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Bavarian National Museum
The Bavarian National Museum is one of Europe's major art and cultural history museums. It was founded by king Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855 and houses a large collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity until early 20th century. The collection is divided into two main groups: the art historical collection and the folklore collection.
Opening Hours are:
- 10-5pm Tuesday-Sunday;
- Thursdays open until 8pm.
Admission is 5 &euror general, 4 € concessions, 1 € on Sundays and free admission for youth 18 and under.
Market at Wiener Platz (Wiener Markt)
The Wiener Markt is a daily food market at Wiener Platz in the center of the Haidhausen district of Munich. Here you can stock up on all the foods for your everyday needs.and browse local shops where you can buy delicacies and specialties.
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Prinzregententheater Theatre and Opera House
The Prinzregententheater is a beautiful theatre and opera house that opened in 1901. It was named in honor of Luitpold, prince regent of Bavaria (1821-1912) and was built to showcase the operas of Richard Wagner. There is also a theater academy which performs in a smaller theater towards the back. For information on current performances phone (089) 2185–02 or visit their website (German only).
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The neighborhood of Haidhausen is an ideal place from which to explore Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide). Shop and eat at the Viennese Market, explore the world-famous Deutsches Museum, and finish a perfect day with an evening of classical music at the Gasteig Cultural Center.
Haidhausen is located on the River Isar just east of Munich and north of the Bavarian Alps. Its a desirable place to live and accommodates the Bayerische Landtag in the Maximilianeum, the Klinikum rechts der Isar and the Wiener Markt.
Haidhausen has about 52,000 habitants and is also referred to as the "French Quarter" since most streets are named after French cities and also laid out like the French streets. It is famous for its
Wiener Markt, a daily food market which is located at the
Wiener Platz, the center of Haidhausen. A perfect place for every gourmet! It is close to downtown Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and has good underground connections to get there. On top, there are many shops and restaurants in this area. The Isar River is close by and the many parks invite for a nice walk.
Things to See
- Deutsches Museum - Museumsinsel 1, Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2179-1, Fax:+49 (0)89 / 2179-324, Hours: Daily 9AM - 5PM (For closures and other information see) - One of the biggest and best-known museums for science and technology in the world. Admission: Adults € 8.50, Students and children aged 6 - 15 € 3.
- Gasteig Kulturzentrum Rosenheimerstr 5, Haidhausen, tel 089/480-980. Situated on the right bank of the River Isar, visit this complex for music, theater, and film. It has an open-plan interior and a maze of courtyards and plazas. The center has two theaters, where plays in English are occasionally staged.
- Museum Villa Stuck Prinzregentenstr. 60, Haidhausen, Munich, tel 089/455-5510. This is the former home of one of Munich's leading turn-of-the-20th-century artists, Franz von Stuck (1863-1928). His work features along the walls of the villa and they stage special exhibits of his work.
Things to Do
- Gasteig (near Deutsches Museum) is the place to go for first rate classical concerts given by the renowned Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Take in the beautiful scenery of the Städtischer Rosengarten, an oasis of greenery and tranquility in the middle of a busy city. The city's gardeners have created a delightful rose garden, with countless different varieties of roses. There is also a tree nursery and a garden of poisonous plants.
More about the History of Munich-Haidhausen
Au and Haidhausen used to be hostel areas for trade workers and day labourers previous to the Münchner Tor. Both formerly independent munincipalities were incorporated on 1 October 1854 and developed into suburbs in the Gründerzeit. Many breweries were located on the high banks of the Isar, thus right on the edge of the terrace. These were good locations for deep natural water sources and beer cellars; for this reason, the name "Keller" (cellar) is still used to refer to the brewery-restaurants nearby. Near Rosenheimer Platz on Rosenheimer street stood the Bürgerbräukeller, the location of the first assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Today, one of the largest breweries in Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) can be found there: Paulaner, in Au.
Even though the structural integrity of buildings in Au was heavily compromised during the Second World War and only a fifth of buildings dated before 1919 still stand, the historical townscape of Haidhausen remains largely intact. Of high constructional significance is the Franzosenviertel ("the French quarter"), so called because of given street names to locations of victory in battles of the German-French War. The existence of good condition housing lead to Haidhausen becoming the second largest area of redevelopment in the 1970s, alongside Schwanthalerhöhe. This property redevelopment and revaluation triggered by the uupgrade of accommodation lead to not only restructuring of a suburb to the outskirts of the area, but also a change of image, thus putting Haidhausen in competition with Schwabing (Schwabing vacation rentals | Schwabing travel guide) as a trendy area to live in Munich.
The balanced mixture of accommodation and living in Au and Haidhausen has shifted towards housing; this is due to the outsourcing of otherwise bothersome trades. Most jobs in the district lie in service industries and other public areas.
Haidhausen accommodates the Bayerische Landtag in the Maximilianeum, the Klinikum rechts der Isar and the Wiener Markt. On the northern border the Friedensengel (peace angel) towers above the city on the Isar plateau. If one follows Prinzregentenstraße. from there to the east, around 100 metres along on the right hand side is the Villa Stuck, that the "Malerfürst" ("Painter prince") Franz von Stuck allowed to be constructed according to his own blueprints. As of 2004 the entirely reconditioned buildings of the Villa and the former studio is now an art museum. Further east down Prinzregentenstraße lies the Prinzregententheater, one of the most striking art nouveau theatre buildings in Germany; adjacent to which is the Prinzregentenstadion, which serves as a popular ice skating venue in winter. With the Maria-Theresia-Gymnasium in the south the district also accommodates one of the few German Schools of Excellence.
With the Auer Dult taking place three times per year at the Mariahilfplatz, and the tapping of Bock at the Nockherberg in the Salvatorkeller of the Paulaner brewery on the Hochstraße (High street), rebuilt after heavy fire damage, Au has a significant amount of traditional daily culture.
Between the Mariahilfplatz and the Nockherberg, through which the Auer Mühlbach borders, is Neudeck Prison, a youth and female detention centre. The neo-baroque building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century has provisions for 124 detainees. According to 2006 plans, the prison is to be relocated and a hotel established in its place.
In the last few years, the average age of people in both borough districts has become lower. Just under a quarter of the borough's inhabitants are foreigners; by proportion, the east Asian population is the largest of Munich.
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The neighborhood of Haidhausen is an ideal place from which to explore Munich. Shop and eat at the Viennese Market, explore the world-famous Deutsches Museum, and finish a perfect day with an evening of classical music at the Gasteig Cultural Center. Haidhausen is located on the River Isar just east of Munich and north of the Bavarian Alps. Its a desirable place to live and accommodates the Bayerische Landtag in the Maximilianeum, the Bavarian National Museum, and the German Museum, one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.
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