A street in Neuhausen with a painting of Reidun Alvestad-Aschenbrenner.

5x5 tips for the Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district

“You immediately feel at home here“

Since 1999, Norwegian Reidun Alvestad-Aschenbrenner has been guiding guests and locals through her adopted home of Munich, and also through beautiful Neuhausen. She particularly likes this place, because the chairwoman of the “Münchner Gästeführer Verein“ (Munich tour guide association) has lived in the district for over 40 years.

“When I guide guests through Neuhausen, I show them the path along Nymphenburger Schlosskanal (palace canal). The cemetery near the Winthirkirche (church) is also interesting: famous Munich personalities such as Sigi Sommer or Oskar von Miller found their final resting place here. And Herz-Jesu-Kirche is an architectural highlight. By the way, you shouldn't miss the neighbouring Gern district – once a lively artists' quarter.“

 

Five attractions in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

Neuhausen stretches around its popular green spaces, which form the heart of the district. The largest and most popular is Nymphenburger Schlosspark with its lush 180 hectares, numerous wildlife and stately buildings. Adjacent to it is the Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden) – in the greenhouses visitors can admire various exhibitions and species from all over the world. Not far away is the Hirschgarten, a park that is also home to Munich's largest beer garden.

 

Five restaurants, cafés and bars in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

Neuhausen is not a fast-moving district, many things endure here – and that applies not only to the 350-year-old palace, but also to the culinary scene. 45-year-old Café Ruffini can almost be regarded a youngster in this district. The Taxisgarten, one of the quarter´s most popular beer gardens, first opened its doors in 1924 and the Bayerischer Großwirt is the oldest restaurant in the Neuhausen district.

 

Five attractions in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

The two districts of Neuhausen and Nymphenburg were only merged into one district in the 1990s. While Nymphenburg with its parks and colony of villas impresses with its space, tranquillity and nature, central Neuhausen captivates with its cultural scene. Here visitors will find some very good, small theatres such as Blutenburg Theatre.

Video: Local Love Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

Five shopping spots in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

It almost seems as if there is a separate store for every foodstuff in Neuhausen – at least fans of tea, cheese or Mexican tortillas are guaranteed to find what they are looking for. In addition, there are great spots for selected fashion and interior design.

 

The district's distinctive features: Architecture dating from around 1900

There are many old buildings around Schloss Nymphenburg, including the Villenkolonie (villa neighbourhood). But also, the centre of Neuhausen has many beautiful houses and unique streets – such as Schulstrasse, Blutenburgstrasse or Volkartstrasse.

 

 

Protocol & Text: Anja Schauberger; Photos: Frank Stolle, Svne Kolb, Martina Dobrusky, Karoline Graf
A church window in the Salvatorkirche in Munich

Munich's church windows

The most beautiful windows of the city

Michael Mayer of Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt presents the most spectacular church windows.

Fascinating people for centuries: Michael Mayer of Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt presents the most spectacular church windows the city has to offer.

The monument to Max I. Joseph in front of the Residenz

Munich’s royal monuments

Four kings and a prince regent

In Munich there are fantastic monuments to admire. Where they are and what makes them so special.

In Munich there are several fantastic monuments to admire. Where they are and what makes them so special: an overview.

The tour guide Alvestad-Aschenbrenner stands in the Museum for Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke Munich

Ludwig I of Bavaria

When Munich became an „Athens on the Isar“

Ludwig I of Bavaria converted Munich into his "„Athens on the Isar“, many buildings still remind us of this today. An interview.

Ludwig I of Bavaria converted Munich into his "„Athens on the Isar“, many buildings still remind us of this today. An interview with a tour guide.

Young woman sitting at a window in a tram in Munich.

Column

A vacation in my own city

Our author used to be a travel blogger. Now she has started to explore her own city: Munich!

Our author used to be a travel blogger. Now she has started to explore her own city: Munich!

View from the inside of a figure of the carillon in the New Town Hall in Munich.

New Town Hall

The Glockenspiel in ten pictures

An exclusive look behind the scenes.

The Glockenspiel on Marienplatz has been enchanting visitors and locals for over 100 years. An exclusive look behind the scenes.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 only 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 20 €

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 only 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...

Buy vouchers from 6,50 €

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

A stone jug with the inscription Oktoberfest Munich.

Order now!

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.

Bag on green background

Vouchers

Give the gift of a special Munich voucher: we also offer vouchers for all our guided tours. Here you can book unique Munich experiences directly online, print them out and give them as a gift voucher to friends or family.

Buy vouchers from 6,50 €

Give the gift of a special Munich voucher: we also offer vouchers for all our guided tours. Here you can book unique Munich experiences directly online, print them out and give them as a gift voucher to friends or family.