Friday, July 29, 2011


Augustiner Schwalbe – 149 Schwanthalerstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-2323-9665;; beer garden with leafy courtyard; bring picnic basket.
GOP Variete-Theater – 47 Maximilianstrasse (Lehel); 011-49-089-2102-88444;; 2 great shows on Fridays and Saturdays; touches upon Weimar Era cabaret and early Vaudeville.
Hey Luigi – 29 Holzstrasse (Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-4613-4741;; lowkey, candlelit, cocktails.
Neuraum – 17 Arnulfstrasse (Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-5998-9640;; gigantic dance club; bomb-shelter-like space under bus station
Vice – 9 Kaufingerstrasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2388-55790;; on 3 floors of shopping arcade; classic cocktails on 3rd floor.
Zephyr Bar – 68 Baaderstrasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2175-4695;; fine selection German gins.

Bayerischer Hof Hotel – 2-6 Promenadeplatz (Altstadt); 011-49-089-21200;; 5-star, luxury, 350-room hotel.
Charles Hotel – 28 Sophienstrasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-54-45550;; in 8-story, limestone building close to Kunstareal; spa.
Louis Hotel – 6 Viktualienmarkt (Altstadt); 011-49-089-4111-9080;; modern and has great location.
Motel One – 79 Landsbergerstrasse (West); 011-49-089-5388-68-90;; part of new, German micro-chain; hipper and smaller; clever and stylish.
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski – 17 Maximilianstrasse (Center); 011-49-089-21250;; among Munich’s most historic hotels, originally opening in 1858 as beacon of modernity (including gas lighting & hot water); vies with Bayerischer Hof for city’s most renowned high-end hotel.

Bergwolf – 17 Fraunhoferstrasse (Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-2325-9858;; favorite night owl pit stop; try Currywurst (sliced spicy sausage provocatively dressed in curried ketchup) & fries.
Les Deux – 3a Maffeistrasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-7104-07373;; buzzy new spot; 2nd floor is fine-dining; 1st floor good for quick lunch; French brasserie.
Forschungsbrauerei – 76 Unterhachinger Strasse (Ramersdorf-Perlach); 011-49-089-67-01169;; former research brewery that functions as brewpub.
Garden – 2-6 Promenadeplatz (Altstadt, at Bayerischer Hof Hotel); 011-49-089-2120993;; airy and modern; like cross between Apple store and greenhouse; try oxtail ravioli or black-rice risotto with braised cherry tomatoes and leeks.
Geisels Werneckhof – 11 Werneckstrasse; 011-49-089-3887-9568;; classic, comfortable decor, good food & fine wine choices; dishes available à la carte or from good value, 2-course set lunch menu (including water & coffee).
Kunst & Textwerk – 13 Ligsalzstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-4410-9849;; bookstore and café.
Kochspielhaus – 5 Rumfordstrasse (Glocknbach); 011-49-089-5480-2738;; studiously shabby-chic; seasonal, produce-centered menu.
Marais – 2 Parkstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-5009-4552; café; antique store and café.
Maria Cafe – 97 Klenzestrasse (Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-2023-2745;; rustic restaurant; breakfast served until 6:00 p.m.
Spezlwirtschaft – 3 Lederer Strasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2323-2973;; modern twists on traditional German comfort food.

Stefanie Duckstein – 7 Parkstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-3610-5392;; quirky artist.
Fundgruber – 58 Klenzestrasse (Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-1301-1069;; vintage clothing.
Antonetty Lederwerkstatt – 56 Klenzestrasse (Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-26-9129;; leather goods that have acquired cult status.
Kind of Guise – 41b Adalbertstrasse (Maxvorstadt); 011-49-089-7269-9797;; women’s accessories & clothing.
Kunst & Textwerk – 13 Ligsalzstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-4410-9849;; bookstore and café.
Marais – 2 Parkstrasse (Schwanthalerhöhe); 011-49-089-5009-4552; café; antique store and café.
No. 10 – 10 Schraudolphstrasse (Maxvorstadt); 011-49-089-1892-0939; atelier-shop where jewelry and pottery created.
Beatrice Pedersen – 131 Schwanthalerstrasse (Westend); 011-49-089-5403-6881;; Swedish-born ceramicist.
Svenja Jander – 25 Jahnstrasse (Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt); 011-49-089-1301-2649;; clothing.
Viktualienmarkt – 6 Viktualienmarkt (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2332-3473;; Europe’s most delightful outdoor market; adjacent Schrannenhalle (indoor specialty food market) is excellent.

Deutsches Museum – 1 Museumsinsel; 011-49-089-21-791;; among world’s largest science and technology museums; Zentrum Neue Technologien, devoted to pioneering nano- and bio-technology.
Englischer Garten – Schwabing (East); 011-49-089-386-666-390;; large public park that stretches along river; Seehaus may be city’s prettiest beer garden.
Friedhof am Perlacher Forst Cemetery – 24 Stadelheimer Strasse; 011-49-089-767-7359;; famous graves include those of White Rose movement members; White Rose movement largely concentrated at University of Munich; members wrote extensively about Nazi regime abuses & published leaflets; 3 most prominent founding members, and 1st to be executed, were Hans Scholl, his sister, Sophie Scholl, and their friend, Christoph Probst, all buried here; another notable landmark is mass grave of 4,092 Nazi regime victims.
Glockenbachviertel – District 11 (from northeast of Fraunhofer Road, along Isar River (south), to Braunauer railway bridge and warehouse road (southwest));; neighborhood filled with cafes and shops.
Glockenbachwerkstatt – 7 Blumenstrasse; 011-49-089-26883;; community center by day, live music by night; cafe on site.
Haus der Kunst – 1 Prinzregentenstrasse (Lehel, on Englischer Garten); 011-49-089-2112-7113;; contemporary art museum in Nazi-era building.
Lenbachhaus – 33 Luisenstrasse; 011-49-089-2333-2020;; recently reopened after extensive renovations; Expressionist art collection (Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee & Blue Rider Group members (early 20th Century Munich artists).
MaximiliansForum – 38 Maximilianstrasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2332-4840;; semi-subterranean art installation gallery.
Museum Brandhorst – 35a Theresienstrasse; 011-49-089-23805-2286;; 20th-21st Century art.
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)/Municipal Law Library – 8 Marienplatz; 011-49-089-23300;; hosts city government, including city council & mayorial offices; in 1874 municipality left Old Town Hall for this new domicile; Gothic Revival architecture style; 400 rooms; 100 ms long main facade towards Marienplatz is richly decorated, showing Guelph Duke Henry Lion & almost entire Wittelsbach dynasty line (in Bavaria); ground floor is major official tourist information; Rathaus-Glockenspiel, performed by apparatus daily at 11 am, 12 pm & 5pm; municipal law library, soaring, neo-Gothic confection built at 19th Century close is worth trip to Munich in and of itself.
Perlacher Forst – 1 Scharfreiterstrasse; 011-49-089-690-3424;; cemetery chapel.
Pinakothek der Moderne – 40 Barer Strasse (Altstadt); 011-49-089-2380-5360;; modern art.
Schwanthalerhohe – Munich’s “West End.”

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