The Bavarian Assembly Act grants everyone the right to organize public assemblies and to participate in such assemblies. Therefore, neither the organization nor the participation in an assembly requires the permission of an authority.
Only open-air assemblies within the pacified district around the Bavarian Parliament require a separate permit, which can be issued by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration in agreement with the President of the Bavarian Parliament. Applications in this regard must be submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sports and Integration no later than seven days before the announcement of the assembly. This does not affect the obligation to report the assembly to the City of Munich.
Public open-air assemblies take place on generally accessible streets, squares and paths, which is why, according to the Bavarian Assembly Act, the responsible assembly authority must reserve the right to make regulations, for example, to protect the assembly participants and participants in general road traffic.
A prerequisite for this is the information that a public assembly in the open air is to take place as a stationary or moving assembly. Therefore, you must notify the competent authority (in principle, the local district office or municipality; in the case of emergency assemblies, also the police) in good time - this applies regardless of the expected number of participants - that an open-air assembly is planned and provide the following information:
- Location of the assembly (in the case of moving assemblies, the route),
- Time (intended beginning and expected end of the assembly),
- organizer and leader with personal data (surname, first name, maiden name, address).
As a rule, you will then receive a confirmation of notification from the authorities, which may be subject to restrictions depending on the circumstances of the individual case.
However, there is no obligation to notify the authorities in the case of gatherings in enclosed spaces.
Attention is drawn to the prohibition of weapons and uniforms at assemblies.