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The Rolling Stones European Tour 2003

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Introduction

These pages will supply information about the cities the Stones will be visiting this summer. To read about each individual city please select the actual city link in the IORR travel guide pages. If you have information for these pages please send e-mail to [email protected].


Nearest big city

München (German)
Munich (English)

Population: 1.2 million inhabitants


How to get to the city

Munich airport can be reached from all over the world. It is around 35km away from the city center, linked by two S-Bahn lines (S-Bahn is the commuter train network) and an additional bus connection. Both the S-Bahn lines and the bus link the airport with Munich central station (Hauptbahnhof). "S-Bahn"-Lines. It takes about 30 Minutes to the "Marien-Platz". For further information on the airport refer to the Munich Airport web pages.


How to get to the venue

Olympiahalle and Olympiastadion are located in the Olympic Park (Olympiapark), built for the 1972 summer Olympics. To reach both venues take the subway U3 from the city center (S-Bahn connection at Marienplatz). It takes about 15 Minutes. For big events (and at least the stadium concert is one) there is a special direct subway connection from Hauptbahnhof to Olympiapark. From Olympiapark subway station it is a 10 minute walk to either of the two venues. Cirkus Krone is located close to the city centre, within walking distance from the central-railway-station. The next S-Bahn station is Hackerbrücke (all S-Bahn lines; 5 minute walk from here), but there is construction work going on, with S-Bahn service interruptions on weekends, so better ask in your hotel about the current situation. Other ways to reach Cirkus Krone are by tram (16/17 from Hauptbahnhof also to Hackerbrücke) or by subway U1 to Stiglmaierplatz. You can find maps of public transport under MVV München.

Directions If you want to find a quick way to a special location by the tube use this link to find the shortest way www.mvv-muenchen.de/fahrplanauskunft. You can type addresses or stations from your starting point and the system search the shortest way. In english mvv-info-service.

Citymap of Munich: stadtplan.net

Olympiahalle:
Go with the tube "U 3" in direction "Olympiazentrum" - follow the signage to "Olympiahalle/Olympiastadion" If you see the television tower in front of you you are on the right way - or the easiest way - follow the people because there is only one way to stadion and hall If you are in the Olympiahalle the arena entrance is not so easy to find - but if you follow the signage "D1-D2" you get in the Arena direct in front of the stage on Keith side..

Olympiastadion:
The same way like the way to Olympiahalle follow the way 200 m along The quickliest way to the stage is here to use not the 1. entrance (you see it on the right if you have passed the Olympiahlle) you have to use the second entrance across from the stage. This is the onliest way to come into the arena

Circus Krone:
Easiest way is per "S-Bahn" - station "Hackerbrücke" - there is only one exit. If you see the central terminal of munich in front of you have to follow the street on the left. Go 300-400 m and you will the circus on the right.

Maps:

Olympiahalle München

Olympic Stadion München


Travel information


Click on this underground city train map to get a bigger map!

According to statistics, Munich is one of the safest European cities. Still, as always beware of pickpockets and it might not be the best idea to stroll alone through the English Garden at night, especially if you are a woman. There are dozens of organized sight-seeing tours, most of them leave just opposite of the central station’s main entrance. Munich has some world-renowned museums, including the three Pinakotheken (Old, new and modern), with paintings from different époques. Another famous one is the Deutsches Museum, featuring all kinds of technological stuff from cars to coal mining. Adjacent to the museum is the amazeum, hosting Munich’s IMAX-theater, where they show Live at the max at the moment ( www.amazeum.de).


Venue maps

Olympiahalle

Olympiastadion

Circus Krone

You can find maps for hall and stadium under www.olympiapark.de.

Cirkus Krone is what the name says: a circus building, so it is pretty much a round building with a small standing area in the center and seats around.


Recommended hotels


Recommended bars/restaurants

In this season you should visit the Bavarian "Biergarten". Here you can get local food and drink (beer). F. e. "Augustiener Biergarten" very near to Krone (Arnulfstr.). "Löwenbräu-Keller und Biergarten" also near to the Krone (Nymphenburgerstr.). But the best are the small "Biergarten" in the villages in sorrounding from Munich.

Weather permitting, you should head for one of Munich’s beer gardens. The biggest one is Hirschgarten (close to Laim S-Bahn station), offering space for around 8,000 people. On a sunny day just go there, bring your own food (or buy it there), get yourself a Maß (1 ltr.) beer, sit down and enjoy in the shade of the chestnut trees. There are dozens of beer gardens all over Munich and other famous ones are the one next to the Chinese tower in the English Garden (next subway: Universität) or the one next to Löwenbräukeller (Subway Stiglmaierplatz) only a 10 minute walk away from Cirkus Krone. If you want more beer you can check out some of the traditional Bavarian beer halls; there are some of them close to Marienplatz, including the most famous of them all: Hofbräuhaus (Am Platzl). Dozens of bars can be found in Schwabing (subway: Münchner Freiheit or Giselastraße) or Haidhausen (Subway/S-Bahn:Ostbahnhof)

Vollmond The owner is a big rollingstones fan sometimes there are live videos and good music (no live bands) 80797 Schleißheimer Str. 82 - T. 52 97 36

Schwabinger 7 The oldest and best bar in town (40 years old) very good music - cheap beer. Feilitschstraße (station "Münchner Freiheit") 089 / 34 84 70 - Feilitzschstr. 7

In this area you find a lot of bars so if you don´t like it take the next door

Rennbahn Not the best but the owner is a stones fan and so sometimes the music is good and livevideos from the stones Rennbahn Schwabing - Feilitzschstrasse 12 - 80803 München - Tel ++49 (0)89 394874 Rennbahn Schwabing

Hard Rock Cafe Everybody knows it: Hard Rock Cafe München.

Biergärten Many "beergardens" you find in the "Englischen Garten" nice places are "Chinesischer Turm" (station "Gieselastraße") "Seehaus" (station Münchner Freiheit" and Hirschau (station "Münchner Freiheit")

Disco:

optimolwerke.de

alabamahalle.de


Meeting place for fans

Orlando Haus - Restaurant, Bistro & Keller.
Wednesday June 4 at 2-4 pm (14:00 - 16:00).
Address: Platz 4. U-bahn: Marienplatz.
Same sqare/place as the Hofbrauhaus. And only two minutes from the Stones hotel. Look for the nice building with the letters "Orlando Haus" on the top part. Outside there are many tables, often free space. And they serve Augustiner beer - one of the best. This is a typical place for beer, food and talking.


City map

Munich city map

Tourist links


Other local events

If you stay a couple of days longer in town and are interested in more music: June 10, Olympiastadion:

Bruce Springsteen !!! Events:

For all events, concerts, cinema, theater, parties etc. is one magazin the best - the "in-münchen" it is for free and you could find it at cinemas or bars. Internet: www.in-muenchen.de

A good warm up for the Stones concerts is to see film "Stones at the max". in the IMAX cinema - tickets/infos/reservation at: ww.amazeum.de

recordstores:

Innenstadt
Good stones boots but very expensive. If you want the real rarities you have to asked the owner (station "Marienplatz" behind the church "Alter Peter" in a small shopping arcade)

Recordstore
Very good for all kind of music. Cheap small but a very good assortment (Türckenstraße corner Theresienstraße - station "Universität" )

Mono

Good second hand more cd´s as vinyl (station "Ostbahnhof" - Breissacher corner Elsässerstraße)

There are a lot of more recordstores in munich there are mor or less good - the addresses of this you find it at the "in-münchen" magazine


General

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Thanks

Thanks to Thomas Horvath, Philip Bajo, Arno Kluenter, Stephan Fuchs, Johannes Delmere and Christian Zorn for information!


For more Stones news see IORR 47 of May 2003!


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