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Schwabing questions

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Schwabing questions


We are considering staying in schwabing in December. How far is it to the central train station? Does the metro take u to the station?

Is schwabing a good interesting place to stay for a couple, no kids. We're into seeing the city, visiting the tourist sites, good restaurants. We live in a diverse downtown neighbourhood, so it doesn't have to be upscale.


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1. Re: Schwabing questions

Depending where in Schwabing you want to stay, you can take the U-Bahn (subway) or bus/ streetcar to the Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). Thus, the required time differs, with the U-Bahn being the quickest.

Part of Schwabing is the artsy section of Munich (north of the University).Good restauranys, museums, pleasant walks in nearby English Gardens.

Anythig along Leopoldstrasse and its immediate side streets (Gisela Strasse,etc). north to Muenchner Freiheit would be along the U-Bahn axis. Check a map of Munich, preferably one with the U-Bahn and streetcar lines to get a sense. Also , get on the Internet and check Verkehrsbertriebe Muenchen for maps and other references.

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2. Re: Schwabing questions

thank you! the accommodations are in Schwabing West.

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Well, I'll bow to local knowlege if I'm wriong but to me Schwabing's glory days are behind it, I've cetainly schlepped around that area a few times and been disappointed. I think much of the 'action' moved to Maxvorstadt or so I was told by my local collegues last visit, that's where I was mostly taken for nights out and it's pretty much walkable from the old town central or easy ubahn anyway.

Especially for a first time visit I'd be wanting to stay in the Aldstadt, dropping into Schwabing will be nice and for the Englishergarten but I'd raher visit from the old town rather than visa versa.

This is just an alternative opinion you may want to research further before setting a 'home' base, nothing wrong with Schwabing but for me it wouldn't be the ideal location.


Edited: 2:51 am, December 02, 2013
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4. Re: Schwabing questions

Schwabing-West is an expression real estate agents thought up to cash in on the fame of Schwabing.

It is nothing like Schwabing, it's just a residential area, with no special good restaurants.


I think what you are looking for is Altstadt or Maxvorstadt.

Altstadt is Munich's historical city centre, Maxvorstadt the area just north of it, just up to the Arch of Triumph.

The Pinakotheken museums are in Maxvorstadt, as are Munich's universities.

Both areas would be within walking distance of the sights and have direct subway connections to the central train station.

Edited: 6:40 am, December 02, 2013
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