The Freiheizhalle, its name being a play of the words freedom and heating, is one out of my two most favourite music venues in Munich. The problem with a lot of contemporary music venues here is that most of them are big halls. There are indeed a few old factory halls which are lovely but a lot of concerts take place in the Olympia Hall which isn’t charming at all. But no matter if it’s charming or not, they all have one thing in common: the acoustics are usually not great.
But there is an exception to every rule. Although the Freiheizhalle is also a hall it is a beautiful location and I have been to a few concerts which I enjoyed every single time. One of my favourite concerts so far was a Scott Matthew gig which was a small and almost intimate evening with a wonderful atmosphere.
The place is the old power and heat supply station for Munich train station and is located in the city centre – unlike a lot of Munich’s venues. The Freiheizhalle was only recently refurbished and in my eyes the architects did fantastic work.