At the West end of town, overlooking the remains of what was Octoberfest, lie some of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the city, possibly even Germany given Munich’s popularity during the rising of the Art Nouveau movement throughout Europe. The buildings, most of which were built in the late 1800s, are imposing yet find a way to fit into the Munich skyline. Because of their location outside the altstadt, many of these gems escaped bombing during WWII. Over the past 10-15 years, many of these buildings have been split up into apartment buildings and high end legal offices. If you get the chance, now that Octoberfest has moved on, take a walk along these quiet gentle giants.