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The Gasteig is where Munich lives and breathes culture. Few other venues in Europe offer such a diverse range of events involving music, theatre, dance, films and exhibitions.

Colorful lights, a couple dancing, you see the man from behind, he wears a hat. The woman dances towards him, she laughs all over her face.
The Gasteig is the largest hub of culture and creativity in Munich – and a vibrant landmark of the city Copyright: Benedikt Feiten/Gasteig

Culture and open spaces for all

The Gasteig is a magnet for culture enthusiasts and inquisitive minds. Year-round, many thousands of Munich’s denizens visit “their” Gasteig. So do people from all over the world – be it for a concert, a language course, to dance or to borrow library items. Or simply to take a stroll in our spacious grounds.

“Everyone is welcome at the Gasteig! Here, you can immerse yourself in culture or just sit and enjoy a coffee; relax, enjoy, meet with others or discover something new and surprising.”

Max Wagner, Managing Director of Gasteig München GmbH

The Gasteig has been part of Munich since 1985 and has always been a popular destination for a night out. But also in the daytime, visitors young and old can enjoy film festivals, classical concerts, readings and exhibitions here. Recently, Europe’s largest arts centre and its resident institutions have moved to new premises, where we continue to provide our full range of art, education and infotainment.

 

Providing an inspiring backdrop and platform for projects and initiatives of all kinds, our buildings and event halls offer plenty of space for experiencing culture year-round, including subculture and experimental projects – space for passion and emotion. Tickets for the diverse events are always available and affordable – often even

free of charge.

The cultural line-up has moved up the Isar river

 

Since autumn 2021, our main location is the Gasteig HP8. Located next to Heizkraftwerk Süd power station on the premises of utility company Stadtwerke München, our new venue offers everything that also defined our arts centre in Rosenheimer Straße. And yet our interim premises are different.

Gasteig Motorama

 

The branch of the Munich City Library at this location in Haidhausen features is run as an Open Library – a Mecca for the inquisitive of all ages and a gamers’ paradise. Find out more

Back to the future

What will happen to the good old Gasteig on Rosenheimer Straße? At the moment, no events are taking place there, but that will change after its redevelopment. Take a tour of the New Gasteig and marvel at novel visions for Munich. This way

City district in the evening taken from above, the area of the Gasteig HP8 with the illuminated brick hall E, next to it the modern modular building of the Isarphilharmonie. You can see the city stream under trees on the left.
A new centre of culture is born: the Gasteig HP8. Isarphilharmonie, Hall E and Hall X are the stars of the Gasteig’s new site in Munich’s south-west. Copyright: HG Esch/Gasteig
Enthusiastic audience in the outdoor area at the Alpenrausch Festival at the Gasteig HP8
Copyright: Andreas Gebert/Gasteig
Large and small people walk through the white-painted Hall E with glass roof and blue balustrades
Copyright: HG Esch/Gasteig

Gasteig HP8 – The allure of the new

The Gasteig HP8 is located in the midst of an established neighbourhood and gets along very well with its neighbours. These include, among others, an art studio, a film studio, a carpentry, a car workshop and a tyre shop. While the original Gasteig is being made fit for the future, visitors are flocking up the Isar river. There are plenty of reasons to do so:

 

  • To marvel at the new Isarphilharmonie, this acoustic miracle with its magical atmosphere
  • To be inspired by the industrial charm of Hall E, built in 1926
  • To savour the dual pleasure of culture and cuisine in the HP8
  • To take advantage of the ample space for reading, learning, chatting and enjoying life
  • Because of the hospitality, welcoming atmosphere and equal opportunities they find here
  • Because the Gasteig HP8 is accessible, inclusive, vibrant and multicultural
  • Because …
A big-city address In our magazine, you can find out more about the creatives in Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8 (HP8).
The Isarphilharmonie Discover Munich’s state-of-the-art concert hall for a new acoustic experience.
Hall E Enter the centrepiece of HP8 – the historic transformer hall of Munich’s power utility.

The Gasteig family

The Gasteig unites a network of institutions that all bear “Munich” in their name and help shape its cultural life: the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich City Library, the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre and Gasteig München GmbH.

 

The staff of these renowned cultural and educational establishments work year round to ensure that our events are of the highest quality; that all of Munich can enjoy music, dance, art and literature; that everyone has the chance to broaden their horizons.

“Munich needs the Gasteig. Because it is unique, and because it is there for everyone. It is a place of opportunity; it can be noisy or serene; it offers culture and education; it offers freedom to do stuff and does not twist your arm. Where else do we have such a place in Munich?”

Katrin Habenschaden, Deputy Mayor of Munich
The creatives at the Gasteig

We want your input

The Gasteig is all about inclusiveness and belongs to all of the people of Munich. We want to enable everyone to use our house and to actively participate. We offer it as a playground for the community, and we strive for long-term collaborations. Let’s try out novel formats together and enrich our beautiful city!

Events with urban flair Whether for a massive party or a presentation of the annual report: Here, you can find out all about renting our rooms for your event.
The Gasteig is there for everyone We only exist because of you. So let’s have your ideas! Just send us an e-mail.
Your Engagement We value good partnerships and are happy to have you on board.