Brandhorst Museum, Maxvorstadt, Munich

Hip and Edgy Areas in Munich: Maxvorstadt and Schwabing

In Munich’s age-old city centre you’ll find a bunch of trendy and authentic neighbourhoods. In no time, the metro takes you to Gartnerplatzviertel, Haidhauzen, or the classic districts of Maxvorstadt and Schwabing. Explore Munich’s best areas!

Maxvorstadt and Schwabing

In Maxvorstadt and Schwabing north of the city, art and education are king. The University of Munich and the Pinakotheken museums are established in these areas. As well as Königsplatz, which is known as ‘Athens on the Isar river’. Athens what? In the nineteenth century the German royal house had strong ties to Athens. As a result, the square is surrounded by structures built in the style of ancient Greek temples: the Glypthothek, Staatlichen Antikensammlungen and the Propylaen, for example.

Elisabethmarkt – Viktualienmarkt‘s little sister – vends all types of ingredients needed for a proper ‘home-cooked’ meal. That way you can really go all out in your Airbnb apartment.

Don’t feel like spending any time in the kitchen yourself? This area has countless excellent restaurants and hip coffee bars. So, go and explore!

Gärtnerplatz & Glockenbachviertel

South of Munich’s city centre lies Gärtnerplatzviertel. Its many shops, spirited little streets and trendy bars make this neighbourhood brimming with life. This vibrant quarter proves to be a magnet for the creatives and intellectuals of the Bavarian capital.

What’s more, Gärtnerplatzviertel – close to Viktualiemarkt – is the place to go for a great night out. Besides, the many fashion boutiques make it the place to be for an afternoon spending spree.

Gärtnerplatz, a roundabout with a park in its centre, is the heart of this quarter. During warm days this is the ideal spot to hang about and enjoy some food, drinks and good company.

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