Schwabing is popular among tourists and locals for its collection of bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Its also a really vibrant University area playing home to Muncihs largest univeristy , Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).
Its probabaly best defined as the bohemian section of the city and is a popular residence for many of munich celebreties etc.
Its also a place where you can guy some seriously great retro clouths.
Just beyond the University on Leopoldstrasse is the charming, slightly Bohemian district of Schwabing. Refuge of freethinkers and artistes for generations, it is also one of the prettiest parts of town. Pedestrians strolling through the English Garden should follow the signs pointing to Ohmstrasse or Thiemestrasse and take a right hand turn leaving the park. Stroll the meandering streets and peek through wrought iron gates to catch glimpses of flower pots or lavish gardens in bloom. Follow the Park's edge along Mandlstrasse and you will soon discover a cafe or two, tucked in between the houses, perfect for a pause along your way.
If you seek more of a street scene with a taste of cafe society, head away from the Park 4-5 streets to Leopoldstrasse itself. Ethnic eateries and chic bars line both sides of the boulevard for blocks.
The church is located just south of the university and south of Siegestor. You can make a quick stop here and take a look inside. Walk the streets from Leopoldstr to Ludwigstrasse -- lots of interesting sites to see.
Schwabing is often called the "Latin Quarter of Munich". It used to be home to many famous artists, like painters, writers and sculpturers. Nowadays it is also very studenty, because of the LMU, Munich's university, which is home to approx. 80,000 students.
The main boulevard is called Leopoldstrasse, which is full of bars, restaurants, cafes and nightlife spots and very busy on weekends.
The architecture in Schwabing is also impressive, much of the original buildings have been preserved or rebuilt.
Whenever You get to Marienplatz (old centre), not far away You find the Hofgarten (nice flower-park with seats and a café) the Siegestor (like the one in Paris as smaller edition) and the most famous street in Schwabing (the old artist, student- and bohemian quarter) Leopoldstrasse with douzends of caffees, bars, restaurants on Your way to the English Garden...and the walking man (30 ft. height) standing alone near the road with the nice papple-trees...
Very southern summer-ambience...Italian flair with cabrio, beaus and rich...
A great avenue with a lot of terraces, bars and ice cream cafes where it is nice to seat to see and to be seen! Great mediterranean atmosphere also thanks to the trees that diffuse a wonderful odor