A completely new concept brings some rides to the city.
After the cancelation of the Oktoberfest, many showmen saw their businesses in danger. Therefore, the city quickly put a concept together to allow them to set up their rides and stands spread all over the city. The name’s concept is “Sommer in der Stadt” (Summer in the City) and will take place between July 24 and October 4.
Initially, the event was planned to end on September 6. However, Munich seems to be such a favorable place that the city decided to just extend this year's summer until October 4.
Larger rides can be found at the locations: Rio Rapidos, Willenborg’s yellow Ferris wheel, and some smaller rides are located at Coubertinplatz, right in front of the Olympic Stadium.
South of the Olympic Park, where the Tollwood festival normally takes place, there are two rides that premiered at the last Oktoberfest, Heidi – the Coaster and Bayerntower, as well as Break Dancer, Freestyle, and the Weißbiergarten that you may know from the Frühlingsfest or Oktoberfest.
At Königsplatz, there's a new Ferris wheel, also owned by Willenborg, as well as Pirateninsel and some smaller rides.
From September 11 to October 25, another fairground will be added in the Weksviertel. There be several rides and booths, among them the wild mouse rollercoaster Wilde Maus and "Hangover The Tower" (sometimes, you'd like to listen to the discussions that lead to those ride names...), a free fall tower that is new to Munich but very similar to the well-known Skyfall.
Although the Auer Dults had to be canceled as well this year, some market booths can still be found at Mariahilfplatz. Additionally, there are some at Orleansplatz, Wittelsbacherplatz, and three at Weißenburger Platz.
While the market at the Wittelsbacherplatz will close on September 6, there will be a Kirchweihdult from October 17 to 25 as you're used to at the Mariahilfplatz. Only the number of booths will be reduced to a third to be able to space out.
It's announced that some of the regular beer gardens in Munich participate at Sommer in der Stadt as well. However, nothing about that is known yet. Nonetheless, Sommer in der Stadt has some (mostly temporary) beer gardens on its own. The Olympic Park has a beer garden right at the Olympic lake and one next to the Olympic hall in front of the Ferris wheel.
South of the Olympic Park, you'll find the Münchner Weißbiergarten, which you may already know from the Oktoberfest or the Frühlingsfest, and a wine garden.
At Orleansplatz there's a nice beer garden between trees and some food booths. Wittelsbacherplatz also features a small beer garden.
Unfortunately, the beer garden at Königsplatz is fully covered which makes it hard to appreciate its great location.
At Mariahilplafz you'll find a beer garden run by Fischer-Vroni just as you're used to from the regular Auer Dult.
Traditional elements and other things that are missing
At the moment, there are no traditional elements to Sommer in der Stadt. The Festring, the organizer of the Trachten- und Schützenzug and parts of the Oide Wiesn, announced to announce a traditional program but hasn't done that yet.
Additionally, the locations Schneckenplatz, Werksviertel, and Friedensengel aren't used yet.