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From St. Paul to Schwanthalerhöhe

A journey through history and modernity

An Urban Explosion in the 19th Century

The 19th century saw cities across Germany, including Munich, "explode" in population growth. What was once open land as far as the eye could see rapidly changed with the construction of the Westend, the bustle of the nearby train station, and the many breweries around Theresienhöhe.

By the 1890s, the centrally located Ludwigsvorstadt required greater pastoral care. St. Paul was built, as too many people had settled in Ludwigsvorstadt and Westend.

The Wittelsbachs! Who Else Could It Be?

Since 1949, the Oktoberfest has been held continuously on the Theresienwiese. In 2020 and 2021, Munich and the world had to do without their beloved festival. This is reason enough to inspire you with our new district tour. Take an imaginative look behind the scenes at St. Paul, the Schwanthalerhöhe, and beyond.

The Wittelsbachs not only gave Theresienwiese its name but also ensured the land remained undeveloped through their famous wedding celebrations in October 1810. Since then, the world's largest fair has been held there annually from mid-September to the first weekend of October, drawing people from around the globe. The 2020 and 2021 cancellations marked only the 25th and 26th times in the festival's history. We developed this tour to explore Ludwigsvorstadt and the Schwanthalerhöhe.


Schwanthalerhöhe - Small but Special

The tour takes you from St. Paul, across the Wiesn to the Bavaria statue, and from there to the Bavariapark. We'll explore the development of the former exhibition grounds, discuss the district's transformation, and showcase some architectural gems.

Speaking of treats: This tour can be booked with a delightful tasting session for an additional 6 euros per person or by arrangement.

Tour details

€ 220

up to120 mins

Max. 20 people

About 2.5 km

Subway Theresienwiese/St.-Pauls-Platz

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