Strolling through our arty neighbourhoods is another great free thing to do in Munich. I have a lot of fun wandering down the streets of Schwabing; an avant-garde quarter where many poets, painters, and writers lived in the 19th century. Along Hohenzollernstrasse there are many concept stores, boutiques and cafes where you can easily spend an afternoon exploring. There are so many interesting and independent shops in the city just waiting to be discovered! My favourite streets to window-shop are near Gartnerplatz (Reichenbachstrasse, for example) or around Ludwig University (Amalienstrasse and Schellingstrasse). For those interested in seeing Art Nouveau architecture and buildings from the early 19th century, you can explore neighbourhoods such as Neuhausen or Bogenhausen (Ismaningerstrasse, for example).