Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arabella Haus


In the Northeast corner of Munich, you find a section of Bogenhausen that not many of the locals know much about – unless you work at the Hypo bank headquarters there or at the Westin Grande or Sheraton Arabella (pictured), which now house the two towers.  The buildings were developed as hotels to meet the increased capacity required for the 1972 Munich Olympics, and to this day serve as hotels, but also residential apartments and multiple clinics.  This is a picture of the facade of the Arabella Haus.  The thing that surprised me the most about this area though was how ethnically diverse it is.  The hotels and the neighborhood clearly cater to those from the Middle East, and as you walk through the park about 50% of those you pass are in traditional Middle Eastern clothing.

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