MUNICH HAS A LOT TO OFFER
Munich has a turbulent history and a long tradition. And it’s a city where culture is lived. It is not possible to admire all the city’s attractions in just a few days. Therefore, we provide you with this little overview. Just preselect the sights that you are most interested in. First and foremost, we would like to introduce our neighbourhood, the beautiful “Au”.
You just have to cross the street to get to the Mariahilfplatz. Here, not only the local market is held every Wednesday and every Saturday, it’s also where the three cultural highlights of the year take place. We are, of course, talking about the “Auer Dult”, a nostalgic market which attracts visitors every spring, summer and autumn with its rides, traditional treats and handicrafts.
From our south-facing rooms, you have a direct view of the church Mariahilf. Since its completion in 1839, the Mariahilfkirche has been the main parish church and landmark of the Au. The church is considered to be one of the earliest examples of neo-Gothic architecture. Its stained glass art even served as an inspiration to others – for example to the artists of the Cologne cathedral.
In the church Mariahilf, services and masses are celebrated daily: Discover here the weekly report
Icon, original, word artist, legend: Karl Valentin was given numerous titles to honour his life’s work. He created a whole new genre of stage performance and inspired a great number of artists. Today, Valentin ranks among Munich’s comedians par excellence.
As a tribute to him and his oeuvre, his birthplace at Zepellinstraße 41 has been placed under a preservation order. From Marias Platzl, it only takes a three-minute walk to get there.
The fountain “Auia” (Auia Brunnen) is a symbol for the borough Au. A crowned female statue holding a shield is guarding it. The shield is adorned with three lilies, the coat of arms of the former monastery Lilienberg. The statue, carved by the famous Munich sculptor Ludwig von Schwanthaler, is thus said to be watching over religious life in this part of the town.
By foot, you’ll get to the fountain and the statue in less than 5 minutes.
The river Isar is, like the Englische Garten, Munich’s meeting point during summer. One of the most beautiful spots at the river is right next to the Reichenbach Bridge (“Reichenbachbrücke”). Here, sun worshippers can choose between the big grass areas or the expansive pebble beach. Sunbathing in the afternoon or unwinding after work – it’s the ideal place to experience real Bavarian “Gemütlichkeit”, an atmosphere of relaxed conviviality.
It takes less than 10 minutes to walk to the Reichenbach Bridge.
The Kronepark ranks among the most beautiful green spaces of the borough Au. With little concrete and lots of green, it’s the ideal place for a picnic under the majestic trees. The park also boasts a well-maintained playground which will keep your children occupied for several hours. The playground features a basket swing, climbing equipment, a very special slide and most importantly: a water pump.
A 10-minute walk will get you to the Kronepark.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Gärtnerplatz is one of the most beautiful little squares in Munich. Magnificent façades line the blooming circular square. Lots of trees, green grass and a splashing fountain in the middle – it’s just marvellous! And it’s the perfect place to meet up before going to a restaurant, bar or club.
After a 10-minute walk, you’ve already reached the Gärtnerplatz.
Welcome to Munich’s place to be! Like no other part of town, the borough Glockenbach boasts countless charming cafés, alternative bars and trendy night clubs. Thus, partygoers and night lovers have come to the right place! And if you’re looking for culinary discoveries instead, you won’t be disappointed either.
It only takes you 10 minutes by foot to get to Glockenbach.
The twin towers of the church St. Maximilian are difficult to overlook from the river shores of the Au. Its spires are the most prominent feature of the church, since they differ greatly from the common octagonal form. And that’s why: Heavily damaged by bombs in World War II, the previous spires were replaced by provisional ones, which are still crowning the towers today.
To visit the church, it’s just a short 15-minute walk. It will be worth your while!