Fotograf, münchen, business, fotostudio

BARBER HOUSE

Beautiful barber shop located right down the street. Need a hair cut, want a professional shave or treatments of various kinds? This top-shelf barbier should do the trick. If you are a male that is.

Fraunhoferstraße 20, Glockenbachviertel, barberhouse.com

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KATOPAZZO UND DIE TOTEM BAR

Located in the University district, Kattopazzo serves Mexican food off the beaten track. Good times quite likely. Say “1860 hahaha”and point your finger at our friend Stoffel (photo) behind the bar and get a shot on the house. Or a real Bavarian ass-whooping, depending on his mood. Signature dishes: Gaucho Bowl (steak) or Green Hornet Bowl (veggie). Fun fact: Katto = bottom in Greek. Pazzo = crazy in Italian. Also, a totem pole is part of the mix. Whoa, that was fun, wasn’t it?

Amalienstraße 87, Maxvorstadt, katopazzo.de

viueyewear

VIU EYEWEAR

You should be aware of the fact that you are in serious danger of being exposed as a tourist, if you are not wearing sunglasses the second the sun comes out. That’s how the locas do. It’s one of those stereotypes about the city … but one that is actually true. Your closest source for shades is the Viu shop on Reichenbachstraße.

Reichenbachstraße 38, Glockenbachviertel, shopviu.com

blitzclub

BLITZ CLUB

Techno club run by our old pal Dave Muallem, amongst others. Situated behind Deutsches Museum on a Isar river island, this joint could end up a top three reason to visit Munich by Easy Jet for a weekend without bothering to book a hotel.

Museumsinsel
www.blitz.club

götterspeise

GÖTTERSPEISE

If you you’re into chocolates, cakes, sweets and candy of every kind, this is the place for your daily dose of sugar. In case you forgot your toothbrush, feel free to ask our front desk for help …

Jahnstraße 30, Glockenbachviertel, goetterspeise.info

ralfsfinegarment

RALF’S FINE GARMENTS

This men’s shop is located right across the Flushing Meadows Hotel. Fine selection of classy men’s brands that can’t be found everywhere.

Fraunhoferstraße 29, Glockenbachviertel, ralfsfinegarments.com

eataly

EATALY

Typically, Munich is infatuated with Italy. And everything which is Italian. That’s why Monaco di Baveria is often referred to as Italy’s northernmost city. Eataly is the lively testament to this fact. Located just south of the Viktualienmarkt, this gigantic food-court in the Schrannenhalle has you covered. From coffee and aperitivos, to delicatessen, snacks and even Bianchi racing bikes.

Blumenstraße 4, Glockenbachviertek, eataly.net

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BURGER & BEER

It’s all in the name. Burgers & beer. These hand sized burgers are pretty close to ideal. Not too big, not too drippy, not too tofu. And then there’s always: beer. B&B is nothing fancy, but sometimes that’s the beauty.

Klenzestraße 40, Glockenbachviertel, burger-n-beer.de

hay

HAY

Danish design, furniture and gimmicks. You know what they say about the Danes. Maybe a good spot to find a little present to bring back home.

Reichenbachstraße 20, Glockenbachviertel, hay-muenchen.de

tenniswhiteclub

TENNIS X WHITE CLUB

If you´re up for a round of tennis without the usual partner-search or nerve racking club-logistics, just sign in spontaneously – and play with the „White Club“ guys. This local movement of freewheelin’ tennis lovers includes over 1600 players & playerettes in Munich. Feel free to join their weekly social tennis events on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Good times only! Especially when they play on their own off-courts or host a little street tournament somewhere (anywhere) in the city…

whiteclub-tennis.com

bikinimitte

BIKINI MITTE

If you’re looking for cool spot near Stachus for a snack, lunch, or coffee – look no further. Marc and Hubi run this place and they’re better connected than Telekom, so you might run into some interesting guests. They play tunes after 9pm on weekends too!

Sonnenstraße 17, Altstadt, Facebook

brasseriecolette

BRASSERIE COLETTE

French restaurant by star cook Tim Raue (have you seen his episode of Chef’s Table?). Not the cheapest place we’ve ever been to – but offers very agreeable vibe alongside an elevated brasserie menu. Fun fact: Colette was conceived as part of the retirement home – and cooks meals for the seniors who have settled into the same building.

Klenzestraße 72, Glockenbachviertel, brasseriecolette.de

manvsmachine

MAN VS. MACHINE

Independent coffee roaster, located right around the corner. These guys are coffee nerds in the best sense of the term. Supplied by some of the most prolific green (raw) coffee importers and farms around the world, Man vs. Machine focuses solely on specialty grade Arabica coffee (above 85 pts.). From heyish to sweet to fruity to chocolaty. From undrinkable to highly desirable. If you agree that coffee is a science and passion, look out for the alligator logo, when turning left onto Müllerstrasse.

Müllerstraße 23, Glockenbachviertel, mvsm.com

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WALDFEST / TEGERNSEE

Waldfeste are summer festivities in the Bavarian woods, often located lake-side, like at the beautiful Tegernsee, for example. For Munich’s ”Schickeria”, these beer fests are ideal opportunities for showing off new sports cars. For tourists, these occasions are a great chance for witnessing a picture perfect example of Bavaria’s idyll.
You can check the following website for dates: waldfest.de

And visit the Fischerei Tegernsee for a taste of the local fish, if you’re in the area!

Seestraße 42, Tegernsee, fischerei-tegernsee.com

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OLYMPIADORF

Munich came into its own in 1972. The Summer Olympics opened the Bavarian capital to the world and presented a colorful view of Germany to an international audience. Visit the Olympic Village for a time-travelling experience back to seventies architecture – and witness typo­grapher Otl Aicher’s iconic public signage and pictograms. And while you’re there, take the elevator up the Olympic Tower (Olympiaturm) for a stunning view of the entire city.

Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, Olympiapark, Wikipedia

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LAKES

If you have more time, there is quite simply no way around visiting a couple of the many lakes located a mere 30-minute drive from Munich’s city center. The “5-Seen Land” for example, includes Starnberger See, Ammersee, Wesslinger See, Pilsensee and Wörthsee, all of which are ideal for swimming, windsurfing, stand-up-paddling, walking around or just hanging out. Especially because you’ll be surprised at how quaint things get just outside of the city limits.

fuenfseenland.de

boxwerk

BOX

Nick Trachte’s gritty Boxwerk gym is a throbbing testament to his deep passion for boxing culture. Open daily except Sundays – check online for open classes, private lessons and workouts.

Schwindstraße 5, Maxvorstadt, boxwerk.org

boule

BOULE

Join the local old-schoolers at Hofgarten behind Schumann’s for a relaxed (or hotly debated) game of boule …

Hofgarten, Altstadt

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BEER GARDEN

So many beer gardens – so little time. Chinesischer Turm in Englischer Garten is the most famous one. Waldwirtschaft south of the Hellabrunn Zoo may be the most hyped one. But our favorite Biergarten is also the most typical one: Augustiner Keller near Hautbahnhof is the real deal. Gigantic chestnut trees, Riesenbrezn, Augustiner beer, Steckerlfisch, halbes Hendl & Kartoffelsalat … the epitome of heaven, if you dig original Bavarian food and culture.

Englischer Garten 3, Schwabing, chinaturm.de
Georg-Kalb-Straße 3, Großhesselohe, waldwirtschaft.de
Arnulfstraße 52, Schwanthalerhöhe, augustinerkeller.de

burgerfries

BURGERS & FRIES

There are so many burger joints in Munich these days, it’s hard to keep up. Here are our top six: M.C. Müller, Hamburgerei, Cosmogrill, Burger & Bier and Holy Burger.

Fraunhoferstraße 2, Glockenbach, mcmueller.org
Briennerstraße 49, Maxvorstadt, hamburgerei.de
Maximilianstraße 10, Altstadt, cosmogrill.de
Klenzestraße 40, Glockenbach, burger-n-bier.de
Wörthstraße 7, Haidhausen, holyburgergrill.com

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WERNECKHOF

The Guide Michelin recently salivated all over kitchen chef Tohru Nakamura and his mix of Japanese tradition and European avantgarde, awarding the Werneckhof with one star and 17 of 20 possible points. Their 9-course menu “Omni” and a mind-boggling selection of around 350 wines are really something to write home about.

Werneckstraße 11, Schwabing, geisels-werneckhof.de

schellingsaloon

SCHELLING-SALON

This place has been around since 1872 – and has seen their fair share of game-changers come and go. From artists such as Berthold Brecht and Wassily Kandinsky to villains such as Lenin and Adolf Hitler. Schelling-Salon’s moody staff serves simple Bavarian dishes for students, locals and tourists. The good news: they also have a bunch of pool / billard tables! The bad news: you never know, if this place going to be opened or closed.

Schellingstraße 54, Maxvorstadt, schelling-salon.de

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AROUND GROSSMARKTHALLE

Munich’s industrial market in Sendling is home to many down-to-earth and hidden restaurants including fish, Greek and Italian spots. Our favorite is probably Friulana, which serves rustic Italian dishes, no frills attached.
For a taste of Munich’s premier Weißwurst breakfast, visit Gaststätte Großmarkthalle.  But remember, tradition dictates that one must finish this specific meal before 12 pm!

Kochelseestraße 13, Ludwigsvorstadt, gaststätte-grossmarkthalle.de
Zenettistraße 43, Ludwigsvorstadt, friulana.de

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HAUTE CUISINE

Legendary since the seventies for their superb cuisine, supreme service and high-brow architecture. Very expensive – and very good – multiple course meals known to stretch for hours. Tantris boasts 2 Michelin stars, just like the Restaurant Dallmayr in Munich’s city center.

Johann-Fichte-Straße 7, Schwabing, tantris.de
Dienerstraße 14-15, Altstadt, dallmayr.de

goldeneskalb

STEAK

If you’re on a budget, you may want to consider an alternative. But if you’re looking for a top notch steak and a chilled upscale atmosphere, The Grill is just the place. Zum Goldenen Kalb adjacent to Viktualienmarkt is a good alternative, if you’re looking for something closer.

Lenbachplatz 8, Altstadt, the-grill-munich.de
Utzschneiderstraße 1, Altstadt, zum-goldenen-kalb.de

tradervics

TRADER VIC’S

If Magnum lived in Munich, this would be his spot. Tikki-chic, tasty Polynesian cuisine, gold-diggers in skimpy skirts and elaborate cocktails garnished with at least two umbrellas. Located in Hotel Bayrischer Hof.

Promenadeplatz 2–6, Altstadt, bayerischerhof.de

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BUFFET KULL

We have a very special relationship to this place, which serves upscale international cuisine along with a unique vibe. Probably because this is where our gastronomical adventures started back in the day. Many moons ago, we worked the bar at Buffet Kull – and things kind of took their course from there. Owners Rudi Kull and Albert Weinzierl remain dear friends to this day. Make sure to look up some of their other establishments too, including Riva Pizzeria, Bar Centrale, Brenner Grill and Emiko …

Marienstraße 4, Altstadt, buffet-kull.de

emiko

EMIKO

Top notch Japanese cuisine, situated in Louis Hotel overlooking Viktualienmarkt. Sushi, sashimi and excellent steaks!

Rindermarkt 2, Altstadt, louis-hotel.com/emiko-restaurant-bar

hugos

HUGO’S

Apparently Hugo’s Pizzeria is a must, if you want to witness what people mean, when they talk about Munich’s “Schickeria”. Frequented by many of FC Bayern’s football stars and lots of women in high-heels …

Promenadeplatz 1–3, Altstadt, hugos-pizza.de

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WIRTSHAUS FRAUNHOFER

Our #1 suggestion if you’re looking for “unconventional Bavarian”. Fraunhofer has been around in one form or another since 1774. Refreshingly alternative, this place is more of a quaint tavern than a posh tourist trap. It’s quite possible that the very best (caramelized) Kaiserschmarrn in town is actually available right here. Fun fact: Hit Fraunhofer on Sundays after 11am for “Frühschoppen” (early drinks) when the o.g. “Krinoliner” brass band will toot your horn with badass Bavarian tunes. Prost!

Fraunhoferstraße 9, Glockenbach, fraunhofertheater.de

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ICE CREAM

Ballabeni in the museum-district is a phenomenon. At Munich’s most notable ice cream parlor, people will gladly stand in line for the duration of an average TV sitcom, just to get their tongues on one of Ballabeni’s many innovative flavors. We suggest you take a number and get in line to find out what all the fuss is about. Or head deeper into Schwabing, where Bartu serves Munich’s only 100 % organic ice-cream. If all this organic stuff is way too fancy for you, visit Al Teatro (in walking distance from the hotel) for a good old fashioned goblet of spaghetti ice cream …

Ballabeni, Theresienstraße 48, Maxvorstadt, ballabeni.de
Bartu, Wilhelmstraße 23, Schwabing, bartu-bioeismanufaktur.de
Al Teatro, Glockenbach, Reichenbachstraße 11

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GOLDENE BAR

Located on the terrace of the famous Haus der Kunstmuseum, overlooking the English Garden’s southern border, Goldene Bar is as iconic as it gets. That also goes for the fine drinks mixed by our colleague Klaus St. Rainer, who has become somewhat of a celebrity himself, due to the quality of his craft. Supreme place –despite the building’s Nazi history, which was put in context by the Haus der Kunst’s former director Christoph Vitaly, who was quoted with the following assessment: “Walls can’t be blamed.“

Prinzregentenstraße 1, Lehel, goldenebar.de

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FLUSHING MEADOWS BAR

Located on the hotel’s 4th floor, Flushing Meadows Bar is a creative meeting point for guests and locals alike. Enjoy a stunning terrace-view, classic bar tunes and selected cocktail variations served by bartender Robin Bruderhofer and his crew. Cheers!

Fraunhoferstraße 32, Glockenbach, flushingmeadowshotel.com/bar

charlie

VIETNAMESE

For superb Vietnamese food at fair prices, we suggest Charlie in Munich’s blue-collar district Untergiesing, just right across the Isar river. Or Koriander in Schwabing for a quick snack – as well as their second establishment Koriander Too, which is probably better suited for a sit-down dinner. If you’re at Charlie on a Saturday, make sure to visit their downstairs club too, as they only open once a week!

Schyrenstraße 8, Au, charl.ie
Einsteinstraße 113, Haidhausen, korianderplus.de

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SUPERDANKE!

Our „organic liquids“ spots on Türkenstraße in Maxvorstadt and on the hotels’s ground floor quickly became the talk of the town thanks to a variety of sublime green smoothies, cold-pressed juices and refreshing bowls. Remember: a green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away. Your body (and taste-buds) will super-thank you…

Türkenstraße 66, Maxvorstadt & Fraunhoferstraße 32, Glockenbachviertel, superdanke.com

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KUNSTAKADEMIE

You’ll have read all about Munich’s vast array of top-notch museums in your other guides. So we’ll just tell you this: make sure not to miss the monstrous yearly student exhibition aptly named “Jahresausstellung” at historic Kunst Akademie, which is open to all for two weeks every year in July. Also, you should know that The Flushing Meadows Hotel is located just minutes from the world-famous (and monstrously gigantic) Deutsches Museum.

adbk.de, deutsches-museum.de

pardonmybavaria

PARDON MY BAVARIAN

Obacht! Study our short alphabetical index of local vocabulary to facilitate your stay …

Pardon my Bavarian

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KÖNIGSQUELLE

International DJs visiting Munich swear this place serves the best Wiener Schnitzel north of Vienna. Other than that, Königsquelle offers a beautiful classic interior and a cozy outside terrace – as well as a handwritten menu that happens to be quite hard to read. Another reason why we tend to stick to the Schnitzel.

Baaderplatz 2, Glockenbach, koenigsquelle.com

tabacco

BAR TABACCO

Classy place for top-notch cocktails and an exquisite selection of late-night foods, hidden in a small alley right in Munich’s bustling city center.

Hartmannstraße 8, Altstadt, bartabacco.com

barosteria

BAR DELL‘ OSTERIA & OSTERIA

Munich is full of Italian restaurants. This one is especially good. Officially called “Bar Dell’ Osteria”, we know this spot only as “Jimmy’s”, after the place’s one-of-a-kind owner. We regularly take out-of-town DJ’s here for a late supper on weekends, before they go on to play their gigs at Bob Beaman. Make sure to get an outside table. if the weather permits. For more superb Italian cuisine and classy service, visit Osteria next door to Jimmy’s. If you see a yellow Lamborghini parked outside in a stopping restriction, FC Bayern star Franck Ribéry is sure to be sitting inside having dinner with his crew.

Schellingstraße 60, Maxvorstadt, bar-dell-osteria.de
Schellingstraße 62, Maxvorstadt, osteria.de

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FEI SHO

This is what happens, when a Vietnamese lady and a Bavarian dude get together and start a restaurant. Luu and Nico serve Asian-Bavarian delicatessen, like Dim Sun feat. Schweinebraten for example. Fei Sho (which means something along the lines of “better believe it” or “that’s right”) is an unpretentious place with “down-to-earth” seating arrangements and a charming staff.

Kolosseumstraße 6, Glockenbach, feischo.com

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STEREO CAFE

Stereo Cafe on famous Residenzstraße is part of the family. Located between the opera, Odeonsplatz and the city‘s most brow-raising shopping streets, Stereo Cafe is the perfect place to catch a breather, while overlooking Residenzstraße via the grand studio-window. Or head out back thru the open kitchen onto our sunny first floor terrace. We serve daily lunch specials, coffee & homemade cakes as well a wide selection of aperitifs and liquors. Also, make sure to check out the fine selection of gentswear (including apparel, footwear, accessories and grooming products) on the location‘s ground-floor shop, Stereo Muc. On your way out, make sure you steer left and across the street to pet the two bronze lion statues on their nose – for good luck!

Residenzstraße 25, Altstadt, www.stereo-cafe.de

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KINDERKUNSTHAUS

This friendly hub in Schwabing offers a variety of artistic workshops and walk-in projects for kids of various ages!

Siegesstraße 23, Schwabing, kinderkunsthaus.de

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RECORDS

We recommend Optimal and Public Possession, both located in close proximity to The Flushing Meadows Hotel. Optimal is a little bigger and has been around for ages. Public Possession, which is run by local DJs Marvin & Valentino – is right next to Robinson’s SHRN skate shop – and around the corner from Bar Rafaeli, where you can visit our buddy Ante for coffee and trash-talk.

Kolosseumstraße 6, Glockenbach, shop.optimal-records.com
Klenzestraße 16, Glockenbach, publicpossession.com
Buttermelcherstraße 6, Glockenbach, bar-rafaeli.de

women

WOMAN/MAN

It’s all in the name. Bring your credit card!

Kardinal Faulhaber Straße 14A, Altstadt, womanman.de

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NUDO

The place’s co-owner Dimi is the coolest cat you’ll ever meet. He’s on the short side, but his wide grin makes up for his lack in height. His homely spot Nudo serves really good homemade dishes and is a great place to start the evening.

Amalienstraße 53, Maxvorstadt, nudo-pastabar.de

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AROMA CAFÉ

You have not really witnessed the Glockenbach district, if you haven’t paid Aroma Cafe a visit. This place is probably the quarter’s ultimate meeting point, especially for breakfast – as Aroma serves superb coffee and homemade bread. Delicious, friendly and iconic.

Pestalozzistraße 24, Glockenbach, aromakaffeebar.com

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SCHUMANN’S

Talk football with baristas Lucca and Giovanni over coffee in the morning. Or enjoy lunch out back on Schumann’s lovely Hofgarten terrace. Or catch late night drinks and dinner, if you can get a table. In any case, Schumann’s is a Munich classic – just like the bar’s owner Charles, who has been known to personally serve selected guests with a piece of his mind.

Odeonsplatz 6 / 7, Altstadt, schumanns.de

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YOGA

The Jivamukti Clan has an internationally renowned yoga center right around the corner. Check their time-table for a bunch of classes including “basic”, “open”, “spiritual warrior”, “music / rhythm” and even “kids” as well as regular sessions with high-profile teachers from out of town.

Buttermelcherstraße 15, Glockenbach, jivamukti.de

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THE MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORIAL

OK, so this is kind of spooky. But also quite interesting. The King of Pop was a frequent visitor to Munich and used to stay at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof, in front of which Jacko’s passionate fans have adorned an unofficial memorial with flowers, poems and all types of memorabilia. This makeshift place of pilgrimage has been a controversial topic in Munich for a while, maybe because it was actually meant to honor Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso.

Promenadeplatz, Altstadt

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OKTOBERFEST

Love it or hate it. The Oktoberfest is what it is, either way. Every beer tent comes with a cliché, some of which are true: Schottenhammel (young), Käfer (V.I.P.), Hacker-Pschorr & Löwenbräu (traditional), Fischer Vroni (gay), Weinzelt (antiquated), Augustiner (#1 beer) … Our preferred watering hole is the Schützenzelt. More specifically, its balcony, where the sun sets with a splendid view of Munich’s landmark, the Bavaria. Käfer is right across, which is practical, as that’s the only spot which stays open after 11pm (thru 1am). If you’re visiting with children, the Oide Wiesn is the place to be, as it’s a little bit calmer. By the way, locals call the Oktoberfest “Wiesn” (which is short for “Theresien­wiese” – and Bavarian for “lawn”) because King Ludwig first hosted royal horse races in honor of Princess Therese on this turf back in 1810. Yearly beer festivities have an even longer tradition in Bavaria, because it was customary to drink up the stocked amber nectar before the start of a new brewing season.

Theresienwiese, Westend, oktoberfest.de

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FOOTBALL

Join the locals for an after-work pick-up game in the Englischer Garten’s holy (but tricky) lawn. This may just be the city’s most democratic get-together, featuring students, tourists, blue-collar workers, hipsters and hedonists from all walks of life. Enter the Englischer Garten at Thieme­straße and Königinstraße, then head ahead slightly to your left.

heyluigi

HEY LUIGI

Sounds like Naples, but smells like teen spirit. Hey Luigi is the very definition of a lively neighborhood hangout. This place is always shaking, thanks to their real-deal dishes, casual atmosphere and charismatic barkeepers.

Holzstraße 29, Glockenbach, heyluigi.de

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FISCH-HÄUSL

This unrefined joint is really only a small kiosk, but definitely worth checking out for healthy dose of Paella, fried fish and a legendary salad. You can sit or stand outside and take in the upscale market-vibe at famous Wiener Platz.

Wiener Platz, Haidhausen

robinson

ROBINSON’S BAR

Former pro skater Robinson Kuhlmann’s homely bar is right around the corner. His laid-back attitude rubs off on the bar’s guests – as well as on the amount of alcohol served in the drinks. Ohhh baby we like it raw … .

Corneliusstraße 14, Glockenbach, robinsonkuhlmann.com

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FLEAMARKET ON THERESIENWIESE

If you’re here in spring, there is no way around a visit to the yearly flea market on the Oktoberfest grounds named Theresienwiese. Everyone else will be there too …

flohmarktmuenchen.com

pescheria

PESCHERIA

Great place for fish just 200 meters from Flushing Meadows Hotel. Pick the fish of your choice from the display-cabinet or go with the daily menu. Probably not the cheapest place of all – but the again: quality has its price.

Fraunhoferstraße 13, Glockenbach, pescheria.de

lenbachs

LENBACHS & SÖHNE

Tiny, tight and traditionally tacky. The crowd is on the young side. We prefer L&S late at night – or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it, when many of the city’s night-owls conjure for what we generally like to call: one final Absucker. Or two …

Maximiliansplatz 18, Altstadt, facebook.com/lenbachs

pommes

POMMES BOUTIQUE

Berni and his staff serve legendary Belgian french fries along with your choice of 20 (!) different sauces and a divine Currywurst (organic, of course), that would impress even the most critical of Berliners.

Amalienstraße 46, Maxvorstadt, pommesboutique.de

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BEAN STORE

Laura’s women’s shop right around the corner from the fab Brandhorst Museum serves a hand-picked selection of brands including A.P.C., Band of Outsiders, Brosbi, Han Kopenhagen, Martin Margiela, Nike, Weiz & Diaz etc.

Theresienstraße 25, Maxvorstadt, bean-store.de

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FC BAYERN

It’s basically impossible to get football tickets for the Allianz Arena without the right connections or a lot of good fortune. But you can watch the record champions practice up close and personal at Säbenerstraße during the season. It’s a media-circus and all, but you haven’t been to Munich, if you haven’t seen them getting ready for yet another title.

Säbenerstraße 57, Harlaching, fcbayern.de

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SPEZLWIRTSCHAFT

“Spezl” is Bavarian for “buddy” (not be confused with “Spaz’l, which is what you would call your darling). While “Wirtschaft” is the most old-school of local terms for “restaurant”. And that’s fitting, as this place is ideal for having a Bavarian dish and lots of beer with your buddies. After dinner, check out club “Crux”, located just beneath the restaurant – especially if you’re into Hip Hop.

Ledererstraße 3, Altstadt, spezlwirtschaft.me

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SCHWITTENBERG

Sandra Schwittau and Christopher Romberg run this beautiful fashion shop for men and women in the heart of Munich. Their high-brow selection of international brands includes Ayzit Bostan, Grenson, Dries van Noten, Wood Wood, Maison Martin Margiela, Humanoid, etc. We are currently working a Schwittenberg x Flushing Meadows Hotel pyjama (!) collaboration, so make sure to look out for that.

Salvatorplatz 4, Altstadt, schwittenberg.com

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BASKETBALL

By far our favorite spot for pick-up basketball is the tiny court on the corner of Barerstraße and Theresienstraße, where games of “3on3” tend to get rowdy at times. Games go till 11 and there’s count double. Make sure to bring your A-game! If you feel like visiting a professional game, the Audi Dome is your best – and only – bet. FC Bayern’s first league basketball team not quite as dominant as the fellow football department – but that’s it’s only a matter of time.

fcb-basketball.de

berge

HIKE

There are about gazillion opportunities for hiking in Munich’s close vicinity. Here’s one: head for the Herzogstand at the beautiful Walchensee, which locals refer to as a “Hausberg”, because it’s so close to home you can easily make it to and fro in half a day. You’ll need a good hour to get there by car, and another 1,5 hours to climb the mountain’s better half, after a which a rewarding ”Brotzeit” awaits you in the “Hütt’n”. You can take the “Seilbahn” on the way down, if the hike has drained your resources. When you get back down to the lake, try a cute little place called Cafe am See for grandmother-style cakes and a fantastic view of the Walchensee. Ask them for a taste of the local “Urfelder” Kräuterlikör, if you don’t mind getting a little tipsy.

Am Tanneneck 6, Walchensee, herzogstandbahn.de

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JEWELRY

Let us introduce you quickly to these fine jewelers from Munich: Werkstatt München, also located on Fraunhoferstraße (better make an appointment), Saskia Dietz (Glockenbach) and Chaingang in Schwabing …

Fraunhoferstraße 31, Glockenbach, werkstatt-muenchen.com
Geyerstraße 20, Glockenbach, saskia-diez.com
Neureuther Straße 29, Maxvorstadt, chaingang.de

akog

A KIND OF GUISE

Chapeau, Yasar & Co! A Kind of Guise, who also created our bar staff’s denim jackets, is a sophisticated men’s and women’s brand from Munich, who are currently making waves all over the world. Check out the AKOG “flagship store” in Maxvorstadt. Greetings from Bavaria!

Adalbertstraße 41B, Maxvorstadt, akindofguise.com

lostudente

LO STUDENTE

Experience student-life in Munich! Eat large, delicious and generously-priced stone-oven pizzas, while watching Bundesliga & Champions League football live games on Lo Studente’s giant screen. Right next door to James T. Hunt Bar.

Schellingstraße 30, Maxvorstadt, lo-studente.com

stilrad

STILRAD BIKES

Our friends at Stilrad know that bicycles are a matter of style. That’s why their bikes are created for aficionados – not for pro racers with a lycra fetish. Their shop adjacent to Promenadeplatz boasts loads of variations, including endless options for customization in regard to leather furnishing, colors and gears. Free Stilrad rental at our front desk, subject to availability. Try one!

Pacellistraße 5, Altstadt, stilrad.com

falkenberg

CONCEPT STORES

We recommend Falkenberg in Schwabing or Manufactum in the city’s center. Falkenberg is more intimate and probably a little more cutting edge, whereas Manufactum is huge and loaded with product, including even bread – and lots of other stuff you may not really have been looking for.

Franz-Joseph-Straße 21, Schwabing, falkenberg-muenchen.com
Dienerstraße 12, Altstadt, manufactum.de

bob

BOB BEAMAN MUSIC CLUB

It’s all about the music here. Bob Beaman features the city’s premier sound system and iconic ceiling lights. “Bob“ hosts local as well as international house and techno DJ’s on Fridays – and hip hop’s finest every Saturday.  The outside “Bob Bowl” garden terrace serves drinks & tunes when the weather plays along. Speaking of summer, check photographer AugustCC’s website for your most authentic look at nightlife in Munich: www.augustcc.com. Rote Sonne Harry Klein, Pacha and Charlie are other strong options, if you’re into electronic music. #nevernotdancing

Gabelsbergerstraße 4, Maxvorstadt, bobbeamanclub.com

neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD

The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar is located in Munich‘s vibrant Glockenbach district, which roughly translates to „bell‘s creek“, after the small creek that ran thru the neighborhood. As you can image the „bell“ part alludes to a former bells manufacturer, who used to be located just by the creek outside of Munich‘s city walls near Sendlinger Tor over 500 years ago. The Glockenbach area has undergone various developments since: from exile-site for plague patients … to industrial quarter … to red-light district … to skid row … to gay hot-spot. These days, the Glockenbach quarter is known to be especially „happening“, thanks to a large variety of boutiques and bars as well as the quarter‘s easy-going vibe. But we‘ll let you be the judge of that.

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JAMES T. HUNT BAR

James T. Hunt bar is located in Munich’s up-and-coming university district, Maxvorstadt. The spot is our very own interpretation of a classic American cocktail bar. We serve quality liquor and wood-oven pizza – and keep a fine selection of vinyls just in case our guests feel like playing some records. The place gets pretty packed after 10 pm. Grabbing a sun-­downer or aperitif on the bar’s trottoir in the early evening is also a great idea.

Schellingstraße 32, Maxvorstadt, jameshuntbar.com

viktualienmarkt

VIKTUALIENMARKT

Munich’s traditional market is a must for many reasons – most notably a Weißwurst breakfast featuring sweet mustard, a hot Brezn and cold glass of Weißbier. The Vikzualienmarkt is one of the few places left, where you could witness the local grumpiness, which Bavarians are so well known for. Or used to be. Other Viktualienmarkt options include fish at Poseidon and a visit to the notorious Schmalznudel, which is an early-morning refuge for clubbers, who have the munchies.

Altstadt, viktualienmarkt.de

bike

BIKE

The famous Isar-Trail offers quality mountain-biking in the city and starts just south of the Glockenbach district, near Hellabrunn Zoo on the Isar river’s East banks. If you like it more casual, rent one of our Stilrad hotel bikes and make your way along the river into the Englischer Garten, where the northern part has some especially scenic routes in store.

Follow the bike trail (southern direction) next to the Isar river at Hellabrunn Zoo, Tierparkstraße 30.

soda

MORE SHOPPING …

Ludwig Beck on Marienplatz is Munich’s most famous department store. Close by, Gross sells a great selection of authentic men’s brands. Visit the new Red Wings shop on Fraunhoferstraße for vintage footwear. Or shop charming kids wear at Cosy Rebels. Browse Soda for an eclectic variety of coffee-table books and international magazines. Witness the Globetrotter store at Isartor for a stunning range of outdoorsy stuff. Stop at POOL for selected mens and womens fashion. Stroll 5-Höfe. Or head towards Theresa for more up-scale shopping. And make sure to scan Dallmayr for assorted delicatessen.

Marienplatz 11, Altstadt, ludwigbeck.de
Ledererstraße 2, Altstadt, gross-muc.de
Fraunhoferstraße 8, Glockenbach, redwing-berlin.de
Holzstraße 24, Glockenbach, cosy-rebels.com
Rumfordstraße 3, Glockenbach, sodabooks.com
Isartorplatz 8-10, Altstadt, globetrotter.de
Maximilianstraße 11, Altstadt, verypoolish.com
Theatinerstraße 15, Altstadt, fuenfhoefe.de
Maffeistraße 3, Altstadt, theresa.de
Dienerstraße 14-15, Altstadt, dallmayr.de

harvest

HARVEST

Our partners in crime. Dope men’s and women’s wear shop with a handpicked selection of brands, including Folk, A.P.C., Legacy, Acne, Penfield, Norse Projects, The Hillside, Dunderon, Acapulco Gold etc. as well as limited Bob Beaman collaborations. We love this place! Maybe because Harvest is more of a local movement than any other shop in town. And they’re one of the very few destinations in the city that carry the internationally renowned VOR sneakers from Munich.

Zieblandstrasse 2+ 5, Maxvorstadt, hrvst.de

kiosk

REICHENBACH KIOSK

If you’re staying at the Flushing Meadows Hotel and feel like a late-late-night snack, beer or smoke, consider yourself lucky! As the Reichenbach Kiosk is just a stone’s throw away. This 24-hour kiosk is your only shot at a quick fix, if you happen to have after-hour cravings.

Fraunhoferstraße 46, Glockenbach, kiosk-muenchen.de

stereo

STEREO MUC

This new gentswear store is located on famous Residenzstraße and features everything a man could want. Well, almost.  But if you are looking for denims, grooming products, accessories, footwear and assorted classics, Stereo Muc will sort you out with brands such as Gilded Age, C.P. Company, Diemme, Hartford, Baxter, Jean Shop NY, etc. Shopkeeper Herbert (you’ll recognize him by his long hair) really knows his ABC’s and is always happy to share his expertise. Make sure to visit Stereo Cafe on the shop’s first floor for a breather!

Residenzstraße 25, Altstadt, stereo-muc.de

eisbach

SURF

In Munich, the Eisbach and it’s river surfers are about as iconic as a cold glass of Weißbier under an old chestnut tree. But surfing this urban landmark is tricky, if you haven’t done it before. International pros regularly catch the shorter end of the stick when competing with the Eisbach’s locals, who are sometimes known to rudely defend their wave, if the spot gets too crowded. Quirin Rohleder, who partnered with us in creating one of the hotel’s rooms on the third floor, is the Eisbach’s inofficial kingpin. Make sure to watch the documentary “Keep Surfing” in which Quirin plays a leading part to learn more about Munich’s obsession with the notorious Eisbach wave, which (as you can imagine) was named after the river’s freezing cold temperature. And yes, they surf all-year round.

Prinzregentenstraße just east of Haus der Kunst, Keep Surfing Video

isar

SWIM

Loads of options here. Müller’sches Volksbad, just across from Deutsches Museum, is widely regarded as Munich’s most beautiful and historic pool. Spacious Schyrenbad is just a short walk from the hotel and offers outdoor swimming between May and September. Dante Bad was an Olympic training pool in 1972 – we love to hang out on its stone steps above the 50 meter pool. Prinzregentenbad is another, smaller outdoor option, which doubles as an ice skating rink in winter. Beware, city pools can get really crowded on sunny weekends. That’s why we suggest the wild Isar river banks just minutes from the hotel. Sure, the water is freezing cold, but isn’t that ideal when the thermometer hits 25+ degrees?

swm.de

egarten

GET NAKED – ENGLISCHER GARTEN

Munich is famous for letting it all hang out. Two prominent nudist spots are the Flaucher in Sendling – also a premier spot for river-side pick-nicking and BBQ – as well as a place colloquially referred to as “Eierwiese” (Lawn o’Balls) adjacent to the Eisbach in the Englische Garten. The grass on the other side of the Eisbach is greener, if you prefer to leave your trunks on – and the perfect spot to sunbathe and enjoy the Eisbach. Enter the Englischer Garten near the university, at Veterinärstraße and Königinstraße.

kickz monaco

SNEAKERS & STREET WEAR

Munich’s street wear scene is surprisingly happening. Visit KICKZ Monaco, who invented the sneaker game in Germany. Their shopkeeper Sven is probably the most knowledgeable specimen of all times. Or drop by at the mighty BSTN Shop, where Fu & Duki will deck you out with “real recognize real” goods.

Feilitzschstraße 1, Schwabing, kickzmonaco.com
Amalienstraße 44, Maxvorstadt, bstnstore.com

THE FLUSHING MEADOWS
HOTEL & BAR

Fraunhoferstraße 32
80469 Munich, Germany
Tel +49(0)89 552 791 70
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