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Maxvorstadt: Feeling good in my neighborhood

Maxvorstadt is located in the center of Munich, directly adjacent to the old town. It includes the areas of the University, Königsplatz-Marsfeld and Josephsplatz. There live around 12,000 people and even the on average youngest population in the city. According to the statistical pocketbook from 2017, over 67 percent of the inhabitants are younger than 44 years.

Maxvorstadt received its name from the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph, who commissioned its design and construction at the beginning of the 19th century. At that time it was the first extension of the city of Munich. Today, especially young families live or move to Maxvorstadt – more precisely to the area around Königsplatz.

Maxvorstadt received its name from the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph of whom a monument is built in the city.

But not only families feel at home in the district. Pensioners also appreciate the district. For example, 22 percent of the residents are over 65 years old. The older generation prefers to live in the Thalkirchen-Obersendling district. This may be due to the fact that most new flats have been built in this area recently and that the older generations attach more importance to comfort, new construction and modern facilities.

An important centre for culture, education and administration

In Maxvorstadt, art, culture and educational institutions of the city are gathered in a very small area, above all the renowned Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and the Technische Universität (TU).

In Maxvorstadt, art, culture and educational institutions of the city are gathered in a very small area, above all the renowned Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and the Technische Universität (TU) with a total of more than 90,000 students per semester. Maxvorstadt has undergone a major transformation in recent decades simply because of the large number of students. For a long time, the district was considered a retirement quarter. But now many young people live and work here. The streets are bustling with activity.

The demand for flats – especially for single flats – has increased rapidly in recent years. Last year, around 7000 new flats were built throughout Munich, 707 of them in Maxvorstadt alone. The city is growing steadily. The Bertelmanns Foundation expects the population to grow by more than 14 percent by 2030. This means that Munich will have about 1.8 million inhabitants by then.

Maxvorstadt has high density of museums, archives and art collections like the Neue Pinakothek.

Art and culture also play a prominent role in Maxvorstadt. There is a high density of museums, archives and art collections in the city, including the Alte- und Neue Pinakothek, the Antikensammlung, the Bavarian State Archive, the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Music and Theatre. There are also numerous administrative buildings such as courts, tax offices and the State Office of Criminal Investigation.

On the traces of Maxvorstadt’s past

Well-known personalities such as Thomas Mann and Franz Josef Strauß grew up, lived or worked in Maxvorstadt. Many buildings and places remain today as silent witnesses of the National Socialist era. One of these is the site of the former Gestapo headquarters, where Sophie and Hans Scholl were taken after their arrest. – Today a new administration building stands here.

The former headquarters of the NSDAP was also located in Maxvorstadt. Since 2005, a documentation centre as a place to remember and learn about the crimes of National Socialism. In changing special exhibitions, visitors have the opportunity to inform themselves about current social topics such as right-wing extremism and right-wing extremist violence.

Maxvorstadt also has a lot of vegan cafés and restaurants to offer

The “Alter Simpl” inn has been located at Türkenstraße 57 since the beginning of the 20th century. The writer Thomas Mann used to spend a few evenings there. In the meantime, numerous other cafés, restaurants and bars have sprung up in the district. These include the “Jasmin” café, which takes its guests back to the 1950s, the “Ignaz” café with delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes and the “Laden” (shop) with fresh products from the Munich area.

Thomas Mann in Munich

When Thomas Mann became resident in Munich, he was not yet a famous writer. But in Munich he wrote his most famous works such as “The Buddenbrooks”, “Der kleine Herr Friedemann”, “Der Zauberberg” or the “Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen”.

if you want to get in touch with Thomas Mann you can do so at his monument in Munich's Tegernsee.

Munich residents in particular love the works of Thomas Mann and can take a walk through their beloved city to the places from the novels. Thomas Mann describes the squares, gardens and buildings in great detail. While reading the reader can clearly visualize being, for example, at the Academy of Arts or at the Odeonsplatz.

If you want to follow Thomas Mann’s paths, you should set off for Munich and walk the stations. Today, not every house is located in every square, but with a little imagination you can see it figuratively in front of you.

The seven stations of Thomas Mann in Munich

Konradstraße 11

This is where young Thomas Mann moved to hide. At the time, the flat was not far from his mother’s. During this time Mann often had to move to Schwabing and wrote on his work “The Buddenbrooks”. Thomas Mann already knew at this time what he wanted. When publishers asked him to shorten his work, he insisted on the unabridged version.

Porschingerstrasse

This address is probably the best known, as it was here that Thomas Mann built his first villa. In the middle of the Herzogpark, where he loved to walk. However, this villa was no longer inhabited by him after his return from exile. It was torn down. Today, visitors find a new house on this site. It was christened Thomas Mann Villa, as his spirit is said to still be found in this place.

Franz-Joseph-Strasse 2

In Franz-Joseph-Strasse, Thomas Mann lived in his first flat with his wife Katja. They lived on the third floor. Their four children were also born there.

Thomas Mann was a famous writer who spent most of his life in Munich.

Ludwigstrasse

The area between Odeonsplatz, Ludwigskirche and the Academy of Arts is best known as the setting for the novella “Gladius dei”. Its first sentence is particularly famous: “Munich shines”.

Rambergstraße 2 in Maxvorstadt

This is Thomas Mann’s first address in Munich. He moved here with his family after his father died. Thomas Mann already had his favourite bear in the flat, which today everyone can see in the “Literaturhaus”. The house in Maxvorstadt was also the location for the documentary about the Mann family. It was at this address that Thomas Mann began writing the “Buddenbrooks”. Unfortunately, tragic events also took place. His younger sister Carla committed suicide here in the bathroom at the age of 28.

The Tonhalle

The German Democratic Party held a rally in the Tonhalle on 30 November 1929. Thomas Mann had initiated it and was himself a guest and speaker. His brother Heinrich also gave a speech. – He was his greatest rival. That evening was all about the fact that Munich’s importance as a city of culture was dwindling. Many people came to the rally, so that not everyone could be allowed in and the speeches were printed and distributed separately.

Arcisstrasse 12

The parents of his wife Katia lived in this magnificent house. Even before he knew them, Thomas Mann liked to be around Königsplatz. He was interested in the upper middle class and its life from an early age, and was fascinated by the large and opulent houses on the street.

The Long Night of Music

The Long Night of Music is a popular music event in Munich. To give you an overview, all information about the Long Night of Music from 2017 has been collected here.

Which musical genres were represented at the Long Night of Music?

The colourful music event offers something for every taste at various locations around the city. Last year, there were concerts from the music genres of classical music, pop, rock, swing, jazz, salsa, techno and hits. There were also dance courses, dance performances and performances. The artists all played live.

At the Long Night of Music you can also get a beautiful view of Munich's sights at night and with musical background, like the Frauenkirche.

Where did the long night of music take place?

Due to the many concerts and performances, the artists played in large concert halls, on small music stages, in restaurants, pubs, clubs, churches, dance schools, hotels and institutions such as the ZAV artists’ agency of the german agency of work “Agentur für Arbeit” and in rooms of the GEMA. The Long Night of Music began at 8 pm, continued until 3 am and took place at 100 different locations. 400 concerts were played. Here is a small selection:

  • The biggest venue was the Gasteig. There they played in all rooms even in the foyer. The programme included tango lessons, modern dialect, pure singing and classical music.
  • The opera “Madam Butterfly”, a play by Giacomo Puccini, was performed at the Bavarian State Opera. In addition, there was a performance of the orchestra pit and at night visitors were allowed to take part in a guided tour behind the scenes.
  • At the Munich Academic Singing Society, orchestras and jazz bands played, choirs performed and an opera salon and a theatre performance took place. After these events, the guests could take part in the open-end party in the bowling alley.
  • In the church St. Maximilian a very atmospheric event took place. The Young Choirs of Munich comment on the artistically presented photography by Frank Eydner, which had the theme of music, light and architecture.
  • The lounge at Lenbachplatz has already become a tradition during the long night of music. Here visitors could listen to music and dance on two levels. Newcomers introduced themselves on several stages.
  • The Rockbox Bar was one of the smallest venues, but also one of the loudest. Three bands rocked on only a few square metres and captivated their audience.
  • It was also loud in the “Niederlassung“. Here the band junkmood as well as the band Loopin’Lab played.
  • In the Pressehaus, where the newspapers used to be printed, things got hot. Newcomers from the region played as supporting programme. The highlight was the band Dreiviertelblut, for whom the visitors had been waiting eagerly.

Getting around during the night

After you have danced your feet sore at the Long Night of Music, you can get a bus to take you home.

Those who wanted to get from concert to concert quickly could make use of the MVG’s numerous bus lines. The ticket for the buses was included in the ticket for the various music events. It cost 15 euros. All venues were connected to each other, so they were covered by four different tours. From 8 pm, with the start of the long Night of Music in Munich, all 15 shuttle buses departed every 10 minutes.

A special highlight was the “Ois is Blues” tram. It departed from Max-Weber-Platz between 8 pm and 1 am. Those who took this tram got a round trip via Ostbahnhof through the centre of Munich. Blues and Boogie-Woogie were played in the tram, of course by a live band. Drinks could be bought at the rolling bar.

Munich’s old town Lehel – My “Kiez” , my neighbourhood

Munich’s historic old town of Lehel covers an area of around 318 hectares. Around 20,000 inhabitants live here, of whom 1879 are children under 15 and 3333 are senior citizens. The old town forms the historic centre of Munich and was formerly fortified by a city wall. The old town was founded in 1158. In the Middle Ages it was roughly divided into three smaller quarters: the north-western Kreuzviertel, the Graggenauer Viertel, the Angerviertel and the Hackenviertel.

Lehel is the oldest suburb of Munich. It was first mentioned in writing in the 16th century as “auf den lehen”. The term refers to the light forest that probably grew in the area at that time. In 1724 Lehel came under the administration of Munich and was called “St.-Anna-Vorstadt” from the early 19th century. The church of St. Anna in the street of the same name is a reminder of this.

The Marienplatz is part of old town Lehels most popular places to be as a tourist.

Today there are many imposing buildings from the Imperial period, which characterise the appearance of the district. The old town is bordered, among other things, by the English Garden and to the south by the Museum and Praterinsel. Lehel has a green area of approximately 638 hectares. There are 285 crèche places, 677 kindergarten places and ten schools.

Altstadt-Lehel, the district with the happiest inhabitants

The inhabitants of this district are said to be among the happiest in the Munich area. This can have many causes. One reason for the high level of satisfaction is probably the low unemployment rate. People here are employed and can afford a comfortable standard of living.

The Altstadt-Lehel has a very good infrastructure, it is the heart of the city of Munich. There are well-known department shops, a long pedestrian zone with small shops, the town hall and the Viktualienmarkt. In addition, there are many traditional shops in the old town, which provide an inviting atmosphere. Furthermore, there are various cultural offers in the old town. This density cannot be found anywhere else in Munich’s district.

A quick view of Munich's old town Lehel.

What the residents of the Altstadt-Lehel appreciate about their place of residence

When older people in the old town of Lehel are interviewed, they often answer that they like the peace and quiet. Especially at night it is quiet, no loud shouts on the streets. What not only residents but also visitors like about the district is the beautiful old architecture.

Most people have lived in Munich’s old town Lehel as long as they can remember. But not only the older inhabitants enjoy the peace and quiet. The young people interviewed also say that they appreciate the peace and quiet, precisely because they still live close to the city centre.

Activities in the old town of Lehel

In the old town there is the Bavarian National and Ethnological Museum, which exhibits interesting facts about the history of the town and its surroundings. Another highlight of the district is the famous Viktualienmarkt, which is visited by many residents and visitors alike.

The original farmers' markets in Munich can now be visited every day.

The original farmers’ market can now be visited every day – a permanent market for nutritious products such as fish, cheese and vegetables. Also worth a visit is the white Brewhouse or “Schneider Bräuhaus” Munich. The city’s inhabitants already call it their second home and a place everyone should know.

Practice Dr. von Lukowicz & colleagues

Dr. von Lukowicz & colleagues are very concerned about finding a therapy that is individually suited to the patient. Treatment plans adapted to the individual needs of each patient. Many years of experience allow the team of doctors to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures.

Dr. Dominik von Lukowicz and colleagues stand for aesthetics in Munich.

Dr Dominik from Lukowicz

As a recognised expert with many years of professional experience, Dr Dominik von Lukowicz is one of the top 10 plastic surgeons. He has been head of the doctors office Ästhetik München since 2009. Dr. Dominik von Lukowicz is known as a sensitive contact person with great professional competence.

An apprenticeship with Professor Schaller in the Department of Microsurgery at the Tübingen Clinic, specialising in hand surgery, prepared the way for his future career goal. After working with Professor Greulich in Stuttgart in the specialist department for reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, he completed his specialist training in plastic and aesthetic surgery with Dr. Neuhann-Lorenz in Munich. As an aesthetic surgeon under Professor Noah in Kassel, he worked as a senior physician after his admission as a specialist.

Dr. v. Lukowicz can be found at congresses all over the world, where he regularly gives lectures as a speaker and as an instructor leads treatments and operations live. Since 2012, Dr. v. Lukowicz has been chairman of the Society for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Intimate Surgery.

Focal points: Intimate surgery and lipedema

Dr. Susanne Deichstetter

Dr. Deichstetter’s main focus is always on the individual consultation of her patients. In the Munich clinic she is responsible for the outpatient procedures of the practice aesthetics.

As a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, thorough further training has been important to her since her studies at the Technical University of Munich and during study visits to England, Switzerland and the USA. In 2003 she was trained at the Bogenhausen Clinic in Munich and at the University Clinic of Würzburg, among others – clinics for plastic surgery that have made a name for themselves in Germany. There she received excellent training in reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and aesthetic tightening surgery.

Her speciality: Facial surgery, focus on aesthetics and reconstruction

Focus of the Munich practice

In Bavarias capital city, Dr. von Lukowicz and colleagues offer a variety of plastic and cosmetic treatment

  • outpatient interventions in intimate surgery
  • Scar correction
  • Upper eyelid lift
  • Wrinkle treatment

Intimate Surgery

In order to feel safe and beautiful, many women decide to have their mons veneris or labia corrected and also have existing vaginismus (vaginal cramps) treated. Gentle techniques during operations are routine in the practice in Munich. Unaesthetic Caesarean section scars are also treated so that the affected women can feel comfortable in their bodies again and enjoy their intimate life. The scars are hardly visible, by the way.

Lipedema

Very few women with lipedema even realise that they suffer from it. Tension pains in the legs, bruising and pressure pains caused by a false.

Fat distribution is often the result of a lipedema. Water retention in the legs is usually treated completely wrong with dehydration pills themselves and radical diets are made. But only with the result that the lipedema worsens and the proportions of the legs, buttocks and arms still do not adapt to the upper body.

Upper eyelid correction

A tired look and small eyes due to drooping upper eyelids are a problem for women as they grow older. An upper eyelid lift can be carried out without major complications and the face and eyes look young again. Under the eyes, fatty tissue sometimes fills up with lymphatic fluid and these bags under the eyes can also be easily removed by removing the fatty tissue.

Wrinkle treatment

Fillers, injections or injections with the patient’s own fat – the Ästhetik practice in Munich is careful to choose the individual treatment of its patients in a particularly gentle way. Ultrasound for skin rejuvenation is also available to the women in the Munich practice and achieves wonderful results. Individually and according to the lady’s particular situation, a facelift offers an additional option for a radiantly young appearance.

The Doctor's office in Munich is a welcoming place for everyone searching for plastic or cosmetic surgery

The Praxis Ästhetik in Munich with its spectrum of further services in the field of plastic-aesthetic surgery:

  • Breast: Breast augmentation, breast reduction. Breast reduction for men
  • Body: Liposuction, abdominoplasty, arm lift, leg lift, hyperhidrosis treatment

Professional support

Dr. von Lukowicz & colleagues in Munich can be reached 24 hours after each procedure thanks to their special service. Every patient receives special care from her doctor from the initial consultation to the surgical procedure and the follow-up treatment.

Fachpraxis für Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie 
Dr. Dominik von Lukowicz & Kollegen 
Widenmayerstraße 32
80538 München
Tel.: +49 89 232326390

Dr. Svenja Giessler – Doctors office for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Munich

Dr. Svenja Giessler’s treatment focus in the Munich practice is on female patients. However, the specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery also offers treatments for men. For women it is easier to formulate their wishes for corrections to their body in a consultation with a specialist. Especially in the medical field of breast and intimate surgery, empathy is definitely an important factor.

Through her training as a specialist in Germany, Dr. Svenja Giessler holds the protected and thus decisive title: Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. It states that she has been approved by the Medical Association and is authorised to perform these operations professionally. The term cosmetic surgeon is not protected and says little about the qualification of a doctor.

Dr Geissler is a plastic surgeon in Munich who offers a variety of plastic and cosmetic treatments

Dr. med. Svenja Giessler – Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery
Widenmayerstrasse 32, 80538 Munich
Phone: +49 89 232326390

Dr. Svenja Giessler started her specialist training in large clinics in Berlin and Ludwigshafen. As a senior physician, she was responsible for the special consultation for patients of aesthetic surgeries at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Vogtareuth Treatment Centre. She has been running her Munich practice for plastic and aesthetic surgery since 2008.

Breast Surgery Munich

With her focus on breast surgery, Dr. Svenja Giessler offers her patients a wide range of services.

Breast augmentation – silicone or own fat

Well-formed, firm breasts that harmonise with the proportions of a patient’s body is the reason why many patients opt for breast augmentation. Mostly just for aesthetic reasons. Dr. Svenja Giessler can realise these women’s wishes if they are realistic. If the patient decides on a silicone implant, which is available in round or drop shapes, certain factors are taken into account, including the patient’s anatomy. This is a step towards realising her ideas.

If women have their own and sufficient fat reserves in other parts of the body, Dr. Giessler also offers breast augmentation with her own fat in her practice. It is a method for patients who would rather have an aesthetic change in the size of one cup. Dr. Svenja Giessler explains the associated risks in advance.

Breast reduction

Chronic back pain, eczema under the breast or frequent headaches are familiar to many women with large breasts. Not only postural problems are the result, but often there are other consequences as well. There is no age limit for an operation to reduce the size of the breast. A surgical procedure of breast reduction is possible for both young and older women, if the desire exists.

The Hall-Findlay method, which is performed in Dr. Giessler’s practice, represents an innovation in the field of plastic surgery. This treatment takes about one hour and is also suitable for large breasts. The nipples remain sensitive and women can breastfeed. The vertical scar from the crease of the breast to the nipple is hardly visible. Only a recognised and approved specialist for plastic surgery and aesthetics, such as Dr. Svenja Giessler, should perform a surgical procedure of this type.

Mastopexy (breast lift)

If women have problems with sagging breasts due to the ageing process or after pregnancy and breastfeeding, a breast lift can be the solution. The breasts regain their firmness. However, the procedure should be carried out after family planning is complete. A breast lift may impair the ability to breastfeed or make it impossible.

With over twenty different incision techniques, plastic surgery offers the ideal solution for many affected women. A consultation before the procedure clarifies the risks of the procedure and how to make the incision. This depends on the size of the breasts, how the nipples are positioned and the nature of the skin and connective tissue.

Hatch nipples

If nipples bulge inwards when pressure or stimulation is applied, or are generally directed inwards and only turn outwards when the temperature changes or they touch, they are called inverted nipples. Especially when breastfeeding after giving birth, affected patients have problems breastfeeding their baby. Hatch warts also occur in men, and Dr. Giessler’s practice offers a range of different intervention techniques. These include nipple correction or nipple enhancement surgery.

Further services offered in the Munich practice of Dr. Svenja Giessler:

  • Intimate surgery: labia reduction
  • Laser procedures: permanent removal of body hair, facelift, acne treatment, Broad Bend Light (BBL) – Facial treatment: tightening of the eyelids with hyaluron and Botox fillers, wrinkle treatment, lip shaping
  • Hand surgery and laser treatment: hygroma, hyperkinesia, quickening finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand rejuvenation procedures and Dupuytren’s disease with laser
  • Body treatment: tightening of upper arms and scar treatment, correction of ear position, skin changes, tightening of the abdominal wall, liposuction

Consultation and preliminary talks

In an exclusive ambience of the art nouveau villa in which Dr. Svenja Giessler’s practice is located, patients can expect a visualisation of their appearance after their operation with 3D simulations in addition to a consultation. Great importance is attached to a correction that is tailored to the type of woman. Whether the operation will be performed under general or local anaesthesia is also part of the contents of the preliminary consultation. The practice in Munich also offers the cosmetic institute “Beauty by Dr. Giessler” with a wide range of services.

Neuhausen-Nymphenburg: My neighbourhood

The Munich district of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg covers an area of 1288 hectares. It has a population of 94,257, of whom 10,842 are children under 15 and 15,474 are senior citizens. Neuhausen was founded in 1170, Nymphenburg in 1675 and was incorporated into Munich in 1890. Gern and Nymphenburg were added in 1899. The district has a green area of about 326 hectares. In the Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district, parents can look forward to 792 crèche places and 2162 kindergarten places. There are 21 schools in which the children of the district are taught.

The Nymphenburg is a popular sight in Munich's Neuhausen-Nymphenburg.

A paradise for all generations

The district of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg is particularly famous for its colourful mix of old and young. Here you will not only find the beautiful castle with its parks, but also a family-friendly atmosphere, a wide range of facilities for the elderly and sports and leisure activities. In this district everything is united and the togetherness between young people and seniors is warm and familiar

In Munich's district Neuhausen-Nymphenburg you can take part in racing courses

If older people are asked why they live in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, they tell enthusiastically about the leisure activities. They attend dance courses, language courses and computer courses. All these possibilities keep them fit and let them move with the times.

The district is not a homogeneous district. Its history and the mentality of its people make it a colourful district. This complexity was already apparent in the past. In the 17th century, Nymphenburg was the centre of the monarchy in Bavaria. At that time, Neuhausen was the workers’ quarter. Over time and through the merger, a mixed district was created which still benefits from its facets today.

Munich's district Neuhausen-Nymphenburg is pretty family friendly and has a lot of playgrounds for children

When families are asked what they like about their district, they agree that there is a good range of facilities to meet their needs – sufficient playgrounds for children in the immediate vicinity, numerous care and play facilities and the opportunity for older people from the neighbourhood to take on the role of grandparents for all the neighbourhood children.

What residents particularly like about Neuhausen-Nymphenburg

The Nymphenburgers love their district and are sure that they have the most beautiful sunsets to marvel at – right by the canal. The Künstlerhof in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg is particularly popular. This is where neighbours meet to exchange ideas. It is an inviting farm. For the residents here, the focus is on the many things they have in common that make them a community.

This is where the neighbourhood is lived, people live together and not every one for himself. For example when the Neuhausen District Week is organised everyone can participate. It is also common practice for neighbours to help each other. Everyone has his or her own talents, one is good at craftsmanship, the other is technically gifted. This is how it comes about that people can help each other because of the diversity of talents.

In Neuhausen-Nymphenburg you can visit famous theaters and unique performances

The district offers a good range of activities for everyone. There are courses, events and activities. Sports enthusiasts can join one of the many clubs for Thai Chi or expressive dance, for example. For culture enthusiasts there are theatres like the Blutenburg Theatre with exciting crime thriller performances. Language courses, cooking courses or computer courses are offered at the adult education centre. Thus there is a wide range of employment opportunities for every age group and every interest.

Wellness in Munich and surroundings – winter, cold, comfort

Munich and the surrounding area also have a lot to offer in winter. The city itself attracts visitors with events, Christmas markets and ice and fun sport centres. In the surrounding area you can go hiking, enjoy nature and go skiing. Furthermore, Munich is only about a 2-hour drive from the Austrian winter sports centers Kitzbühel and Innsbruck. Special wellness programs in Munich can guarantee a pleasant stay in Munich.

In Munich's winters you can benefit from wellness and spa offers.

After a sporty day in the open air, the numerous wellness oases will entice you to relax. A small selection of the spas and saunas including their cosmetic beauty offers in Munich and its surroundings is presented here.

Wellness in Munich’s noble ambiences: 1001 nights and art nouveau bathing temple

You can get a relaxing hot stone massage at the Mathilden Oriental Spa and Hamam

Right in the centre, near the Sendlingertor, is the Mathilden Oriental Spa and Hamam. A flair like in 1001 nights awaits the visitors. During the pampering programme, visitors feel like a sultan or Cleopatra herself. The Hamam is suitable for all ages, even pregnant women. Guests are pampered with massages on a hot navel stone. The Rasul offers aromatic steam baths with full-body healing earth treatments. Here the guest experiences the Orient with all its scents and pleasures.

Right next to the Muffathalle is the Müllersche Volksbad. This art nouveau jewel is certainly one of the most beautiful bath houses in Europe. Once in the bathing temple, one feels transported to the time around the turn of the century. As in the old days, the pool in the small swimming hall is reserved for ladies on Tuesdays. A highlight is the Roman-Irish sweat bath. Here the body warms up slowly in different heat levels. Furthermore, the public bath offers a steam room with cascade fountain, a Finnish sauna, a large swimming hall with a 31-metre pool, tub and shower bath, massages and aqua courses.

Wellness at the gates of Munich

In Munich's Phoenix-Bad you can relax while taking a sauna.

Southeast of Munich in Ottobrunn lies the Phoenix-Bad with sauna and wellness area. Ten saunas with different infusion ceremonies provide variety. There is also the brine world with a salt sauna and a brine pool and a natural stone steam bath. The Day Spa in Munich’s Phoenix-Bad entices with wellness treatments and massages. The leisure pool also has plenty on offer for families. Adventure pool, swimmer pool, non-swimmer pool, two giant slides, heated outdoor pool and diving tower pool. And not a matter of course for Munich: free parking right outside the door.

East of Munich, behind the airport, the small town of Erding boasts the world’s largest thermal spa Erding. Superlatives are the South Sea feeling under palm trees with cocktails, more than 30 themed saunas and steam baths, over 300 beauty and wellness offers, 27 slides with different levels of difficulty and a wave pool. For the fifth season in Munich, there is a special “Wiesn” wellness programme with infusions of Oktoberfest hits. And here too, there are free parking spaces in front of the door.

Lakes and mountains around Munich

In Prien am Chiemsee the Prienavera is located directly on the lakeside with a view of Herrenchiemsee Castle and the mountains. The adventure pool with its stream canal and outdoor pool offers exercise. Guests can enjoy pure relaxation in the sauna area with King Ludwig salt room, kelosauna and Finnish sauna. Those who feel like a massage will find a wide range of offers here.

In Munich's adventure thermal bath Prienavera you can swim in beautiful outdoor pools

The Montemare in and around Lake Tegernsee impresses with the sauna ship “Imingard” at the jetty of the lakeside sauna. Here you will find a wide range of sauna and wellness facilities in an attractive location, only about 1 hour from Munich.

In the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Kristall trimini thermal spa is idyllically situated on Lake Kochelsee with a fantastic panoramic view of the Bavarian Alps. The sauna landscape has such euphonious names as Kristall-Sauna, Birch-Sauna and Zirben-Sauna. The lift and the stairs to the lake for cooling down on or in the lake are special. There is also a steam bath and a massage and beauty farm.

The thermal spa in Bad Wörishofen offers a variety of saunas

Approx. 1 hour west of Munich is the award-winning thermal spa in Bad Wörishofen. The South Sea thermal spa paradise is characterised by a health pool, a vitality trail, herbal and steam baths, a salt barn, a comprehensive health and action programme as well as fifteen themed sauna and wellness attractions.

Weekly markets in Munich – regional, fresh & curious

The smell of freshly baked bread wafts across the square. It is narrow, colourful and loud. Dealers exchange information and advise their customers on their products. There are more than 40 weekly and farmers’ markets throughout Munich. The choice is huge and regional, diverse and delicious. In addition to meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and cheese, flowers and everyday objects are also on offer. We can recommend the following markets in any case.

Weekly markets in Munich offer a lot of fruits, vegetables and other everyday objects

Weekly market in Munich’s Au

The weekly market in the Au takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. At Mariahilfplatz on Saturdays, visitors will find a wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and meat products. Wednesdays are farmers’ markets, which are famous for their goat’s milk products. In addition, there are fresh flowers, baked goods, fish and meat. During the time of the Auer Dult, the market gives way to a backyard located halfway up the Nockherberg.

Weekly market in Haidhausen

The weekly market in Haidhausen is every Tuesday. Those who live near Haidhausen should take advantage of this day. The market is located on Weißenburger Platz and is open from 8:00 to 12:00. Especially recommended is the stand with fish from the fish farm Aumühle.

The weekly market in Haidhausen offers a variety of fresh and regional vegetables

The other stands also offer regional products such as home-made honey, freshly picked flowers or fragrant wood-oven bread. Game, lamb or chicken are sold at the meat stands. If the smell has made you hungry, you can eat the knuckles of spare ribs on the spot.

Farmers’ market in the Lehel

Every Thursday the farmers’ market is held in the Lehel. In the beautiful Lehel district, on St. Anna Square, the traders meet to offer their wares. This attracts many visitors to the rather small quarter – simply because of the good reputation of fresh asparagus and home-made pasta.

Fresh green asparagus attracts many visitors to the weekly farmers market in Lehel.

The fruit and vegetables on offer come directly from the Andrea Sprenger nursery and are particularly fresh. The fish comes from the nearby trout farm Höhenstein. Many visitors of the market come mainly because of the cake, which is baked in Plöckl’s bakery. The juicy pieces of cake are available in many different variations for 3 euros a piece.

Weekly market in Munich’s Untergiesing

The Giesingers can be found on Thursdays at the market, which is located between Lucullus and Fliedler & Fuchs, on Hans Mielich-Platz. Gourmets will find what they are looking for at the market. – Here you can get fantastic antipasti. Of course the other stands next to it offer fresh fruit and vegetables and flowers. The highlight of the market is the stand of the wood-fired oven bakery Schroth from the Allgäu.

The weekly market in Untergiesing offers delicious wood-fired oven baked bread

Here visitors can probably get the best bread in Munich. There is also a large selection of cakes, and the cheesecake with blueberries made in grandmother’s style is said to be particularly tasty. The tasty rolls, for example with tomato and bacon or walnuts, are ideal for eating directly.

Farmer’s market on Josephsplatz

Tuesdays are weekly market days at the Josephsplatz. This farmer’s market had to give way for a long time because the Josephsplatz was rebuilt. Today, however, it takes place again in its usual place. At the farmers’ market you can buy freshly caught fish from Lake Kochelsee, meat products and eggs from Naturlandhof Brandl and vegetables from the region.

Weekly market in Neuhausen

Every Thursday the weekly market in Neuhausen sets up its stalls on the Rotkreuzplatz. This square is centrally located in Neuhausen and is very easy to reach. The special thing about the market is that it is open until 19:00. So shopping can be done even after work. At the weekly market there are 20 stalls with a wide range of products, including organic wines, cheese from Naturland Hof and fresh fruit from Lake Constance.

At the weekly market in Neuhausen you can also get delicoius cheese

A highlight of the market is the stand with spices. It offers every spice and that at a reasonable price. At the Argentum stand, visitors to the market can have their knives and scissors sharpened. It is also worth visiting the stand of Ernst Honig, where spaghetti from a Parmesan loaf is served.

Hikes around Munich in autumn

In the immediate vicinity of Munich, a city of over a million inhabitants, there are beautiful landscapes and nature reserves that invite you to relax and go hiking. Mountain hikes, mountain tours or via ferrata in the Bavarian Prealps invite you to a stay in nature. Especially in autumn, when the temperatures become pleasant, the unique region invites you to wear weatherproof clothing and be inspired by the play of colours in the landscape. Hikes around Munich can be a pleasure for everyone!

You will see a lot of autumn leaves during your hike around Munich

Animals that will be hibernating begin to stock up on food for the upcoming cold season. Birds migrate across the country and the warm colours of the autumn foliage fascinate the attentive observer. The mountain air fills the lungs with oxygen and the autumn rain leaves beautiful drops of water on the leaves.

Autumn offers a natural spectacle where there is much to discover and experience. Only a few kilometres from Munich and easily accessible by public transport, there are many opportunities for hiking and excursions. With the right footwear and warm clothing, the hiker can expect an unforgettable experience.

Nature reserves as places for hiking around Munich

The Schwarzhölzl nature reserve is located in the north of Munich. Here you have the opportunity to observe many rare animal and plant species. The hike along the Moosgraben begins near the Karlsfelder See. After about 1.5 km you reach the Schwarzhölzl forest area.

In the Maisinger See nature reserve you can experience great hikes in Munich's surroundings und beautiful nature

The nature reserve around the Maisinger See is very popular as a hike around Munich for bird lovers. Here the hiker has the opportunity to observe over 50 species of birds. The bog area is very popular with various species of ducks, larks and falcons. But also the spotted crake or the bittern live at this beautiful lake.

Near Mammendorf there is the Haspelmoor nature reserve. Hikers can enjoy purple heather, mosses and rare plant species on their way through the moor.

You can go on great hikes in Munich's Mallertshofer Holz nature reserve

The Mallertshofer Holz nature reserve is home to the rare green toad. Starting at Echhinger See, the hiking trail leads south. Through the pine forest the hiker reaches an old armoured road and follows the path to Garching Lake.

Rivers and lakes near Munich

A hiking trail runs for several kilometres along the Amperaue. This is located between Fürstenfeldbruck and Schöngeising and is well suited for family or bicycle trips. The unique atmosphere of the animals living there make a walk unforgettable.

The Egglburger See is very popular for walkers who enjoy looking at landscapes. Meadows, woods and old trees offer a wonderful view. There is also a castle hill and two lakes that round off a walk.

The Egglburger See in Munich is a great place to visit as a step during your hike around Munich

The spectacle on the southern shore of Lake Ammersee is unique in autumn, when waterfowl begin their journey south. Even though some of them spend the winter here, flocks of birds flock here to say goodbye and stay in warmer areas until spring.

The Pähler Gorge is recommended for brave and experienced hikers. A little adventure awaits the visitor. The walk takes you along trails and a species-rich forest, past steep slopes to a seat of nobility. Only those with sturdy hiking boots will be able to overcome the slippery and steep paths and discover and enjoy the waterfall at the end of the trail. Along the way, numerous plant species can be discovered during these hikes around Munich. This will make the heart of any botany enthusiast beat faster.

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