Munich is covered in snow! The English Garden is a real wonderland. Thus, children of all sizes grab their sleds. Whoever comes to Munich with children and needs some rest from a hard days’ sightseeing, can now climb one of the many hills in the city and enjoy sledging down.
Here you find the best sledding hills in the city:
Olympic mountain (Olympiaberg )
The Olympic mountain is the highest hill in Munich – including nice alpine views. It is that high that on January 1st, the Ski World Cup was raced here. An impressive 200m track was prepared by the city. But don’t worry! In addition to super steep slopes for real sliding experts there are also very gentle runs for junior bobsledder. Adrenaline junkies find a snow tube at the north slope – a rapid descent with sharp curves.
Subway: U3 Olympiazentrum
Luitpold mountain (Luitpoldberg), Luitpoldpark
This sledging hill is almost as beautiful as the one at the Olympic mountain. In addition to prepared tube slopes for heroes without fear, there are also longer and flatter slopes for those who want to take it a little bit slower. Unfortunately, the Luitpold mountain is a bit smaller than the Olympic mountain – so on weekends there are often big crowds of sledders and sledging becomes similar to riding a bumper car.
Subway: U3 / U2 Scheidplatz
Monopteros, English Garden
While climbing the Olympic mountain requires some fitness, the Monopteros is no great challenge. It takes less than five minutes to get on top, the slopes are more suitable for the young. As the hill is not officially declared a sledging hill, everyone sledges here at his own risk.
Tram: Tram 18 Effnerplatz
East Park (Ostpark)
This park combines two types of winter sports. Next to the park area, there is a 400m ice rink and skate rental. The park itself offers a snow tube and a hilly landscape ideal for sledding. From the top, you can either race down in direct line or sled downhill diagonally – which is longer and flatter.
Subway: U5 Michaelibad
Previously, the Munich-Riem Airport was situated here. Today, the former airport site is a large park where traces of the old airport still can be found. For example, you can now walk along the former runways relaxedly. At the end of the runway there is a high hill – from its backside, you can rapidly speed down with your slide. But before heading down take a look to the south: In good weather, you can see the Alps from here.
Subway: U2 Messestadt Ost (East)