In the middle of the city, not far from Marienplatz, is Fünf Höfe (the Five Courtyards). Upon first glance from the main streets, it’s pretty unassuming, however there is something for everyone here. It’s one of my very favorite places to go shopping, stop for lunch, or swing by a museum.
The modern architecture is an interesting contrast in this conservative city, but inside there are plenty of beautiful stores, an art museum, a grocery, bars (such as Comercial + the ‘see and be seen’ Schumann’s TagesBar) as well as several reasonably priced restaurants (including Dean + David, Kaimug, and Vapiano to name a few).
The live ivy that hangs overhead is also a nice touch of melding nature into the city. Make sure you wander through the various courtyards to see the quiet areas, hidden shops, and vibrant colors before stopping for some food or letting window shopping get the best of you.
The Kunsthalle also provides interesting exhibits for those that enjoy visiting art museums.
To get there – S-bahn: exit at Marienplatz and walk up Theatinerstrasse where it will be on your left.
U-bahn: exit at Odeonsplatz and walk down Theatinerstrasse where it will be on your right.
Tram: 19 to Theatinerstaße.