Schwabing, located to the north of the city centre, is considered by many to be the trendiest part of Munich.

Named after the Swabians that founded it, Schwabing became famous as the Munich’s bohemian quarter in the late 1800s and early 1900s and was home to many great artists and writers.

Today, many students live in Schwabing because it is near to the main university buildings of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which are located in the neighbouring district of Maxvorstadt.

Schwabing has many cafés, bars, restaurants and clubs, which means it is popular with both locals and tourists, especially young people. Parts of Maxvorstadt are perceived by many to be part of Schwabing due to their atmosphere.

Schwabing’s most famous landmark is the Siegestor (Victory Gate). Leopoldstraße is Schwabing’s most lively street and the English Garden and River Isar are nearby.

What’s your favourite place in Schwabing?


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