He has finally placed the house among the best opera houses in the world. And rightly so. He has brought all the great voices of our time to Munich. He proudly and confidently represented the Bavarian metropolis. Again and again also polarized.

For 13 years Nikolaus Bachler was responsible for the Bavarian State Opera. He titled his last season "Der wendende Punkt" ("The turning point"), inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s "Sonnets to Orpheus", in which the poet "describes art as a process that often ends with the beginning and begins with the end", according to Bachler. A total of eleven premieres are on the programme, including Walter Braunfel’s "Die Vögel" as a season premiere and Richard Wagner’s "Tristan und Isolde" as a concluding festival premiere - both works premiered in Munich.

In addition to the opera, discover the many sights of our Orpheus home, which despite all the globalization is still rightly called a "world city with a heart". A walk in the English Garden, a traditional stop in the beer garden, a visit to the numerous galleries and museums or a stroll along Maximilianstraße - let yourself be inspired and surprised by Munich’s rich history, the Bavarian cosiness and its special chic.