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Haidhausen is a quarter of Munich. Haidhausen was first mentioned in the year 808 under the name of haidhusir described in the documents as a settlement of small houses and a church. From the Munich center you can reach it via the „gaachen Steig“ (very steep path), which in the course of time became the term „Gasteig“. The word also stands for the well-known cultural centre that marks the border to Haidhausen today. The salt trail led through Haidhausen to Munich. The production of clay bricks made from loamy soil was economically important at an early stage.
For a long time, Haidhausen in Munich was regarded as a „shattered glass district“ due to its poor conditions. When in the 1980s industrial areas were demolished and replaced by living space, the municipal Gallery Lothringer13 in Lothringerstr. 13, the Muffathalle and the Gasteig Cultural Centre were built, the old buildings were also gradually renovated. The attractiveness of the district gradually increased, so that today Haidhausen is counted among Munich’s coveted residential areas, which are characterised by a multitude of shops, cafés, restaurants and a broad cultural offer.
Yesterday, I walked down Preysingstraße, the nicest street in Haidhausen, passing Kriechbaumhof (a historic Munich hostel) and the Haidhauser Herbergshäuser, small houses which were built in the 18th century as accommodation for day labourers. There, I saw pretty doors in a very quaint area, still looking like the small village it was in former times.
All photos were taken with my smartphone.
This is for Dan Antion’s great Thursday Doors Challenge. Thank you for hosting!
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