Munich is easily accessible by plane, train or car and the city’s public transportation system is excellent. All venues are located in the city center near the Karlsplatz station and the famous “Stachus”.
Check the hotel page for more information about accommodation options.
All venues of the Rock That Swing Festival (evening locations, Check-In, and Dance Camp studios) are located within close walking distance (3-10 minutes) of each other. The location of the Dance Camp studios will be published shortly before the festival together with the final class schedule.
Deutsches Theater (Rock That Swing Ball, Jamboree Ball)
Kolpinghaus (Check-In, Vintage Market, In The Mood, Hep Cats Night)
Vintage Club (After Hours Partys, Jitterbug Hop)
Sonnenstr. 12 / back building / 3rd floor
From Munich Airport (Franz-Josef-Strauß) you can get into the city by train (S-Bahn), Aiport Bus or a cab. A cab ride costs about 60-75 Euro and takes about 40-60 minutes. Going with the Aiport Bus or the S-Bahn is easy and cheap. The stations are located right at the airport just follow the signs!
Normally the S-Bahn is the fastest way to get into the city. If you are a group of people or want to continue on the public transportation system it is also the cheapest. The travel time to the city is about 40 minutes.
You can take both trains that leave from the airport, S8 and S1. From the exit "Karlsplatz/Stachus" it’s only a 3 minute walk to the Check-In. (Just be careful when you ride back to the airport. The S1 is split midway and only one half of the train goes to the airport. Check the signs at the train.)
Ryanair, WizzAir, and other low-cost airlines fly only to Airport Memmingen. Even it is also called Munich-West it is about 110 km away from Munich. You need to take a train or a bus into Munich (a bus ride into Munich takes about 1,5 hours). Please check early for possibilities on the airport website.
Your destination is "München Hauptbahnhof". You can find the timetable information and book the tickets for the German railway system at www.bahn.de. From Hauptbahnhof it is a 5 minute walk to the Check-In.
Parking at the roadside is only free on Sundays and after 11 pm until the morning. Normally parking at the roadside or in parking structures is quite expensive. Some hotels offer special parking rates for their guests.
The following parking structures offer discounts for RTSF participants:
Parkgarage Sonnenhof (limited space)
(you have direct access to the Vintage Club)
a full day ticket is 10 Euro
a night ticket from 6 pm to 7 am is 5 Euro
You can get the discounted tickets at the check-in.
Alpina Parkhaus am Stachus
(opposite street side of the Check-In)
a full day ticket (24h) is 13 Euro
a night ticket from 6 pm to 7 am is 7 Euro
the ticket discounts need to be taken care of directly after your arrival at the ticket counter of the parking structure.
You can find all information about the Munich public transportation system (MVV) online.
All locations are in the city center. The closest station is Karlsplatz/Stachus, but you can also take the stations Sendlinger Tor and Hauptbahnhof. All stations have multiple exits. You can check the station maps below to get the best exit.
Station Hauptbahnhof (PDF)
Station Sendlinger Tor (PDF)
The central train station (Hauptbahnhof) is close to the Check-In (approx. 5 minutes walking) and all venues. The main airport (Franz-Josef-Strauß) is located in the very northeast of Munich, but suburban trains (S1 and S8) leave about every 20 minutes and take you directly to the city centre (40–45 minutes, no change of trains). Detailed travel description can be found on the Directions page.
All venues are close to the central station (Hauptbahnhof) and the Stachus (Karlsplatz) and distances can be walked (3-10 minutes). Detailed travel description can be found on the Directions page.
You will find more information about the emissions stickers here. You can order the badge online or buy it in Germany at all TÜV and DEKRA offices, and some car dealers, vehicle registration offices, and car repair shops. You need the registration paper of your car (a copy is OK) not the car itself. It takes about 5 minutes.
Participants who arrive with their own vehicle can drive directly into the city. (Make sure you have an emission sticker for your car.)
Parking at the roadside is only free on Sundays and after 11 pm until the morning. Normally parking at the roadside or in parking structures is quite expensive. We arranged special rates with two parking structures near the RTSF venues. You find detailed informaiton at the Directions page.
Hotels may have special parking rates for their guests.
In case you don't need your car during the festival there is also an option to park you car outside of the center at a P+R Park & Ride parking. www.parkundride.de