Minna Thiel, a discarded locomotive in Munich in front of the University of Television and Film
What makes Munich's corners so special

Local Love Munich

Munich's neighbourhoods are diverse, contrasting and worth exploring. Dive deep into the individual districts of Munich and discover the charm and special features of each corner, street and alley.

Merchant with dried fruit on the Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

Viktualienmarkt Tasting Tour

Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting facts about Munich's most famous food market.

Book now for 40 €!

Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting historical facts about Munich's most famous food market.

Munich's Palace of Justice

Justizpalast Tour

During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

Book now for 20 €!

During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

Small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus in Munich

New Town Hall Tour

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Book now from 22 €

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Exterior view of the Hofbräuhaus Munich at dusk.

Hofbräuhaus Tour

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Book for 28€, Mass beer included!

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Towers at Marienplatz in Munich

Old Town Tour

The city walk for everyone who wants to become acquainted with the most beautiful parts of Munich's city centre.

Book now for 18 €!

The city walk for everyone who wants to become acquainted with the most beautiful parts of Munich's city centre.

Wort kettle at the Spaten brewery in Munich.

Spaten Brewery Tour

Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

Book now for 22 €!

Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

A woman with varnished fingernails holds a gift with the inscription "simply Munich".

Vouchers

Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...

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Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...

View of the Salzach river and the castle in Salzburg.

Salzburg and the Lake District

Visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and relax on the journey to beautiful Lake Wolfgang.

Book now from 58 €

Visit the birthplace of composer extraordinaire Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stroll through the Baroque old town and then relax on the journey to beautiful Lake Wolfgang.

A stone jug with the inscription Oktoberfest Munich.

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Oktoberfest Shop

Bring a piece of Oktoberfest home: Purchase official souvenirs such as the Wiesn poster or the Oktoberfest beer stein in the official Oktoberfest shop.

Bring a piece of Oktoberfest home: Purchase official souvenirs such as the Wiesn poster or the Oktoberfest beer stein in the official Oktoberfest shop.

Bikes stand in the green grass in the English Garden in Munich

Rental bike 1 day

With a rental bike, you can experience Munich at your own personal pace. Discover hidden alleys and charming districts off the beaten track.

Book now for 26 €!

With a rental bike, you can experience Munich at your own personal pace. Discover hidden alleys and charming districts off the beaten track.

A woman in the exhibition "Der Blaue Reiter" in the Lenbachhaus in Munich

Discovery trip incl. City Pass

2 nights in your selected hotel and - thanks to the City Pass - free admission to 45 museums, sights and attractions: our travel package for explorers.

3 days from 313 € for 2 Pers.

2 nights in your selected hotel and - thanks to the City Pass - free admission to 45 museums, sights and attractions: our travel package for explorers.

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Facade of a building in the district Schwabing in Munich.

Local Love: Schwabing

Living nostalgia

Schwabing is the district that is associated with Munich all over the world, reminiscent of golden times and evoking a good feeling.

Schwabing is the district that is associated with Munich all over the world, reminiscent of golden times and evoking a good feeling.

Several old building facades in the sunlight

Special streets: Feilitzschstrasse

Altschwabing in a state of change

Between hipster and historical: on Feilitzschstrasse you can breakfast at a deli like you’re in New York before visiting the oldest farm in the neighbourhood or a real castle.

Between hipster and historical: on Feilitzschstrasse you can breakfast at a deli like you’re in New York before visiting the oldest farm in the neighbourhood or a real castle.

Monopteros in the Englischer Garten in Munich

Englischer Garten

Nothing is greener

The lawn in the Englischer Garten is perfect. Our author also has a garden, and wants to know: how do they manage it?

The lawn in the Englischer Garten is perfect. Our author also has a garden, and desperately wants to know: how do they manage it? This is what he found out.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in autumn.

Schwabing

From artists and writers

Around 1900, it was the artists and writers who settled around the university and the art academy and shaped the spirit of Schwabing.

In the heyday of the Schwabinger Bohème around 1900, it was the artists and writers who settled around the university and the art academy and shaped the spirit of Schwabing.

Munich Card & City Pass

Discover Munich in a relaxed and uncomplicated way: discounts for the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities with our guest cards.

Public transport is included

Many discounts with the Card, many things for free with the Pass.

Online or at the tourist information offices

Panoramic view of the inner city of Munich at sunset with the Müllersches Volksbad in front and the towers of the Alter Peter, Heilig-Geist-Kirche and Frauenkirche in the background.

Local Love: Altstadt

The city centre

There are few other cities which are as focused around their centres as Munich – but unlike other city centres, Munich’s Altstadt is a place that’s actually full of life being lived.

There are few other cities which are as focused around their centres as Munich – but unlike other city centres, Munich’s Altstadt is a place that’s actually full of life being lived.

Italian guitarist Fausto Cassara smiling as he plays his instrument in Munich's Hofgarten.

Street music in Munich

Guitar sounds in the city

On the road with Italian guitarist and street musician Fausto Cassara in Munich's city centre.

Only really good musicians are allowed to play street music in the centre of Munich. Fausto Cassara from Italy is one of them. We accompanied him for a day.

A woman holds a vegan sandwich in her hand

Food guide: veggie & vegan take-away

One Dirty Harry to go, please!

Blue cabbage kimchi, truffle pizza or Schmalznudel to go? There are more and more creative concepts that offer vegan-vegetarian food to go. Eight locations in the city centre.

Blue cabbage kimchi, truffle pizza or Schmalznudel to go? There are more and more creative concepts that offer vegan-vegetarian food to go. Eight locations in the city centre.

The Maypole at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich

Viktualienmarkt

A place full of stories

A day at the Viktualienmarkt. An insight into a Munich institution. 

The Munich food market, known locally as the Viktualienmarkt, is a place where people, colours, smells and sounds all come together.

Panoramic view of Karlsplatz / Stachus in Munich with the Frauenkirche in the background photographed from the air.

Munich's city centre

Classical and curiosities

Numerous Munich stories can be told along the roughly one-kilometer-long route between Karlsplatz-Stachus and Marienplatz square. A city walk.

Numerous interesting Munich stories can be told along the roughly one-kilometer-long route between Karlsplatz-Stachus and Marienplatz square. A city walk.

The Hans-Mielich-Strasse in the district Untergiesing in Munich

Local Love: Giesing

Everything stays different

Giesing was formerly a working-class district, and it retains a raw charm to this day.

Giesing was formerly a working-class district, and it retains a raw charm to this day – while at the same time offering proof that a certain amount of gentrification enrich.

Players from TSV 1860 Munich and Würzburg kickers play football at Grünwalder Stadion.

Football report

Kick it in Giesing!

Between Grünwalder Stadion and football pubs, true football culture is still lived in Giesing, the home of 1860 Munich.

Between Grünwalder Stadion and football pubs, true football culture is still lived in Giesing, the home of 1860 Munich.

Various house facades in the sunlight in Munich.

Giesing

A district full of variety

Giesing may be famous for soccer and beer, but what the locals value most is the neighbourhood’s lively diversity.

Giesing may be famous for soccer and beer, but what the locals value most is the neighbourhood’s lively diversity of architecture, culture, and people.

A disused underground car full of graffiti stands in the Schlachthof district

Local Love: Schlachthof

The charm of the casual

What makes Munich’s Schlachthofviertel so unique? A lively underground cultural scene and actually still a slaughterhouse.. Could it possibly have any more urban cool?!

What makes Munich’s Schlachthofviertel so unique? A lively underground cultural scene and actually still a slaughterhouse.. Could it possibly have any more urban cool?!

Three beer glasses on a wooden table at the bar "Frisches Bier" in Munich and a person reaches for them.

Partying the night away

A night out in the Schlachthof district

The Schlachthof district is Munich’s unofficial party district: whether Bahnwärter Thiel, Frisches Bier, the terrace of the Alte Utting or Zur Gruam: it's no problem to turn night into day.

The Schlachthof district is Munich’s unofficial party district: whether Bahnwärter Thiel, Frisches Bier, the terrace of the Alte Utting or Zur Gruam: it's no problem to turn night into day.

Hand of a player with the ball just before the throw-in.

Table Football

More luck than skill

There are many bars with a football table in the back room around the Isar. We spend an evening kicking our way through the relevant Munich bars.

There are many bars with a football table in the back room around the Isar. We spend an evening kicking our way through the relevant Munich bars.

Café Gans am Wasser in Westpark in Munich.

Sendling

From Westpark to Harras

The district of Sendling is divided into different areas, with each offering its own charm and special highlights.

The district of Sendling is divided into the areas of Untersendling, Mittersendling and Obersendling, with each area offering its own charm and special highlights.

A young woman stands in an empty, light-flooded entrance hall of a museum in Munich.

Local Love: Maxvorstadt-Kunstareal

The power of culture

The museum area is notable for its unique concentration of top-class museums and art spaces. It is a celebration of the power of culture.

The museum area is notable for its unique concentration of top-class museums and art spaces – right at the heart of one of the city’s liveliest districts.

The NS Documentation Center near Königsplatz with a picture of Christiane Haack.

5x5 tips for Maxvorstadt district

"Munich has always been a city of art – and that is especially noticeable here"

The tour guide Christiane Haack studied art history – to this day she enthusiastically guides visitors through Munich's Maxvorstadt.

The tour guide Christiane Haack studied art history at the LMU – to this day she guides visitors through the art area in the Maxvorstadt university quarter with great enthusiasm.

People at the Siegestor in Munich

Maxvorstadt

A district full of life and adventure

Maxvorstadt is a bustling district: education, culture and business meet a colourful urban offering.

Maxvorstadt is a bustling district: universities, cultural temples and business meet small cafés, bars, restaurants and colourful shops.

View on St. Paul cathedral from Landwehrstraße in Munich

Local Love: Bahnhofsviertel

Colourful and loud

Munich’s Bahnhofsviertel encompasses multicultural communities, exciting restaurants, young artists and galleries.

Munich’s Bahnhofsviertel encompasses multicultural communities, exciting restaurants, young artists and galleries – it feels totally different from the rest of the city. In a good way.

A group of humans is tasting Baklava in front of a vitrine in a shop in the station district in Munich.

Bahnhofsviertel

Many cultures, one neighborhood

The charm of the oriental Bajuvaric microcosm in the quarter to the south of the main train station gives you that holiday feeling.

The aroma of mocha and black tea fills the air: the charm of the oriental Bajuvaric microcosm in the quarter to the south of the main train station gives you that holiday feeling.

A parked car at Sedanstrasse in Munich.

Local Love: Haidhausen - French Quarter

Live and let live

The so called French Quarter as a part of Haidhausen is Munich’s most liberal district. It is a place where people appreciate quality without feeling the need to show off about it.

The so called French Quarter as a part of Haidhausen is Munich’s most liberal district. It is a place where people appreciate quality without feeling the need to show off about it.

In summer, many people meet on the banks of the Isar river in Munich in the evening.

Local Love: Haidhausen-Au

A place by the water

Munich may not be by the sea, but it still has a beach life: in Au - a district that has lived in symbiosis with the Isar for centuries.

Munich may not be by the sea, but it still has a beach life: in Au - a district that has lived in symbiosis with the Isar for centuries.

The entrance of carpentry Birnbaumblau in Haidhausen district in Munich

A visit to Birnbaumblau joinery

A city yard filled with wood

The Birnbaumblau joinery is a workshop of a kind you rarely see any more these days – though if you do, it’s most likely to be in Haidhausen. A visit to a magical wood-crafting operation.

The Birnbaumblau joinery is a workshop of a kind you rarely see any more these days – though if you do, it’s most likely to be in Haidhausen. A visit to a magical wood-crafting operation.

Illuminated containers in the Werksviertel Mitte at night.

Werksviertel-Mitte

From industrial site to trendy quarter

A place with a vibrant history is developing into a unique, trendy and futuristic quarter.

In the east of Munich, a place with a vibrant history is developing into a unique, trendy and futuristic quarter.

Weissenburger Platz in Munich photographed from above with a drone.

Haidhausen and Au

A village in the city

Haidhausen and Au have developed from working-class quarters into popular residential areas.

When strolling along the narrow streets of the districts Haidhausen and Au with small shops and green courtyards, it almost feels like being in a village in the middle of the city.

Light and red limestone in a check pattern form the wonderful floor in the Stone Hall, Nymphenburg Palace.

Interview

Glamour on the floor

What would the opulent architecture be without the noble parquet at Schloss Nymphenburg?

What would the opulent architecture be without the noble parquet at Schloss Nymphenburg?

Young woman stands between two trees and looks at a sun-drenched meadow in Munich.

Nymphenburger Schlosspark

A local safari

Beavers, tawny owls, kingfishers: with a bit of luck, you can see many wild animals in Nymphenburg Castle Park. A visit.

Deer, beavers, adders, kingfishers, tawny owls, Canada geese: with a little luck, you can see all sorts of wildlife in Nymphenburger Schlosspark – in the heart of the city!

View of Nymphenburg Palace across the canal and its bridge.

Nymphenburg-Neuhausen

Around Schloss Nymphenburg

Neuhausen-Nymphenburg offers a wealth of things to discover besides the palace.

In addition to the palace, Neuhausen-Nymphenburg also has the Botanical Garden, numerous museums and the vibrant neighbourhood of Neuhausen with its vibrant shopping and café scene.

Flowerbed at Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Shopping

Around the Gärtnerplatz

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

Flowerbed at Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach

Where the night begins

Independent labels, hip bars, pubs and cool inns attract the young and the young-at-heart.

The Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach neighbourhoods are known as trendy quarters. Their independent labels, hip bars, pubs, cool inns and calm backyards attract the young and the young-at-heart.