This summer, Europe’s biggest outdoor trade fair, OutDoor by ISPO, will be taking place for the first time ever in Munich. However, it’s not just the trade visitors who will be part of the new outdoor movement — end consumers will be able to get in on the act as well.
This is because a range of events and activities open to everyone will be taking place in the wider metropolitan region of Munich from June 29 to July 6 as part of OutDays, which will be running in parallel to the trade fair.
The classic definition of the term “outdoor” is changing. It is no longer just all about peak performance — instead, the focus is increasingly shifting towards being at one with nature, finding a decent work-life balance and striving to live a healthier life. New ideas, technology, products and trends are expanding what the sector has to offer. They are creating new opportunities and reaching new target groups.
OutDays, organized by the OutDoor by ISPO team together with partners from trade and industry, will feature a week’s worth of sports and leisure activities open to the general public. All outdoor enthusiasts will therefore be able to get a taste of the OutDoor by ISPO spirit, dynamics and atmosphere, stretching from Munich’s Isar wetlands and the partner stores in and around the city right as far as the Alps.
Exclusive experiences in the Alps
There are guaranteed to be some real priceless moments, such as the Campervan Challenge set over several days, whereby four teams with Hymercar campers will be travelling through the Alps and enjoying as many outdoor experiences as possible as part of their road trip. Participants of the Icecold Midsummer Night will spend a unique night on the Hintertux Glacier, at an altitude of approximately 3,000 meters, in a bivouac under the supervision of professionals.
Microadventures, meet and greets and film festivals in the city
There will also be a few events happening right in Munich’s city centre. As part of the night hike arranged by the charity organization Outdoor against Cancer, participants can look forward to a guided hike with test products and lots of interesting facts about the Isar wetlands and the English Garden. The open-air film screenings of the REEL ROCK Film Tour festival and the Bavarian Outdoor Film Festival are sure to give everyone goosebumps. Other events, such as meet and greets with well-known personalities from the outdoor scene, and sports retail workshops, will also be on the agenda.