It's subway line U6 connecting Munich inner city with major venue Zenith. Start your subTOUR with independent record stores in buzzing student district Schwabing, also renowned for its amount of cafés, bars, and restaurants. You will discover architectural and historical highlights around.
Reveal some hidden Rock music history about Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Michael Jackson, King Of Pop, before heading northbound. Zenith is a little remote. Nevertheless, if you have tickets for a concert in there, try one of our recommendations for pre- and post-gig food and drink options.
Maoz, Munich (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Today's subTOUR starts in hip student district Schwabing. Take your time exploring the little streets and discover Schwabing's unique atmosphere around.
Surrounded by this marvellous neighbourhood with numerous cafés, restaurants, and bars, Maoz is not only a simple record store, but also a nice spot for a coffee break. Enjoy the relaxed vibes while discovering the newest stuff in vinyl. It may not be a huge selection, but Maoz is always worth a visit when around.
Second Music & Fun (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Stay southbound strolling along Schwabing's characteristic streets full of shops and cafés until you reach Second Music & Fun. Enjoy 100 sqm of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and much more music related stuff. This is definitely the place where you will find anything fitting your musical taste. If you're into it, you can also trade records directly.
Best Records (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler )
Record shopping, part 3: Best Records offers no CDs, DVD or any digital stuff. The owner is a music enthusiast, offering around 20,000 LPs and singles.
Sightseeing tip: on your way, you will pass amazing museums, galleries, and historical buildings such as Neue Pinakothek or Alte Pinakothek, two of Munich's most renowned art collections. If you don’t mind walking some steps further, take a detour southwards to Egyptian Museum and Königsplatz framed by the Glyptothek which is dedicated to ancient sculptures.
Food tip: there are loads of cafés in the area. One of the best spots for taking a break is Schall & Rauch.
In front of the hotel, fans of Michael Jackson created a monument for the King of Pop (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Before heading to Zenith take a stroll southwards with a little detour crossing beautiful Odeonsplatz with impressing Feldherrnhalle and Theatinerkirche. Definitely have a glance at Hofgarten with its beautiful Baroque park architecture. Also worth a short sightseeing stop is Residenz and Wittelsbacherplatz.
Some steps further you will reach Promenadeplatz with famous hotel Bayerischer Hof. Reveal the Rock music story behind this luxury place: in 2002, Oasis ended up in jail after a fist fight with other guests. Right in front of the hotel, Michael Jackson fans created a monument for their King of Pop.
History tip: another remarkable spot is Marienplatz. The subway station is where Arctic Monkeys shot parts of a music video.
Industrial architecture meets Metal with Heaven Shall Burn on stage in Munich's Zenith (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
If you got tickets for Zenith, it's time to take the next U6 train northbound.
Food tip: if you're up for a nice pre-gig dinner, exit at Kieferngarten station for authentic Greek cuisine in Mykonos. From there, it's only a 10-minutes walk to tonight's venue.
Abseits Bar (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Fancy a post-gig drink? There are several options around in Schwabing. Try Abseits which is open until late on weekends. Subway line U6 takes you back from Zenith to the inner city anyway - so why not stop at Münchner Freiheit station for some Rock and Metal sounds and drinks and meet some of tonight's concert mates again.
Be spoilt of cafés and bars in Munich’s Glockenbach district. Follow the traces of Freddie Mercury from Queen who lived here. Browse independent record stores until you reach beautiful Isar river. End this tour in party area near major venue Tonhalle.
Having tickets for a concert in Olympic Stadium or Olympic Hall, this subTOUR will guide you to some record stores in the vibrant heart of Munich's inner city before heading to Olympic Park. Visit the world's highest Rock Museum and follow the Olympic Walk of Stars.
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