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    Living in Harlaching: close to nature and city life

    Lola Montez House

    Surrounded by Perlacher Forst and the Isar meadows

    Today I introduce you to Harlaching, one of Munich's most beautiful districts. This south-eastern part of Munich lies between the Isar river and Perlacher Forst. Harlaching belongs to the 18th district of Untergiesing-Harlaching, which has about 53,000 residents. About a quarter of the 806 hectares of total area consists of green spaces and green areas as well as sports facilities.

    The lifestyle in Munich-Harlaching can be described as 'enjoying nature and city life at the same time'. With the adjacent Perlacher Forst and the Isarauen, Harlaching has two of the most attractive recreational areas in Munich. And to enjoy the advantages of the city centre, the journey feels like a stone's throw. By underground, for example, you can reach the main station in less than 10 minutes.

    I was born in Harlaching, attended the Theodolinden grammar school, live here and love this district. The special thing about Harlaching for me is the good air, the peace and quiet and the noticeable normality and friendliness of the people. By the way, you will find Isar Estate's shop and offices right next to the Hofpfisterei bakery at Armanspergstraße 2, on the corner of Naupliastraße.

    Living near Perlacher Forst

    It is wonderful to wander through the many smaller forest paths of Perlacher Forst, walk the fitness trail or, in fine weather, hike up Perlacher Mugl and enjoy the fantastic view of the mountains. With its area of 13.36 square kilometres, Perlacher Forst is also rightly called Munich's lungs. The Vollmarpark and the spacious green areas at Athener Platz and Griechenplatz also invite you to linger and play. Tennis enthusiasts can rent well-maintained clay courts from the end of March to October at the Tennis Kail, which has been in existence for what seems like an eternity. The tennis courts are located directly at the 'main entrance' to Perlacher Forst, at Säbener Platz.


    Housing quality in the Perlacher Forst area

    The residential area, which stretches from Mangfallplatz to Harlachinger Krankenhaus along Perlacher Forst, is a colourful mix of detached single-family houses, semi-detached and terraced houses, and apartment buildings. The majority of this residential area is classified as a 'very good residential location' in the Munich rent index. The special charm of this Harlaching residential area lies in the immediate vicinity of Perlacher Forst, the proximity to schools and kindergartens and the ideal public transport links via the underground station at Mangfallplatz.

    Living in Alt-Harlaching

    One of Munich's most exclusive and expensive residential areas is located in the Alt-Harlaching area on the banks of the Isar River. Alt-Harlaching has an enormously high recreational value: cycling, walking or jogging are a real pleasure here. The beer garden at the Menterschwaige estate is located directly on the high banks of the Isar and invites you to stay and enjoy a happy get-together. The Bavarian King Ludwig I is said to have particularly appreciated this place and to have had a love nest with his lover Lola Montez in the 'Lola Montez House' adjacent to the Menterschwaige estate. The Italian restaurant Trattoria Antica Nuova also has a very beautiful garden, which faces directly onto the high bank of the Isar. You can quickly get from the high bank down to the Isar and can play sports, swim and barbecue there or start a long hike along the Isar. The Hellabrunn Zoo, nestled in the nature reserve of the Isarauen, is another nearby attraction for families.

    Residential quality in the area of the Isarhochufer

    The garden city of Harlaching and the Menterschwaige villa colony were the first major building projects in Alt-Harlaching. Here you can still find some beautiful stately villas with old trees from the early 20th century. These buildings are mostly listed gems for all those who appreciate the special charm of high-quality old buildings. Extraordinary modern luxury properties are also being built in this area time and again. Not surprisingly, Alt-Harlaching is one of the absolute top residential areas and is among the top price levels for renting and buying a property in Munich.

    My top 7 leisure activities in Harlaching


    Everyone has their own ideas about leisure activities. I would like to name my top 7 leisure activities in Harlaching:


    Hiking and jogging in Perlacher Forst


    Cycling on the high bank of the Isar


    Bathing in the Isar at the Marienklause


    Watch FC Bayern train


    Playing Tennis at Tennis Kail


    Italian food in the garden of the 'Trattoria Antica Nuova' on the banks of the Isar River


    Beer garden at the Menterschwaige


    Harlaching has a very good and steadily growing infrastructure. Tram lines 15 and 25 run along Grünwalder Straße and Geiselgasteigstraße. And the underground (U 1) starts at Mangfallplatz. Tram passengers can change to the U-Bahn at Wettersteinplatz. Supermarkets and organic markets are also in the immediate vicinity. A highlight is the weekly market at Mangfallplatz. Here, farmers offer food with a regional focus every Wednesday afternoon.


    Real estate market in Harlaching and Untergiesing

    Real estate sales in 2018

    In 2018, around 500 properties were sold in the 18th district of Untergiesing-Harlaching. Single-family homes changed hands for an average of around €2.1 million. On average, new flats were bought or sold for around €1.3 million and resold flats for around €500 thousand.

    Real estate sales in 2019

    In 2019, a total of 21 plots were traded in Untergiesing-Harlaching. Two of these were multi-storey residential plots, which were sold for a total of €10.5 million. Of the plots intended for individual residential construction, 19 changed hands; these plots were sold for a total of €54.5 million.

    The 40 single-family homes sold in Harlaching generated total proceeds of 81.7 million euros. The 16 multi-family houses traded generated 101.2 million euros in sales. Two commercial buildings found a new owner for a total of 18.2 million euros.

    The securitisation of 260 new flats generated sales proceeds of 262 million euros. In the case of existing flats, 342 changed hands. The total sales proceeds here were 175 million euros.

    Real estate sales in 2020

    In 2020, a total of 20 plots of land, 210 new flats, 365 existing flats, 52 single-family houses and 16 apartment buildings were sold in Untergiesing-Harlaching. Property prices have risen sharply again this year.

    You intend to sell or rent your property in Munich Harlaching?

    Isar Estate is your real estate agent for Harlaching and the entire Munich area.

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    Where is Harlaching?

    Harlaching is idyllically nestled between the Isarhochufer in the west and Perlacher Forst in the south. Untergiesing lies to the north of Harlaching and Obergiesing to the east.

    What is life and living like in Harlaching?

    Living in Harlaching brings with it many amenities. Especially the many green spaces, the endless forest paths in Perlacher Forst and the nearby Isar contribute to an excellent quality of life. The high quality of living is underlined alone by the location assessment of the Munich appraisal committee, which almost consistently awards Harlaching the rating of best location.

    To which district does Harlaching belong?

    Together with Untergiesing, Harlaching forms the 18th district in Munich. Untergiesing-Harlaching has an area of 805 hectares and around 53,000 people live here.

    What is the infrastructure like in Harlaching?

    Harlaching has an excellent infrastructure. Connections to public transport are ensured thanks to the underground at Mangfallplatz, tram lines 15 and 25 and bus line 139. By car, you can reach the city centre in just 15 minutes and the motorway to Nuremberg and Salzburg in five minutes. Harlaching's family-friendliness is demonstrated by the many childcare facilities, the primary school and the two grammar schools. There are also a variety of supermarkets, organic food shops, restaurants, pharmacies and doctors. The Harlaching hospital also contributes to the good medical care.

    What sights are there in Harlaching?

    From Perlacher Mugl in Perlacher Forst you have a wonderful view of the Alps in good weather. You will find the enchanting pilgrimage church of St. Anna on Harlachinger Berg. The small Marienklause chapel near the Isar-Hochleite is also worth a visit. The Menterschwaige estate with its popular beer garden and the adjacent Lola Montez House are another attraction. The Hellabrunn Zoo and the FC Bayern München training grounds on Säbener Straße are also worth a visit.


    Despite careful research and checking of the sources, the author assumes no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information presented. In case of unclear legal and tax questions, it is advisable to consult a lawyer and/or tax advisor for clarification.

    Author: Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Dürr