15 Hidden Places In Munich


EN - 15 Hidden Places In Munich. Everybody can do Castle Neuschwanstein! Don’t you think so too? It’s time to change our view of our favorite city. I’ll show you 15 places in Munich, who are far from all tourist tracks.

Have fun and start exploring! Yours Sara








1. Cafe Kubischek


Cafe Kubischek. The little cafe Kubischek in the Waldfriedhofstraße is the counterpart to the new Cafe Kubischek at Gollierstraße. It brings back memories of a bygone era. On Sundays you can enjoy a breakfast „Ludwig Erhard“ in the 50s atmosphere and every saturday you can meet there the watercolor ladies in the backroom. Cakes and pies are still made by hand here and you can taste it. I find nothing more comfortable than very comfortable to eat on a Saturday afternoon coffee and cake here.



2. Drückebergergasse


Viscardi Alley. Did you know that the small, narrow alley, behind the „Feldherrenhalle“ | Between Theatinerstreet and Residenzstreet is also known as a „quitter alley“. It is also completely paved with cobblestones and officially named after the Swiss Baroque architect Giovanni Antonio Viscardi.

3. The roof of the Olympic Stadium


Entworfen von Frei Otto und dem Landschaftsarchitekten Günther Grzimek, der das Stadion perfekt in die umgebende Landschaft einpasste // Designed by Frei Otto and the landscape architect Günther Grzimek.

It is known that the Olympic Stadium in Munich was the capital of the Summer Olympics in 1972 and that it is a listed building. But the interesting thing is the roof. Because when the Olympics came back to Munich after the world war II, the new Olympic Stadium should be no gross magnificent, but transparently integrate into the surroundings. It should be airy and free, as the games themselves and every man and woman should be able to move quite naturally and here came the most striking at the stadium to bear: the unusual, translucent tent. The 74,800-square-foot structure will depend on 58 steel towers, the roof is made of transparent Plexiglas and spans the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Hall and the Olympic Swimming Pool.

The roof structure was in its establishment as a static and optical sensation. And even today, after more than four decades, it still looks very modern and ahead of their time. The roof of the Olympic Stadium can be climbed in the summer as part of a guided tour and you so you can enjoy a stunning view over the Olympic Park and Munich. And for whom the tour is not exciting enough, you can be dropped in about 40 meters in depth from the top with a flying fox. Thrills!


4. Geschwister Scholl


The Scholls. The Geschwister-Scholl-Platz with its fountain is the forecourt of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. It is named after Sophie and Hans Scholl, as part of the student resistance movement „White Rose“ fought against Nazism during the Second World War. They have the main building of the University spread anti-government leaflets during the time of National Socialism and were arrested by the Gestapo and it sentenced to death.

Attentive visitors to the University are at the entrance, discover the last leaflet of the movement, which was admitted here in stone.

 5. Elisabethmarket


The little sister of the Viktualienmarkt is located peacefully and calmly in the heart of Schwabing. The Elisabethmarkt was named in commemorate the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sissi. The Elisabeth market is one of the permanent markets in Munich and at the stalls you will find everything your heart and the palate desires. And if in the evening the sun goes down, it’s quite comfortable to enjoy a glass of wine at the already closed stalls. The market exists at this point already since 1903 and the firm market houses that characterize the appearance of the market, are here since the 1950s, but they will be brought forward shortly completely renovated.


6. Waterfall in the English Garden


At Prinzregentenstrasse, directly at the Haus der Kunst is the southern entrance of the Eisbach into the English Garden, this is where the famous surfer wave is, from here on, deep into the Englischer Garten, at the junction of the Schwabinger Bach is our very well known waterfall, which had to serve already for many romantic photo opportunities. Because of the many, and always fatal accidents in the strong currents of the Eisbach applies a ban on swimming here.


7. Übelacker Häusl, Haidhausen 


The Übelacker Häusl, Haidhausen. Once a place with attached stables , abortion , shelter , coach house and courtyard


8. Rosengarten


A place of tranquility in nature. Flowers, hidden seatings and a small creek invites you to linger and relax. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and the River Isar. The rose garden, 3,000 square meters full of different topics (poison garden, rose garden, taste garten) and only a simple sign at the entrance points to the opening times of the little park beside the River Isar. The few people who enter the garden during their afternoon walk at the Isar, are immediately impressed. Actually, it’s almost a shame that I am telling you here from Munich’s „secret“, because most visitors don’t want the growing awareness of this beautiful garden!


9. Museum der Kontinente


The Museum of the five continent is hidden in the beautiful Lehel on the Maximilianstrasse. Here is the former State Museum of Ethnology. It was founded in 1862 and renamed the 09th September 2014. The museum itself was built from 1859 to 1865 by Eduard Riedel, commissioned by King Maximilian II., As Bavarian National Museum.


10. Müller’sches Volksbad


The Müller’sche Public Bath is one of the most beautiful and best preserved pools in neobaroque nouveau. When completed in 1901 it was the largest and most expensive swimming pool in the world and the first public swimming pool in Munich, where you also could have a very stylish sauna. Thanks to a donation of the Munich engineer Karl Müller the building was developed and designed by Carl Hocheder. Today you can magnificently swim here thanks to the renovation work.


11. A Ferris wheel in the north of Munich


No, it’s neither Auer Dult, or Oktoberfest. And there is a giant Ferris wheel in the north of Munich and attracts only for his itself. It’s especially dangerous for motorists. They should be careful to build no accident because of the picturesque sight which is provide here. The Ferris wheel company Maurer Söhne, it is internationally known to assemble and test here on their premises, the largest Ferris wheels in the world. But only Employees are allowed to ride the ferris wheel. Too bad, because who would not like to join here, especially if it’s night and the lights of the Ferris wheel are sparkling.



12. The deepest secrets of the Bavaria


The Bavaria is a very coveted woman. She is the symbol and the secular saint, she is the face of Bavaria. The Statue of the Bavaria is a popular spot for tourists and local people. It was designed by King Ludwig I. and built in 1843-1850. With its 18 meters, it is guaranteed the largest Munich Madl and „typical Bavarian!“. Did you know, you can go inside the „Bavaria“ and have a wonderful overview of the Theresienwiese.


13. The calculus in the molecule


The molecule Sculpture (hydrogen compound) is located in Angerhof, Munich. This sculpture, which was designed by an artist for the Linde AG, is located at the Angerhof since the autumn of 2008. The Angerhof is a courtyard of an outrageously expensive condominium on Oberanger and borders on the eastern side of the Jewish Centre at Jakobsplatz. The Linde AG moved its headquarters to Munich, in the year of 2008.


14. Endless stairs


The (not-) walkable, 9.30 m high, installation of steel stands in the midst of the KPMG headquarters at the Schwanthalerhöhe, Munich. It was built and designed by the artist Olafur Eliasson in 2004. For this work, the artist was awarded the MFI price „Kunst am Bau“.


15. A look inside – Backyards of Munich


People roaming through the streets downtown. If it’s in the Maximilianstrasse, in Lehel or in another district. They are driven by their desires and ideas. Hold on dear people of Munich, there is more beautiful things to see. Better to have a look into the backyard than into a store.



  City Guide – Munich – Photography
photos – © Sara Joppe Photography Fotograf München

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