Have you discovered Munich’s new Werksviertel neighborhood? Located on a historic site near the city’s Ostbahnhof railway station, this up-and-coming district offers a unique combination of tradition and innovation. This wonderful spot, surrounded by containers, former factories and urban flair, is the perfect place to live and work. If you’d like to sample the unique atmosphere on offer in the Werksviertel – which brings to mind London’s Shoreditch or New York City’s Meatpacking District – we’ve got a few culture, food and leisure tips for you.
Art and culture in Munich’s Werksviertel
Need a change of scenery and looking for a little creative input? Then why not stop by whiteBOX and see what’s on show. Here, new faces and established figures on the art scene in Munich and worldwide come together to develop as artists and as people. More of a meeting point than a museum, the whiteBOX boasts a total of 2,000 square meters of studio and events space, primarily designed for contemporary formats beyond the mainstream. Here, art lovers can immerse themselves in street, media and sound art, performance and interdisciplinary forms of expression.
The Container of Modern Art (CoMA) is another haven for art lovers. This space mainly showcases young Munich-based artists who put their heart and soul into their work, in a relaxed atmosphere with free entry.
Food and drink in Munich’s Werksviertel
There are plenty of different flavors being cooked up in the Werksviertel’s many colorful containers. With a wide range of delicious specialties from all over the world, you’ll soon be spoiled for choice. Thai restaurant Khanittha is especially worth visiting. Here, you can really feel the owner’s love of tradition, hospitality and good food. Authentic Thai dishes lovingly prepared using fresh ingredients and natural flavors will whisk you away to Southeast Asia.
In the evenings, gin lovers head to GIN CITY. What started life in 2017 as a small container bar was named Bavaria’s bar of the year in 2020. Manager and sommelier Ralf Saponara will serve you over 250 different gins and 20 kinds of tonic. When the weather’s fine, the BAR of BEL AIR, with its sun terrace and stunning view of Munich’s east side, is another popular Werksviertel spot.
Entertainment in Munich’s Werksviertel
Always wanted a bird’s-eye view of Munich? Then let Hi-Sky, the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel, transport you 78 meters above ground. On the trip, which takes around 30 minutes, you can enjoy views of the Frauenkirche church, Olympiapark, Allianz Arena, the Alps and the sheep on the roof of the Almschule building from above. If you’d like to take a little more time over it and add a culinary twist to your trip, you can also get together with friends and family for an hour-long traditional Bavarian sausage breakfast in the air-conditioned gondolas.