Munich, Haidhausen. While this district was first established in 808 as ‘Haidhusir’, you won’t find any original houses left on the heath (Heide in German) these days. There are some little spots where you can still recognise the rustic charm of this former working-class and hostel neighbourhood, however the overall impression is dominated by the striking Gründerzeit buildings and the green areas of what is now known as the ‘French Quarter’.
The title is not based on the large number of French residents or the gourmet restaurants, but rather the street names, which reference battles of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Très charmant. However, there are a few people born and bred in France living here too, of course. One of them is our Motel One Munich-Haidhausen artist, whose studio is just around the corner from our hotel.