Schwabing Shopping Walk (Self Guided), Munich

Schwabing is a fascinating district in northern Munich, once the hip hangout of artists and other bohemian types. Although still referred to locally as the "artists’ quarter" the easels, studios and workshops have long since moved out as fashion boutiques and gentrification moved in. Less touristy than many other parts of the city, this is a welcoming place loved by its residents. More than 100 years ago, Franziska zu Reventlow, the Countess of Schwabing referred to it as: "Schwabing is not a neighborhood, but a state of being". She was a writer and artist who lived in the area.

The principle shopping and restaurant road is Leopoldstrasse, a lively street of shops, restaurants, cafés and hotels. The second most popular street for shopping in Schwabing is Hohenzollernstrasse, where there are instantly recognizable brands such as Zara, the Spanish clothing giant and Hallhuber, the German fashion company. Also on this strip are supermarkets, interior design shops and cafés. During your shopping trip, make a point of going to see one of the neighborhood's most famous landmarks, Munich’s Siegestor (Victory Gate). The three-arched triumphal arch was built in the middle of the 19th century and serves as a symbol of peace.
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Schwabing Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Schwabing Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Munich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Helen

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