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03.07.2012

 

GoSee KIEZ : featuring Kristina Korb - Gartensalon, Aromabar, Müllersches Volksbad, Tantris, Fischmeister and many, many more recommendations from beautiful Munich

Munich - the cosmopolitan city with a heart. No one embodies this motto as well as Kristina Korb. Having worked and lived all over the world, she now represents international photographers from the city in Southern Germany and makes each assignment a matter that is near to her heart.

Whether in New York or the Bavarian Alps, her experienced and friendly personality is a guarantee for professional and pleasant productions and makes her one of the most important names amongst German photo agents.

Her place of work is also where she parties, shops, lives and enjoys the best all round entertainment. Here are Kristina’s KIEZ recommendations.


CAFE & BARS


Gartensalon – this special recommendation lies in the middle of the hip Schwabing/ Maxvorstadt area. This refuge of cosiness is hidden in the Amalienpassage. Owner Ines Stöhr and her busy bees prepare various delicacies including homemade lemonades, scones, cakes etc. on the premises. The shop offers small works of art and objects made by a range of artists – affordable art to go. The Sunday brunch comes highly recommended.
gartensalon.net

Aromabar in the Glockenbachviertel – not just homemade coffees and cakes – and cookie creations. The lunch and dinner menus are equally as tempting, dishing up perfect pastas, yummy soups and fresh salads. Chef Jürgen Altmann also sources the best ingredients in all the land, as well as the finest spices, cookbooks and interesting domestic appliances. The prices offer good value for money, the atmosphere is pleasantly alternative and the regulars are individualists and gourmet lovers! -
aromakaffeebar.com



SPORT & WELLNESS

WALKING & JOGGING

Breathe in 1970s charm in Olympiapark. The paths are even illuminated at night, très chic. Check out www.olympiapark.de or the Nymphenburger Schloss park for an early morning encounter with a sleepy eyed deer, walk amongst the English Gardens by Lake Kleinhesseloher to the Monopteros and then on to the Haus der Kunst (House of Art), or you could always walk the other way towards the sheep ....map

WALKING + PRAYING
To visit the illegally constructed 1960s Russian Orthodox chapel and home of Father Timofei, nestled amongst the bushes in Olympiapark, access the park via Schwere Reiter Str. and enter by the Schloss-Theater Tent. Locals have energetically protested against the council’s numerous attempts to knock down the construction on more than one occasion. It is a highly romantic place; glittery decorations adorn the bushes, kitchen foil icons live in the chapel and the images on the website simply don’t do it justice. Dunja Reiter and Les Humphries married here. Read up on Father Timofei on Wikipedia.


STEAM BATH
If it gets too cold for walking or your legs are starting to ache, then take a stroll to Müllersche Volksbad, near Isartor. A prime example of Jugendstil (German Art Deco). And very urban too. And not just in the swimming pool, but also in the beautiful steam baths. Be sure to call before going though. There are men and women only days. These are the best days to go – nudism at its best – as it was 100 years ago – it used to be a secret gay mecca after all, when ‘it’ was banned ‘in the good old days’.
Müllersche Volksbad

OUTDOOR SWIMMING

The Dantebad pool, a former 1930s tournament arena, which I personally feel has been overly redecorated. It also has an outdoor pool, which is heated to 27 degrees in the winter with long lanes and opens at an early hour. Swimming caps come highly recommended though, since you may catch a chill in your ears. Dante Bad

NOCTURNAL WINTER SPORTS IN SCHWABING
When snowfalls, locals head for Luitpoldpark (U-Bahn Scheidplatz) and its veritable toboggan run. There are no annoying kids there at night, and its quite light, the surrounding streetlights and snow give off a good glow. Sometimes you can even be on your own on the hill.

WINTER SPORTS, SCHWABING, DAY TIME
On frosty days, bring ice-skates and perfect those pirouettes on frozen Lake Kleinhesseloher (Schwabing/ Englischer Garten). Or play the Bavarian curling stick game. Especially on Nymphenburger Canal.

CYCLING + EXPLORING
Put on your gloves, and get on your bike with the Americans from Mikes Bike Tours, who will take you round the town. It’s great to go on an English speaking tour and learn that Munich is full of architectural copies (Siegestor = Arc de Triomphe, Bavaria = Statue of Liberty, Nymphenburg = Versailles etc.), and discover where swastikas on a pub have been covered in a blue and white pattern. It’s even fun for locals. mikesbiketours.com

FIRST ASCENT, PICTURESQUE
Climb to the top of Old Peter’s steeple (U-Bahn Marienplatz) and enjoy the view of the Alps. Up the steeple and then a reward at the soup stall on Viktualienmarkt – warm liver dumpling soup and chives bread.
muenchner-suppenkueche.com

PLAYING BOULES IN THE HOFGARTEN
Bring your own boules. And an attitude to match. Look French when throwing those boules, with a slight touch of arrogance. That’s it.
Hofgarten München


FOOD

FUNKY LUNCH
+ 1970s VIBES
This is where Austrian chef Witzigmann started. The opposite of cheap and all in an LSD design. You can rub shoulders with conservative industrialists and the Russian mafia all at the same time. A must Go & See.
tantris.de

FISCHMEISTER
Nice weather? Off to Ambach on Lake Starnberger, just a 30-minute drive in the car. A very rustic pub on the lake and a very good kitchen to boot. Bavarian-Italian-Cross Over and mainly organic too. The venue belongs to ‘Bierbichler Sepp’, actor, recent author and chronic grumbler. Sepp also happens to live there and likes to sit in a dark corner on his own. Going for walks, looking at the Alps… nice. And swim in the summer like Ludwig II, but please don’t drown. Unashamed access via a private street, but please be sure to park right outside the pub. The opening times are as unique as the actual place itself.
zumfischmeister.com


INDOORS


GLYPTOTHEK
Time for a creative break? Munich’s most beautiful rooms are located at the Glyptothek on Königsplatz. Remember to bring a soft pencil, eraser, paper and clipboard and sketch the heads of Marius or Sulla, or even more difficult, the boy with the goose, and be admired by the other visitors. Stools are available.
Glypthek

SHOPPING FOR HIM

No frills high quality buckskin hand-sewn shoes are available from this little shop near Isartor. The quality is right, the prices are high, but negotiable on Bertl’s good days. schuh-bertl.de

SHOPPING FOR HER

How about a Fürstenberg dress? Claudia Burger has the best boutique in town. Affordable or faint-inducing? Somewhere in between. Am Gärtnerplatz 2, Glockenbachviertel, 80469 München.
slipsandwear.de

STANDING ON THE STREET + DRINKING BEER takes place every few weeks outside photographer Hubertus Hamm’s shop window private views. Where he never exhibits his own work, but that of other, usually younger artists.
headegg.com

THEATER IM MARSTALL - this is where the king used to keep his horses. Such drama and it still is to this day. Followed by a late dinner at Brenner’s next door, where the king used to keep his coaches.
brennergrill.de


ACCOMODATION


HOTEL, ROMANTIC
The little house in Schwabing, directly by Lake Kleinhesseloher is Kathi Thalbach’s favourite hotel and mine too. It is an old fashioned B&B, where every room looks different. Wonderful wallpapers, mismatching furniture of various eras and breakfast includes liverwurst served in little tins. But be sure to ONLY book a big room in the main building, NEVER an apartment next door. The most wonderfully weird is the ginormous room on the right of the ground floor with the round double door (nr. 22 I think). Not to everyone’s taste, but I certainly fell in love with it. And yes in the mornings you can hear the quacking of the ducks on Lake Kleinhesseloher. Advance booking essential.
hotelenglischergarten.de

There is a great restaurant around the corner on Siegesstrasse: Blue Nil, Ethiopian, very sleek, very African, and everything should be eaten with your fingers. Or check out Seerose for a laidback Italian vibe.


MORE CAFES & RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING RECOMMENDATIONS – especially antiques


Map 1 / CENTRE

1 = Cafe Forum, Glockenbachviertel, Corneliusstr. 2, 80469 Munich, Tel: +49 89 26 88 18, (wide range of breakfast and international food, tables outside
2 = Brenner, Center: Maximilianstr. 15, 80539 Muc, Tel.: 089- 4522880 (open all day international, BBQ in the middle, very fancy, lots of tables outside – and lots of Munich’s elite to entertain you throughout your meal)
3 = Restaurant Lux, Center: Ledererstrasse 13, 80331 Muc, Tel: +49 89 4520 7300, (little hotel restaurant, very good international menu, good drinks)
4 = Shoya, Centre: Pfisterstr. 6, Platzl 3, 80331 Muc, Tel: +49 89 5428 315, (top Japanese food in Munich’s old city Tiwith tables outside – weather permitting)
5 = Yum, Centre: Utzschneiderstr. 6, 80469 Muc, Tel: +49 89 23 23 06 60, (very good Thai food)
6 = Cortiina Bar, Center: Ledererstr. 8, 80331 Muc, Tel.: 089-242 24 9 504, (hotel bar, very nice bar, tables outside in the garden)
7 = Schuhmanns, Schuhmann’s Bar, Center: Odeonsplatz 6+7, 80539 Muc
8 = Haus der Kunst (great exhibitions) & Goldene Bar, Center: Prinzregentenstr. 1, wonderfully restored bar behind the Haus der Kunst Museum – next to P1
9 = Deutsches Museum, masterpieces of science and technology
10 = Blue Spa @ Hotel Bayrischer Hof, super SPA on the roof terrace of this top hotel – and nice cocktails
11 = Mathilden Hamam, not cheap, but very good
12 = Viktualienmarkt, Viktualienmakt, 80331 world famous market – fruit, vegetables, flowers and food in Munich’s city centre
13 = Antiquitäten am Alten Hof, Sparkassenstrasse 11, 80331 Muc, +49 89 29 49 93,
14 = Wohnfunktion, Baaderstr. 66, 80469 Muc, +49 89 12 11 02 09, -antiques
15 = Sams&Son, Frauenhoferstr. 23, 80801 Muc, +49 89 201 57 35, - old luggage, old accessories, trunks, cases, furniture etc.
16 = "Fünf Höfe" – very central on Theatinerstrasse 15 – very nice shop and highly recommended art space at the HYPO-Kulturstiftung which puts on great exhibitions.
17 = Maximilianstr., renowned for exclusive boutiques and high level fashion stores – Pool boutique comes recommended – very nice
18 = Kaufingerstr. Classic high street.
19 = Dallmayr – Munich’s most famous delicatessen and coffee house
20 = antiques at Kosttor, Falkenturmstr .14, +49 (0)89 224 13


Map 2 / MAXVORSTADT

21
= Museum Brandhorst - (Contemporary art, painting & sculptures), close to Pinakothek der Moderne presents the architecturally impressive Museum that houses the Brandhorst Collection of over 700 works of contemporary art by artist ranging from Cy Twombly, to Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol. The 46 million Euro build was completed by Berlin-based architecture office Sauerbruch und Hutton in close collaboration with Freistaat Bayern and Udo Brandhorst, the founder of the collection.
22 & 23 = Modern Art & Design – or the Alte Pinakothek next door
24 = Antiquitäten Frank, antiques, Türkenstr. 66, 80799 Maxvorstadt, Phone: +49 89 28 98 69 69, open until 7pm
25 = Arens Luis Kunst Antiquitäten, antiques, Amalienstr. 33, tel: 280 21 76
26 = Georgenhof, Friedrichstr. 1, +49 340 77 691, kitchen open until 11pm- classic Bavarian food, tables outside
27 = Le Florida, Georgenstr. 48, 80799 München, +49 444 29 555, open until 1am – super salads and fusion food
28 = Il Borgo, Georgenstr. 144, 80797 München, +49 89 12 92 119, the city’s best Italian restaurant

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

KRISTINA KORB

KRISTINA KORB

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

GOSEE KIEZ : Gartensalon

GOSEE KIEZ : Aroma Kaffeebar

GOSEE KIEZ : Aroma Kaffeebar

GOSEE KIEZ : Aroma Kaffeebar

GOSEE KIEZ : Aroma Kaffeebar

GOSEE KIEZ : Olympiapark

GOSEE KIEZ : Olympiapark

GOSEE KIEZ : Olympiapark

GOSEE KIEZ : Olympiapark

GOSEE KIEZ : Muellersches Volksbad

GOSEE KIEZ : Muellersches Volksbad

GOSEE KIEZ : Muellersches Volksbad

GOSEE KIEZ : Muellersches Volksbad

GOSEE KIEZ : Dantebad

GOSEE KIEZ : Dantebad

GOSEE KIEZ : Dantebad

GOSEE KIEZ : Dantebad

GOSEE KIEZ : Kleinhesseloher See

GOSEE KIEZ : Kleinhesseloher See

GOSEE KIEZ : Kleinhesseloher See

GOSEE KIEZ : Kleinhesseloher See

GOSEE KIEZ : Timofei Wassiljewitsch Prochorow

GOSEE KIEZ : Timofei Wassiljewitsch Prochorow

GOSEE KIEZ : Timofei Wassiljewitsch Prochorow

GOSEE KIEZ : Timofei Wassiljewitsch Prochorow

GOSEE KIEZ : Muenchner Suppenkueche

GOSEE KIEZ : Muenchner Suppenkueche

GOSEE KIEZ : Hofgarten

GOSEE KIEZ : Hofgarten

GOSEE KIEZ : Tantris

GOSEE KIEZ : Tantris

GOSEE KIEZ : Tantris

GOSEE KIEZ : Tantris

GOSEE KIEZ : Zum Fischmeister

GOSEE KIEZ : Zum Fischmeister

GOSEE KIEZ : Zum Fischmeister

GOSEE KIEZ : Zum Fischmeister

GOSEE KIEZ : Glyptothek

GOSEE KIEZ : Glyptothek

GOSEE KIEZ : Schuh Bertl

GOSEE KIEZ : Schuh Bertl

GOSEE KIEZ : Slips and Wear

GOSEE KIEZ : Slips and Wear

GOSEE KIEZ : Slips and Wear

GOSEE KIEZ : Slips and Wear

GOSEE KIEZ : Cafe Reitschule

GOSEE KIEZ : Cafe Reitschule

GOSEE KIEZ : Cafe Reitschule

GOSEE KIEZ : Cafe Reitschule

GOSEE KIEZ : Headegg

GOSEE KIEZ : Headegg

GOSEE KIEZ : Residenztheater

GOSEE KIEZ : Residenztheater

GOSEE KIEZ : Brenner

GOSEE KIEZ : Brenner

GOSEE KIEZ : Brenner

GOSEE KIEZ : Brenner

GOSEE KIEZ : Seerose

GOSEE KIEZ : Seerose

GOSEE KIEZ : Seerose

GOSEE KIEZ : Seerose

GOSEE KIEZ : Map 1

GOSEE KIEZ : Map 1

KRISTINA KORB

KRISTINA KORB