One of our all-time favorite collaborators in the world of fashion blogging, is photographer, film maker and trendsetter, Christoph Schaller who shares his top places to visit, eat and shop in his hometown, Munich, Germany.
ARTS & CULTURE:
Haus Der Kunst: Contemporary art gallery with exhibitions that change every few weeks. I’m not going to all the exhibitions because I’m not a fan of paintings, etc. but I love looking at photographs. Right next to the huge building is another attraction: a wave in the river, where there are surfers. Really cool!
Brandhorst Museum: Right next to the Pinakothek der Moderne is Brandhorst, a private collection of art in an incredible building. I personally love the bookshop they have, but everything here is really beautiful. The art collections are changing but some pieces (mostly Warhol) are constantly on display.
PLACES TO SIGHTSEE:
1. Glockenbach District: Compared to other cities Munich is rather quiet but if you want to go somewhere more vibrant then it’s the Glockenbach area (around Frauenhoferstraße and Gärtnerplatz). Small bars and some good places to eat. As a shopping area it’s not as good as many people say (in my eyes). It can’t quite compete with other cities “hip” areas due to the lack of good shops but it’s the hippest place you’ll find in Munich. When it’s summer lots of people are sitting at the Gärtnerplatz, definitely the best place to hang out!
Isar: Isar is the river that is running through Munich. It has lots of really nice spots, however many of them are really crowded. My favorite is “Flosslände” in Harlaching (an area a bit off the center).
Pool: Concept store, a bit like Colette. Very high fashion, cool location and good music. Besides clothes there’s books, interior and other cool stuff. (http://www.verypoolish.com/)
2. Schwittenberg: Small shop with lots of Acne, Dries Van Noten and Margiela. (http://www.schwittenberg.com)
3. Soda Bookstore: I absolutely love this place! Lots of magazines and books about fashion, photography, architecture and all kinds of art. I’m practically broke every time I went there.
Restaurants and Bars
1. Charlie:Very good Vietnamese Restaurant. Afterwards you can head straight to the club downstairs. (http://www.charl.ie/)
2. Cosmogrill: Best burgers in town! Unfortunately it’s not very nice to sit in, so I rather suggest a take away. (http://www.cosmogrill.de/)
3. Strom: Legendary but intimate concert location. The rolling stones used to play here and now there’s lots of good concerts of indie / rock bands. (http://www.strom-muenchen.com/)