Au-Haidhausen is formed by the Au and Haidhausen districts. Au is located in the east of the city on the shore of the river Isar. This is a calm, green, and pleasant residential area, with cafes and restaurants. Nowadays many young people and families live here.
For traditional commerce, visit Auer Dult, the market that takes place three times a year where pottery and antiques are sold.
The area of Haidhausen is known for its small houses and winding alleys, giving it a small-town feeling. Here you can find the cultural centre Gasteig and the Bavarian Parliament as well as art-nouveau buildings.