There are in total 25 districts in Munich, however tourists will probably only visit the districts below.
The city center is basically the part of Munich that was once inside the city walls. Kaufingerstrasse, Neuhauserstrasse and Tal run through this district, and are all major shopping streets.
In the middle of the Altstadt is Marienplatz, the main town square. There still remnants of the gates to the city at Karlsplatz-Stachus (at the end of Kaufingerstrasse), Sendlingertor (at the south end of the Altstadt) and at Isartor (at the end of Tal).
This area is located north of the Altstadt, on either side of Leopoldstrasse. This is known as one of the best places in Munich to live, because of its central location as well as the numerous bars, clubs and cafes in this district. On the east side of this district is the English Garden.
Haidhausen is located on the east side of the river, near Ostbahnhof. There is a lot of nightlife in this area, including the huge Kultfabrik which houses over 50 different clubs.
Neuhausen is mainly a residential district, but there is also a number of bars, restaurants and shops near Rotkreuzplatz in the center of this area. Between Neuhausen and Schwabing is also Olympic Park, where the 1972 Olympics was held.
This district is home to the spectacular Nymphenburg Palace and its huge grounds. The Hirschgarden, the largest beer garden in Munich, is also here.