The Munich metropolitan region as a great place to live: The district of Freiham

The metropolis of Munich has a lot to offer, but there's also plenty to discover and experience in the neighborhoods and communities 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 to a few leisure time highlights to be found in the district of Freiham.


Dining out

There are plenty of restaurants with a wide range of culinary offerings to choose from in and around Freiham. Bavaria Motel’s Platzhirsch Freiham offers both regional and international specialties in a modern yet traditionally Bavarian atmosphere. The beer garden at Aubinger Einkehr is the place to be when the weather is nice. Here you can delight in Bavarian meals and snacks as well as an alternating weekly menu. At the restaurant Apollon, in nearby Aubing, you can enjoy Greek specialties ranging from lamb chops and gyros to hake fillets. Shiv Restaurant, on Limesstraße, offers an inexpensive lunch menu with Indian cuisine. They serve a variety of both meat and vegetarian dishes.

Highlights: The restaurant "Ferner Osten", in the community of Planegg, is also well worth a visit. Their Asian cuisine and all-you-can-eat buffet are simply exquisite, and you can order right from an iPad.


Those who live in the west of Munich have plenty of shopping options available to them. The Pasing Arcaden is probably the most well-known and largest shopping mall in western Munich. It offers a large variety of different brands to choose from for fashion, jewelery, accessory, sports, pharmaceutical, multimedia, health and beauty products. In the newly established Freiham center, there is approximately 20,000 m² of additional floor space with many businesses being planned. In addition to the many shops, the Germering shopping center of nearby Germering also offers a gym and a movie theater. And located right next to the commuter train station, the City Gallerie is currently being renovated to add even more shopping options and cafés.

Highlights: The Pasing Arcaden mall boasts around 150 stores with many brands and a variety of dining options for every taste.


Several swimming pools are In easy reach of Freiham. Whether you’re looking for an active day in the water or you prefer to take it easy, Westbad offers you adventure and relaxation at the same time. Surrounded by palm trees, the pool boasts swim currents and lets you splash around to your heart’s content. After that, you can go relax in the 34 °C (93.2 °F) saltwater pool. The facility’s Freibad West outdoor pool is open in the summer months with its spacious lawns attracting sun worshipers. There are three additional outdoor pools for a refreshing dip and a great deal of fun during warm temperatures. Open in summer, the beautiful Würmbad swimming facility on the Würm river in Planegg, can also be quickly reached. An additional swimming option in the area is the indoor pool Hallenbad Germering, which features a multipurpose pool for splashing around and a whirlpool for relaxing. Sporty swimmers can make use of the 25-meter training pool.

Highlights: At Westbad, there are two sauna facilities featuring a sauna island, Finnish sauna, sea climate stall and steam bath.

Get active

Sports fans are sure to be delighted. The largest and most modern sports park in Munich is set to open in Freiham. Two triple halls and a training pool are currently being planned. There will also be all-weather and turf pitches as well as a volleyball court and a track and field facility outdoors. In future, blind soccer and wheelchair hockey will be on offer. In the nearby community of Germering, ice-skating fans will enjoy the climate-controlled ice rink Polariom. From mid October to mid March, brave ice skaters can put their skills to the test at open skate. But if sports are more your thing, you will enjoy the multiple sports clubs and their various departments in and around Freiham, such as ESV Sportfreunde München-Neuaubing or Sportverein Germering.

Highlights: Those who are confident on ice can join the “Wanderers” club in Germering and give ice hockey or figure skating a shot.

Enjoy nature

One of the most popular recreational areas in western Munich is the Aubinger Lohe. The 1.8 km² forest area is an often frequented destination for nature enthusiasts and joggers. In the winter, the “Teufelsberg” is a popular sledding hill at the Aubinger Lohe. Furthermore, an approximately 58-hectare landscape park is currently being planned in Freiham. Among the landscape park’s features will be a “secret garden”, two educational and adventure trails, and many observation platforms. For kids, an adventure playground, two water parks and plenty of open spaces for games are planned. Those looking for a bit of relaxation will find it at the “Chillpark”. And it doesn’t take long to get to the stunning Alpine foothills surrounding Munich from Freiham. You can reach the idyllic lake of Wörthsee in just around 20 minutes via the A96, and it takes just around a half an hour to reach the Ammersee and Starnberger See lakes. Go for a drive around beautiful Wörthsee, drink a coffee at the beachside café directly on the shore of the Starnberger See, or go for a jaunt to Seehof Herrsching for lunch. In summer, you can enjoy the Seewinkel beach at Ammersee and the cozy beer gardens near the water for a real vacation feeling. And the best part of it all is that it’s practically in your backyard.

Highlights: To accompany the landscape park, an amphitheater, many urban gardening plots and a children’s farm are being planned.


The commuter train will take you from downtown Munich to the “Freiham” commuter train station in only 19 minutes.

We wish you plenty of enjoyment as you discover this multifaceted neighborhood.

Your DEMOS Team

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