Whether out cycling, Roller-blading, jogging, hiking or skiing, Munich residents are always keeping fit and active. The wide range of leisure opportunities in and around the “metropolis with a heart” leaves them with no other choice! In the summer, as many as 30,000 Roller bladers skate through the city’s streets every Monday as part of Blade Night. And more than 10,000 athletes participate in the annual city marathon. To play soccer, you don’t need to join a club.
Lots of enthusiasts have kick-abouts in the English Gardens and they are normally happy to let you join them. And although the ocean is far away, you don’t have to miss out on water sports. You can swim, dive, surf, sail or water-ski at one of the many beautiful lakes in and around Munich. In addition, an extensive online database with over 5,000 sports offerings, clubs and addresses in Munich can be found on the Internet pages of the sports and leisure authority (www.sport.musin.de). With so much to choose from, some people break a sweat just clicking through the Web site.