District Profile Giesing

Giesing or "Giasing", as Munich people call this district east of the Isar river, is divided in Obergiesing ("Upper") and Untergiesing ("Lower") located on the edge of the city centre and along the Isar River. Following the logic Lower Giesing lies at the Isar and Upper Giesing above.

In the course of industrialisation during the 19th century Giesing became more of a working-class neighborhood. Especially in Untergiesing you will still find the densely settled apartment houses as a proof of this period. It is known for the prison Stadelheim and the impressive Holy Cross Church on the Mountain Giesing. Until the 1990s, many American soldiers were stationed here, who have left their mark in the quarter. Giesing is a cosmopolitan area and home to a number of different established immigrant communities.

In Obergiesing the concept of settlements is strong: The most famous of these settlements is now the Fasangarten (pheasants garden) - officially immortalized within the name of district 17 in 2009. Originally, the place was a hunting ground for pheasants, a reminder of that era is the Forsthaus “Fasangarten”. An integral part of the pheasant garden is the settlement next to the Perlacher Forst (Perlacher “woods”). As the unofficial name "American settlement" suggests, many American soldiers lived here until the 1990s. They were stationed here after the Second World War.

 

Until a couple of years ago Giesing used to be an insider tip in terms of bars, cabaret and low priced gastronomy. Unfortunately, the neighborhood has lost almost all of its stages and only maintained a few pubs or restaurants worth swinging by. So the neighborhood can’t anymore boast much in terms of nightlife. However, it has the Schyrenbad, which until 1938 (after its opening in 1847) remained a men's bath, is the city's oldest outdoor bath.

Worth a stroll is walking along the Mühlbach, a canal fed by the Isar river. This brook was first mentioned in 957. Though having its origin in Thalkirchen and being led back into the Isar in the Au, its longest part is found in Untergiesing. Around Mondstrasse - also called Munich's Little Venice - the Auer Mühlbach goes underground and reappears only after Kolumbusplatz.

Public transport connections to the area are good and the journey into Munich’s city centre takes around 20 minutes.

OBERGIESING

Average rental price per m²

12,90 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment Blocks 62%
Houses: 38%

Age Structure

13,4% < 18 Years
15,7% > 65 Years

Population

57,9% singles
15,3% families

 

UNTERGIESING

Average rental price per m²

13,30 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment Blocks 50%
Houses: 50%

Age Structure

13,6% < 18 Years
19,5% > 65 Years

Population

59% singles
14,9% families

 

 

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