Haus der Kunst
The Haus der Kunst Museum is a non-collecting modern and contemporary art museum. In 2011, Haus der Kunst forged a partnership with the private Goetz Collection to co-curate exhibits of video art. In 2017, Jewish artist Mel Bochner donated his piece Joys of Yiddish (2012-15) to Haus der Kunst.
If you’re yearning for a currywurst and fries after midnight, it’s best not be too choosy. But to celebrate the fact that there’s a late night munchies-spot just one minute (to your left) from the hotel: Bergwolf is situated right by the Fraunhoferstrasse subway entrace on the corner of Klenzestrasse – and is nothing fancy. The good news: they’re open thru 02am.
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.
Haus der Kunst
Sankt-Jakobs Platz 1
Sankt-Jakobs Platz 16
Pinakothek der Moderne
Am Olympiapark 1
Max-Mannheimer Platz 1
FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
Werner Heisenberg Allee 25
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!
As far as we can tell, only ladies work here. Nestled in the 70’s vibe of Amalien-Passage, Gartensalon has a distinctly alternative touch to it. We recommend this spot for sitting in the sun for breakfast and a nice variety of homemade cakes.
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…!
Fish restaurant in Haidhausen with great bouillabaise and fries. Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence have been know to hang out here alongside Angela Merkel during Munich’s Security Conference. We’ll take that as an additional quality stamp of approval, in this case.