Alte Utting Munich

Image by Alexander Stengel

Alte Utting – A ship on a railway bridge

An old ferry from a lake south of Munich is now sitting on an unused railway bridge in the city. What for?

This is without doubt a hotspot of Munich. A large boat on a small bridge with difficult access. But it will because the guy behind it is as crazy as nobody else in the culture scene of Munich. He already has an old train which became a place for culture with a summer position in the museum quarter and a winter position vis à vis the slaughter houses. He has a few old circus tents which serve as an open house for newcomer musicians during the long Bavarian winters. And then there was this beautiful ferry from the lake Ammersee, which had to be replaced by a new one.

All he had to do was to convince the state of Bavaria to sell the ship to him, the city of Munich to give him an railway bridge that can carry the load, the banks to give him a lot of money and the transportation company to cut the ship horizontally in half, have the two parts transported by night on closed roads to Munich, lift them to the bridge and weld them together again. Easy, isn’t it?

After more than a year of difficulties, the place is open now, with access to all decks, even the hull. Free concerts, good food. Take a sun-downer Augustiner on the upper deck and watch the trains passing by.

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Details about this spot



Lagerhausstraße, Munich

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Wed 12:00 - 14:30 &17:00 - 00:00, Thu 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 01:00, Fri 12:00 - 14:30 and 16:00 - 02:00, Sat 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00


Beer 0.33l: € 3.50


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)