Munich

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Munich Neighborhoods

Old Town

The streets radiating from Marienplatz square are quintessential Munich: find Baroque churches and the old Royal Residence coexisting alongside ultra-chic boutiques, basic department stores, and all manner of eateries.

Schwabing

The former home of Munich’s art scene is part student, part in-crowd. Trendy cafés share space with hip shops, bookstores, second-hand stores and on-the-hoof kebab places.

The English Garden

This strip of land is home to joggers, sunbathers, students, and dog-owners. Meet friends at the Chinese Tower or See House beer gardens, go boating on Kleinhesseloher Lake, or surf on the single Eisbach wave.

Maxvorstadt

The quarter designed by King Maximilian I harbors some of Europe’s finest museums, including the three “Pinakotheks,” the Lenbachhaus, and the sculpture-filled Glyptothek on Königsplatz, where you can take a break from antiquity.  

Nymphenburg

The summer residence of the Bavarian dukes (and later kings) is a grand palace just west of the city. Do not miss the extensive park behind it with its charming little pavilions.

Glockenbach Quarter

This lively neighborhood is jam-packed with bars, designer hotels, nightclubs, and cool people from all walks of life. The theater on Gärtnerplatz and the local cemetery are the central focus.

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