Day: 16 November 2020

Munich’s parks and gardens

The Bavarian metropolis has many green spaces that invite you to relax, play sports or have a picnic with friends and family during lunch breaks, after work or at the weekend. A total of 13.3% of Munich’s surface area is made up of parks and gardens. In addition, 1.3 % of the city’s surface is water. In addition to public parks and gardens, the green spaces include four nature reserves and 20 landscape conservation areas.

English Garden

The English Garden counts as one of Munich’s largest parks and gardens. With 3.75 km² it is even one of the largest parks in the world. In the English Park there are impressive historical buildings, for example the Chinese Tower, the Monopteros or the Teahouse.

The english garden is one of munich's most popular garden

Even surfers will find a place to practice here – in the Eisbach you can surf. Of course, this is also great fun for the spectators. Those who like it quieter can relax at the Kleinhesseloher See. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafés around the Chinese Tower.


The highlight in Luitpoldpark is the Luitpoldhügel (Luitpol Hill), which gives the park its name. It is 37 metres high and offers a wonderful panoramic view over Munich. Luitpoldpark has a well-known and popular restaurant, the Bamberger Haus. It offers good plain cooking and selected Austrian specialities, but also child-friendly pizza, noodles and chips. North of the park is the Georgschweige outdoor pool, which provides the necessary cooling in summer. In winter the 33 hectare park offers enough space for tobogganing.

Western Park

In 1983 the Westpark was created especially for the International Horticultural Exhibition. Thanks to its size of about 69 hectares, it is ideal for cycling. The Westpark also has sports and playgrounds, barbecue facilities, a restaurant and two beautiful beer gardens.

The variety offered by Westpark makes it the most visited municipal park in Munich. Attractions are the numerous gardens, such as the rose garden, the historical garden, the garden for the blind or the East Asian ensemble.

Nymphenburg Palace Park

Nymphenburg palace is a very popular place in Munich and has one of Munich's most beautiful gardens

Nymphenburg Palace houses one of the largest works of garden art in Germany. The palace park is a listed building and is a protected landscape area. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Botanical Gardens and covers an area of around 229 hectares. Sculpture lovers in particular are visitors of the Nymphenburg Palace Park.

Eastern Park

The Ostpark is located in the Neuperlach district and is a popular local recreation area. In the Ostpark there are many sunbathing areas as well as water areas and beautiful hills. On warm days, the approximately 3.5 hectare lake invites you to linger. There is an island in the middle of the lake. Around it there are many bays that make the lake look picturesque.

North of the lake is the Michaeligarten beer garden, which provides food and drink. There is also an ice-skating stadium and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool in the immediate vicinity, making a visit to the Ostpark worthwhile at any time of year.

Bavaria Park

Even King Ludwig I. liked to go for a walk in the Bavaria Park. It is located in the west, adjacent to the Theresienwiese, directly behind the Bavaria statue. The park is surrounded by old oak trees – the meadow is perfect for playing football. The Bavaria Park is a popular place for joggers. A special highlight are the old stone sculptures, which give the park something magical. After a nice walk or sportive activities the adjacent Bavarian-rustic tavern invites you to eat and drink.

Munich’s most popular garden – Old Botanical Garden

The botanical garden in munich is very popular for visitors and plant lovers

One of Munich’s most popular garden is the old botanical garden which is located on Lebachplatz. It is a popular place to visit, as it is centrally located but there is no noise in the park. The park has sunbathing areas where visitors can sit down with a blanket and numerous benches where walkers can rest. The Neptune Fountain provides a cool breeze. In the old botanical garden there is a nice café and for the children there is a large playground where they can romp and play.

Radiantly beautiful with HydraFacial® in Munich

When you see film stars with smooth, flawless skin, you automatically think of Botox. But the result of a radiantly beautiful and firm facial skin can also be achieved with a much cheaper special treatment: HydraFacial®.
The treatment method is not new. It has been used in Los Angeles since the 90s. Numerous Hollywood greats swear by it. But what is behind this miracle cure?

HydraFacial can make your skin look smooth and beautiful

HydraFacial® is a gentle and intensive deep skin cleansing. There are various reasons for undergoing this treatmen. It is not always the desire to go through life without wrinkles. The skin’s appearance is often disturbed by pigmentation spots, acne, scars, blocked pores, sun damage (uneven pigmentation) or skin diseases (rosacea).

How does HydraFacial® work?

First, the skin is prepared for the actual treatment. It is cleaned and disinfected. Then the procedure can start. The patented HydraFacial® tower with its vortex attachment ensures that concentrated serums (antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid) are absorbed by the skin. At the same time dead skin cells are removed and the pores are deeply cleansed.

This is done in four steps:

  • Step 1: Skin removal – the dead skin cells are removed.
  • Step 2: Peeling – the pores are opened with the gentle GlySal™ acid peeling.
  • Step 3: Deep cleansing – all impurities and sebum deposits are “sucked out”.
  • Step 4: Skin care – the skin is hydrated with a serum mix of nutrients. In the after-treatment the skin is soothed with a face mask and infrared light. This stimulates the skin to form new collagen and reduces redness. The entire procedure takes about 50 minutes.

Even though HydraFacial® is one of the gentler skin treatment methods, it is still an intervention in the skin structure. This means that the skin should be treated gently afterwards: no make-up and no direct sunlight. For a lasting effect, the treatment should be repeated once a month.

HydraFacial® – beauty and wellness for everyone?

In principle, the treatment method is suitable for all skin types. As it is a gentle skin cleansing and care, it can also be used for more mature skin. Only if the skin structure is too thin, the advice of an expert should be sought.

HydraFacial treatment makes your skin look beautiful

The assessments of the method are consistently positive. The skin is better supplied with blood, looks fresh and has a radiant glow. For a long-lasting effect, it is recommended that the treatment be carried out regularly. The cost of the HydraFacial® treatment is between 150 Euro and 220 Euro.

HydraFacial® in Munich

HydraFacial® is now offered by numerous beauty salons, so that the treatment can be combined with other cosmetic treatments. In the centre of Munich, some beauty lounges offer HydraFacial®, such as Smoothline, Madina Beauty Lounge, Dermedis and Cell Premium Beauty Lounge.

The HydraFacial Treatment is suitable for all kinds of skin

Or you can treat yourself to a whole day of wellness at the spa of the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski on Maximilianstraße. The spa offers various HydraFacial® packages:

• A classic treatment costs 200 euros for 50 minutes.
Deluxe HydraFacial® treatment for face, neck and décolleté with lymph drainage costs 290 euros for 80 minutes.
Booster HydraFacial® treatments are already available for 25 minutes and 120 euros.
• The Evergreen Experience for long-term success lasts for three months and costs 1,130 Euros.
• A treatment is also available for other parts of the body such as the back (50 minutes for 180 euros) and the whole body (110 minutes for 380 euros).

And if you can’t get enough, become a member of HydraFacial®. The costs are 1,000 euros for six months and 1,800 euros for twelve months. So nothing stands in the way of a smooth, radiant complexion and physical well-being.

Wellness in Munich and surroundings – summer, sun and slowdown

The cosmopolitan city offers places to relax, such as the English Garden and the Isarauen. They are also ideal places to enjoy the beer garden culture. Furthermore, Munich and its surroundings offers a variety of Beauty and Wellness programs for a relaxing weekend.

Towels and candles are part of the wellness programmes in Munich and its surroundings.

If you want to do something for your physical well-being and soul after your city experience, choose one of the fabulous wellness hotels in Munich and the attractive surrounding area. Munich has a large density of exclusive hotels. Many of them offer extensive wellness areas where guests can end an eventful day in a relaxed manner. Among the top-rated hotels with wellness temples in the city:

  • Rocco Forte – Charles Hotel with indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness room,
  • Mandarin Oriental with rooftop pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna and fitness centre
  • Bayerischer Hof with rooftop pool, sauna area, fitness room and beauty salon,
  • Four Seasons Kempinski with panoramic pool, fitness room and sauna,
  • Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel with pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath and fitness room

Wellness near the lake landscape around Munich

The Seehotel Leoni is located next to the Starnberger See and offers many wellness programs for Munich and its surroundings.

In Berg, on the eastern shore of Lake Starnberg, lies the Seehotel Leoni. With a wonderful view over the Starnberger See, guests can relax after a herbal steam bath with cooling in the ice fountain on the panorama sun meadow. The wellness area also offers a swimming pool, a meditation room, massages and cosmetic treatments.

Rottach-Egern, the most renowned village on Lake Tegernsee, is characterised by Bavarian cosiness and its fantastic lakeside location. The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Egerner Höfe in the village offers a large wellness area, various saunas, a cosmetic studio and a fitness room. A personal trainer can also be booked here. In addition, there are numerous feel-good arrangements.

The Chiemsee is a beautiful lake in bavaria

The Hotel Gut Ising is situated on the Bavarian sea, the Chiemsee, not far from the Austrian border. It offers a large wellness area with a fitness room, a sauna, indoor and outdoor pools in fantastic surroundings. Massages and beauty treatments are also offered. The estate has its own 9-hole golf course, a riding school and a polo club.

Mountain landscape in Munich and surroundings

Hotel Ortnerhof is located in Ruhpolding in the heart of the Bavarian Alps. The surroundings are predestined for peace and relaxation. The hotel offers a large wellness area with swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, infrared cabin, fitness room, massage offers and full body thalgo treatments. Numerous arrangements can be booked additionally.

Especially for lovers, the Ortnerhof offers the arrangement “heart’s desires” and a private spa suite. The family arrangement is aimed at families with children. Mum and Dad can be pampered while the children enjoy a children’s massage.

West of the Chiemgau, in the region of Garmisch-Patenkirchen, the superbe Wellnesshotel Alpenhof invites you to relax. In Murnau am Staffelsee, the luxurious sauna and bathing area Yavanna Wellness & Spa offers numerous pampering programmes.

A sauna is part of munich's beauty and wellness programmes

Wellness in Munich and its surroundings can also be an luxurious experience. In Schlosshotel Elmau between Zugspitze and Karwendel mountains you can find beautiful landscapes and wellness for body and soul. The luxury hotel manages the balancing act between comfort and untouched natural idyll. The wellness area leaves nothing to be desired. Its luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway comprises six spas and pools as well as a TCM Medical Spa and a Yoga Retreat. Excellent restaurants make your stay an unforgettable experience.

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, travellers reach the East Allgäu. Directly below the royal castles lies the town of Schwangau with the König Ludwig wellness hotel. It is characterised by one of the most generous wellness landscapes in Bavaria: the 4,500 sqm Ludwig Spa. The luxurious area offers bathing, sweating and relaxation attractions as well as the exclusive Ludwig Refuge. The integrated Swan Lake is the synonym for pure relaxation. Outside the hotel, Neuschwanstein Castle offers an insight into the soul world of King Ludwig.

Bogenhausen district Munich – living and working

In the east of Munich is the district Bogenhausen. Since it runs along the Isar and the English Garden, it is a very popular district in Bavaria’s capital. Bogenhausen combines a total of 7 districts. The districts Bogenhausen, Englschalking, Oberföhring, Denning, Johanneskirchen, Daglfing and Zamdorf belong to the so-called district number 13.

The Friedensengel ist part of Bogenhausen's attraction in munich

Besides the many noble villas, there are also very modern residential and office buildings in Bogenhausen. This district has extensive meadows and a variety of green spaces for the whole family. Bogenhausen is therefore considered a district with many different faces. It is an alternative for all those who would like a little more peace and quiet.

In the 1960s, the Arabellapark was created here. It combines imposing residential and commercial areas with different architectural styles over an area of 40 hectares.

Bogenhausen is regarded as a modern district. On the one hand it belongs to the luxurious and lively ones. But on the other hand also offers peace, culture and various recreational areas. The hospital in Bogenhausen has 18 specialist clinics and 4 day clinics. The modern teaching hospital has received several awards in the past years and convinces with its specialists and nationwide recognition.

History and development of Bogenhausen

In the past, munich was called Pupinhusir

The village of Bogenhausen was first mentioned by name in 768. At that time it was still called “Pupinhusir”, which translated means “house of Pubo“. Before the village of Bogenhausen finally became a municipality in 1818, it was a manor house with castles.

During the reign of Prince Regent Luitpold, the Prinzregentenstrasse with its glamorous villas, magnificent buildings and its own theatre was built in this noble residential area. Even today, Bogenhausen still has a residential structure which includes town villas close to the centre as well as village-like buildings on the outskirts of the town.

Today the district is home to several consulates and embassies as well as the Bavarian Ministry for the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection. In 1918 the Reichsfinanzhof (Imperial Fiscal Court) was given its seat in Bogenhausen, which became the Federal Fiscal Court in 1950. This means that one of the five highest German courts is now located in the popular district. At the end of the 1950s, Munich’s first large housing estate with various high-rise buildings was also built in Bogenhausen.

Culture and monuments in Munich’s Bogenhausen district

The angel of freedom or the Friedensengel in german is part of the attractions in Bogenhausen district in Munich.

One of Munich’s most famous landmarks is the angel of peace decorated with gold leaf. It is located at the end of Prinzregentenstraße and was built in 1896. The bronze statue is a monument to peace which is mounted on a 38 m high column and has a viewing platform.

The Prinzregenten Theatre still offers a varied and interesting programme today. It has also been possible to establish an academic teaching theatre there which currently offers nine courses of study for stage professions. At the turn of the century, from the 19th to the 20th century, Bogenhausen became an artists’ quarter and the home of the bohemians.

Numerous art nouveau buildings can still be found in Bogenhausen district in Munich today. One of them is the museum “Villa Stuck“. There, numerous works of the world-famous painter Franz von Stuck are exhibited. Various exhibitions are regularly presented in the artist’s former home.

The national museum is part of the culture in Bogenhausen district in Munich.

The Bavarian National Museum also found its home in this popular district. Today’s Shakespeare Platz was created at the beginning of the 1920s and offers residents an enchanting place to relax with its fountain in a square water basin.

Studying at a University in Munich

The universities in Munich have more than 90,000 students. Anyone has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of numerous internationally renowned scientists. Numerous cafés and bars are in the centre of Munich. There, students can hang out as well as in the city’s historical libraries and university buildings.

Studying at one of munich's best universities

The proximity to the Bavarian Alps is just as fascinating as the numerous green spaces or festivals in the city. Munich has a lot to offer for students and is easy to explore thanks to its good logistics.

From Egyptology to dentistry, there are countless subjects that can be studied in Munich. In numerous halls of residence, students exchange ideas and drive forward a wide variety of projects and basic research. Companies that offer student jobs are often also the students’ future employers. The first academic steps can be taken at the children’s university. Lectures are held there for young people aged 8 – 12 years.

Studying at the LMU in Maxvorstadt

Studying at munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) is one of the most renowned universities in Europe. Founded in Ingolstadt in 1472, 34 Nobel Prize winners have graduated from it to date. With approximately 50,000 students per year, the LMU is considered an elite university that has achieved international renown. 18 different faculties and over 150 degree programmes, the LMU offers a very wide range of courses.

The main building is located in the city centre, directly on Ludwigstraße, near the English Garden. The Siegestor, the Pinakothek and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek are located in the immediate vicinity. Furthermore, some LMU facilities are located in Martinsried-Großhadern, Oberschleißheim and Garching.

Being a student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is fun

The LMU is known for a 500-year-old tradition of research and teaching, which has made it one of the best universities in Europe. In order to give students a good foundation for a later academic career, the university pays special attention to the promotion of young researchers with its funding programmes. The humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics and social sciences, as well as the natural sciences and medicine are considered the four subject areas of the LMU. In the long term, the aim here is to establish itself as a respected teaching institution with renowned scientists worldwide. New research ideas are promoted at the LMU, as is individual research.

Studying at the TUM in Maxvorstadt

The “Technische Universität München” (TUM) is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and the only one in Bavaria with this specialisation. The TUM’s main building is also located in the centre of the city and in the vicinity of the Pinakothek museums. Approximately 40,000 students are educated in 14 faculties and 165 study courses every year. Besides Maxvorstadt, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan are among the university’s main locations. Founded in 1868, a total of 13 Nobel Prize winners have graduated from the TUM to date.

Studying at munich's Technische Universität München

The TUM is also one of the best educational institutions in Europe. In close cooperation with internationally renowned scientific companies, talent is promoted here in a hardly comparable way. The TUM is one of three universities of excellence in Germany for its support of science and research. It has research locations in Africa, Asia, North and Latin America and throughout Europe. Students can expect a unique range of research opportunities at TUM. At this university, the central focus is on finding solutions for all kinds of social challenges in the future.

The medical capital Munich

In Munich, patients receive world-leading medical care. Every 10th patient who comes from abroad seeks the way to Munich’s doctors. In addition, patients throughout Germany also prefer to travel to Munich or the surrounding area to get the latest medical advice and the best support. More than 15,000 medical professionals are available to patients in hospitals, medical practices, public authorities or as consultants in Bavaria’s capital city. There are fewer than 300 inhabitants for every doctor working on an outpatient basis. This puts Munich, with its density of doctors, in second place worldwide behind Tel Aviv.

Munich's doctors are well known worldwide

The excellent reputation of the medical profession contributes to Munich being very attractive for international medical tourism. Every year, more than 250,000 inpatients and outpatients from abroad place their trust in the very well-trained doctors in Munich and the surrounding area. Especially people from the United Arab Emirates or Russia are treated in Munich.

In addition to the excellent orthodox medical services, Munich has the highest number of registered alternative practitioners in countless practices in Germany. With approximately 2,000 alternative practitioners, the advocates of alternative healing methods are also well provided for.

Biotechnology and research in Munich

Munich as the medical capital has the best doctors

Compared to the national average, life expectancy in Munich is higher than in any other city. Pioneering work in the fields of biotechnology and research is being carried out here, making Munich one of the frontrunners. More than 120 companies in the field of biotechnology are located in the greater Munich area. Biotechnology is essential for medical progress. Diagnostics, drugs and medicines are developed here.

To ensure that every patient can receive his or her individual therapy, it is particularly important that research and knowledge in this sector are advanced. Doctors speak of personalised medicine, which has become indispensable for human beings. In order to ensure that biotechnology can continue to develop and continue to play a leading role in Europe, it is subsidised with millions every year in and around Munich.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research ranks Munich among the leading cities for medical research. This is due to the two elite universities with their medical faculties and the three Max Planck Institutes. Their institutes for psychiatry, biochemistry and neurobiology are located in Munich and the surrounding area. They all carry out important basic research for medicine and search for new therapeutic methods and medicines.

Medical technology and jobs

Medical technology is one of the most important topics of the future in the healthcare sector. With a turnover of 7 billion, Bavaria has the highest market share in Germany in this sector. The production of medical equipment for therapeutic purposes is carried out in over 500 Bavarian companies. Almost half of them are located in the Munich area. Medical technology creates 30,000 jobs. About 70,000 people work as nurses or physician assistants in hospitals or medical practices.

Munich as the medical capital offers a lot of jobs

A total of 6,000 scientists and 3,300 technical assistants work in and around Munich. In addition, there are almost 8,000 medical students at Munich’s two universities. In addition to the jobs directly in the health sector, there are also 20,000 employees in commercial enterprises. This means that approximately every 10th workplace in Munich and the surrounding area is linked to the health sector. This ensures that researchers and companies alike find Munich a particularly attractive location. Unique research centres and innovative medical companies provide medical care that is recognised worldwide and is particularly highly regarded for its results.

Beauty and Wellness in Munich

Munich has a lot to offer for wellness and relaxation – in unique cellar vaults to a view over Munich from a roof terrace. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between classical treatments or spiritual methods. Those who love exotic treatments will quickly find a perfect stay for beauty and wellness in munich. Many wellness oases are centrally located and easy to reach. After a strenuous day, trained staff will ensure that everyone can enjoy their individual time without stress.

A wellness weekend in munich is a perfect way to relax

Munich offers a comprehensive range of facilities for every taste. The individual preferences of the guests are gladly fulfilled and so nothing stands in the way of a feel-good treatment. Whether spontaneous trips, short treatments or day spas, there is something for every taste in the metropolis. Many possibilities are offered by hotels.

Wellness oases in munich’s luxury hotels

The Charles Hotel is a five-star hotel with one of the largest pools in Munich. There, they offer a range of spa treatments from classic treatments to Asian or Hawaiian massages. Luxury is paired with a wonderfully rounded pampering programme.

A relaxing massage is part of the wellness programmes in munich

The “Blue Spa” of the Bayerischer Hof is located above the rooftops of Munich. Not only the view is unique. Body and soul can relax here on 4 floors. A glass roof above the pool allows outdoor swimming in fine weather. The sauna offers various infusions and on the sun terrace the view over the city leaves nothing to be desired.

Kempenski “The Spa Hotel” in the Four Seasons offers a European flair between steam bath, whirlpool and luxurious treatments. Therapists here take professional care of the guests’ needs in a quiet and relaxed environment. Before starting a treatment, the body type is first determined in order to then be able to tailor treatments such as HydraFacial® to the guest.

Professional Day Spa in beauty studios

For people who love natural cosmetics, the Organic Luxury Beauty Shop and Day Spa is highly recommended. Everyone can escape the hustle of everyday life here in a completely natural way. Modern, natural beauty is created here with a caring and pampering beauty programme.

At “FABIEN K” beauty, care and hair are the focus of a coordinated lifestyle offer. Part of the house’s claim is that guests are pampered with Aveda products and taken on a special sensory journey. An experience of a very special kind.

Relaxing beauty and wellness treatments in munich are perfect for your weekend spa day

The “Just Pure Day Spa” follows purely anthroposophical traces. There, body and soul are brought into harmony. Here, guests experience a pampering programme that is completely attuned to the phases of the moon.

In addition to a range of cosmetic and medical treatments, Ovid Medical and Beauty Care also offers medical massages and physiotherapy. Selected products that are always in line with the latest scientific findings and highly effective therapy methods are the hallmarks of this studio. The premises were designed according to the Feng Shui principle in close cooperation with a dermatological practice. There the guests experience that the human being is always the centre of attention.

Arthouse cinemas in Munich

It is not easy for small cinemas to survive next to large cinemas and to welcome enough visitors in their cinemas. However, the arthouse cinemas in Munich prevail against the big providers with their very own appearance and style. They are regarded as plush, cosy and offer a familiar atmosphere with a manageable number of seats. Multiple awards prove that the operators are right to continue to maintain and offer the traditional presentation of cinema shows.

Arthouse cinemas in Munich offer a variety of retro movies

The perks of independent cinemas

With 40,000 – 50,000 visitors per year, the arthouse cinemas are far behind the visitor numbers of the cinema palaces. Those have revolutionised the market in the past decades with their presentation of blockbusters and sound technologies. Nevertheless, the cultural offerings are in no way inferior to those of large cinemas. Although arthouse cinemas are considered niche cinemas, they are still the darlings of the public. There you can feel the closeness to your seat neighbour again and feel much more like part of a whole group.

Arthouse cinemas in Munich are filled with charme

Literary adaptations or documentaries are much more strongly integrated into the programme in arthouse cinemas than in large cinema palaces. Nevertheless, German, European and Asian films are not neglected. Attention here is directed away from mainstream productions and towards ambitious and risk-taking films. Therefore the works of established directors are taken into account here as well as those of newcomers. In arthouse cinemas, viewers have the opportunity to enjoy the realisation of new film ideas and creative visual languages.

Various arthouse institutions in Munich

Many of munich’s arthouse cinemas have been restored and technically updated in recent years. Nevertheless, they all have one thing in common: they are and remain cosy. Additionally, the audience awaits the classic cinema performances on thickly upholstered armchairs in a red ambience. With the smell of fresh popcorn in their nose and in an almost private atmosphere, cinema lovers of all ages meet here.

Arthouse cinemas in Munich offer non-pupular movies

The arthouse cinemas in munich are convincing, as they do not only show current movies. Here, discussions and readings take place regularly. Festivals are organised and short film nights are offered. The selection of films shown offers a cultural diversity. It is international and has high standards.

In Munich there are beautiful and cosy movie theatres in a total of 6 districts. So almost everyone has one near them. The Atelier Kino, Theatiner Film and the Filmtheater are located in the old town. In Maxvorstadt is the Studio Isabella. Schwabing offers the ABC Kino and the Monopolkino. The New Rex Filmtheatre is located in Laim and in Bogenhausen there is the Cadillac & Veranda. In the district Neuhausen there is the Filmkunsttheater Neues Rottmann.

The charm of Arthouse cinemas in Munich is in their retro design

In almost all cinemas special events and school screenings are offered. Bonus and discount offers are included. Every cinema offers generous legroom with its cuddly armchairs. All locations invite you to exchange and get to know each other. Guests can easily get into conversation here and even company events are held regularly.

The arthouse cinemas are firmly integrated into the annual film art weeks. As well as other events that are important in the cinema scene. In addition to blockbusters, films that enrich the cultural landscape in Germany are also shown here. Original films are just as much a part of the programme as dubbed films.

Munich’s best parlours

Munich is internationally known for its good beer and the unique pubs and restaurants where the regionally brewed beverage is offered. Whether quaint, exotic, cosy or festive, the city’s breweries have a very special charm. There every guest is served traditionally, receives Bavarian dishes and can experience a lot of fun. In most of munich’s best parlours, regular guests come in daily and cultivate the Bavarian beer garden tradition. Freshly tapped beer and delicacies are served in Dirndl and Lederhosen, the typical Bavarian costume.

In munich's best parlours the beer is served by women in dirndl and men in lederhosen

The atmosphere is refreshing and regular events round off the offer. In these parlours you can enjoy the beer after work just as much as on an excursion with the whole family. Cosiness and relaxation with quality beer and home-style cooking are offered here and are very popular with guests. Everyday stress is quickly forgotten in this atmosphere therefore the guests easily get into conversation with each other. Residents and newcomers have a lot to tell each other at the regulars’ tables and exchange the wisdom of life.

Munich’s most famous parlours

The Hofbräuhaus serves one of the best beers in munich and is one of munich's best parlours

The Hofbräuhaus in the heart of Munich’s city centre was built in the 16th century. On 3 floors you can laugh, celebrate and dine in a bourgeois style. The abbreviation HB has become known to beer connoisseurs all over the world as “high beer art”. With over 400 years of brewing art, the Hofbräuhaus is a traditional parlour that can be found all over Germany.

In Maxvorstadt is the Löwenbraukeller, which has developed over time into a popular event location. Therefore it is one of munich’s best parlours. This traditional restaurant is located in a historical building with stylishly painted walls and a typical Bavarian, warm atmosphere. The tower of the house can be recognised as a landmark even from afar.

In one of munich's best parlours, the Hacker-Pschorr Bräuhaus, the beer is still brewed in old copper kettles

Right next to the Oktoberfest Oktoberfest meadows, the Hacker-Pschorr Bräuhaus is located. There, Bavarian traditional home cooking and an old brewery yard are united. The palatable beer is still brewed in old copper kettles and offers the palate a varied taste.

On a listed site in Landsberger Straße the Augustinerkeller is located. Among the more than 100 chestnuts, guests are served delicacies. Furthermore they can enjoy the freshly tapped traditional brew from the wooden barrel.

The inns of Munich

Visitors to the English Garden can end the day after a walk in the Easter Forest Garden. Here, modern Bavarian as well as international cuisine and “Weißbier-Spritz” (wheat beer spritzer) are offered. They are served in a quiet and cosy atmosphere of munich’s well known parlour.

In Munich’s Ratskeller, directly on Marienplatz, visitors can enjoy upscale Bavarian cuisine in a vaulted room under ceiling paintings. The various small and large parlours are all located in a historical ambience. The tastefully furnished Ratskeller not only offers beer and Bavarian cuisine. A visit is especially recommended for wine connoisseurs, as the restaurant has an excellent wine bar.

Munich's Ratskeller serves a well known and popular beer and is therefore one of munich's best parlours

The Spatenhaus next to the opera house is more expensive. The offer, ambience and level of service is a little higher. In return, guests can enjoy the best Bavarian cuisine with suckling pig and venison medallions in one of munich’s best parlours.

Right next to the Frauenkirche, tourists and locals alike stop off at Andechser am Dom. Due to the restaurant’s central and at the same time historical location, prominent guests and citizens meet in this parlour for public viewing and local dishes.

The Munich Marathon

The Munich Marathon took place in 2016 for the 31st time in Munich. Therefore thousands of spectators gather at the running course and cheer on runners from all over the world every year. With driving music over drums or brass band music they want to help the runners to reach the highest level. The spectators heat up the course in their own unique way. Traditionally dressed in traditional costume, they play Bavarian local hits and put on a whole supporting programme around the course.

Runners can prove themselves at the munich marathon.

In addition to the sporting highlights, there will also be a traditional costume run. During this special run people will be jogging through the Olympic Park in Dirndl and Lederhosen. Here the fun is in the foreground. But of course, the Munich Marathon is all about sporting achievements that are internationally recognised and attract many spectators to the city every year.

In 1983, the race, which was conceived as a city marathon, took place for the first time and established itself as such. Nevertheless, its history goes back to 1972 and thus to the Olympic Games in Munich. Today there are the marathon, the half marathon and a 10 km run.

The course of the different runs

The marathon and the 10 km run start in the Olympic Stadium. Via Leopoldstrasse and Ludwigstrasse, the route passes the Siegestor and returns to Franz-Joseph-Strasse. The runners of the 10 km run return to the Olympic Stadium and thus to their destination. On the other hand the marathon runners, still cross the English Garden, run past the Chinese Tower, the Ostbahnhof (East Station) and the Deutsches Museum. Afterwards, they will run through the Old Town via Viktualienmarkt, Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz, until they return to the Olympic Stadium to finish. Furthermore, the total of more than 42 km pass Munich’s most popular squares and are a real sightseeing tour for every runner.

The Munich Marathon can be pretty exhausting

In the second half of the marathon course, the half marathon starts in Bogenhausen and leads through the old town via Leopoldstrasse and Ludwigstrasse to the Olympic Stadium. All runners gather here and are celebrated extensively by the spectators every year. The course past the historic places of the city has a very special charm.

Facts and figures about the Munich Marathon

In 1983 the first marathon was won by the Swede Kjell-Erik Ståhl in the men’s race with a time of 2:13:33. Christa Vahlensieck won the women’s race with a time of 2:33:45.

Although these are excellent running times, these two fastest times were undercut only four times until 2016. The record of 2:09:46 since 2000 is held by the Kenyan Michael Kite. In 13 years, a total of 9 German runners were able to assert themselves at the top and win the marathon and even six of them are the winners of the last years since 2011.

Not everyone reaches the goal of the finish line of the Munich Marathon

The winner of the first marathon also won the second marathon. She has even been undercut only three times so far. The record was set by the German Susanne Hahn in 2012 and is 2:32:11. It is remarkable that a total of 14 German women runners won the marathon and of all the female winners, nine won the title even twice.

The half-marathon introduced in 2010 has so far been won by German athletes exclusively, both for men and women. Since 2012, the record in the men’s race has been held by Sören Kah with 1:04:42, who won the course three times. Susanne Hahn also holds the record in the half marathon since 2011 with 1:13:02.

Similar to the half-marathon, the list of winners of the 10 km run is adorned by a striking number of German athletes. Sebastian Hallmann has won this race, which was introduced in 2006, three times so far. He holds his course record of 30:09 set in 2008 and is the only runner to have won three times. In 2010 Julila Viellehner set the course record of 34:22 in the women’s race. She was also celebrated as winner twice.

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