Michaeligarten in Ostpark is one of the few beer gardens in the area where you can sit and enjoy a beer right by the lake. The highly sought after tables and benches go right up to the water’s edge – and it’s hardly surprising as a view of the ducks, swans and fountains in the evening is wonderfully relaxing after a long day at the office.
By car: The Riem Arcaden
Barely six kilometres away from NEO is Munich’s third largest shopping paradise, the Riem Arcaden. Across three storeys with more than 120 shops, you can go on an extensive shopping spree, but also make some quick purchases. Whether you are really hungry or just a little peckish, the food court is guaranteed to have something just right. The centre also has its own app, updated every day, to help you get your bearings quickly.
On foot: The NEO parkland
If you really want to get moving during your lunch break, you can set off from NEO to explore the area’s own parkland: You have to go at quite a pace to get across the wooden bridges all the way to the end of the expansive area. And you also have to resist the temptation to lose yourself in close contemplation of the diverse flora and fauna. But a more leisurely pace isn’t the worst alternative ...
One of the most important international trade fair grounds is just about five kilometers east of NEO. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors and more than 2 million people from around the world meet in the 16 halls to visit one of 40 fairs for investment goods, consumer goods and new technologies. The 14 main international trade fairs currently include the ISPO, analytica and Automatica, the International Crafts Fair, Expo Real, IFAT and Intersolar, transport logistic and eCarTec, as well as the world’s largest exhibition in terms of area, the Bau construction fair.
by foot: weekly market in Baumkirchen
Fewer than 500 meters from NEO, market stalls are set up every Friday morning in the market square in the historic center of Berg am Laim: fresh vegetables, fruit, gourmet food, meat and fish – also organic – make up the colorful scene of the market. Perfect for weekend shopping or for a “freshness kick” during a lunch break.
with the suburban train: Rosenheimer Platz
Only 9 minutes away with the suburban railway is Rosenheimer Platz, one of the liveliest places in the city, a traffic hub and a meeting point for trips to Munich’s cultural, commercial and pub life. One more reason to go to the philharmonic orchestra on Gasteig while it is still standing.