Things to do around SOULMADE
Of course you can spend all your time relaxing in our Pocket Park, but there is plenty to explore around Munich and its surroundings. These points of interest are our personal reasons why it’s worth leaving SOULMADE every once in a while.
Munich is home to one of the most beautiful soccer stadiums in the world. Depending on which team is playing, it is illuminated in their colour. The local heroes of FC Bayern and TSV 1860 have called it their home since 2005, welcoming many international players and teams. It was also a venue during the 2006 World Cup. You can find soccer history at the “FC Bayern Erlebniswelt”, souvenirs at the fan shop, and the bistro takes care of hungry soccer enthusiasts. Tours are offered daily, including Sundays and holidays.
Fresh air and a breeze of history, with its three castles and the colossal court garden, Schleißheim can offer both. Join an architectural tour on the 17th and 18th century or dander through the perfectly manicured parks. Schleißheim is also modern: there’s two geocaching tours and the Schlosswirtschaft with its beer garden is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Munich. Concerts and gondola rides on the canal are offered as well.
Green, as far as the eye can see: Garching’s recreation area with its riparian forest stretches from the north of Munich all the way to Freising like a green ribbon. 3900 hectares of preserved nature, 60 kilometres of bike and hiking paths, and of course, the Isar river with its gravel beaches that invite for a refreshing swim in the summer.
You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate BMW World in Olympiapark. With its modern architecture, numerous events and concerts, and great restaurants, it has something to offer for everyone. At BMW museum, both classics of previous decades and modern designs are showcased, and on a tour through the impressive assembly hall you can watch over gigantic robots’ shoulders while they’re doing their job. Important: Book tours in advance as they are very popular and often sold out.
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim (Aviation history)
The Flugwerft Schleißheim, with its 70 exhibited airplanes and helicopters offers an impressive tour through the history of aviation, from Lilienthal’s glider to the Eurofighter. There’s also a flight simulator, and visitors can witness the restoration of airplanes in a glass garage, looking down from a gallery. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Beer garden Mühlenpark
The idyllic beer garden next to the Mühlbach creek with its historical mill wheel is made for lunch with a roasted chicken (“Hendl”) or warm summer evenings. According to Bavarian beer garden culture, it’s also allowed to bring your own food, only drinks have to be bought on site. Open from April to the end of September, daily from 10 am to 10.30 pm – but only if the weather is nice.
The gravel mining in the 1960s couldn’t have left a nicer souvenir: the lake in Eching with its 7 hectares of lawn for sunbathing and excellent water quality is one of Munich’s most popular swimming lakes. Access to the water is possible from most of the shoreline, excluding the south bank where there’s a small nature reserve. Sandy areas for kids, beach volleyball and table tennis are waiting as well as a kiosk and a beer garden.
Echinger Lohe Forest Reserve
Feel like having a timeout in nature? The Echinger Lohe forest reserve is home to plenty of rare and protected plant and animal species, and offers them a safe habitat on its 23,8 hectares. That’s why botanists, entomologists, and bird watchers are often amongst its visitors.
Golfclub München Eichenried
The Eichenried golf club lies idyllically between two nature reserves and offers stress-free golf pleasures. Whether you’re on the 27-hole championship course, the 6-hole short course or the 240 metres long driving range with floodlights, there’s something for every golfer – as well as at restaurant NEO.
Mallertshofer Forest / Garching Heathland
In this nature reserve in the north of Munich you’ll find a pine forest, heathland, and open gravel fields with rare plant and animal species. Few areas in Bavaria offer such a vast botanical variety, including lots of plants that are mostly extinct elsewhere in Germany. A long walk at Mallertshofer Holz and Garchinger Heide is always a great idea!
Erding Thermal Spring
No matter if in the champagne pool, the meditation pool, the Icelandic gusher cave, the Bavarian “Zirbelstube” or the Asian sauna: it’s pleasant to relax at Therme Erding. If you’d like a bit more action in between, jump in the wave lagoon, the Crazy River or the big outdoor pool before stretching out on one of the sun beds underneath the 300 palm trees.
The average IQ in Garching is definitely higher than elsewhere, as it’s home to the research centre of the technical university Munich and the Max-Planck institutes, which employ some of the smartest brains on the planet. To unite studies, work and research with culture, sports and leisure in the most ideal way, the Galileo centre is currently created on the campus. Cinema, concerts, restaurants, cafés, gyms and shops: there’s everything under the roof of modern architecture.
DAV Climbing and Boulder Centre Freimann
Physical fitness and mental concentration: find endless routes for all climbing abilities in the Freimann DAV centre, which bolsters indoor and outdoor climbing or bouldering in their 4000 square metre space. Beginner classes are offered as well as rental equipment and tasty food at the Bistro Bella Vista. Daily from 9 am to 11 pm.
Old Town / Kaufinger Street / Neuhauser Street
Munich’s pedestrian streets Neuhauser Straße and Kaufingerstraße do not only accommodate the usual suspects of consumerism, but also some of the most popular sights such as the historical Karl’s gate at Stachus or the Frauenkirche church. If you shop all the way down past Marienplatz with its famous town hall and carillon, there are plenty of food options at the numerous booths at Viktualienmarkt or the beer garden.
The biggest fair in the world normally doesn’t need an introduction. Carnival, rides, beer tents, and millions of visitors from all over the planet: every year at the end of September into the beginning of October there are two weeks of fun pandemonium in Munich. No matter if a rollercoaster ride with kids, a “Hendl” with colleagues, or a “Prost” with friends, a visit to Oktoberfest can have many facets. On a sunny weekend, Theresienwiese is usually packed, if you can, you’ll be way more relaxed on a weekday. Cheers!
The MOC Veranstaltungscenter München has 30,000 square meters of available space and is one of the city’s most renown locations for trade shows, conferences, seminars and corporate events. Especially amongst the fashion crowd a place to be.
Parkstadt Schwabing is a 40,5 Hektar large city quarter of Munich’s Schwabing-district, which was and is being built since the year 2000. It consists of a business and shopping center with a large focus on technology and media. There you will find the German HQ of Microsoft and offices by companies like Siemens Nixdorf, IBM, Osram or Fujitsu.