Welcome to one of the cooler parts of Munich. Sandwiched somewhere between Schwabing, Maxvorstadt and the center of town is the University district. Both LMU and TUM – Munich’s major Universities are centered only a few blocks from each other here, despite the fact that their facilities stretch all over town and miles into the suburbs. What I like about this area is the endless set of cafes and little family owned shops. You can sip coffee in one place, go next store for a vintage T-shirt (pictured), buy a mix of popular and never-before-seen artwork in the next, and then finally sip spirits at the local wine bar in the next shop. The neighborhood is fiercely independent, extremely casual, and at the same time a bit sophisticated. A really niche mix.