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FAQ on the Gasteig Move

Answers to Important Questions About the Move

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Gasteig is moving to Sendling!

It’s almost time for the Gasteig move. From October 2021, the largest art centre in Europe will be based at Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8 in Sendling as Gasteig HP8. The Gasteig will spend the next few years at its interim premises until the renovation of Rosenheimer Str. 5 is finished.

How will the Gasteig move affect you?
Read on for answers to important questions.

After being in operation for more than 30 years, much of the technical equipment in the Gasteig has reached the end of its average service life. Replacing it is essential if we are to continue to operate safely. The renovation is also an opportunity to make sure that the largest arts centre in Europe is ready for the future. As the building has to be completely empty to complete the work as quickly as possible and to minimise its impact on local residents, the Gasteig will move into interim premises in Sendling for the duration under the name Gasteig HP8.

Arrangements have been underway behind the scenes for quite some time and the Gasteig will have left its home completely by the end of spring 2022. Gasteig HP8 will open on 8 October 2021 with the Isarphilharmonie, Hall E and Hall X. The entire Gasteig programme will gradually move across to the interim premises in Sendling, where it will be as broad and diverse as ever.

All the Gasteig partner organisations – the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich City Library, the Münchner Volkshochschule (Munich Community College), the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Gasteig München GmbH – will move to Sendling at various points between now and the end of March 2022. The Munich Chamber Orchestra will also join Gasteig HP8 as a new partner organisation.

The final events at the Gasteig Philharmonic Hall in Munich will be held in July 2021. Some of the programme will still take place on other Gasteig stages until spring 2022. Up-to-date programme information on all Gasteig events – in Haidhausen as well as in Gasteig HP8 – is available here.

The orchestra played its last concerts for the time being in the Philharmonic Hall (Gasteig in Haidhausen) in July. The Munich Philharmonic will mark the opening of the new Isarphilharmonie with a celebratory concert on 8 October 2021 and provide surprising opening weeks in the Gasteig HP8. For further information, visit the website of the Munich Philharmonic.

The last opening day for the Munich City Library in the Gasteig was 31 July 2021. The City Library will open its doors at Gasteig HP8 on 8 October, focusing on music, lifelong learning and languages. The second location at Gasteig Motorama (on the other side of Rosenheimer Straße, directly opposite the Gasteig) will open from 26 November as a family library with a games area. Both library locations will be open to users from 7 AM to 11 PM daily, including at weekends. For comprehensive information and answers to a wide range of questions on how the move will affect library users, visit the website of the Munich City Library in the Gasteig (in German language).

The Münchner Volkshochschule (MVHS) will move to Gasteig HP8 in spring 2022, so its wide range of courses will continue in the usual Gasteig areas until then. To give you something to look forward to, the MVHS will have several new facilities at Gasteig HP8, including a goldsmith’s workshop. All the information on the courses available can be found in one place at www.mvhs.de.

München Ticket is expected to keep its counter in the Gasteig’s Glass Hall open until spring 2022. The central ticket desk at Gasteig HP8 will operate on the ground floor of the listed Hall E from October. For details of other advance booking offices and opening hours, visit www.muenchenticket.de.

How much longer will catering be open at Gasteig Haidhausen?

You can still visit »Babà« in the Glass Hall until spring 2022.

The underground car park will remain open until spring 2022, although it may also close if necessary for the renovation work. We will give you plenty of notice if this happens.

Once the Münchner Volkshochschule and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich move out in late spring 2022, the Gasteig in Haidhausen will close its doors until the renovation is finished. For all the information and visions for the New Gasteig, visit this website (German). During the renovation, you can get your culture fix from A to Z at Gasteig HP8. Interesting and useful information about the interim premises in Sendling is available here.

Gasteig HP8 is at Hans-Preißinger-Str. 8, 81379 Munich, next to the Heizkraftwerk Süd power station in Sendling, on the corner of Brudermühlstraße and Schäftlarnstraße. And don’t worry; the route to our interim premises is fast and straightforward.

By public transport
From Marienplatz to the Brudermühlstraße underground station (U3) is only around seven minutes and the Isarphilharmonie is then just under a six-minute walk (400 metres). The 54 and X 30 buses have a direct connection with the underground system at Brudermühlstraße (U3) and Candidplatz (U1).

By bike
Gasteig HP8 is around 15 minutes on average by bike from the city centre and we heartily recommend the nearby Isarradweg cycle path. Gasteig HP8 has plenty of bike parking.

By car
Concert shuttles will run between the car park and the Isarphilharmonie for visitors who arrive by car. The Blumengroßmarkt (flower wholesale market, around 1.1 km from Gasteig HP8) has a car park with around 190 spaces and a further car park with around 80 spaces is currently being planned there.

It goes without saying that we will celebrate the opening of Munich’s new cultural complex in style; plans are already in full swing and there will be plenty of surprises. Put this date in your diaries: the Munich Philharmonic will play the first concert in the Isarphilharmonie on 8 October. This is also the date when the Munich City Library will open at Sendling – as an open library with a reading café and a unique atmosphere.

We are looking forward to new formats, multidisciplinary experiments and even more interaction with the general public.

See you soon at Gasteig HP8!
 

Hall E with its information counter and ticket sales is both the central information point and the foyer for the Isarphilharmonie, while the »Projektor« auditorium has 99 seats and will host film screenings and lectures. A café, a bar and stepped seating areas offer ideal places to sit and relax, while cultural activities let people of all ages get involved. Hall E also houses the Aspekte Galerie of the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre, with the upper floors dedicated to the Munich City Library with its new open library design.

As well as the Isarphilharmonie (with around 1900 seats), three temporary new buildings contain other event halls. These include the »Small Concert Hall« for chamber music, »Hall X«, which is a multifunctional space, plus classrooms for the Münchner Volkshochschule, rehearsal rooms for the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and a restaurant. Interesting information about catering at Gasteig HP8.

Culture from A to Z: Gasteig HP8 boasts a diverse cultural mix – from music, theatre and dance to films, exhibitions, courses, books, media and much more.

The Isarphilharmonie in Munich will be a pioneering concert hall with excellent acoustics and around 1900 seats. The contemporary modular design uses solid wood elements and the interior is panelled atmospherically in dark wood. The sophisticated acoustic design was created by world-renowned expert Yasuhisa Toyota (who designed Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie), promising to impress audiences with magical sound experiences. Read this article to find out more about the acoustic design of the Isarphilharmonie.

Do you have a question that hasn’t been answered?

We are always happy to help!

Simply email us at communications@gasteig.de or come and visit the building site information point in the shopping arcade at Gasteig Haidhausen (S-Bahn exit: Rosenheimer Platz).