In the 2015/2016 season, the Gasteig celebrated its 30th anniversary. Since opening its doors in 1985, it has become a centre of cultural life in Munich. Within its walls sit renowned cultural and educational institutions of the City of Munich. The name Gasteig derives from its location: on the »gachen Steig«, central and conspicuous on the right-hand riverbank of the Isar.
With more than 1,700 events per year, the Gasteig offers its audience a colourful and diverse programme. From computer courses, Jazz film festivals and pharmacy conventions to Beethoven's Eroica.
Between 8 AM and 11 PM, the building attracts more than 6,000 visitors daily. Munich's culture and education centre was created as a place for meetings and encounters. The many halls, work rooms and foyer spaces are open to anybody working with intellectual and artistic expression.
The red brick architecture combines unity and clear lines with inner openness and creative spatial design – the result of consistent use of building materials and colours.