MUSEUMS

It’s tough to stay on top of a current overview lot of the more interesting museums, as their shows tend to vary. So here are some random notes instead:  The Deutsches Museum is huge and close to the hotel. BMW Welt is located right next to the Olympic Village. You’ll find a strong concentration of various museums in the Kunstarealm (verlinken: https://kunstareal.de)  near the University district in Maxvorstadt. MUCA (Mural), Haus der Kunst (Goldene Bar), Kunsthalle (Schumanns Tagesbar or Bar Comercial) and Lenbach Haus (Von & Zu or Ella) have good restaurants/cafes next door in case you’re hungry. Treat yourself to Balabeni ice cream just across from Museum Brandhorst after your tour. Kunsthalle is located in direct vicinity to lovely Theatinerstrasse and Fünf Höfe (verlinken: https://www.fuenfhoefe.de) shopping mall. FC Bayern Welt is inside the team’s stadium: Allianz Arena (until Bayern open their new museum in the center of town in December 2020). Jüdisches Museum is right across from Stadtmuseum in city center. NS Dokumentationszentrum was opened in 2015 – on a sunny day, find a spot to hang out at nearby Glyptothek.

Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstrasse 35a
www.museum-brandhorst.de

Lenbach Haus
Luisenstrasse 31
https://www.lenbachhaus.de

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse1
Www-hausderkunst.de

Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
www.deutsches-museum.de

Kunsthalle München
Theatinerstrasse 8
www.kunsthalle-muc.de

MUCAH
otterstrasse 12
www.muca.eu

Muenchner Stadtmuseum 
Sankt-Jakobs Platz 1
https://www.muenchner-stadtmuseum.de

Jüdisches Museum
Sankt-Jakobs Platz 16
https://www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de

Kunstfoyer VKB
Maximilianstrasse 53
https://www.versicherungskammer-kulturstiftung.de

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barerstrasse 40
https://www.pinakothek.de/besuch/sammlung-moderne-kunst-der-pinakothek-der-moderne

Villa Stuck 
Prinzregentenstrasse 60
https://www.villastuck.de

BMW Welt
Am Olympiapark 1
https://www.bmw-welt.com

NS Dokumentationszentrum 
Max-Mannheimer Platz 1
https://www.ns-dokuzentrum-muenchen.de/home/

FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
Werner Heisenberg Allee 25 
https://fcbayern.com/erlebniswelt/de


EARLY MORNINGS IN ENGLISCHER GARTEN

… you never know what will happen when the sun comes up…

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GLOCKENSPIEL

Ok, so this one’s a classic. 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures recount the famously lavish wedding of Bavarian Duke Wilhelm V in 1568. The party lasted two entire weeks and took place on Marienplatz, above which the clock is mounted – on the city hall’s facade. The action takes place three times daily: 11 am, 12 noon & 05 pm.

Marienplatz, city center
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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN…?

Hidden within an office building in Munich, a staircase seemingly leads you up… to nowhere. “Umschreibung” is in fact not a staircase at all, but an ominous sculpture by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

Ganghofertsrasse 29
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WESTFRIEDHOF

This subway station is considered one of the most beautifully designed metro stations in the world. Not sure what the fuss is all about about, actually. But feel free to look out the window should you be travelling on the U1 line. Alternatively, take a pic with your face in it, if you’re in town to accumulate more likes.

Westfriedhof (U1)
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WEISSE ROSE MEMORIAL

These bronze pamphlets remember a remarkable group of Germans who fearlessly opposed the Nazis in the very center of their power. There are a number of memorials to the White Rose scattered throughout Munich, though the most powerful reminder of their deeds can be found embedded in the cobblestone pavement in front of the university building where the founding members were originally arrested.

Geschwister Scholl Platz 1, Maxvorstadt
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JEWISH MUSEUM MUNICH

The Jewish Museum Munich provides an overview of Munich’s Jewish history on 900 square meters – with a special focus on the Jewish religion, its annual festivals and rites of passage. The first and second floor feature altering exhibitions. As part of the city’s new Jewish Center, the museum is situated between the main synagogue Ohel Jakob and the Jewish Community Center which is home to a public elementary school, a kindergarten, a youth center as well as a community auditorium and a kosher restaurant.

St. Jakobs-Platz 16, Altstadt, juedisches-museum-muenchen.de
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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, Glockenbachviertel
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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.

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Sascha Arnold & Steffen Werner

Architects

Arnold / Werner stands for a holistic view of architecture and interior design that is always thought through down to the last detail without losing sight of the big picture. Arnold / Werner strives for harmony, combines function with design and interprets context, environment and individual preferences anew each time. The work process includes the development and exact detailing of the projects – from the building envelope to the interiors. The focus is on the economical use of resources, the use of domestic materials and energy- and cost-efficient solutions.

Aylin Langreuter & Christophe de la Fontaine

Designers (Dante Goods and Bads)

“In our Flushing Meadows Hotel room (which we call ‚Fumoir’), Dante Goods and Bads presents its Admit One Gentleman Collection, our homage to the myth and legend of “the gentleman”. His impeccable manners, his timeless elegance but also the decadence of his vices: all will be reflected by the nature of the objects, their material and manufacturing. Shining copper, smoked glass, sturdy leather – a material longing for a long-lost era.”


Oscar Wilde: “Do you mind if I smoke?”
Sarah Bernhardt: “I don‘t care if you burn.”

“The artist’s view does not have to make sense. At least not the sort of sense that can be easily expressed in words. There is no underlying conception or thematic arrangement. But to me, the selection is utterly plausible.”

Konrad Dengler

Handyman

“If you’re wondering about the photographs in my room … I took them in Munich’s Olympic Village (where I grew up) a while back. These bungalows were personalized and painted by the students, who lived in them. Before they were torn down and refurbished, I documented them all, hundreds of them. Just because. The room features some of my favorites.”

Marc Streitenfeld

Composer

Helmut Geier

DJ HELL (Gigolo Rec.)

“I am quite proud of the ‘Hell’s Angels’. The installation consists of three life-size medical skeletons, which I painted and formed into a band that is jamming on a small balcony over the room’s bed. There is also a stroboscope, which can be turned on or off, depending on your mood.”

For the project I thought about every hotel room I had ever spent a night, half a night, or even whole days in. From the god-forsaken, best-western style gaff in Paris that had fag ends behind the bed, to the Soho Grand NYC, where pretty memorable post-gig parties were had. Generally, from the moment you walk through a hotel door, you are faced with a generic, universal model, bed, bed-side lamp, TV … This is followed by a slight feeling of alienation as you are not at home, or usually really tired from work or play.

Cathal McAteer

Founder / Creative Director (Folk)

For Flushing Meadows I wanted to use different textures and colours to create a sense of the room being personally crafted, to make it feel less ‘hotelly’. All the other little details, such as the lights, their shape, the side-table carved out of different types of marble, the bed made from Bavarian wood, will hopefully be additional delights. I hope the guests ‘schlafen gut’. Especially under that Folk quilt. Consider it a dream catcher.”

“The artist’s view does not have to make sense. At least not the sort of sense that can be easily expressed in words. There is no underlying conception or thematic arrangement. But to me, the selection is utterly plausible.”

Albert Oehlen

Artist, Gais/Switzerland

Quirin Rohleder

Eisbach Surfer, Munich

“Now that’s what I call an illustrious circle – thanks for having me!
In my opinion, the Eisbach has become a bona fide tourist attraction in Munich. Which is why I wanted my room to pay tribute to our unique city-surfing culture. I hope you enjoy the hammock – and have a great stay in Munich!

Michi Beck

Musician, Stuttgart/Berlin

“The next best thing to actually being in Tokyo, is staying in my Japanese studio at The Flushing Meadows!”

Charles Schumann

Bartender, Munich

Süddeutsche Zeitung about Birgit Minichmayr:
Minutes before the shoot Birgit Minichmayr went overboard. While entering the cafeteria of Wiener Burgtheater and sipping on the sparkling wine she brought along, the waiter let her know that she’s not allowed to bring her own drinks. Minichmayr yelled: “Up yours!” Downs her glass in one sip, walks up to the waiter and hugs him like a close friend. Artists! According to Klaus Maria Brandauer “the most outstanding of her generation”.

SZ Magazin, Issue 22/2009

Birgit Minichmayr

Actress, Vienna

Norbert Wangen

Designer, Vienna

“T h i s r o o m i s f o r e v e r y o n e , w h o l i k e s i n t i m a t e h o t e l s – for guests that just want to feel at home.”