Welcome to Maxvorstadt
'Museums and universities' pretty much sums up Maxvorstadt, meaning that you'll likely be spending some time in this delightful district. The Pinakotheken and Brandhorst art museums form the unrivalled Kunstareal, and the hallowed Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and venerable Kunstakademie (Art Academy) bustle with studious activity. The area has been a hotbed of culture since the early 20th century; painters Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky had their studios here, and Thomas Mann used to talk literature with colleagues in smoky coffeehouses. Today students shape the neighbourhood vibe.