Tollwood Summer Festival, Munich

Tollwood Summer Festival takes place from 2 to 27 July 2014 in Munich's Olympic Park. Crowds at this open-air event are in for a treat with concerts by star acts such as Bob Dylan, Birdy, Jamie Cullum and Chicago. Tollwood stands out for its mix of culture, crafts and food and drink. The Market of Ideas is always especially popular with festival-goers. Around 70 per cent of the Tollwood programme can be enjoyed free of charge.

If you can't make it this summer, come back later in the year for the Tollwood Winter Festival on the Theresienwiese site in Munich. The winter edition centres around international theatre performances and the Christmas-themed Market of Ideas, and culminates in the traditional Tollwood New Year's Eve party and the midnight waltz.