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East Munich

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The area of East Munich comprises all the mostly residential districts of Munich which are located to the east of the river Isar, besides the neighborhood closest to the city center, Haidhausen. Clockwise from north to south this districts are the wealthy Bogenhausen neighborhood, Berg am Laim, Trudering-Riem with the trade exhibition center, and the working-class neighborhoods of Ramersdorf-Perlach, Obergiesing, and Untergiesing-Harlaching. The whole area has only a few places of interest to a traveler, but places like the Munich Zoo and the Flaucher beaches are real hidden treasures. The most important place for any traveller in the area is indubitably the 1 New Trade Fair grounds (Messe München) in Trudering-Riem.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

All autobahns coming from the east go through and end in the area. The A 94, coming from Passau, doubles as a local street between the Riem trade fair grounds at the eastern city limits and the end of the autobahn in the center of the area. Autobahn A 8 from Salzburg in the south-east ends in Ramersdorf district. From within Munich, you best use circular Mittlerer Ring urban expressway. Parking normally isn't a problem.

By suburban train (S-Bahn)[edit]

Because of the area's big north-south extend, actually all S-Bahn lines in eastern direction go through the area at some point. All S-Bahn lines run together through the city tunnel to Munich East station in Haidhausen, where they split up into one northern, two eastern, and two southern lines.

  • S-Bahn line S8 runs from Munich East in northern direction along the Bogenhausen neighborhood to Munich International Airport, with stops at Leuchtenbergring, Berg am Laim, Daglfing, Englschalking and Johanneskirchen.
  • S-Bahn lines S2 and S4 run together in eastern direction to Leuchtenbergring and Berg am Laim, where S2 braches off to the north-east to stop at Riem and terminate in Erding, while S4 continues to the east to serve the stations Trudering and Gronsdorf.
  • S-Bahn lines S3 and S7 go from Munich East in southern direction. Their first stops are St.-Martin-Straße and Giesing, where the two lines split. While S3 continues straight south to stop at Fasangarten and terminate in Holzkirchen, the S7 trains branch off to the south-east to stop at Perlach and Neuperlach Süd.

By subway (U-Bahn)[edit]

  • Subway line  U1 , coming from the city center at Sendlinger Tor, serves the south-west of the area, with stops at Candidplatz, Wettersteinplatz, St.-Quirin-Platz and Mangfallplatz.
  • Subway line  U2  is the main mean of transportation for the center of the area. Coming from Sendlinger Tor in the city center, it stops at Silberhornstraße, Untersbergstraße, Giesing, Karl-Preis-Platz, Innsbrucker Ring, Josephsburg, Kreillerstraße, Trudering and Moosfeld to terminate at the stations Messestadt-West and Messestadt-Ost, where the trade exhibition center is located.
  • Subway line  U4 , coming from the city center at Odeonsplatz has its terminus and only stop in the area at Arabellapark..
  • Subway line  U5 , coming from Odeonsplatz via Munich East, serves the south-east of the area, with stops at Innsbrucker Ring, Michaelibad, Quiddestraße, Neuperlach Zentrum, Therese-Giehse-Allee and Neuperlach Süd.
  • Subway line  U7  follows subway line  U2  from Sendlinger Tor via Silberhornstraße to Innsbrucker Ring, where it joins the course of subway line U5 to terminate at Neuperlach Zentrum.

By Tram[edit]

  • Tram lines 15 and 25, coming from Haidhausen, run through the south-western part of the area in the Harlaching district, to continue to the neighboring city of Grünwald.
  • Tram line 18, coming from Isartor, serve the northern part of the area in the Bogenhausen neighborhood with a lot of stops between Effnerplatz and St. Emmeran along the way.
  • Tram line 17, coming from Isarvorstadt runs along Schwanseestraße.
  • Tram line 19, coming from the very city center at Theatinerstraße, runs along Berg-am-Laim-Straße and Kreillerstraße, in the Berg am Laim and Trudering neighborhoods, with many stops along the way.

Get around[edit]

Given the size of the area, the best way to get around is by public transportation. The south is best explored by  U1  and Tram 15 and 25. Most suitable for the south-west are  U5  and S-Bahn S7. The center and west are served by  U2  and S-Bahn S2. Finally, the only real option in the north is Tram 18.

See[edit]

  • 1 Bavaria Film Studios, Bavariafilmplatz 7 (Tram 25: Bavariafilmplatz), +49 89 64992000. 09:00-18:00. The Bavaria Film Studios were founded in Geiselgasteig, just outside Munich's city limits, in 1919 by the film producer Peter Ostermayr. Alfred Hitchcock made his first film, "The Pleasure Garden" in 1925. The studios have been used by numerous famous directors, such as Max Ophüls ("Lola Montez", 1954), Stanley Kubrick ("Paths of Glory", 1957), Billy Wilder ("One, Two, Three", 1961), John Sturges ("The Great Escape", 1963), Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music", 1965), Mel Stuart ("Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", 1971), Bob Fosse ("Cabaret", 1972), Ingmar Bergman ("The Serpent's Egg", 1977), Wolfgang Petersen ("Enemy Mine", 1985), Claude Chabrol and Wim Wenders. Other famous movies shot at the studios are "Das Boot" (1981) and "The Neverending Story" (1984). adults €27.50, kids €21.50, family & group tickets are cheaper. Bavaria Film (Q648034) on Wikidata Bavaria_Film on Wikipedia
  • 2 Cemetery at Perlach forest (Friedhof am Perlacher Forst), Stadelheimer Straße 24 (Tram 17: Schwanseestraße), +49 89 767735910. 07:00-20:00. The members of the White rose (Weiße Rose) resistance group are buried here.
  • 3 Effnerplatz, Effnerplatz (Tram 16, 18: Effnerplatz). Effnerplatz is a central square in Bogenhausen. The square is surrounded by the modern high-rises Arabella-Hochhaus (75 m/246 ft) and Hypo-Haus (114 m/374 ft). In the center of the circular square stands the 52 m high modernistic sculpture Mae West, through which the tram has to pass on its way north.
  • 4 Mittlere Isar Island (Insel Mittlere Isar), Mittlere-Isar-Straße (Tram 16: St. Emmeran). This park on an island between Isar proper and the Isar channel is a real insider tip. It is probably the most relaxed location to have some beers with friends within the city. And since it is located outside Mittlerer Ring urban expressway, outdoor grilling is permitted. The island is close enough to public transportation and far enough from any housing to make a good location for a private party.
  • 5 MVG Museum, Ständlerstraße 20 (Tram 17: Schwanseestraße), . ~2 Sundays each month (see homepage) 11:00-17:00. The museum focuses on the development of the public transportation network in Munich, with several historic trams and buses on display, in a building that used to be a part of the main tram repair and assembly shop. Another highlight is a U-Bahn (underground train) driving simulator. Adults: €2.50; Concessions €2.
  • 6 Riemer Park (U-Bahn U2: Messestadt West & Messestadt Ost). The newest addition to the large group of parks in Munich. After the old Munich airport closed in 1992, on the area was built the trade exhibition center with a modern park surrounding it. The landscaped park is one of eastern Munich's main recreational areas.
  • 7 Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München, Hofbräuallee 1 (U-Bahn U2: Messestadt Ost), +49 89 92105171. Tours Tu-Th by appointment only! Book at least 14 days in advance, minimum of 10 persons. The brewery of the world famous Hofbräuhaus. Originally, the beer was brewed at their beer hall in the city center. When the brewery grew too big they first moved to Wiener Platz in Haidhausen (where Hofbräu beer garden now is) and finally to Riem. This very modern brewing facility was opened in 1988 and should be on the schedule of a dedicated beer aficionado. €6, with lunch & beer €10.
  • 8 Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn (Munich Hellabrunn Zoo), Tierparkstr. 30, 81543 München (U-Bahn: U3 Thalkirchen (Tierpark), Bus: 52), +49 89 625080, . 09:00-16:00/18.00. Munich Hellabrunn Zoo is a is a 40 hectare (99 acre) zoological garden in Munich being home to 18,992 animals from 758 species in 2016. The zoo was ranked 4th best in Europe in 2013. Hellabrunn Zoo (Q264691) on Wikidata Hellabrunn_Zoo on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

Riemer See is a popular lake for swimming in Munich's East
  • 1 Football game at Grünwalder Stadion, Grünwalder Straße 4 (Tram 15, 25: Tegernseer Landstraße). Watch a game of 1860 Munich at Grünwalder Stadium, the "other" main football club besides Bayern München in Munich.
  • 2 Bayern Munich football training, Säbener Straße 51-57, +49 89 645285. Public training approx. once a week. If you aren't able to get tickets to a game at Allianz Arena, you can catch a glimpse at Germany's top football team at their training grounds and acquire autographs of some of the world's best football players. There is a public training at least once a week.
  • 3 Cosima wave pool (Cosima Wellenbad), Cosimastraße 5 (U-Bahn U4: Alrabellapark). 7:30-23:00. The Cosima is Munich's only wave pool. It also has a quite big sauna area. Adults €4.20, Concessions €3.30.
  • 4 Harness Racing, Rennbahnstraße 35 (S-Bahn S8: München-Daglfing), +49 89 9300010, . every other Sunday. For the traveler with a gambling habit, the harness races at Daglfing are worth a visit. Every other Sunday you can watch the horses rushing around the course. And of course bet on the outcome. free.
  • 5 Horse racecourse, Graf-Lehndorff-Straße 36 (S-Bahn S2: München-Riem). every other week. The other stop for gamblers besides the neighbouring harness racecourse - here the jockeys are on the horses and not in a small cart behind them. And of course, betting is the main reason to watch the spectacle. free.
  • 6 Michaelibad, Heinrich-Wieland-Straße 24, 81735 München (U-Bahn: U5,U7 Michaelibad, Bus: 187,195,199). 7:30-23:00. Visit Munich's largest outdoor water park in summer or its indoor swimming pool in winter. Adults €5.40, Concessions €3.80.
  • 7 Perlacher Forst, Oberbiberger Str. (main forest track) (U-Bahn: U1 Mangfallplatz, Bus: 139 Griechenstraße). This large forest of more than 13 square kilometers expanse is used by locals for jogging, inline skating and biking tours. Due to its large extent and the possibility to get lost, it is recommendable for non-locals to go there by bike. In the middle of the forest there is a hill called Perlacher Muggl (a former flak bunker), which has a small pavilion on it from where the Alps can be seen when the sky is clear. At a distance of 500 meters south of the Perlacher Muggl, a biotope consisting of five ponds can be found.
  • 8 Riemer See, Astrid-Lindgren-Straße 127, 81829 München (U-Bahn: U1,U2,U8 Messestadt Ost). In summer, go swimming in the Riemer See lake. It has a maximal depth of 18 meters and a very good water quality. The northern shore is connected to the residential district and designed park-like, while the southern shore is more natural. On the eastern shore there is a wide beach for sunbathing. Riemer See (Q1461922) on Wikidata Riemer_See on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Riem Arcaden, Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 (U-Bahn U2: Messestadt West), +49 89 930060. M-Sa 10:00-20:00. A huge shopping center close to the city limits, where you can find almost everything.
  • 2 Flea market at Messegelände Riem (U2: Messestadt-Ost / A94: Exit Feldkirchen-West). Sat 06:00–16:00 (only if there is no trade fair taking place!). At the site of the former airport, where in recent years the new convention grounds and residential neighborhood has bloomed, one also finds the current longest running weekly flea market.
  • 3 pep Neuperlach, Ollenhauerstraße 6 (U-Bahn U5, U7: Neuperlach Zentrum). M-Sa 9:30-20:00. The pep is a huge department store with over 80 shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Antica Trattoria Nuova (Italian), Braunstraße 6, 81545 München (Tram: 15,25 Theodolindenplatz), +49 89 642 6666, . Tu-Su 11:30 – 24:00. Excellent Italian restaurant with outdoor terrasse near the river Isar.
  • 2 BaumKirchner (German), Josephsburgstraße 25, 81673 München, +44 89 45666939. German restaurant with nice atmosphere and good food
  • 3 Charlie (South-East Asian), Baumkirchner Straße 5 (Subway: Kolumbusplatz (head to Humboldtstraße and then away from the hill); bus 58: Claude-Lorrain-Straße), +49 89 48058244, . Tue-Sat 18:00 – 01:00, Sun 17:00 – 23:00. A hip place fusion cuisine and a focus on South-East Asia. Starters 5, big salad 10, mains 10-20, desserts < 10.
  • 4 McDonald's restaurant, Martin-Luther-Straße 26 (Tram 15, 25: Tegernseer Landstraße), +49 89 69380366. Not just some McDonald's, but the first restaurant of the chain ever opened in Germany in 1971.
  • 5 König Ludwig an der Messe (German), Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 (Riem Arcaden), +49 89 94466700. Good classic German food. In mall with seating also outside on the modern square.
  • 6 Schneider Bräuhaus (Bavarian), Baumkirchner Straße 5 (Tram 19: Baumkirchner Straße), +49 89 4316381. 10:00-at least 23:00. A Bavarian restaurant with traditional, down-to-earth dishes and nice prices. The place has a nice beer garden, too. €7.60-14.20.
  • 7 Zar Restaurant & Bar, Rosenheimer Str. 240, 81669 München (U-Bahn: U1,U2,U7,U8 Karl-Preis-Platz, Bus: Lines 55,59,155 Ramersdorf), +49 89 680 96036, . Mo-Fr 11:00 – 24:00, Sa/Sun 10:00 – 24:00. Restaurant and bar with bavarian, asian and international cuisine.

Drink[edit]

Cafés[edit]

  • 1 Caffé Fausto, Birkenleiten 41 (U-Bahn Candidplatz), +49 89 62231113. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm. The café attached to a coffee roastery. Located near the middle of nowhere in a rather less fancy part but in the green. In summer, one can also sit outside. They offer toasts and sandwiches to eat
  • 2 Milchreise, Rosenheimer Str. 177, 81671 München (U-Bahn: U1,U2,U7,U8 Karl-Preis-Platz, Bus: Lines 55,59,145,155,213 Karl-Preis-Platz), +49 89 890 64967, . Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm. Trendy rice pudding bar offering a large varietiy of lactose-free rice pudding flavours.

Beer gardens[edit]

Menterschwaige beer garden above the river Isar
  • 3 Forschungsbrauerei, Unterhachinger Straße 76 (S-Bahn S7, S27: Perlach), +49 89 6701169. Tu-Sa 11:00-23:00, Su-M 11:00-22:00. Forschungsbrauerei ("Research Brewery") is one of Munich's smallest and youngest breweries. The beer garden is at the very city limits, and borders to corn fields and meadows. (Q1438023) on Wikidata de:Forschungsbrauerei on Wikipedia
  • 4 Gutshof Menterschwaige, Menterschwaigstraße 4 (Tram 15, 25: Menterschwaige), +49 89 640732. 11:00-0:00. The beer garden with 2,000 seats is one of the oldest and most scenic in Munich. It is located on a hill, overlooking the Isar valley. Gutshof Menterschwaige is very popular with hikers, and bikers riding along the Isar bike path. The beer garden serves Löwenbräu beer. Beer (1L) €7.80.
  • 5 Kugleralm, Linienstraße 93 (S-Bahn S5: Furth), +49 89 61390120, . M-F 11:30-22:30, Sa-Su 10:00-22:30. In this traditional beer garden with 2,400 seats on the outskirts of Munich, the Radler (mixture half beer half lemonade) was invented in 1922, when lots of cyclists rushed into this beer garden on a hot summer day. When they ran out of beer, they diluted it with lemonade, telling the people this mix was invented especially for cyclists (Radler in Bavarian), because it does not contain so much alcohol. Kugleralm serves Spaten beer. Beer (1L) €6.90.
  • 6 Michaeligarten, Feichtstraße 10 (U-Bahn U5: Michaelibad), +49 89 43552424, . M-F 11:00-23:00, Sa-Su 10:00-23:00. This beer garden with 3,000 seats is in the Ostpark, near the Michaelibad water park. It is located on the shore of the Ostpark-See lake. Michaeligarten serves Löwernbräu beer. Beer (1L) €7.20.
  • 7 St. Emmeramsmühle, St. Emmeram 41 (Tram 16: St. Emmeram), +49 89 953971. M-Sa 11:00-01:00, Su 10:00-01:00. A small, traditional beer garden with approx. 1,200 seats at the Isar channel. If the weather isn't good enough to sit outside, there are also places in the historic mill on the grounds. Beer (0.5L) €3.70.

Sleep[edit]

Camping[edit]

  • 1 Wies'n Camp, Landshamer Straße 11 (S-Bahn S2: Riem), +49 89 55079000. During Oktoberfest only! This is basically a camping ground within the old Olympic Equestrian Stadium, with the usal amenities like showers, toilets and a 24/7 security service, plus a small beer tent for the fest after the Fest. This is definitely only a place for young people (at heart) and for those, who came to Oktoberfest to party hard. During Oktoberfest only! €60 per 4 persons in a tent.

Budget[edit]

  • 2 Motel One Munich South, Weißenseestraße 140 (U Wettersteinplatz), +49 89-6 98 04 21-0, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Highly standardised budget hotel with good location to get into town. In walking distance to the Zoo and other local sights. Well booked during Wiesn. 59 Euros.
  • LeoMotel Munchen City Ost, Kreillerstrasse 200, Trudering-Riem, 81825 Munchen (Trudering S-bahn), +49 89678067130. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Modern budget hotel. English-speaking staff at 24-hour reception. Freel WiFi with no password required. S-bahn a 5-minute walk away. Free street parking outside. €49 a night for a double room. No breakfast, but next door there is an excellent bakery/cafè with prices much lower than hotel breakfasts.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • 2 M-WLAN wifi hotspot Giesing (Bahnhof) (Giesinger Bahnhofsplatz). The city of Munich provides free wifi hotspots at some of the major tourist spots and important squares around the city. free.
  • 3 M-WLAN wifi hotspot Neuperlach Zentrum, Ollenhauerstraße 6. The city of Munich provides free wifi hotspots at some of the major tourist spots and important squares around the city. free.
  • 4 M-WLAN wifi hotspot Wettersteinplatz (Wettersteinplatz). The city of Munich provides free wifi hotspots at some of the major tourist spots and important squares around the city. free.

Go next[edit]

  • Erding further north-east along the S-Bahn S8 has Europe's biggest spa and sauna area.
  • Schliersee: A small mountain lake and popular summer and winter getaway of Munich residents. It has also a ski resort at the neighbouring Spitzingsee lake.
  • Tegernsee: Being the bigger and posher neighbour of Schliersee lake, Tegernsee is the hotspot for Munich's rich and famous. Being a beautiful mountain lake at the foot of the Alps doesn't hurt, either.
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