Lustheim Castle
© Lukas Barth-Tuttas
District of Munich

District of Munich

Due to its location alone, in a horseshoe shape around the state capital, the district of Munich offers the perfect offer for city travelers and nature lovers alike. The 29 towns and municipalities are excellently connected by public transport - Germany's first suburban rental bike system is available for the last few meters. The airport in the neighboring district of Erding opens the door to the world. At the same time, it is only a stone's throw to the Alps. And the district itself also has a lot to offer.


Themed cycle paths

Eight themed cycle paths criss-cross the district - supplemented by countless other cycle paths. A good two dozen beer gardens invite hungry and thirsty excursionists to take a relaxing break. Legend has it that the "Radler" was invented in one of them - still a top seller in the beer gardens today. But the cycle paths don't just connect beer gardens; the many local recreation areas along the Isar or the quarry ponds in the northern district can also be reached quickly by bike. The district also offers plenty to see for culture vultures with the Schleißheim castles, Schäftlarn monastery and the many picturesque churches and chapels as well as almost 20 museums and collections.


Interesting facts from the district of Munich

  • Every day, almost 10,000 more people commute from the state capital of Munich to the district of Munich than vice versa.
  • There are more than 100 rental bike stations with more than 1,100 rental bikes in the district of Munich. It is the first suburban rental bike system in Germany.
  • The oldest archaeological finds in the district of Munich are around 4,500 years old: a ladle and a buckling wall vessel from the Neolithic period in what is now Unterföhring
  • the raft slide in Mühltal near Straßlach-Dingharting is the longest raft slide in Europe with a length of 345 meters and a height difference of 18 meters
  • With 26 characters, Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn is one of the longest municipality names in Germany
  • The projection dome of the ESO Supernova digital planetarium in Garching has a diameter of 14 meters, making it the largest inclined planetarium in Germany, Austria and Switzerland