In 1854 the former farming village Giesing became part of Munich. Today it is divided in Obergiesing, Untergiesing and Harlaching. This borough is part of Munich’s urban fringe close to the Perlacher Forst, a forest on the outskirts of Munich.
In the 1920s a settlement was built in Obergiesing which is called Fasanengarten. With mostly detached houses this part of the borough has developed its own character.