Gärtnerplatz: Popular hotspot for young people
Gärtnerplatz makes Munich feel like Italy
Gärtnerplatz was built in 1860 as a central square in the Isarvorstadt district. Today, the square with its Mediterranean flair is the centre of Munich's trendy quarter. On warm summer nights, hundreds of locals and tourists meet on the large round flower island in the middle and enjoy life in Munich.
Impressions from Gärtnerplatz
A place with a distinct Mediterranean flair
The square was named after the architect Friedrich von Gärtner, in whose honour it was built. Gärtner had rendered outstanding services to the city of Munich by planning the university, the Ludwigskirche or the Siegestor. In 1865 the theatre Gärtnerplatztheater was built in late classicist style and has remained a defining feature of the square until today.
The fountain and the lush flower beds in the middle, the steps of the Gärtnerplatztheater and the numerous cafés lend the Gärtnerplatz an almost Mediterranean flair. In summer, many Munich residents enjoy their lunch break on the lawns and benches of the square.
The square as the centre of a scene quarter
The district Gärtnerplatzviertel and the adjacent district Glockenbachviertel are also known for their gay and lesbian scene. In recent years, the district has also become more and more a meeting place for Munich's alternative scene and nightlife location for young people.