Stunning Running Routes in Munich’s North

LISTICLE | 05/11/2022
Several events of the European Championships Munich 2022 will take place in the Olympic Park.
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You'll be in Munich for OutDoor by ISPO from June 12 to 14, but you don't want to give up your running routine? Don't worry: Munich's north has great running routes to offer - from sightseeing runs with an Olympic atmosphere in the Olympic Park to the gigantic English Garden to runs with a view of the Alps, a spooky atmosphere or a refreshing jump into the cool water. We present you 5 great jogging routes.

These Are the Best Running Routes in Munich’s North

  1. Olympic Park
  2. Northern part of the English Garden: For long-distance fans
  3. From the MOC directly to the Fröttmaninger Berg
  4. Feringasee
  5. Old northern cemetery

Olympic Park: The All-Rounder

The Olympic Park is the all-rounder among the running routes: Whether asphalt or trail, flatland running or challenging climbs on the Olympic Hill or steps - the large park in Munich's north offers it all. And: Passing prominent buildings like the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Tower or the Olympic Halls, your run becomes a sightseeing trip with sports history at every turn.

From a relaxed, completely car-free jog on wide asphalt paths around the Olympic Lake to a complete program for tempo runs or performance tests - the Olympic Park is a running highlight for locals and visitors alike every time.

An extensive lap through the entire park is about 5 kilometers long.


North Part of the English Garden: For Long-Distance Fans

The English Garden stretches from the northern end of Munich into the historic center of the city and is a paradise for running fans. While this is also noticeable in the often crowded south of Munich's largest park, it rarely gets crowded on the paths in the northern part. Yet there's a lot to see here, too: In addition to lush, green meadows and countless trees, some of which are as old as stone, you'll run partly along forest paths along the Isar River. Countless trails tempt you to take a detour off the asphalt.

Long-distance fans can run to the Ludwig-Maximilian-University and the kiosk "Milchhäusl" in the southern part and extend the route in the north to Garching. A complete lap is then about 30 kilometers long.


Route with a view: From MOC directly to Fröttmaninger Berg

You want to start running directly from the MOC Event Center, the location of OutDoor by ISPO? Then a run up the Fröttmaninger Berg is a good idea, from which you can enjoy a great view not only of the Allianz Arena and Munich, but even as far as the Alps on a clear day. One route from the MOC up the mountain is about 4 kilometers long.

While the first half from the MOC takes you out of town along Lilienthalallee through a flat urban neighborhood, you then turn right along Burmesterstraße onto Werner-Heisenberg-Allee toward the Allianz Arena. Cross the highway bridge and you'll reach the 75-meter high Fröttmaninger Berg. If you want to extend your loop, you can also make a detour to the impressive Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern.


Feringa Lake: Running Route with Cooling Down

Fancy a dip in the cool waters? Then the Feringasee in Unterföhring northeast of Munich is the perfect place. An idyllic gravel path without many meters of altitude leads around the bathing lake, and one lap of the lake is 2 kilometers long. With detours to other paths, you can extend your lap length as desired.

Afterwards, either a beer garden invites you to relax or beach volleyball courts for even more sport. Or you can simply relax on the lakeshore and go for a swim.

The starting point is the Johanneskirchen S-Bahn station, from where you can walk across meadows and fields to the Feringasee.


Old North Cemetery: Jogging Expressly Permitted

North of Munich's city center in the trendy Maxvorstand lies the Old North Cemetery. Here you run between impressive, historic gravestones. Don't worry: unlike other Munich cemeteries, jogging in the Altes Nordfriedhof is expressly permitted, as no burials have taken place in the historic cemetery for a long time and there are no longer any grave usage rights. Nevertheless, the rule is to stay on the paths and be considerate. The morbid charm has long been an insider tip among Munich's running scene. Joggers are the norm here. A complete loop through the cemetery is 700 meters long. At night, the area is unlit.

The easiest way to get from the MOC is to take the Take the subway. Take the U6 at Freimann station in the direction of Goetheplatz to Universität station. From there it is a 10 minute walk along Adalbertstraße to the North Cemetery.

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