Marienplatz with the famous carillon and the old town hall, Hofbräuhaus, English Garden, Nymphenburg Castle, Karlsplatz, Odeonsplatz and Olympiapark – these are the classic sights of Munich. Here we present you alternatives.
The rose garden
The beautiful rose garden is located at the subway station Kolumbusplatz and is right next to the Isar. Many people miss the entrance to the rose garden, because it is quieter and more relaxed here than, for example, in the English Garden. Many benches and chairs invite you to linger. In addition, a small stream meanders through the garden, which rounds off the idyll. There is also a garden of poisonous plants – it explains which plants are not suitable for consumption. Here you can find the location of the rose garden and how to get there by public tansport.
Werksviertel – Mitte
The Werksviertel-Mitte behind Munich East train station can almost be described as a district in its own right. The Umadum big wheel is also currently located here – the world’s largest mobile big wheel. In the Werksviertel-Mitte there are clubs, bars, shops, restaurants & cafés as well as facilities for art and culture. There is even a “city alp”, where sheep live. In the Werksviertel, great importance is attached to sustainability. Here you will find all offers to be discovered in the Werksviertel. And here you will find the location and how to get there by public transport.
Bahnwärter Thiel is located on the site of the former southern railway station in the slaughterhouse district. Flea markets, concerts, club nights, exhibitions and much more take place here. On the site are discarded and converted subways and numerous sea containers painted with graffiti in which artists and craftsmen have their workshops. A truly magical place! More information about Bahnwärter Thiel and the program can be found here. Location and directions can be found here.
Tasting tour on the Viktualienmarkt
The Viktualienmarkt in the heart of Munich’s old town was originally a farmer’s market. Today the Viktualienmarkt is a popular place for connoisseurs and gourmets as well as for visitors who can find everything their heart desires here, from traditional bavarian goods to exotic fruits. During a tasting tour through the Viktualienmarkt, you will be given historical information about the market and its shops while tasting. You can easily book tickets here.
Discover Lost Places
1. Ghost station Olympic Stadium
The station was built for the 1972 Olympic Games. However, in 1988 a tragic accident happend, after which the station was closed.
2. CHP plant in Aubing
The combined heat and power plant is located in the west of Munich and was closed in 1964. Since then it has been left to decay naturally and has been frequented by graffiti artists and partygoers. A new cultural center is now to be built from 2023.
On the grounds of the Blutenburg castle in the Obermenzing distirct, things are quieter and more relaxed than at Nymphenburg castle. Idyllically located at the river Würm, you can marvel at the castle church, the internatinal youth library and the Michael Ende Museum. More information about the castle can be found here. You can see the location and directions here.