Thursday, November 5, 2009

Smoken Stroll in Lehel

Just across from the great Hofgartenkaserne building, the old military facility built in 1801 that sits at the edge of the Hofgarten, is the neighborhood of Lehel. It's one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town, as it's literally a stone's throw from the Altstadt, English Garden, and the Isar River. I caught this picture on a little side street called Pilotystrasse, which has a line of old but remodeled apartments. I remember viewing one when we first moved to Munich, and it was a renovated attic on the 6th floor with views overlooking the residence and just about every spire in downtown. Spectacular. Non functional, as the attic was literally pieced together, but spectacular all the same. Despite a roar of traffic that surrounds Lehel on Franz-Joseph-Strass-Ring, Prinzregentenstrasse, and Widenmeyerstrasse (three of the busiest in Munich), once you are 100 meters into the winding streets of Lehel, it's quiet and peaceful.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I grew up in Lehel. On Tattenbachstrasse to be exact. Lehel was back then and still is my favorite quarter in Munich. It has character and history. Everything is so close and in walking distance, whether it's the Englischer Garten or Marienplatz. We'll be back for a visit over the upcoming holidays and yes...for a nice long stroll through my old neighborhood.