Looking around the Bogenhausen district in Munich

Apart from sightseeing and people-watching, one of my favourite past times is to wander around the non-tourist trail parts of a city. And when we were in Munich last year, it was no different. We spent one morning at BMW World, which is way more interesting than it sounds (and I'll share more from there in a future post) and wanted to spend the afternoon outside, so we took the train from the Olympiapark towards Bogenhausen which our guidebook told us was "a charming place full of lovely mansions of the wealthy."

Well if you're going to look around part of the city that's off the beaten track, it might as well be one of the fancier parts. As we emerged from the station, it was already looking promising...

Moet Deckchairs
 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A CHERRY!

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A CHERRY!

BENCHES & BAY
WICKER STOOLS

As much as I would have liked to stop, I was also keen to see more of Bogenhausen. As i looked up, I knew it was the right decision, just look:

Statues on the Roof

How could you not want to explore an area with statues like this on the roof. I love how they look to be surveying the area, and watching what's going on below them.

We peeked through iron railings at the large houses behind them, marvelling at the arches, the lamps and the ironwork at the windows and the balconies.

through the railings
ironwork balcony

There were gates and wide leafy avenues.

Gates
wide avenues

There were smaller details too, the iron rose among the lusciously coloured rosebush, and mosaic pillars.

Roses and metalwork
mosaic pillar

And everywhere, there were bikes.

Bikes everywhere

There really was something for everyone.

bogenhausen buildings
Grand windows and balconies
bogenhausen district

As we wandered some more, aimlessly it must be said and soon found ourselves in this square. Using it to get our bearings we turned right and headed back towards the river and our hotel.

munich square
silhouette

So quite a wander, with lots to see. Do you head off to other parts of cities when you visit them, or is it just me?