Münchner Freiheit

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Münchner Freiheit
Muenchen Small City Coat of Arms.svg
Place in Munich
Münchner Freiheit
Münchner Freiheit, looking north
Basic data
place Munich
District Schwabing
Hist. Names Feilitzschplatz (until 1933), Danziger Freiheit (1933–1946), Münch e ner Freiheit (1946–1998)
Confluent streets Leopoldstrasse , Ungererstrasse, Marschallstrasse, Hesseloherstrasse, Haimhauserstrasse, Feilitzschstrasse , Herzogstrasse , Clemensstrasse , Erwin-Planck-Weg,
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , individual traffic , public transport
Space design Monument to Helmut Fischer

The Münchner Freiheit (until 1998 Münchener Freiheit ) is a place in the Munich district of Schwabing east of Leopold Street . Münchner Freiheit is located west of the English Garden .

Tram and bus stop at Münchner Freiheit
24-hour kiosk at Münchner Freiheit
Helmut Fischer ("Monaco Franze")


With a four-track train station of the Munich subway (division of U3 and U6) and a bus station, the square is a public transport hub in northern Munich . On December 12, 2009, tram line 23 between Münchner Freiheit and Schwabing Nord was opened. The Münchner Freiheit tram stop is roofed over by a green and white steel structure weighing around 400 tonnes on 18 pillars.

A statue of Helmut Fischer (he played Monaco Franze in the television series of the same name by Helmut Dietl ) is placed in front of a café located there .

The Münchner Freiheit cinemas have been located at the beginning of Feilitzschstrasse since 1995 , but they will close in the course of 2019. During the Advent season, the Schwabinger Christmas Market Association organizes an arts and crafts market on Münchner Freiheit. A weekly market takes place every Thursday .

There is a 24-hour kiosk on the square.


The square was formerly called Feilitzschplatz (after Maximilian von Feilitzsch ), from 1933 also Danziger Freiheit . In 1946 it was named Münchener Freiheit in memory of the Freedom Action Bavaria resistance group , which in April 1945 called for surrender to the American troops and for an armed uprising against the remaining Nazi units. To commemorate this, a 4 m × 0.4 m bronze plaque with an inscription was placed on the eastern border of the forum in 1981 by Franz Hart . A previously existing memorial plaque attached to the street sign was lost when the subway was built in 1971.

The designation as Danziger Freiheit was based on a call by the traffic control center in Danzig , which had been ruled by the National Socialists since 1933 , to name a busy place in large German cities called Danziger Freiheit , in order to express the demand for a change in the status of the Free City of Danzig . In doing so, she referred to a speech by Joseph Goebbels , which he had given on May 17, 1933 to representatives of German tourism . There were places with this name in many German cities, most of which were renamed after the war.

In 1877 Ludwig Petuel sen. on the square the "Schwabinger Brewery".


  • Rupprecht Gerngross : Rebellion of the Bavarian Freedom Campaign in 1945. "Pheasant hunt" and how the Munich freedom got its name. Memories. Heidrich-Verlag, Augsburg 1995, ISBN 3-930455-92-7 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Münchner Freiheit  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Harry Luck: The "Munich Freedom" loses an "e"
  2. Bernhard Blöchl: The Münchner Freiheit cinemas have to close. In: sueddeutsche.de. Süddeutsche Zeitung Digitale Medien GmbH, July 5, 2019, accessed on July 14, 2019 .
  3. Cathrin Schmiegel: At night in the green cube. In: sueddeutsche.de . November 15, 2014, accessed October 13, 2018 .
  4. Laura Kaufmann: Mourning for the owner of the 24-hour kiosk at Münchner Freiheit. In: sueddeutsche.de . April 28, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2018 .
  5. Helga Pfoertner: Living with history. Vol. 1, Literareron, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-89675-859-4 , pp. 124–126 ( PDF; 1.1 MB ( Memento from April 28, 2014 in the Internet Archive ))
  6. ^ Regina Bluhme, Freising: steadily uphill. In: sueddeutsche.de . October 30, 2015, accessed October 13, 2018 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 9 ′ 41 ″  N , 11 ° 35 ′ 11 ″  E