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

This is Munich, too: The charms of the oriental Bavarian microcosm in the southern station district makes you feel like being on a holiday.

The scent of mocha, black tea and fresh flatbread lies in the air, the vendor at the vegetable market changes fluently between Turkish and Bavarian, depending on the customers. Vacation feelings! Between the Turkish shops and Arabic characters you really like to think you are at an oriental bazaar.

In the quarter between Westend and Munich Central Station, travellers have been staying in the nearby hotels since the 19th century, and since the 1960s many inhabitants with southern European roots have settled here. Their ancestors arrived as so-called "guest workers" hoping to find new perspectives and better living conditions in the "economic miracle country" of the 1950s and 1960s.

The immigrants have made their new homes in the district. Goethestraße with its Turkish supermarkets and fast food restaurants, hairdresser's shops and wedding boutiques reminds you of a Turkish bazaar. In Schillerstraße, Arab worlds open up to visitors, Senefelder Straße is influenced by Iraq, and in Kolpingstraße, Pakistani, North Indian and Afghan businesses line up.

Video: Neighbourhood Station District

The life and work of the many different cultures in a very confined space works well here: People talk and joke to each other and cultivate their own traditions as well as those of Germany and Bavaria. A visible symbol of this is a Christmas tree, which the residents erect and decorate together every year on the first Advent in Goethestraße. Organised by the district association "Südliches Bahnhofsviertel e.V.", they ensure that the district remains worth living in and retains its special character and diversity.

Since the end of the 19th century, the Deutsches Theater between Schwanthalerstraße and Landwehrstraße has been the cultural centre. Since the great success of the Broadway musical "West Side Story" in 1961, international musical productions, but also shows, operettas and concerts have been on the programme. During the carnival season, the theatre is transformed every year into Munich's largest ballroom and hosts glittering parties.

The impressive St. Paulskirche at the end of Landwehrstraße, right next to the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds, forms a harmonious completion of the quarter. In addition to religious services in Croatian and art services, it also offers services for the gay and lesbian community, thus building bridges between the people, religions and cultures living here.

 

 

 

Text: München Tourismus; Photo: Christian Kasper
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.

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.

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.

Towers ot the St Luke's Church in Munich photographed from the air.

Lehel

A beautiful spot

Lehel is considered one of Munich's most popular and exclusive residential areas. But it wasn't always the case.

Lehel is considered one of Munich's most popular and exclusive residential areas. But it wasn't always the case.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maximilianeum in Munich at sunset.

Bogenhausen

Once a village, now a noble district

The Bogenhausen district in the northeast of Munich captivates with many green areas, old villas and its proximity to the river Isar.

There's a lot to discover here: the Bogenhausen district in the northeast of Munich captivates with many green areas, old villas and its proximity to the river Isar.

Panoramic view of the Olmpic Park with Olympic Tower, Olympic Swimming Hall, Olympic Lake and the headquarter of BMW in Munich in the background.

Munich's north

Masterpieces of architecture and entertainment

BMW Welt, Allianz Arena and Olympic Park - Munich's north has much to offer.

With the Olympiapark, BMW Welt and Allianz Arena and the city's oldest church, the north of Munich has a lot to offer.

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Wort kettle at the Spaten brewery in Munich.

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