GRAPES WEINBAR

These guys really know their stuff when it comes to wine. And the good news is, Stefan and Markus (left to right) are way less dogmatic about their wine game than one would think. Maybe because they’re down to earth Austrians. Grapes offers vertical tasting sessions (new every month) for smaller budgets and fancy pantsy vintage wines by the glass for much bigger budgets. Food is great too…!

Ledererstrasse 8a
grapes-weinbar.de
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THE STOREY AT OBERPOLLINGER

Oberpollinger has recently tried to rejuvenate their mildly antiquated shop in the city center by adding a younger more streetish selection in their basement. This concept is titled “The Storey” (obviously borrowed from Berlin’s Soho House shop) and offers a mix of relevant brands for males and females, footwear and apparel. One of only a few destinations worth visiting on Munich’s pedestrian shopping mile, which is actually the busiest in Germany but also tends to attract all those shops you’ll find everywhere else too.

Neuhauserstrasse 6, city center
oberpollinger.de/the-storey-m
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WHAT A PETIT

In April 2017 our buddies Tith & Maxi opened this beauty of a streetwear shop for kids (ca. 3 – 12 years). They carry brands such as Champion, Fred Perry, Vans, Thrasher, Converse, Stüssy, Herschell, Schott, Superga and the local favorite BRRRP! Located in Maxvorstadt, right next to the stellar menswear shop “Harvest”. Fun fact: once a year, these shops transform idyllic Zieblandstraße into a bangin’ street festival. Must go!

Zieblandstraße 2, Maivorstadt, whatapetit.com
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Kolosseumstraße 6, Glockenbach, optimal-records.com
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Klenzestraße 16, Glockenbach, publicpossession.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
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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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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.”