm-6pm – Ostereier @ Abenteuerspielplatz Neuhausen
Hanebergstrasse 14, 80637 München
The website is a little vague, but it seems that the Easter bunny is going to visit at some point and leave eggs to be found on Tuesday the 18th of April. For more information, get in contact with the Abenteuerspielplatz Neuhausen.
16.04.2017, 6pm – Osterfeuer Seeshaupt
St. Heinricherstrasse 127, 82402 Seeshaupt
Celebrate the traditional burning of winter to welcome the spring at the Osterfeuer event in Seeshaupt. The fun will start at 6pm on St Heinrichstrasse with a barbeque, beer and live music on Lake Starnberg.
16-17.04.2017, 10am-5pm – Osterzeit in Hellabrunn
Tierparkstrasse 30, 81543 München
Price: 15 EUR, kids 4-14 are 6 EUR, kids under 4 are free
Join the animals of the Hellabrunn zoo for Easter shenanighans. The kiddos can watch as Easter treats are hidden in animal enclosures for the animals to find. There will also be special animal story time, face painting stations and general Easter fun.
15.04.2017, 10am-2pm – Osterbrunch @ Hoffbräukeller
Innere Wiener Strasse 19, 81667 München
Price: 19,50 EUR, kids from 6-12 are 9,50EUR, up to two kids under six, per family, can eat for free
Hoffbräukeller’s event will include Easter and other special-occasion food as well as Easter fun for the whole family.
15.04.2017, 3:30pm-5pm – Österliches Basteln
Tegernseer Landstrasse 75a, 81539 München
Price: 8 EUR for first child, 4 EUR for siblings
Bring the kids along to paint, create, stamp and knead Easter crafts. The kids will have the option of creating things like Easter baskets, Easter cards and sweet marzipan bunnies. The course is meant for kids from 2.5 to 6 years old. The price also includes a drink and an Easter bunny cookie. Please register by emailing: email@example.com
16.04.2017, 10am – Ostereiersuche @ DAV
Praterinsel 5, 80538 München
The Easter bunny has been busy and hidden 1,000 Easter eggs in the garden of the Alpine Museum on the Praterinsel. It will be up to the kids to find them all on Easter Sunday morning.
17.04.2017, 11:30am-3pm – Osterbrunch @ Best Western Plus Hotel Erb
Posthalterring 1, 85599 Vaterstetten
Price: 27,90 EUR
Enjoy a lazy Easter Sunday brunch at the four-star Best Western Plus Hotel Erb. If the weather is nice, sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the views. The brunch buffet will include breakfast and lunch staples as well as a few extra treats, such as a waffle station, a glass of prosecco, tea, coffee and a selection of regional dishes.
15-17.04.2017 – Ostern in der Eiche
Ranertstrasse 1, 81249 München
The Landgasthof Deutsche Eiche has an Easter program to fill your entire Easter break (if you so wish). On Saturday the 15th of April, things will blast off at 6pm with a big Osterfeuer event in the beer garden. Expect a bonfire, stick bread baking and egg painting. On Sunday and Monday, you can go along from 12pm, to listen to live music in the beer garden and eat white-asparagus-inspired dishes (the set menu is 27,50 EUR).
15.04.2017, 10:30am-2pm – Osterbrunch @ Jugendfarm Neuaubing
Wiesentfelser Strasse 59, 81249 München
Price: 4 EUR
The Jugendfarm Neuaubing is hosting a community Easter brunch and egg hunt. Come along and help to bake homemade bread in the stone oven, make cheese, butter and various spreads and finish off by baking an Easter lamb. Then break off to hunt for eggs (12pm). Once you’ve worked up at appetite, sit down and enjoy the spoils of your labour. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or getting in touch through their Facebook page.
16.04.2017, 12pm – Ostereiersuche @ Wirtshaus am Bavariapark
Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 München
Wirtshaus am Bavariapark is offering Easter crafts, an Easter egg hunt and a little Easter surprise. Adults are welcome to enjoy a special menu devoted to white asparagus.
16-17.04-2017, 9am-6pm – Ostereiersuchen @ Glenteiten
An der Glentleiten 4, 82439 Grossweil
Get into Easter egg hunting fun at the Freilichtmuseum Glentleiten. Kids will be sent on a mission throughout the whole museum to look for little beetles. Once they have enough, they’ll be able to swap them for real organic & local eggs. Younger kids can also participate in a craft workshop on both days from 2pm till 4pm and make a ladybird (Sunday) or a sheep (Monday). Older kids and adults can go on a photo safari, look through local products or enjoy a slice of cake.
17.04.2017, 11am-6pm – Ostereierbrauchtum
Bauernhofmuseum Jexhof, 82296 Schöngeising
Price: 4 EUR, kids 6-16 2,50 EUR, kids under 6 free
Want to experience Easter, Bavaria style? Head along to the Jexhof Bauernhofmuseum and try your hand at “Oarwoagln” while your kids hunt around for Easter eggs, play and conduct experiments.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Germans traditionally celebrate Easter, check out our how-to to find out more!
Agnes Stockburger is a writer, editor and published author. In her glory days she wrote for the likes of Australian Broker, SheKnows and Yahoo!7. These days you’re more likely to find her sticking Duplo blocks in the fridge and the milk in the mailbox because OMG her kids will NOT sleep. She has lived in Munich for six years, has two dirndls and gave birth in German. Twice. This obviously qualifies her to write about the local culture with impunity.
Photo credit: Hailing from sunny Florida, Loralee Pioszak is an English/Spanish speaking children and family photographer who enjoys capturing bright colors, big smiles and childhood memories. She is a Munich resident since 2015 and mom to one very cute little girl. Find her work at facebook.com/loraleephotography.