District Profile Lehel

Lehel is one of the top addresses in Munich. If you’ve made it to an apartment in this beautiful quarter in immediate neighborhood of the city center – you can count yourself lucky.

The apartments in the Lehel are sought after and expensive: largely spared from war, magnificent Art Nouveau facades dominate. The small residential roads are quiet and the Isar is just a jump away. Some multi-storey residential buildings from the 50s / 60s also constitute part of the area as well as office buildings, yet business also resides in the historical houses meticulously renovated to state of the art technics. The architecture in Lehel is certainly among the most beautiful of Munich, many even say that it is the most beautiful district of the Bavarian capital. Strolling through the streets north and south of the Maxmonument or along the Isar banks bears a lot of parallels for the architecture in Paris and the district’s nickname “Little Paris” originates from the similarity. Many of the houses are built in neo-baroque style or the neo-Renaissance style.

Around the St. Anna Square in the heart of Lehel exclusive shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes, revive the small streets. Moreover, a couple of bespoken museums are located in the district: the Haus der Kunst and the Bavarian National Museum, some of the most prestigious museums in Germany.

 

The southern part of the English Garden, and the one populated most, also belongs to Lehel. A landmark is the eponymous building of the Chinese Tower with its beergarden and regular bavarian concerts and other events. Here is also the Kleinhesseloher lake, which is one of the most popular destinations within Munich. It offers owing and pedal boating in the summer and ice skating and ice hockey in the winter. Besides the lake is the restaurant and beergarden “Seehaus” which offers fine dining as well as rustic beergarden food. Also worth a visit is the Japanese tea house. The Japanese gardens landscaped around bring Far Eastern flair to Munich. One of the main attractions in the Lehel is the Eisbach (a creek running through the English Garden) with its standing wave. Surfers from around the world travel here in order to test this special spot, right next to the Haus der Kunst. Also for visitors, the site is a real highlight: On nice days with many surfers showing off their manifold stunts the atmosphere becomes very lively.

Average rental price per m²

13,30 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment Blocks 87%
Houses: 13%

Age Structure

10,9% < 18 Years
16,5% > 65 Years

Population

64,7% singles
11,6% families

 

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