MUNICH — Gärtnerplatzviertel and Surrounds

This district which is found south of Marienplatz is the hub of Munich’s gay and lesbian scene and has lots of bars and trendy eating places. There are also some great boutiques and second-hand shops.

The sights found here are:
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
Glockenbach

Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
This theatre is considered to be the most beautiful theatre in Munich. It was opened in 1865 as a publicly owned theatre but was taken over by King Ludwig II when the owners went broke. When it first opened and even today the main influence on the programme are operettas and musicals. The theatre as the name suggests is located on the circular Gärtnerplatz.
For more information about this theatre visit the website at:
http://www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de/index.php?&PHPSESSID=7c56e1fba177d08c54173584c1ed6f7e&language=en

Glockenbach
The Glockenbach is a very pretty stream that runs south alongside Pestalozzistrasse and is a great place to walk. It runs parallel with the Alter Sudlicher Friedhof which is a cemetery where many of Munich’s celebrities are buried. The area around here is very interesting for the architectural style of some of the houses. This area is close to a lot of Munich’s most popular tourist attractions.