Zirkus Krone

zirkus krone
ROLLING UP: Munich's famous circus is popular across Europe.

ZIRKUS KRONE: Roll up, roll up, the biggest circus in all of Europa is here in all of its glorious, beasty best!
There are wild animals from darkest Africa – Tigers! Camels! Elephants! And of course, you must see the sea lions!
There are performers, a high-wire, swings and a really big trampoline! And what would any circus be without clowns? At Krone we’ve got ‘em in spades.

A century of shows

Yes, Munich is the home of Zirkus Krone, where its 400 carnies spend winter in between tours around the continent. I think circuses are by their nature anachronistic, but if you’re so inclined, this is meant to be one of Europe’s best.

Now into its fourth generation, the Sembach-Krone family has been putting bums on seats for nigh on 100 years. The current circus rotunda with about 3000 seats debuted in 1962.
The circus performs in Munich from Christmas Day to April, and there’s a zoo there on Sundays. Children’s theatre, boxing matches and concerts keep the venue pumping for the rest of the year.

The Details

Location: Mars Strasse 439
Phone: 0 18 05 24 72 87 (toll number)
Website: www.circus-krone.de
Performances: Monday to Saturday 3.30 pm and 8pm, Sundays and public holidays 2pm and 6pm.
Cost: Tickets €12 to €33.
Directions: Take any S-Bahn to Hackerbrücke. From there it’s a 5min walk north.

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