EISBACH FIT

This is so cool. These guys and gals work out outside, in the Englischer Garten or at Massman Park several times a week. No matter the weather. Regardless of rain, sun, snow or wind. There is usually an early morning class and a late afternoon class (check website for schedule and check-in!). Run by our friends Richard and Daniel, Eisbach Fit is a full-body workout and group experience. Only in Munich!

eisbachfit.com
facebook.com/eisbachfit
Tel: 0172-1306966 / 0174-2147089

BOX

Nick Trachte’s gritty Boxwerk gym (Maxvorstadt) is a throbbing testament to his full-throttle passion for boxing culture. Open daily except Sundays – check online for open classes, private lessons and workouts. Not quite as deep-diving but always a good time are the circuit workout sessions by our good friends from Time To Shine. Lenz, Desi and co. will make you sweat like the C&C Music Factory (wink wink) – and make sure the hour is over before you know it. Watch out, TTS tend to switch locations every couple of months (which keeps things hype), so make sure to check their website. Good peoples! Also peep Mariposa Boxing Club by Timmy – the dude behind BRRRP! We have not been to his new gym but word on the street is: it’s all that and then some.

Schwindstraße 5, Maxvorstadt, timetoshine.cc, boxwerk.org, bcmariposa.com
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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

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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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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Yoga am Engel (new!):
Prinzregentenstrasse 78a, engel.yoga/preise.html
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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.

Englischer Garten, Schwabing
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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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BASKETBALL

By far our favorite spot for pick-up basketball is the tiny court in front of legendary Pinakotheken, 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.

3on3, Maxvorstadt
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Audi Dome, Grasweg 74, Sendling, fcb-basketball.de
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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 make your way along the river into the Englischer Garten, where the northern part has some especially scenic routes in store. Have you seen our Di Blasi bikes? Yeah ok, so they look a little weird. But these bikes (originally constructed to fit on the back of yachts for easy get-around the harbour) are so practical to navigate urban spaces that you’ll want to adopt them. Ask our front desk for free rentals pending availability.

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

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
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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.”