Insider Guide to: Munich

Callum, Social Media Coordinator

I lived in Munich for just over two years. In that time I lived in five different neighbourhoods, so I managed to get a pretty good feel for the city!

One of the best things about Munich is how easy it is to get around. It’s not a really big city (which is why people call it a ‘big village’), but it has the transport infrastructure of one, so it’s simple to get from one end to the other. Its proximity to the alps is a major plus, it’s just over one hour by train until you’re in the mountains. 

Neighbourhoods

  • Haidhausen, home to the Gasteig cultural centre (which hosts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra), is really beautiful, and has a lot of places to eat and drink. I recommend grabbing some Israeli food from Nana at Rosenheimer Platz, then taking a stroll down Wörthstrasse to Bordeauxplatz in Haidhausen’s ‘French Quarter.’
  • A new quarter located in Berg am Laim, Werksviertel is home to some great concert venues. The aptly named Container Collective is built up of shipping containers, it’s got bars, artists, tattooists and more. Be sure to check out the new 78-metre high big wheel Hi-Sky, which allows you to see across the city to the mountains in the south.

Going out

  • A boat sitting on top of a bridge in the middle of a city is a pretty strange sight, but that’s exactly what Alte Utting is. Complete with multiple food vendors, a bar and music events, it’s got everything you need for a good night out. If you’re left searching for something more late-night, Bahnwärter Thiel is only five minutes walk away.
  • While I love Berlin, I miss great Bavarian food. The Weinbauer schnitzel at Gasthaus Weinbauer is the best schnitzel I have ever eaten. Once you’re finished there head over to Distillers Bar and try some of their amazing cocktails or handcrafted spirits.
  • Munich’s club scene has a lot to offer. Blitz (which is in part of the Deutsches Museum) and Rote Sonne are two of its best electronic/techno clubs. A lesser known location is Kunst Block Balve, an event and exhibition space that often holds post-exhibition parties, but be sure to check their program.

Things to do

  • Every Sunday there are a bunch of museums that offer entry for only 1€, my favourite is Pinakothek der Moderne. Just a couple of minutes down the street is the little sister of Bahnwärter Thiel. Minna Thiel is a bar inside a disused tram, as well as turning into larger outdoor venue in the summer. For a great view over the city, Café im Vorhoelzer Forum is nearby, serving coffee, drinks and food.
  • Watch the sunset at Hackerbrücke. It’s common to sit on the structure of the bridge with a beer or Radler and watch the sun fall across the tracks that lead into Munich’s central train station.
  • Built for Bavarian royalty, Schloss Nymphenburg is a stunning baroque palace that lies near the centre of the city. If you don’t want to go inside, then wander around the French-style pavilion or surrounding English garden (complete with purpose-built winding streams).

Top spaces

This rooftop space adjoins to a brightly lit meeting room, equipped with all the tools necessary for creativity.

Located in Maxvorstadt, this central space can be worked into whatever you need it for: workshops, events, photoshoots, you name it.

A spacious event and conference location, right by Schloss Nymphenburg.

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