Concrete wave pool
Munich’s newest skatepark Im Gefilde in Ramersdorf-Perlach was built in 2011. At the so-called flow facility, people can learn how to skate like in the good old Dogtown times – the flowing, gliding movements are quite similar to those needed to ride a surfboard. The soft shapes and many lines make the Gefilde the perfect playground for beginners.
Address: Im Gefilde, 81379 Munich; U-Bahn (underground): Neuperlach Süd / Level: Beginners & advanced skaters / Suitable for: Skateboarding
Pipes vs. rolls
© Phil Pham
Munich’s 900 m² large, easy-to-reach, 1.2 million Euro gem is situated in the Hirschgarten park in the west of Munich. This skate facility offers a range of obstacles – a rare fullpipe, a clover-leaf pool and many extras – and is therefore a haven for traditional pool skaters.
Address: Pionierpark, 80639 München; S-Bahn (city train): München-Laim / Level: Beginners & advanced skaters / Suitable for: Skateboarding
Banks and blooms
A smaller, more modest and idyllic location can be found in the east of Munich: here, a small concrete skatepark is located on the former area of the Bundesgartenschau (German Federal Horticultural Show) in Riem – among expert skaters, the place is simply called BuGa. Rails, curbs, quarters etc. have a reasonable height and are ideal for practising. In addition, the park itself is hardly ever crowded. Another advantage: you can go for a refreshing swim in the BuGa Lake when you need to cool down.
Address: Helsinkistraße, 81829 Munich; U-Bahn (underground): Messestadt West / Level: Beginners & advanced skaters / Suitable for: Skateboarding & BMX
Address: Ludwig-Pettinger-Weg, 85716 Unterschleißheim; S-Bahn (city train): Unterschleißheim / Level: Beginners & advanced skaters / Suitable for: BMX
The following applies equally to all types of sport: safety first! Do not do anything risky without a helmet and protective pads. And, in Munich, it is easy to keep to the action sport code of “Support your local shop”. There are two addresses you should remember: if you are a BMX-enthusiast, visit Countrybikes on Erzgießerstraße 22. The staff are always well up to date on all the up-coming events and insider news. Skateboarders and everyone who wants to be one will love Boarder’s in the shopping centre Stachus Passagen, shop 41.
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