The Event Location: Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany

The Alte Kongresshalle is part of the former exhibition centre at Theresienhöhe. The largest hall of its kind at the time, it was designed in 1952/53 in retro-futurist style by architects Etzold, Strobl und Freymuth and was used as an event centre by the Munich exhibition organization Messe München until 1998.

After restoration and refurbishment of the building by the Edith-Haberland-Wagner Stiftung in line with heritage protection specifications, the Alte Kongresshalle reopened in 2007 in its original style but incorporating state-of-the-art technology. Since then the Kongresshalle has served as a historical location for public and private cultural and social events. The building has a hall with gallery which totals almost 500 m² in area, a stage (162 m²) with direct access to a separate side wing, and a spacious mezzanine gallery in the 265 m² entrance hall. The inner courtyard, now again uncovered and landscaped in line with the original plans from the 1950s, complements the building to create a superb location for events and will host the animago Event and the award ceremony.

Alte Kongresshalle

Am Bavariapark 14, D-80339 Munich, Germany

By car
If you are driving to the Alte Kongresshalle, you will find public parking in the immediate vicinity on Theresienwiese, at the Heimeranplatz Park & Ride car park at 19, Garmischerstrasse, or in the public underground car park at 4, Gollierstrasse.

By public transport
From Munich’s main railway station Hauptbahnhof, the Alte Kongresshalle is a ten-minute journey by U-Bahn (underground / subway) on the U 4 line in the direction of Westendstrasse or the U 5 in the direction of Laimer Platz; in both cases, alight at Schwanthalerhöhe.

By U-Bahn (underground / subway)
U 4 / U 5: Schwanthalerhöhe stop

By S-Bahn (rapid transit train, suburban train)
S 7 / S 20 / S 27: Heimeranplatz stop
Change to the U 4 or U 5 and alight at Schwanthalerhöhe

By bus
Metrobus 53: Schwanthalerhöhe stop
Stadtbus 134: Theresienhöhe or Schwanthalerhöhe stops
Stadtbus 131: Hans-Fischer-Strasse stop

For public transport timetable information and detailed overview of connections for the Alte Kongresshalle, go to the website of the Munich Public Transport Authority at