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Place in Munich
North View (1990)
Basic data
place Munich
Borough Au-Haidhausen
Created around 1872
Newly designed 1988
Confluent streets Orleansstrasse
Weißenburger Strasse
Buildings Ostbahnhof
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , individual traffic , public transport
Space design Fountain
"Bayernmarkt" on Orleansplatz (2013)

The semicircular Orleansplatz is located in the Munich district of Haidhausen opposite the Munich East train station .


The Munich S-Bahn , subway line 5 and various bus lines stop at the square . The tram line 21 has a stop on the Orleansplatz.

The front of Orleansplatz is characterized by an elongated fountain that runs parallel to Orleansstrasse. There are also trees and benches on the square. Festivals and markets take place here regularly - such as the original Hamburg fish market . At Orleansplatz 11 there is a social citizenship center and in the immediate vicinity of the square there is a citizens' office of the district administration department (Orleansstraße 50). In addition, there are food markets, a department store, fast food restaurants, etc. around Orleansplatz.

Starting from Orleansplatz, three streets like rays open up the so-called French Quarter , which owes its name to the fact that after the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War, the city planners decided in 1872 to lay out the streets and squares here according to the French pattern and to run the streets in a star shape towards squares allow. In addition, the names chosen were places where German armies had won battles in the Franco-Prussian War - such as the Battle of Orléans ( Loiret Department ).

The Glaspalastbrunnen , which August von Voit designed for the Glaspalast in 1853 , was once located on Orleansplatz . This was moved to Orleansplatz at the end of the 19th century. However, when the Ostbahnhof was to be rebuilt, the fountain was moved to Weißenburger Platz and a new, elongated fountain was created.

Web links

Commons : Orleansplatz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Orleansplatz at www.muenchen.de
  2. ^ Article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung about Weißenburger Platz and Glaspalastbrunnen
  3. ^ The Weißenburger Platz and Glaspalastbrunnen on www.haidhausernachrichten.de ( Memento from September 5, 2012 in the Internet Archive )

Coordinates: 48 ° 7 ′ 41.9 ″  N , 11 ° 36 ′ 12.8 ″  E