Thursday Night – Bouncing in Bavaria

Thanks to the amazing success of the past years, „Bouncing in Bavaria“ will be the opening night. The organizers of the Munich Lindy Exchange once again will team up with the world-famous „Hofbräuhaus“ and the city of Munich cultural committee for a night of dancing and music from Munich to Harlem.


We will once again be at the „Erkerzimmer“ of the world-famous „Hofbräuhaus“ in the very heart of Munich. From the early 19th century on, the famous beer cellar – were beer used to be brewed, but now is only sold – has been a tourist magnet and one of the highlights of most city tours. Up to 30.000 visitors a day come here to look, relax, listen to Bavarian music and of course to drink beer.

To get you in the mood for both Bavarian tradition and the fun that is the Munich Lindy Exchange, we will offer you two rooms with totally different styles.

Bouncing in BavariaOne room will be all Bavarian, all the time. From waltz and polka to Zwiefacher and Boarischer (don’t worry, you’ll find out what that is), this room will be a fun night of Bavarian music, dancing, food and drinks. We will even offer taster classes so you can dance along.

The other room will feature one of our live bands with swing music of all speeds as well as a few surprises throughout the evening. Two rooms, two dancefloors, two dances, two bands – all in one event.

But why do we do all that? And why do we call it „Bouncing in Bavaria?“ Well, Munich has a long history of Swing dancing, starting with the early post-war years, when Munich was a huge base for the US Army. AFN (Armed Forces Network) played swing with the special motto „Bouncing in Bavaria“ and right across from the Hofbräuhaus, the first GI jazzclub opened its doors in 1945, only weeks after the end of the war.

In this tradition, the night will be full of joy and dancing – with taster classes in Lindy Hop and the Bavarian „Zwiefacher.“ Taster classes for Swing start at 7pm, the party at 8pm. Bavarian taster classes will happen later that night.

As in the past year, the Schreinergeiger will play in the Bavarian room, while our beloved friends from the Swing Lyons will be playing for all the Swing dancers.

Tickets for the Thursday Party are included in your Full or Evening Pass. Tickets will also be available at the door for 15 Euros.

Venue: Hofbräuhaus (
Adress: Am Platzl 9
Time: 07:00pm – 01:00am
Admission: 15 Euros

This event is proudly supported and sponsored by the City of Munich.

Sponsored by Kulturreferat Munich