A city steeped in identity and a sense of community, Munich's neighborhoods each have their personality and atmosphere to explore. If you're looking for attractions to see and experiences to be had, you can use this breakdown of each neighborhood to better plan your trip. Munchen mag Dich!
Explore Bohemian Schwabing
Schwabing is the artistic headquarters in Munich. Here you'll find a bohemian flair that's perfect for the vibrant art scene. Visit the beautiful English Garden for picturesque photo ops. Stop by Olympiapark for a day of sporting fun. You can even surf the Eisbach River here. If you're looking for a fun-loving community, you'll find it in Schwabing.
Beer and Brat at Haidhausen
Haidhausen is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Munich. In its life, over 1,000 years, it has grown into a historical and cultural mecca of the city. It's the best place to hear great classical music in Munich. For foodies and night-lifers, you can hardly do better than Haidhausen — it's full of top-notch eateries and bars. For an unforgettable cultural experience, this neighborhood should not be passed over. With so much to do in this neighborhood, it's a great place to set up your headquarters as you explore Munich. Try the Holiday Inn Munich - Leuchtenberbring for easy access to the best features of Haidhausen.
Discover the World in Maxvorstadt
This large neighborhood is for the academically inclined. It's home to 80 museums, two universities and great boutique shops. If you're into the arts, the famous world-class Pinakothek museums hold some of the largest collections of historical and contemporary art in the world. Maxvorstadt is full of culture waiting to be explored.
Shop the Day Away at Bogenhausen
Bogenhausen is one of Munich's most affluent neighborhoods. If you want to see picturesque alleys and buildings, be sure to stop by Bogenhausen. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities, cafes and more. The neighborhood has an upscale, stylish atmosphere that has a village feel in the city. Fine art, delicious food and leisure are plentiful in Bogenhausen.
Feel Free to Be You in Glockenbach
Glockenbach is arguably one of the hippest parts of Munich. This neighborhood is full of stylish bars and pubs, independent labels and interesting restaurants. The nightlife here is some of the coolest you'll find in Munich, thanks to the alternative culture that Glockenbach is known for. If you want to dive deep into Munich subculture movements and scenes, Glockenbach is your neighborhood.
Dive Into History in Innenstadt
Munich's inner city has much to offer to tourists. It's full of history and charm. Outdoor markets, plenty of retail stores and restaurants, nightlife, the Bavarian State Opera, a former royal palace — Innenstadt would be difficult to explore entirely in one day. Whether you're interested in the arts or history, Innenstadt is a great place to start your tour of Munich.
Feel Like Royalty in Nymphenburg
Nymphenburg is another popular destination for tourists especially. It's where you'll find the famous and beautiful Nymphenburg Palace. This neighborhood offers ample opportunity to see fantastic historical architecture. See how the elite used to live through the beautifully maintained buildings and grounds, as well as through the many museums in Nymphenburg. If you want to explore Munich and Germany's past, Nymphenburg is a great neighborhood to explore.
Take the Day Off in Neuhausen
Near Nymphenburg, you'll happen upon the neighborhood of Neuhausen. It's also one of the most historic neighborhoods in Munich, and it's steeped in tradition. It's primarily a residential district, full of interesting architecture from days past, but you'll also find plenty of public areas to explore. It shares many attractions with Nymphenburg, as well as great gardens, boutiques and restaurants.
Whichever of these neighborhoods you decide on or have time to visit, you can expect an unforgettable experience. There's something for everyone in Munich, whether you're looking to stay in your comfort zone or try something new.