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Separation of Schwabing and Maxvorstadt
The districts of '''Schwabing''', '''Maxvorstadt''' and '''Englischer Garten''' form is one of [[Munich|Munich's]] most versatile areabohemian districts and most expensive residential areas. They are home to theaters, various museums and galleries, several univerities, one The large number of the world's largest urban parksshops, restaurants, bars, and clubs to satisfy cafés along the needs of 100,000 students, and shops that cater to those with money to burn. In everyday speech, locals and visitors alike speak of the whole area as Schwabing (and most of them dondistrict't even know there is a segmentation). The area is roughly bounded by the s main boulevards ''Isar'' river to the east, ''Petuelring'', ''Autobahn A 9Leopoldstraße'', and ''Föhringer RingHohenzollernstraße'' cater mostly to the north, ''Schleißheimer Straße'' those with money to the west, and ''Marsstraße'' and ''Prinzregentenstraße'' to the southburn. The hamlet of Schwabing's neighboring areas are (clockwise, beginning in the east) Bogenhausen, the City Center, Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, the Olympic area, and Northern Munich. ==Understand== ===Schwabing=== '''Schwabing''' was originally founded in the 8th century as a small hamlet and therefore is much older than Munich itselditself, which was founded in the 12th century. It was incorporated in the city of Munich in 1890. In the 19th and 20th century, Schwabing reached its zenith of cultural importance. Many famous litterateurs and painters, like Bertholt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, Erich Kästner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Wassily Kandinsky, and Franz Marc, to name only a few, were living or working in the districtarea by that time. Lenin also spend some years in Munich. Schwabing was also location of the ''Schwabing riots'' in 1962, the overture of the student revolt in Germany in the late 1960s. Today, Schwabing presents itself as a residential and students area, with a large number of restaurants and bars, that mostly cater to students or those with a pocket full of cash. ===Maxvorstadt=== The '''Maxvorstadt''' was developed as a planned commnunity in 1805-1810 by King Maximilian I Joseph and was built from 1825 on to extend the city of Munich to the north. The rectangular street grid is enframed by the north-south parallels ''Leopoldstraße'' and ''Schleißheimer Straße'', and the east-west parallels ''Brienner Straße'' and English Garden''Georgenstraße''.  The district comprises the southern part of the greater Schwabing area with a remarkable high number of cultural and educational institutions such as univerities, museums and galleries. Because of the high number of universities (seven) and students (more than 100,000), the population of the Maxvorstadt quadruples during daytime and therefore is a typical students' quarter. Many famous persons, like Thomas Mann, Joseph Ratzinger, and Adolf Hitler were living here. There are also many places with connection to the Third Reich era in the Maxvorstadt. ===Englischer Garten=== The 'German: ''Englischer Garten''' (German for ''English Garden'') is , a large public urban park, created in 1789-1792, is directly east of Schwabing. With an area of 370  ha (910  acres) it is bigger than New York's Central Park or London's Hyde Park. It is designed as a informal landscape park, which was popular in the late 18th century. Following the style, the English Garden has a number of eye-catchers like temples, a teahouse, pavilions, and a pagoda, but the main features still are meadows, a gently rolling terrain, ponds, and a forest background. Since the 1966 the English Garden is devided into a southern and northern part by the ''Mittlerer Ring'' expressway.  On days with fine weather Munich's English Garden nowadays is the main meeting point recreational area of the locals (and especially the students of the nearby universities) to sunbath, relax, and have a beer or two. Vast open meadows, nearly 80  km (50  mi) of biking trails, hiking trails, and bridleways make it a perfect place for any kind of sports activity. During summertime it is also the venue of makeshift concerts and gratis performances. The area of Schwabing and English Garden is bounded roughly by the ''Isar'' river to the east, ''Georgenstraße'' to the south, ''Schleißheimerstraße'' to the west, and ''Petuelring (B 2R)'', autobahn A 9, and ''Föhringer Ring'' to the north.
==Get in==
===By car===
There are next to no signs indicating the areas within Munich. Coming from Being one terminus of '''autobahn A 9 in ''', the area is easily reachable by car from the north by using the exits ''Frankfurter Ring (75)'' or autobahn A 8 in the west''Schwabing (76)''. From all other directions, just follow the signs most convinient way to the city center and you will automatically get to the Schwabing areais ''Mittlerer Ring (B 2R)'', Munich's circular city expressway.
The main arteries serving the Schwabing area in north-south direction are ''LudwigstraßeLeopoldstraße'' and ''LeopoldstraßeUngererstraße'' in the east of the district, and to a lesser degree ''Schleißheimerstraße'' in the west. The main connections between those are ''Mittlerer Ring'' (circular expressway around the extended center of Munich) in the north and the one-way streets , ''GabelsbergerstraßeRheinstraße/Karl-Theodor-Straße'' in western direction the center, and ''TheresienstraßeFranz-Joseph-Straße'' in eastern direction in the south. However, it is definitely not advisable to go to arriving in the Schwabing area by carisn't the best idea. Though there is not too much traffic outside rush-hoursis mosly low, parking is very limited and usually only allowed for residents of the surrounding blocks. ===By suburban train (''S-Bahn'')=== * S-Bahn lines '''S1''', '''S2''', '''S3''', '''S4''', '''S6''', '''S7''', '''S8''', and '''S27''' all run along the southern boundary of the Schwabing area with stops at ''Donnersbergerbrücke'', ''Hackerbrücke'' (for the Central Bus Station ZOB), ''Munich Central Station'', and ''Karlsplatz (Stachus)''special parking permits.
===By subway (''U-Bahn'')===
* Subway lines '''U1''' (dark green) and '''U7''' (gold) run from ''Munich Central Station'' and stop at ''Stiglmaierplatz'' in the south-western corner of Schwabing. * Subway line '''U2''' (red) runs from ''Munich Central Station'' in northern direction and serves several stops, including ''KönigsplatzHohenzollernplatz'' and ''Scheidplatz''. It covers the western part of the district.
* Subway lines '''U3''' (orange) and '''U6''' (blue) run from ''Marienplatz'' and follow Ludwig-/Leopoldstraße north to serve the eastern part of Schwabingand the English Garden. Stops include ''Odeonsplatz'', ''Universität'' (for the University of Munich LMU and Englischer GartenEnglish Garden), and ''Münchner Freiheit''. At ''Münchner Freiheit'' the '''U3''' branches off to the west to stop at ''Petuelring'' in north-western Schwabing and proceed to the [[Munich/Olympic area|Olympic area]], while the '''U6''' continues in northern direction to ''Fröttmanning'' (for the ''Allianz Arena'' soccer stadium and a huge park-and-ride parking garage).
===By tram===
* Tram line '''12''' runs in west-eastern direction and connects northern Schwabing with [[Munich/Neuhausen-Nymphenburg|Neuhausen-Nymphenburg]] and the [[Munich/Olympic area|Olympic area]]. * Tram lines '''16''' and '''17''' runs along Arnulfstraße in the very south of the Schwabing area. * Tram line '''18''' runs along the eastern edge of Englischer Garten and stops at ''Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst'' and ''Tivolistraße''. * Tram lines '''20''', '''21''', and '''22''' run from ''Munich Central Station'' along Dachauer Straße with several stops in south-western Schwabing, inlcuding ''Stiglmaierplatz''. * Tram lines '''27''' and '''28''' run from ''Karsplatz (Stachus)'' through Schwabing from south to north with a large number of stops along Barerstraße, Nordendstraße and Hohenzollernstraße, including ''Pinakotheken''. ===By bus===
* MunichTram lines 's ''27''' and '''28'Central Bus Station ZOB (''Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhofrun from ''Karsplatz (Stachus)''' is located in the very through Schwabing from south to north with a large number of the Schwabing area near stops along Nordendstraße and Belgradstraße, including ''Kurfürstenplatz'', ''HackerbrückeScheidplatz''. All long distance buses arrive , and depart here''Petuelring''.
===By bicycle===
===On foot===
Given that English Garden is directly adjacent to the area is rather centrally located just north of the [[Munich/City_Center|historic city center]], it is extremely accessible by of Munich and therefore very easily reachable on foot. From To get to Schwabing proper on foot, you''Marienplatz'', just ll need to walk approx. 20 min north for a few minutes and you will get to along ''OdeonsplatzLudwigstraße'' on to reach the southern edge tip of the Schwabing areadistrict at the University of Munich.
==Get around==
Given the area's not too small north-south extent of approx. 5 km (3 mi) the best way for the not too sporty traveler to get around in the area are ''Tram lines 27 & 28'', which run along the center of the Schwabing area in north-south direction, with several stops along or subway line '''U6''' for the English Garden and the easternmost parts of the waydistrict. '''Tram line 23''' runs in the very north and serves the rather residential neighborhoods there. For travellers, who seeks independence from public transportation and are keen to explore the area on their own, renting a bicycle is the best idea - there are a plethora of bike rentals around the city and there are bike lanes along every larger street.
===Museums and galleries===
* <see name="Antikensammlung" alt="State Collections of Antiques" address="Königsplatz 1/1a" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" phone="+49 89 59988830" url="" hours="Tu-Su 10:00-17:00, W 10:00-20:00, closed on Mondays and major holidays" price="Adults: €3.50, Concessions: €2.50, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Ludwig I and his architect Leo von Klenze built a large square, [[Munich/Schwabing#Architecture|Königsplatz]], in classical style, including the Antikensammlung. Formerly an exhibition venue (for the first 60-plus years of its life), then a museum of modern art, the Antikensammlung swung back in the exact opposite direction by the 1960s. At that time, the building was restored to hold Ludwig I's vast collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. It has the largest Greek and Etruscan vase collection in the world after the British Museum and the Louvre. Facing the classical arch (''Propyläen''), the Antikensammlung is on the left and the Glyptothek is on the right.</see>
[[Image:Paris.jpg|thumb|200px|A masterpiece of Greek sculpture in the Glyptothek]]
* <see name="Glyptothek" alt="" address="Königsplatz 3" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" phone="+49 89 286100" url="" hours="Tu-Su 10:00-17:00, Th 10:00-20:00, closed on Mondays and major holidays" price="Adults: €3.50, Concessions: €2.50, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Another of King Ludwig's large collections is contained in the Glyptothek: one of the greatest Greek and Roman sculpture collections in all of Germany. The collection is based around a core of sculptures, the Aeginetes, excavated by English and German explorers at the island temple on Aegina early in the nineteenth century. It was built by imperial architect Leo von Klenze for the King and completed in 1830. Though almost entirely destroyed in World&nbsp;War&nbsp;II, the museum was heavily renovated and opened again to the public in 1972. There also is a very nice cafe located here that extends to the lovely courtyard, weather permitting.</see>
* <see name="Haus der Kunst" alt="House of Art" address="Prinzregentenstraße 1" directions="Tram 18: ''Nationalmuseum/ Haus der Kunst''" phone="+49 89 21127113" url="" hours="Daily 10:00-20:00, Th 10:00-22:00" price="Dependent on the exhibtion" lat="" long="">''Haus der Kunst'' is located at the southern end of English Garden. Opened in 1937 as the Third Reich's first monumetal structure, the building's original designation was to showcase what was supposed to be the finest German art. After World War II the building housed the collection of modern arts until 2002, when it moved to ''Pinakotehk der Moderne''. While having no collection of its own, Haus der Kunst is a venue for temporary and traveling exhibitions.</see>
* <see name="Lenbachhaus" alt="" address="Luisenstraße 33" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" phone="+49 89 23332000" url="" hours="F-Su 10:00-18:00. The main building is closed due to construction works until May 2013; the underground gallery is open though." price="Adults: €8, Concessions: €4" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A very important stop for Expressionist art lovers, this impressive collection in the former villa of Munich aristocracy includes numerous famous examples of the artistic group known as ''Der Blaue Reiter'' ('The Blue Rider'). A must see if you have time in the museum district, this gem is located just across the street to the left of the Glyptothek (Königsplatz). Across the street, there is an underground gallery (entrance through the underground station across the street) that often exhibits seldom seen works by renowned names. Make sure to see the outdoor exhibits that are found on the lots facing the Propyläen. '''The main building is closed due to construction works until May 2013; the underground gallery is open though.'''</see>
* <see name="Museum Brandhorst" alt="" address="Theresienstraße 35a" directions="Tram 27: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="+49 89 238052286" url="" hours="Tu-Su 10:00-18:00, Th 10:00-20:00, closed on Mondays and major holidays" price="Adults: €7, Concessions: €5, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="">Most recent addition to Munich's museum district. A collection of modern and contemporary art including paintings, sculptures and installations with a focus on the artists Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly.</see>
* <see name="Alte Pinakothek" alt="" address="Barer Straße 27" directions="Tram 27: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="+49 89 23805216" url="" hours="Tu-Su 10:00-18:00, Tu 10:00-20:00, closed on Mondays and major holidays" price="Adults: €7, Concessions: €5, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="" email="" fax="" tue="Tue" closed="closed" monday="Monday" and="and" major="major">Contains hundreds of great European masterworks dating from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, including the largest Rubens collection in the world. The Alte Pinakothek recently underwent a major four-year closing and renovation, but now has reopened again.</see>
* <see name="Neue Pinakothek" alt="" address="Barer Straße 29" directions="Tram 27: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="+49 89 23805195" url="" hours="W-M: 10:00-18:00, W 10:00-20:00, closed on Tuesdays and major holidays" price="Adults: €7, Concessions: €5, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Neue Pinakothek's collection includes 19th European paintings and sculptures, and has also been recently renovated. Perhaps the most popular of the Pinakotheks, there is also a very nice cafe here.</see>
* <see name="Pinakothek der Moderne" alt="" address="Barer Straße 40" directions="Tram 27: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="+49 89 23805360" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-Su 10:00-18:00, Tu 10:00-20:00, closed on Mondays and major holidays." price="Adults: €10, Concessions: €7, Sundays: €1">Features 20th and 21st century art. Go there if you're interested in frighteningly modern art. The building's architecture is quite interesting. If the exhibition is too modern for your tastes, the other two Pinakotheken are just across the street. '''Due to major construction works the Pinakothek der Moderne will be closed from February 2013 until September 2013.'''</see>
* <see name="Sammlung Schack" alt="Schackgalerie" address="Prinzregentenstraße 8" directions="Tram 18: ''Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst''" phone="+49 89 23805224" url="" hours="W-Su 10:00-18:00, closed on public holidays" price="Adults: €4, Concessions: €3, Sundays: €1" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">''Sammlung Schack contains some materpieces of German Romanticism, inlcuding some works of Carl Spitzweg and Franz von Lenbach.</see>"
===Parks and monuments===
[[Image:Chinesischer Turm.jpg|thumb|200px|Chinesischer Turm is one of the main landmarks of Englischer Garten.]]
* <see name="Southern English Garden" alt="Südlicher Englischer Garten" address="" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Odeonsplatz'' & ''Universität''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The southern section starts near Odeonsplatz and the Residenz museum, and extends north along the students' quarter of Schwabing. More populated than the northern section, a surprisingly high number of people utilize their lunch break to lay in the sun in the Garden. Here you'll see all kinds of activity, such as joggers, cyclists, strollers, skateboard and roller blades, riders on horseback, even surfboarders in wet suits taking advantage of currents under a bridge. Tourists are generally amused - or scandalized - by nude sunbathers, who may be encountered in any quiet section of the park on a warm day, but tend to congregate in the "official" area beside a small tributary of the Isar river that runs through the park. The ''Chinesischer Turm'' beer garden is located at the center of this part of Englischer Garten. The southern half of the park is connected to the northern section by a pedestrian bridge beside the ''Seehaus'' beer garden. At most times you can see a bunch of people trying to [[Munich/Schwabing#Do|surf on the Eisbach]] near Haus der Kunst at the very southern tip of the Garden.</see>
* <see name="Chinese Tower" alt="Chinesischer Turm" address="" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''">The Chinese Tower in the center of the English Garden is a 25&nbsp;m (82&nbsp;ft) high pagoda with several stories, constructed in 1789 to 1790, and rebuilt after World&nbsp;War&nbsp;II in 1952. Nowadays, it is surrounded by a beer garden and a Bavarian oompah band is performing on the 2nd story during its opening hours.</see>
* <see name="Monopteros" alt="" address="" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Universität''">The Monopteros is a small neo-classical greek temple on a hilltop, built in 1836 in the English Garden. It provides a great few over the park and Munich with the Bavarian Alps in the background.</see>
*<see name="Memorial for Georg Elser" alt="8. November 1939" address="Georg-Elser-Platz" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Universität''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This is a light installation in honor of Georg Elser, who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler at 8 Nov 1939 during a speach at ''Bürgerbräukeller''. However, this attempt on Hitler's life, that might have changed history significantly failed, because Hitler was lucky and left the venue 10 min early.</see>
* <see name="Obelisk at Karolinenplatz" alt="" address="" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Karolinenplatz''">The obelisk stands at the center of circular Karolinenplatz square. Due to its location at the intersection of three wide road axis, it is visible from afar. It was errected in 1833 in commemoration of the soldiers, who were killed participating in the Napoleonic invasion of Russia in 1812.</see>
* <see name="Old Botanic Garden" alt="Alter Botanischer Garten" address="Sophienstraße" directions="Subway U1, U2, U4, U5, U7: ''Munich Central Station''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">In 1804-1814 originally built to be a botanical garden, Old Botanic Garden was rearanged to serve as a park in 1914. It used to be the site of the Glass Palace (''Glaspalast'') from its construction in 1854 until this exheibiton center burned down in 1931. Today, the main objects of interest are a clssicistic gate and the Founatin of Neptun (''Neptunbrunnen'').</see>
*<see name="Walking Man" alt="" address="" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Giselastraße''">This 17&nbsp;m (55&nbsp;ft) tall sculpture stands besides Leopoldstraße. It embodies a man hurrying down the street - hence the name.</see>
* <see name="Abtei St. Bonifaz" alt="St. Boniface's Abbey" address="Karlstraße 34" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" phone="" url="" hours="Daily 07:00-19:00 (no sightseeing during services); services (Catholic): M-F 18:00, Sa 18:00, Su 10:15 (in English language) &amp; 11:30 &amp; 19:00" price="free of charge" lat="" long="">The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1835 by Bavarian King Ludwig I. to re-strengthen the country's spiritual life. Destroyed during World War II,it was only partially rebuilt. The abbey contains the tomb of King Ludwig I.</see>
* <see name="Königsplatz" alt="" address="Königsplatz" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''">The ''Königsplatz'' is a wide open square, surrounded by European classicist buildings. Planned as the "Athens on the Isar", it was originally framed on three sides by the Doric Propylaea (''Propyläen''), the [[Munich/Schwabing#Museums and galleries|Ionic ''Glyphothek'', and the ''Antikensammlung'']]. During the Third Reich in Germany several structures were added on the once open side of the square, some of which still exist today.</see>
* <see name="Ludwigskirche" alt="Catholic Parish and University Church St. Louis" address="Ludwigstraße 20" directions="Subway U3 &amp; U6: ''Universität''" phone="" url="" hours="Daily 08:00-20:00 (no sightseeing during services); services (Catholic): M-F 19:00, Sa 18:00, Su 10:00 &amp; 11:30 &amp; 19:00" price="free of charge" lat="" long="">''Ludwigskirche'' is located across the street from the main building of the University of Munich. It is a monumental church in neo-romanesque style, which features the second largest altar fresco of the world.</see>
* <see name="Maximilianplatz &amp; Lenbachplatz" alt="" address="Maximilainplatz" directions="Subway U3, U4, U5, U6: ''Odeonsplatz''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">These squares were built at the beginning of the 19th century at a place, where the northern city fortifications used to be. The main sights today are the ''Wittelsbacherbrunnen'' (fountain), the New Stock Exchange (''Neue Börse'') of 1901 and the House of Artists (''Künstlerhaus'').</see>
* <see name="Nordfriedhof" alt="Northern Cemetery" address="Ungererstraße 130" directions="Subway U6: ''Nordfriedhof''" phone="" url="" hours="Nov-Feb 08:00-17:00, Mar 08:00-18:00, Apr-Aug 08:00-20:00, Sep-Oct 08:00-19:00" price="free of charge" lat="" long="">''Nordfriedhof'' is known for its many formerly famous patrons like Johannes "Jopi" Heesters, its impressive funeral home and morgue, and a so called grove of honor for the victims of the World War II allied air raids.</see>
* <see name="Odeonsplatz" alt="" address="Odeonsplatz" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Odeonsplatz''">The ''Odeonsplatz'' is a square at the southern end of the wide Ludwigstraße boulevard and northern beginning of the historic city center. It comprises the Italian high-Baroque style Theatine Church (''Theatinerkirche'') to the east, the Field Marshals' Hall (''Feldherrnhalle'') to the south, and the Munich Residence (''Münchner Residenz'') to the east of the square.</see>
* <see name="Richard-Wagner-Straße" alt="" address="Richard-Wagner-Straße" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">''Richard-Wagner-Straße'' is one of the few streets in Munich, which were left nearly unharmed by Allied bombing during World War II. The houses along the street were built between 1896 and 1901 in the then hip style of historicism.</see>
* <see name="Siegestor & Geschwister-Scholl-Platz" alt="" address="Geschwister-Scholl-Platz" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Universität''">The ''Siegestor'', a triumphal arch originally dedicated to the glory of the Bavarian army, stands at the northern end of the Ludwigstraße boulevard. Heavily damaged during World&nbsp;War&nbsp;II, it was reconstructed as a reminder to peace. Just south of the arch is the ''Geschwister-Scholl-Platz'', a square named after the founders of a resistance movement during World&nbsp;War&nbsp;II. The circular plaza, with two large fountains in its center, is surrounded by the buildings of the main campus of the University of Munich (LMU).</see>
* <see name="St. Benno" alt="St. Benno's Church" address="Ferdinand-Miller-Platz 1" directions="Tram 20, 21, 22: ''Hochschule München''" phone="" url="" hours="No sightseeing during services; services (Catholic): Tu,W,F 08:00, Th 18:30, Su 10:00" price="free of charge" lat="" long="">Constructed at the end of the 19th century, ''St. Benno'' is one of most perfect examples of a neo-romanesque sacral building.</see>
*<do name="Dancing at ''Kocherlball''" alt="" address="Chinese Tower in the English Garden" directions="ubway U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="" url="" hours="21 Jul 2013, 06:00-10:00" price="free of charge" lat="" long="">Each year on one early morning in July, young people gather at the Chinese Tower in the English Garden to perform a Bavarian folk dance. And the best thing is: everbody can participate. Originally a dance for servants and house maids, the event was revived in 1989 for the bicentennial of the English Garden. An insider tip for the first years, the ''Kocherlball'' today attracts up 15,000 participants and spectators.</do>
*<do name="Münchner Volkstheater" alt="Volkstheater" address="Brienner Straße 50" directions="Subway U1: ''Stiglmaierplatz''" phone="+49 89 52346 55" url="" hours="" price="Adults: €13-€34, Concessions: €8" lat="" long="">Why not jumping in at the deep end and trying to learn German the hard way - watching a play. The ''Volkstheater'' is different from other Munich theaters inasmuch as the directors tend to produce classical plays in a very modern (sometimes shocking) way.</do>
[[Image:Surfing_in_englischer_garten.jpg|right|150px|Surfing in Englischer Garten.]]
*<do name="Christmas fair at the Chinese Tower" alt="Weihnachtsmarkt am Chinesischen Turm" address="Englischer Garten" directions="Subway U3 &amp; U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 38387320" url="" hours="Beginning of December until Christmas Eve: M-F 12:00-20:30, Sa-Su 11:00-20:30" price="" lat="" long="">The Christmas fair at the heart of the English Garden is probably the most romantic of Munich's ''Christkindlmärkte''.</do>
*<do name="Medieval Christmas fair" alt="Mittelalterlicher Christkindlmarkt" address="Brienner Straße 6-10" directions="Subway U3, U4, U5, U6: ''Odeonsplatz''" phone="" url="" hours="End of November until Christmas Eve: Daily 11:00-20:00" price="Mulled wine (''Glühwein''): €5" lat="" long="">The Medieval Christmas Fair at Wittelsbacher Platz is a very special ''Christkindlmarkt''. Here you can buy medieval food and see performences while getting up your Christmas spirit - and drunk on mulled wine.</do> *<do name="Schwabing Christmas fair" alt="Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt" address="Münchner Freiheit" directions="Subway U3 &amp; U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="" url="" hours="End of November until Chrismas Christmas Eve: M-F 12:00-20:30, Sa-Su 11:00-20:30" price="" lat="" long="">Schwabing Christmas Fair is a rather artistic ''Christkindlmarkt'' at Münchner Freiheit. Enjoy some mulled wine while browsing the market for some art or admiring the elaborate architecture of the newly built tram terminal at the square.</do>
*<buy name="Classic Outlet" alt="" address="Leopoldstraße 20" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Giselastraße''" phone="+49 89 36106211" url="" hours="M-Sa 10:30-19:30" price="" lat="" long="">A cloth store with huge rebates on classic design labels like D&G or Lacoste.</buy>
*<buy name="The Munich Readery" alt="" address="Augustenstraße 104" directions="Subway U2: ''Theresienstraße''" phone="+49 89 12192403" url="" hours="M-F 11:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-18:00" price="" lat="" long="">The store is the largest second hand book shop for Englsih books in Germany.</buy>
*<buy name="Quittenbaum Art Auctions" alt="" address="Theresienstraße 60" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="+49 89 273702125 " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">If you want to have some fine art for yourself, or you are just interested in feeling the atmosphere of auctions, that regularly exceed €100,000, you should visit this auctioneer.</buy>
*<buy name="Words' Worth" alt="" address="Schellingstraße 3" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 2809141" url="" hours="M-F 09:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-16:00" price="" lat="" long="">When it's time for you to leave Munich and you still need something to pass the time on the road, this English book store offers a huge selection of fiction and non-ficton.</buy>
*<eat name="Alter Simpl" alt="German" address="Türkenstraße 57" directions="Subway U3/U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 2723083" url="" hours="M-Th 11:00-03:00, F-Su 11:00-04:00" price="" lat="" long="">The ''Alter Simpl'' is a traditional restaurant not far from the university. During the early 20th century it used to be one of the main meeting points of Munich's artistic community. Since then its significance declined, but it is still a nice place to grab some decently priced food, some beers and have a chat. Food is served until one hour before closing time.</eat>
*<eat name="Atzinger" alt="German" address="Schellingstraße 9" directions="Subway U3/U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 282880" url="" hours="Daily 09:00-01:00" price="" lat="" long="">A Bavarian-style restaurant, where you can get traditional food as well as your standart burgers and fries. It was renovated and reopend in 2008. Located just across the street from the University of Munich (LMU) it attracts a lot of students and has an according atmosphere and prices. </eat>
* <eat name="Bistro Cezanne" alt="French" address="Konradstraße 1" directions="" phone="+49 89 391805" url="" hours="Tu-Su from 18:00, closed on Mondays" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Authentic Gallic restaurant in the heart of Munich's bohemian quarter, chef Patrick Geay serves fine, tasty produce with a French flavor. Professional service by smartly attired waiters. Reservations are recommended for this highly sought after restaurant.</eat>
*<eat name="Café Vorhoelzer Forum" alt="" address="Arcisstraße 21" directions="Top floor of the Technical University of Munich" phone="" url="" hours="M-F 09:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-19:00, Su 10:00-20:00" price="" lat="" long="">The café is located at the top floor of the TUM's main building, with canvas chairs and live dee-jaying at some afternoons on the big rooftop outdoor area. On a clear day you have a great panorama of Munich with the Bavarian Alps in the background. In combination with the student-friendly prices, it's a perfect place to hang out on a lazy Sunday afternoon.</eat>
*<eat name="Garbo" alt="Italian" address="Kaiserstraße 67" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Kurfürstenplatz''" phone="+49 89 349359" url="" hours="Su-W 11:00-01:00, Th-Sa 11:00-02:00" price="Pizza €9.50, Pasta €9" lat="" long="">A cozy restaurant with a real Italian flair and very polite and attentive service personal. The pizzas (prepared in a wood stove) will make you feel as if you actually were in Italy.</eat>
*<eat name="Il Mulino" alt="Italian" address="Görrestraße 1" directions="Subway U2: ''Josephsplatz''" phone="+49 89 5233335" url="" hours="Daily 11:30-00:00" price="Pizza €8.50, Pasta €8" lat="" long="">In this cozy Italian place is one of the favorite restaurants of the residents of the neiborhood and students of the nearby universities alike, due to the good value for money. The chef focuses on pizza, pasta and grilled fish dishes.</eat>
*<eat name="Lara44" alt="Turkish" address="Schellingstraße 44" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Schellingstraße''" phone=" +49 89 23717416" url="" hours="M-Sa 10:00-20:00, Closed on Sundays" price="Kebab €3.50" lat="" long="">A nice Turkish restaurant, where you can get authentic Turkish dishes for a fair price as well as your standart Kebab to go, which tastes slightly different here because of their special secret Kebab sauce.</eat>
*<eat name="Nam Nam" alt="Thai" address="Amalienstraße 25" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 28755875" url="" hours="Daily 10:00-01:00" price="€3.90-€13.90" lat="" long="">The Thai restaurant, maybe the best in Munich, is housed in a former drug den. The most obvious decoration item in the restaurant is a original Thai tuk-tuk, otherwise the interior is very simple. The servings are Thai-style spicy and big, the prices are very fair. The restaurant has a lounge area, where you can get cochtails for €6.90 (happy hour 22:00-01:00: €4.90).</eat>
*<eat name="Rossini" alt="Italian" address="Türkenstraße 76" directions="Subways U3 &amp; U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 33094270" url="" hours="M-F 12:00-15:00 &amp; 18:30-00:00, Sa 18:30-00:00, Closed on Sundays" price="" lat="" long="">A movie once was dedicated to this restaurant, where the media in-crowd used to meet (then by the name of ''Romagna Antica'', though). The name changed (to the movie's title), but the in-crowd (a litte older and richer than average) still gathers here. The the menue is focused on traditional Italian meat and fish dishes in the upper price range</eat>
*<eat name="Seerose" alt="Italian" address="Feilitzschstraße 32" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 4613314 20" url="" hours="M-F 11:30-01:00, Sa-Su 10:00-01:00" price="Pasta: €18" lat="" long="">The restaurant embodies the typical combination of Schwabing and Italian restaurant - cozy atmosphere, jovial service personal, and authentic Italian food. You get the feel of a real Tuscan restaurant</eat>
===Bars & Pubs===
*<drink name="Bar Sehnsucht" alt="" address="Amalienstraße 26" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Pinakotheken''" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A bar with a very unique interior - motorcycles on the wall, red velvet couches and bras hanging from the ceiling lights. </drink>
*<drink name="Barer 47" alt="" address="Barerstraße 47" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Schellingstraße''" phone="+49 89 21897478 " url="" hours="M-Th 18:00-01:00, F-Sa 18:00-03:00, Closed on Sundays" price="Beer (0.5L) €2.90, Cocktails €7" lat="" long="">The ''Barer'' is a typical students place. It can get very packed at weekends, but the atmosphere is always great and the guys behind the bar are really fast.</drink>
*<drink name="Cafe Kosmos" alt="" address="Dachauerstraße 7" directions="close to ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 89 55295867" url="" hours="M-F 12:00-01:00, Sa-Su 18:00-03:00" price="Beer (0.33L) €1.60, Coctails €5.50" lat="" long="">During the day ''Cafe Kosmos'' really is a café, but changes into a bar when it gets dark outside. Space is very limited (especially because it gets really full on weekends) and the interior looks as if it were collected at back yard sales. The staff is fluent in several languages, as the guests are a mix of locals and international backpackers from the surrounding hostels.</drink>
*<drink name="Schwabinger 7" alt="" address="Feilitzschstraße 15" directions="Subway U3 &amp; U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 348470" url="" hours="Su-Th 20:00-01:00, F-Sa 20:00-03:00" price="Beer: €3" lat="" long="">The ''Schwabinger 7'' has a reputation of one of Munich's worst drinking holes (probably not without reason) and one of the best palces to party if music isn't a factor. Due to the low prices, the pub is very popular among students. Fun fact: the pub had to move after 60 years at the same position to make space for a new housing project. After the old building was torn down, workers found and old unexploded World War II bomb underneath it. In a failed attempt to defuse it, the surrounding houses took considerable damage.</drink>
===Beer Gardens===
*<drink name="Augustinerkeller" alt="" address="Arnulfstraße 52" directions="north-west of ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 89 594393" url="" hours="Daily 10:00-23:00" price="Beer (1L): €7.80" lat="" long="">Although ''Augustinerkeller'' beer garden with 5,000 seats is one of the biggest beer gardens in Munich, it still is very relaxed and serves the best beer in Munich. It also was one of the first beer gardens in Munich. When the beer garden closes in winter, the adjoining beer hall still is open.</drink>
* <drink name="Aumeister" alt="" address="Sondermeierstraße 1" directions="Subway U6: ''Studentenstadt''" phone="+49 89 18931420" url="" hours="Tu-Su 09:00-23:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Located at the very north end of Englischer Garten, Aumeister is considered to be one of Munich's most beautiful beer gardens. It is a favourite of locals and mostly unknown to tourists. The restaurant on site dates back to 1810 and was originally one of Prince Regent Luitpold's hunting lodges. Large playground on site. It is a 10 minute walk from the Studentenstadt or Freimann stations on the U6 subway line, but the very best way to get there is by bicycle through the park. It offers 2,500 seats.</drink>
* <drink name="Hirschau" alt="" address="Gyßlingstraße 15" directions="Subway U6: ''Dietlindenstraße''" phone="+49 89 3221080" url="" hours="Daily 11:00-23:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">With a live jazz band playing at weekends, this is not a typical beer garden. The 1,700 seats normally don't get too crowded and that makes ''Ausmeister'' a good place to linger over a drink or two.</drink>
* <drink name="Löwenbräukeller" alt="" address="Nymphenburgerstraße 2" directions="Subways U1 &amp; U7: ''Stiglmaierplatz''" phone="+49 89 54726690" url="" hours="Daily 10:00-00:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The traditional beer garden with an adjoining beer hall is located in the Maxvorstadt district. It is one of the most famous among foreign travellers. It offers 2,000 seats.</drink>
*<drink name="Max Emanuel Brauerei" alt="MaxE" address="Adalbertstraße 33" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Schellingstraße''" phone="+49 89 2715158" url="" hours="Daily 11:00-23:00" price="Beer (1L): €7.20" lat="" long="">This hidden beer garden with only 750 seats in the heart of the Maxvorstadt district is very popular among the locals. It's the place, where students and professors of the nearby universities gather to have a few beers and a friendly chat among the shade of chestnut trees.</drink>
[[Image:Seehaus.jpg|right|150px|Seehaus beer garden]]
* <drink name="Seehaus" alt="" address="Kleinhesselohe 3" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 3816130" url="" hours="Daily 10:00-01:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A lovely beer garden with 2,500 seats at the shore of a small lake in the center of Englischer Garten. The beer garden and surrounding structures (artistically configured boathouse) were designed by the locally famous architect Gabriel von Seidl in the late 19th century. Enjoy a beer and great Bavarian fast-food on the banks of a lake while boaters drift by.</drink>
===Clubs and Discos===
*<drink name="Call Me Drella" alt="" address="Maximilianplatz 5" directions="S-Bahn & Subways U4 & U5: ''Karlsplatz (Stachus)''" phone="+49 174 6119999" url="" hours="Th-Sa 21:00-06:00" price="Beer (0.33L): €4, Longdrinks: €9" lat="" long="">The fancy and a little bit artsy club opened in 2012. There sculptures and paintings on display all over the club and a theater performance is on all night long. The dresscode is either very elegant or in a 1920s costume. You have to be at least 22 old to get in and bring your big wallet with you: you pay €22 at the entrance and the drinks neither come in cheap.</drink>
*<drink name="De Niro" alt="" address="Leopoldstraße 27" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Giselastraße''" phone="+49 171 1119407" url="" hours="W 22:00-05:30, F-Sa 22:00-05:30" price="Beer (0.33L): €3.50" lat="" long="">The club was refurbished in 2012 and opened at the center of Schwabing. The music style is varies between RnB and hip-hop. On Saturdays larger groups of guys have a hard time getting beyond the bouncer.</drink>
*<drink name="La Nuit" alt="" address="Maximilianplatz 16" directions="S-Bahn & subways U4 & U5: ''Karlsplatz (Stachus)''" phone="+49 172 4884433" url="" hours="F-Sa 23:00-06:00" price="Beer (0.33L): €4, Longdrins: €8" lat="" long="">''La Nuit'' is a small and exclusive club, where you have a hard time to get in in sneakers. The interior is all balck leather and red columns. The rather younger audience is dancing to hip-hop on Fridays and alternative or electronic music on Saturdays.</drink>
* <drink name="P1 Club" alt="" address="Prinzregentenstraße 1" directions="Tram 18: ''Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst''" phone="+49 89 2111140" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This club lives from its reputation it built up many years ago. Management had made a mistake by getting greedy and doubling its size and adding a terrace, that overlooks the English Garden. Thus it has been a problem staying exclusive and simultaneously having enough guests to guarantee a good atmosphere. The bouncers are eventually understanding that P1 is just one of many high class clubs nowadays. Prices are ok.</drink>
* <drink name="Park Café" alt="" address="Sophienstraße 7" directions="near ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 89 51617980" url="" hours="M-F from 11:00, Sa-Su from 10:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Parkcafé is Munich's magnificent "dance temple", situated behind the picturesque Old Botanical Garden. It has a relaxing chill out area in the form of a beer garden (which closes at 23:00). The in-crowd, who appreciates and perpetuates the little refinements of this club, meet here. The bar in the rear is decorated bright red, in front are comfortable sofas and a golden chandelier in the entrance flatters the illustrious guests. The music stretches from black to house music.</drink>
* <drink name="Podium" alt="" address="Wagnerstraße 1" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 399482" url="" hours="Su-Th 20:00-01:00, F-Sa 20:00-03:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Looking for some live classic rock? This may be your place. Located a block away from the bustling Leopoldstraße/Münchner Freiheit, there's almost always a live rock band on stage - usually playing 60's/70's/80's rock and sometimes you may be fortunate enough to catch some original material. Also there is the occasional live jazz.</drink>
*<drink name="Sauna" alt="" address="Marsstraße 22" directions="100m north of ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 170 4712311" url="" hours="W-Sa 22:00-06:00" price="" lat="" long="">The ''Sauna'' is a new but already well established club in the local scene. Although it's incredibly hot in there, the music is 80s and 90s trash, and the interior is subpar, the relaxed atmosphere is a warrantor for a fun night out.</drink>
*<drink name="Tumult" alt="" address="Blütenstraße 4" directions="Tram 27 & 28: ''Schellingstraße''" phone="+49 89 27372463" url="" hours="Daily 20:00-04:00" price="Beer (0.5L): €3.20" lat="" long="">''Tumult'' is one of the few (if not the only) underground punk clubs in Munich with according music and patronage.</drink>
*<drink name="Zum Jennerwein" alt="" address="Belgradstraße 27" directions="Subway U3: '' Hohenzollernplatz''" phone="+49 89 3087221" url="" hours="Su-Th 20:00-01:00, Fr-Sa 20:00-03:00" price="" lat="" long="">Established in 1962, the ''Jennerwein'' hasn't changed much since then. It still has the same interior and also kept the special offer - 3 Jägermeister for a bargain. The music styles vary, with a focus on rock, indie, and alternative (but always far from the mainstream). The club normally is very well frequented.</drink>
*<sleep name="4You Hostel & Hotel" alt="" address="Hirtenstraße 18" directions="100&nbsp;m north of ''Munich Central Station''" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="from €14 pp" lat="" long="">Clean hostel at a very good location near the central station. Included in the price is a breakfast and wireless internet access. The hostel has its own bar and bike rental.</sleep>
*<sleep name="A&amp;O Hostel Munich Hackerbrücke" alt="" address="Arnulfstraße 102" directions="Tram lines 16 &amp; 17: ''Marsstraße''" phone="+49 89 4523595800" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="from €9 pp" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The ''A&O Hackerbrücke'' is a classical backpacker hostel, with free wireless internet connection, its own bar and a bike rental.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Frederics Serviced Apartments" alt="" address="Hohenzollernplatz 7" directions="Subway U2: ''Hohenzollernplatz''" phone="+49 89 45243895" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Appartment from €49" lat="" long="">These are basic apartments with nice furnishing and a kitchenett in the heart of Schwabing.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Pension Am Siegestor" alt="" address="Akademiestraße 5" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Universität''" phone="+49 89 399550" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €70" lat="" long="">Cozy B&B next to the ''Siegestor'' and across the street from the Academie of Fine Arts (''Akademie der Bildenden Künste München'') in Munich's bustling university district.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel-Pension Theresia Regina" alt="" address="Luisenstraße 51" directions="Subway U2: ''Theresienstraße''" phone="+49 89 521250" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €52" lat="" long="" email="">Budget hotel that delivers a clean and comfortable stay. Decor is a bit dated but for the rate and considering the location, it's good value.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Fleming's Hotel Munich" alt="" address="Leopoldstraße 130-132" directions="Subways U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" phone="+49 89 2060900" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €130. Early bird rebates" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This 4 star hotel showcases a contemporary design, with a high standard of elegance in all rooms. Fleming's Brasserie offers dining and a range of take-away dishes.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hilton Munich Park" alt="" address="Am Tucherpark 7" directions="Tram 18: ''Tivolistraße''" phone="+49 89 38450" url="" checkin="14:00" checkout="12:00" price="Double from €119" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+49 (089) 38452588">This five star hotel has floor-to-ceiling picture windows showcasing a distant view of the Alps. The hotel also comprises of 3 restaurants, a bar, an indoor pool with fitness center and 24hr room service. 20% early birds rebate available.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Königswache" alt="" address="Steinheilstraße 7" directions="Subway U2: ''Theresienstraße''" phone="+49 89 5427570" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €99" lat="" long="">Small hotel next to the Technical University of Munich, that caters mostly to business travellers and visitors to the nearby university.</sleep>
* <sleep name="KING's Hotel Center" alt="" address="Marsstraße 15" directions="Munich Central Station" phone="+49 89 515530" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €140" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Three star hotel, cheaper when online booking via the website, with or without breakfast, internet access and four poster bed in every room, friendly service, dogs allowed.</sleep>
* <sleep name="NH Deutscher Kaiser" alt="" address="Arnulfstraße 2" directions="directly north of ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 89 54530" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €95">Located at the across the street of the central station, this hotel wins points for location, but is quite a soulless hotel, although the staff is attentive.</sleep>
*<sleep name="The Charles Hotel Munich" alt="" address="Sophienstraße 28" directions="200&nbsp;m north of ''Munich Central Station''" phone="+49 89 5445550" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double from €360" lat="" long="">The ''Charles'' is a new luxury hotel at the Old Botanical Garden and within walking distance to the historic center. If you want to give yourself a treat, like butler service and a spa, and bring big money, that's the place for you.</sleep>
* <listing name="Café Netzwerk" alt="" directions="Subway U2: ''Königsplatz''" address="Luisenstraße 11" phone="+49 89 54832700" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M 11:00-18:00, Tu 11:00-15:00, W-F 11:00-18:00" price="">A stylish internet cafe, where you can rent desktop computers. It normally has a rather young patronage, because the owner focuses on teaching kids how to critically handle the media.</listing>
* <listing name="Coffee Fellows" alt="" directions="Subway U3 & U6: ''Münchner Freiheit''" address="Leopoldstraße 70" phone="+49 89 38898470" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Th 07:00-22:00, F 07:00-23:00, Sa 08:00-23:00, Su 09:00-22:00" price="free WiFi">The Schwabing franchise is the parent house of the German coffee bar chain Coffee Fellows. It provides free wireless internet access.</listing>
==Get out==
[[Munich/Isarvorstadt|Gärtnerplatz]] - If you are tired of visiting all those galleries and museum and want to experience Munich's nightlife, head to the ''Gärtnerplatz'' neighborhood for drinking and dancing. [[Munich/Olympic_area|Olympic Park]] - If you liked hanging around English Garden, you might want to see the Olympic Park, a more modernly landscaped park, built for the 1972 Summer Olympics, to the west of Schwabing.

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