The Gasteig neighbourhood has much to offer. Towards the city centre, you can find the Deutsches Museum (Homepage), just a few minutes downriver along the Isar, the Alpine Museum (Homepage) welcomes visitors. Right next door, the »Praterinsel«, an artist and art colony, invites you to take a look around. Only separated by the street Am Gasteig, the art nouveau communal bath, the Müller'sches Volksbad (Homepage), as well as the Muffathalle (Homepage), a popular music forum, await the curious visitor. The Isar neighbours are spread out along the river like pearls on a chain, and they are just a few minutes' walk from the Gasteig.
Towards the east, the Gasteig opens up like a bridgehead from the city centre into the area called Haidhausen. In recent years, this quarter, which was previously a working class suburb, has become the successor of Schwabing with a vibrant art, meeting and party scene.
We have put together a collection of hotels and restaurants which are located close to the Gasteig.
Foreign guests can find many hotels close to and in the vicinity of the Gasteig. Anything from family-owned guest houses and small, yet upper class hotels to four and five star luxury hotels with restaurants, bars, sauna and swimming pool are on offer.
Hotels in the vicinity of the Gasteig:
Hilton München City
Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre
Novotel München City
Hotel München Palace
Derag Livinghotel am Deutschen Museum
Phone: +49 (0)89. 458450
Golden Leaf Hotel Altmünchen
Phone: +49 (0)89. 458440
Further hotels in Munich and near Munich ariport:
Courtyard München Zentrum
Pullmann Hotel München
München Marriott Hotel
Innside München Parkstadt Schwabing
Best Western Plus Hotel ERB
München Flughafen Marriott Hotel
Best Western Hotel Müchen-Airport
You have just visited a concert at the Gasteig and would like to end the evening with a light meal or a good glass of wine beyond the walls of the Gasteig? Many good locations are just round the corner!
Weißenburger Straße 2
Phone: +49 (0)89. 48 61 79
Cafe im Müllerschen Volksbad
Cafe Wiener Platz
Chez Fritz Brasserie
Juliet Rose Bar
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
MUN Restaurant & Bar
Rosenheimer Straße 14
Phone: +49 (0)89. 175 959 80 74
No Mi Ya
Ver o Peso
Wirtshaus in der Au
Phone: +49 (0)89. 44 70 564
Right behind the Gasteig begins Haidhausen, bordered by the Einsteinstraße in the north, the Ostbahnhof (East Station) in the south and the Rosenheimer Straße in the southwest. Taking a walk through this quarter with its crooks and crannies, you will be overcome by the romanticism of times gone by.
During the 19th century, Haidhausen was home to craftspeople and day labourer families living in simple houses. The old village centre with the church and the Kriechbaumhof, an old boarding house in the Preysingstraße, are a memory of the quarter's rural past.
»The French Quarter«
The district to the west of the Ostbahnhof is locally called the »French Quarter« and was given its street names after the Franco-German war of 1870/71. During Germany's industrial revolution in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, identical town houses with strictly geometrical floor plans were built. Largely untouched by the Second World War, these houses still reflect the charm of the Wilhelmine era.
Haidhausen has changed dramatically during the last decades. Beginning in the 1970's, downshifters, people with alternative lifestyles and artists discovered the quarter and found affordable housing and workspace here. Bit by bit the old Wilhelminian facades were renovated.
By now, Haidhausen has become a fashionable address where a diverse mix of second hand shops, exclusive boutiques and galleries, supermarkets and organic food stores provide a broad range of goods. The night life is equally vibrant thnks to the diverse offer of Jazz and cabaret bars as well as unique cafés.
A visit to the Haidhausen Museum (Homepage) will satisfy any additional interest in the history of Haidhausen. It is only a few minutes' walk from the Gasteig.