Setting off from
the Müller’sche Volksbad after coffee or breakfast at Café im Volksbad,
turn left at the baths along the Isar to the to the footbridge, which
leads to Praterinsel. Walk through the teaching garden of the Alpine
Museum (no entrance fee) and then across the island – making a brief
stop at the cultural centre – until you reach Maximiliansbrücke, which
will take you directly to the Maximilianeum. Pass the monument and turn
right onto Sckellstr. Follow this street to Wiener Platz, its market
stalls, and the Hofbräukeller. A narrow lane – An der Kreppe – runs from
Wiener Platz to several of the historic inns found in the Glasscherben
district. The Hofbräukeller offers reasonably priced food and a beer
garden in summer.
Return to Sckellstr.,
cross Einsteinstr., and walk along Maria-Theresia-Str., flanked by
beautiful Foundation Period and Art Nouveau houses. The
Maximilian-Anlagen is a public park, and perfect for a spot of ambling.
Regardless of the route you take, all paths will eventually lead you to
the Friedensengel. Continue along for a few minutes until you reach
Villa Stuck, the Art Nouveau museum par excellence. For a coffee break,
try Wiener’s (Ismaninger Str. 71a), close to the No. 18 tram stop. Take
the tram back to the city centre (Karlsplatz). The ride will take you
past some of the most beautiful spots in Munich.
An der Kreppe
Restored inns and hostels for day-labourers and brick workers give this corner of Haidhausen a village-like character.
An der Kreppe (Wiener Platz)
little brother of the Hofbräuhaus, also serving the famous brew. Set,
since 1892, in a neo-Renaissance building, with a popular beer gardens.
small church, first mentioned in historical records in 1313, is set on
the banks of the Isar. The cloister is a mirror image of that at
Innere Wiener Str. 1
Lehel district, part of which is located in the Old Town, boasts many
buildings from the Foundation Period. The streets around Thierschplatz
are worth a stroll.
St Luke’s is known for its choral concerts .
Monastery Church St Anna
This Rococo jewel in the Lehel district was built by Johann Michael Fischer, with ornamentation by the Asam brothers.
Annakirche (St Anna)
A neo-Romanesque parish church, St Anna (1892) is the result of an architecture competition.
Upper Maximilianstraße & Maxmonument
stretch between the old ring road (Altstadtring) and the Maximilianeum
is flanked by ornate public buildings, including the Völkerkundemuseum
and the Parliament of Upper Bavaria. A monument to Maximilian II stands
at the centre of a roundabout.
Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde
from 1859–65, this stately building in the style of the Maximilian era
has been home to the Völkerkundemuseum (museum of ethnology) since 1926.
The collection comprises over 300,000 objects from cultures beyond
Museums on Prinzregentenstraße
upper stretch of Prinzregentenstraße is home to the Haus der Kunst, the
National Gallery (Nationalmuseum), and the Schack Galerie .
City bus no. 100 runs along the Prinzregentenstraße and stops at several museums.
delicatessen owned and operated by catering tsar Gerd Käfer is located
in upscale Bogenhausen. The city’s prominent citizens rub shoulders here
as they shop and sample the delicacies.
A massive store selling all kinds of organic products, from “bio-snacks” to environmentally friendly cosmetics and gifts.
Markt am Wiener Platz
kiosks on Wiener Platz are open daily and complemented by stalls set up
by travelling vendors. The pretty town square is a perfect spot for a
quick coffee break.
A tea specialist for the past 20 years, Teeladen sells more than 300 varieties from the best tea gardens in the world.
Pariser Str. 27
Made-to-measure and ready-to-wear fashion by a Munich designer known for unusual cuts and fabrics.
Large selection of candles and wonderful gifts. If you love feng shui, this is the place for you.
Porzellan & Pinselstrich
stock of fired, unglazed porcelain. Try your hand at painting and
decorating one, and take home a very special souvenir.
This esoteric bookshop carries books, tarot cards, salt crystals from the Himalayas, aromatic oils, and other accessories.
of all kinds, including fine oils and vinegars from the barrel, open
liqueurs, brandy, fine wines, along with brandy tumblers, espresso cups,
Pariser Str. 36
main shopping street bustles with shoe and eyewear shops, a variety of
boutiques, greengrocers, and supermarkets. There is also a department
store nearby, on Ostbahnhof.