The area of East Munich comprises all the mostly residential districts of Munich which are located to the east of the river Isar, besides the neighborhood closest to the city center, Haidhausen. Clockwise from north to south this districts are the wealthy Bogenhausen neighborhood, Berg am Laim, Trudering-Riem with the trade exhibition center, and the working-class neighborhoods of Ramersdorf-Perlach, Obergiesing, and Untergiesing-Harlaching. The whole area has only a few places of interest to a traveler, but places like the Munich Zoo and the Flaucher beaches are real hidden treasures. The most important place for any traveller in the area is indubitably the 1 New Trade Fair grounds (Messe München) in Trudering-Riem.
All autobahns coming from the east go through and end in the area. The A 94, coming from Passau, doubles as a local street between the Riem trade fair grounds at the eastern city limits and the end of the autobahn in the center of the area. Autobahn A 8 from Salzburg in the south-east ends in Ramersdorf district. From within Munich, you best use circular Mittlerer Ring urban expressway. Parking normally isn’t a problem.
Because of the area’s big north-south extend, actually all S-Bahn lines in eastern direction go through the area at some point. All S-Bahn lines run together through the city tunnel to Munich East station in Haidhausen, where they split up into one northern, two eastern, and two southern lines.
- S-Bahn line S8 runs from Munich East in northern direction along the Bogenhausen neighborhood to Munich International Airport, with stops at Leuchtenbergring, Berg am Laim, Daglfing, Englschalking and Johanneskirchen.
- S-Bahn lines S2 and S4 run together in eastern direction to Leuchtenbergring and Berg am Laim, where S2 braches off to the north-east to stop at Riem and terminate in Erding, while S4 continues to the east to serve the stations Trudering and Gronsdorf.
- S-Bahn lines S3 and S7 go from Munich East in southern direction. Their first stops are St.-Martin-Straße and Giesing, where the two lines split. While S3 continues straight south to stop at Fasangarten and terminate in Holzkirchen, the S7 trains branch off to the south-east to stop at Perlach and Neuperlach Süd.
- Subway line , coming from the city center at Sendlinger Tor, serves the south-west of the area, with stops at Candidplatz, Wettersteinplatz, St.-Quirin-Platz and Mangfallplatz.
- Subway line is the main mean of transportation for the center of the area. Coming from Sendlinger Tor in the city center, it stops at Silberhornstraße, Untersbergstraße, Giesing, Karl-Preis-Platz, Innsbrucker Ring, Josephsburg, Kreillerstraße, Trudering and Moosfeld to terminate at the stations Messestadt-West and Messestadt-Ost, where the trade exhibition center is located.
- Subway line , coming from the city center at Odeonsplatz has its terminus and only stop in the area at Arabellapark..
- Subway line , coming from Odeonsplatz via Munich East, serves the south-east of the area, with stops at Innsbrucker Ring, Michaelibad, Quiddestraße, Neuperlach Zentrum, Therese-Giehse-Allee and Neuperlach Süd.
- Subway line follows subway line from Sendlinger Tor via Silberhornstraße to Innsbrucker Ring, where it joins the course of subway line U5 to terminate at Neuperlach Zentrum.