The district is divided in Lower Giesing, which lies at the Isar river and Upper Giesing, which lies above. The district itself is still dominated by densely settled apartment houses that have been used by the working class residents during the industrialization in the 19th century. Unfortunately Giesing has lost its entertainment status, but some nice and small pubs and restaurants still remain. Taking a walk along the Muehlbach, a canal, that is fed by the Isar and leads through Giesing will give you the opportunity to experience, why this area is called "Munich´s little Venice.