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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Munich by Elfie Ledig

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Along the Isar River

Four distinct neighbourhoods flank the east bank of the Isar: Bogenhausen, Haidhausen, Au, and Giesing. Bogenhausen is an exclusive district studded with villas and inhabited by many prominent citizens; lively Haidhausen has the best and most extensive bar scene; parts of Au and Giesing, on the other hand, still have a special working-class charm. All were on the “other side” of the Isar from the Old Town and long retained their village character. To the west of the Isar, on the left bank, lie the Englischer Garten, Lehel with its beautiful historic buildings, and the Glockenbach quarter, Munich’s gay village. Most sights are found along the right bank, such as Müller’sches Volksbad, Villa Stuck, and – on an island in the ...

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