Bordering the majestic Nymphenburg Palace to the east, the joint district of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg is an under-utilized destination for international travelers, making it all the more enticing for those of us in the know. As a suburban neighborhood west of central Munich it is a bit off-the-beaten-path, although you'll find that a visit to the aforementioned palace and its incredible gardens is excellent incentive to make the short trip.
You've finished exploring the palatial grounds. Now what? How about an afternoon of pretzels and pints in Europe's largest beer garden, Königlicher Hirschgarten? Arguably one of the best music venues in Munich, Backstage? Dance music at institutions like Klangwelt and Nachtgalerie just across Landsberger Strasse? The nightlife options aren't as compact here as they may be in a city like Berlin, but they are still quite viable. As for food, start at Nymphenburger Strasse and its offshoot, Schlörstrasse; the handful of German restaurants in the area are joined by pizza places, ice cream shops, even a few Italian eateries. Try Neuhauser for a pizza pie or Großwirt and Café Neuhausen for burgers and beer.