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Munich’s most beautiful running routes: tips for sporty participants of EXPO REAL

EXPO REAL is just around the corner. Do you want to stay sporty during the exhibition and see more of Munich than only the fairground? Then the following tips – compiled by the editorial team of Immobilien Zeitung –  are exactly right for you.


Making your way from meeting to meeting and from hall to hall: EXPO REAL can feel a bit like a marathon, interposed only by shorter sprints. However, any real runners present, who are eager to get out on the trails will find that Munich has some truly spectacular routes to offer.

Right at the top of the list is the English Garden, a park near Munich’s old town. Be warned that it is a very popular spot, so we recommend heading there early in the morning or later in the evening when fewer people are out on a stroll. One lap around the park is equal to 10 km and our favorite part of the route is the little waterfall in the south of the park.

If you are staying in the north of Munich, you will want to make the most of the huge Olympic Park–a stunning destination. Head to the Olympic Mountain to do your post-run stretches and‑weather permitting‑enjoy a wonderful view of the Alps.

You won’t want to miss out on the Nymphenburg Palace and its idyllic grounds, which if you run along the wall all the way around, provides the perfect backdrop for a 6 km run. On a peninsula jutting into Badenburg Lake, Apollo’s temple is waiting for you.

 Routes along the banks of the Isar have also proven popular. The best time of day to try these out is in the morning, and the further south you go, the fewer people you are likely to encounter. If you are looking to cover 10 km, run from the German Museum to the Hellabrunn Zoo and then back again on the other side of the river.

The Westpark, which is located to the south-west of the city center, offers a choice of routes around its two lakes and in its wooded areas. Dotted around this park are a number of themed gardens, including a rose garden on the west side.

If you are interested in running while you discuss various matters with your business partners, why not take part in the sixth EXPOLAUF run on October 3. We will be setting off at 15:30 in the Westpark and it is free to take part. One lap is 2.5 km and you can choose to run between 5 and 15 km in total, depending on your fitness level. If you are interested you can sign up online at:

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