Had a great first visit to Munich last year, and am going back in September this year (before Oktoberfest). We stayed by Sendlinger Tor last year, thanks to those on this forum, but want to try a different area this year. We have a reservation at Pension am Siegestor, 5 Akademiestrasse (which I have spelled wrong, but I don't know how to properly make the letter/symbol in place of the double s.....). The questions are:
1. Is this Pension located in Schawbing proper? I know there has been some "Schwabing sprawl" in recent years and the definition of the neighbhorhood has expanded somewhat. I ma pretty sure that this is Schwabing proper, but just wanted to make sure.
2. Is the distinction between Schwabing and Maxvorstadt as follows: if one is standing at Odeonsplatz looking towards the Siegestor (which I guess is North?), Schwabing is on the right and Maxvorstadt is on the left? In other words, Leopoldstrasse is the dividing road, albeit the two neighborhoods may begin a little further down that Odeonsplatz.
3. Know any good hotels in Maxvorstadt? I thought the area in and around St. Ursula's church was so nice, I may move there!!
4. I think I have seen mention on the forum (by the missing in action KIR, no less) of a beergarden called Max E that he liked -- any clues to where it might be, or any other beergardens in those two neighborhoods that you like (not including ones in the Englischer Garden).
Thanks for the help!