The metropolis of Munich has a lot to offer, but there's also plenty to discover and experience in the neighborhoods around Munich's city center. As part of our "Munich as a great place to live" series, we show you different things to do in your time off, whether they be part of nature, culture, sports, or entertainment. This month we present you with recreational highlights to be found in the district of Ramersdorf-Perlach:
The Ramersdorf-Perlach district is home to two beautiful parks: the Ostpark and the smaller Perlachpark. Green lawns, hills, trees and beautiful walks span the approximately 56 acre Ostpark. Lovers of nature will find tranquil ponds and winding paths here. The Ostpark lake, with its small island, attracts ice skaters in the winter. In the northern area of the park, skating enthusiasts can practice their skills in the skating area. The more compact version of the Ostpark, the Perlachpark, is in the south of Neuperlach, between the south-western section of the Gustav-Heinemann-Ring and the Dietzfelbingerplatz. With its gentle hill and park lake, it provides the perfect environment for relaxing walks in the countryside.
Highlights: In summer, barbecues are also permitted in the specially designated grill zone of the Ostpark.
At the MVG Museum on Ständlerstraße, you can relive the history of Munich's public transport. Over some 5,000 square meters, visitors can expect to see historic vehicles such as trams and buses, as well as municipal vehicles, uniforms and accessories from various decades. Here you will find interesting information about Munich's urban and technological history, as well as transport development. Using driving simulators, you can discover your hidden talents as a subway or bus driver. Free guided tours on various topics are also on offer, including special tours for children. A small bistro area provides refreshments after the museum tour. You can also pick up a few souvenirs here. The MVG Museum also offers special tours, starting at a headcount of approximately 20 people. It is however open only on selected days.
Highlights: On opening days, a bus shuttle departs from Giesing station every 30 minutes. In summer, vintage buses are used if the weather is good.
The Michaelibad near the Ostpark offers fun bathing activities for all the family. Competitive swimmers will find a 25 meter sports pool here. Children can look forward to a waterpark and an 84 meter long water slide. In addition, the pool has a separate parent-child area, a non-swimming pool, and a heated outdoor pool with current channel, bubble loungers, and massage jets. The Michaelibad also offers swimming and aqua courses for children and adults, beginners or advanced; such as water aerobics or aqua fitness.
Highlights: The Michaelibad offers diverse, modern sauna facilities with an earth sauna, a Finnish sauna, and an approximately 45 degree steam bath with steam shower under a starlit sky.
The Munich-Neuperlach pep shopping center with its 125 specialist stores in the Neuperlach city center offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities. Over three floors, you will find cosmetics, drugstores, jewelry, multimedia, electronics, books, flowers, confectionery, shoes, bags, appealing gift ideas, and much more. Many popular fashion brands are also represented here, such as s.Oliver, Levis, Esprit, and Camp David. Also in terms of culinary delights, the "pep" offers a wide variety of refreshment and dining options. The "pep" is easily accessible by car or public transport. Subway and bus stations are located directly in front of the shopping center.
Highlights: The “pep” is not only great for shopping, but there is also much to experience. Different events are organized regularly.
At the south-western end of the Ostpark, there is a special attraction for children from Neuperlach: the Maulwurfhausen adventure playground. Maulwurfhausen is a playground designed by children themselves, in the form of a small town. Here, children can spend their time exactly as they choose as village dwellers. In Maulwurfhausen, school children from 6 to 13 years of age learn to live together in a community, with tolerance and creativity. In the "village of the future" – a district that functions as an eco-village – the children learn all there is to know about sustainability. The 2,600 square meter large outdoor area is open every day of the year. The choice of leisure activities includes an adventure hut complex, a bird nest swing, a playhouse with table soccer and table tennis rooms, a board game area, a creative workshop, and an outdoor kitchen.
Highlights: In the creative workshop, there are opportunities for creative design (handicrafts, painting, carving, etc.) taking place on a regular basis. You can obtain information on the current program from the Maulwurfhausen adventure playground reception, or via the newsletter.
Perlach-Süd can be reached quickly from Munich's city center. The subway and commuter train will take you from Munich's central train station to the "Neuperlach Süd" commuter train station in only 18 minutes, and the "Neuperlach Zentrum" station in only 16 minutes. We wish you plenty of enjoyment as you discover this multifaceted neighborhood.
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