Haus der Kunst
Maxvorstadt is known as the cultural heart of Munich and many of the city’s museums are found here. Haus der Kunst is one of the most famous of the museums dedicated to contemporary art. The museum has become an important venue, having featured famous avant-garde works including Picasso’s Guernica, and is now dedicated to cutting-edge exhibitions and shows. Once you’ve taken in the art, head to the museum’s Goldene Bar, one of Munich’s top drinking spots.
Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1, 80538 Munich, +49 (0)89 2112 7113
There are plenty of cafes to pop into while exploring Maxvorstadt and Café Lotti is surely one of the most photogenic. With its sugared-almond pink walls, chandelier lighting and pastel cushions, this is a sweet retreat in the heart of Munich. The menu is equally as appealing, with Instagram-worthy dishes from acai bowls to fruit cakes, bright salads and lunch platters.
Café Lotti, Schleissheimer Strasse 13, 80333 Munich, +49 (0)89 6151 9197
The Maxvorstadt area is home to many influential museums but few outshine the Neue Pinakothek. The museum houses some of the world most influential 19th-century art, with around 400 paintings and 50 sculptures by historical luminaries. With a great collection of German art as well as top collection of French impressionists such as Monet, Manet, Degas and Renoir, this is a must-visit for art lovers.
Neue Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 29, 80799 Munich, +49 (0)89 2380 5195
If you are seeking green outdoor space in Munich, look no further than the Englischer Garten. One of the largest urban parks in the world, even beating New York’s Central Park, it is one of the best places to enjoy Munich’s vistas. Laid out in the style of an English country park, it offers 78 kilometres of paths to explore. The manicured landscape is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic, cycle or simply wander around and discover hidden corners, the Japanese teahouse and plenty of games, activities and performances.
A beautifully curated collection of designer brands makes Bean Store one of the best stores in the Maxvorstadt area. Discerning shoppers can browse a selection of items from brands such as Carven, Lee, Maska and Schiesser, all of which are laid out in an accessible and inviting format. With knowledgeable staff on hand to help guide you through the collections, this is a great store to find a special piece to add to your collection or a great souvenir of Munich.
Bean Store, Theresienstrasse 25, 80333 Munich, +49 (0)89 4613 3489