If you want to be within easy reach of the tourist sites, book an apartment in the beautiful Altstadt-Lehel (Old Town) area. It is the district within the old city fortifications, and contains the Glockenspiel, the Nationaltheater and many other historic buildings. Culture vultures might enjoy staying in Maxvorstadt, just north of the historic city centre, and crammed with museums and galleries - for this reason the neighbourhood is known as “the Brain of Munich”. For a different look at the city, while still remaining central, consider the Ludwigsvorstadt district, which is close to Munich’s Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and is great for Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants. This area also contains the Theresienwiese, where Oktoberfest takes place, so consider an apartment in this area if you’re travelling for that event. Sociable night owls should take a look at apartments in the Au-Haidhausen area, with its Kultfabrik area containing over 30 bars and clubs.