I know the Bavarian capital very well as I spent there the past three years, so I thought to realize a small “shopping & food” guide about Munich, that is something you can look through in addition to your professional tourist guide. The central thread is “where would I go if I spent forty-eight hours again in Munich?” and so here you are my favourite places ("Lieblingsorte") in Munich!
The first place where I would go is certainly the department store Oberpollinger (Neuhauser Straße 18) because there I feel like Holly Golightly at Tiffany, where “nothing very bad could happen to you there”. I would love to have lunch at Le Buffet Restaurant on the fifth floor. From the terrace you can enjoy a beautiful view of Munich from above that becomes superb in a sunny day.
|The terrace of the department store Oberpollinger located in Munich (Neuhauser Straße 18), Germany.|
Then I would go to the Einkaufspassage Fünf Höfe (Theatinerstraße 15) that I find architecturally wonderful and the selection of shops inside is very refined. I would visit above all:
- Longchamp (Maffeistraße 6-8 ) for the updates on the latest colours of Le Pliage bags;
- Mohrmann Basics (Maffeistraße 6) for the sophisticated selection of the latest cutting-edge fashion trends;
- Pupille (Theatinerstraße 8) that has a great selection of the coolest sunglasses of the moment;
- Muji (Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 11) as I am fascinated by the Japanese design and pragmatism;
- St. Emile (Theatinerstraße 15 ) because I find this brand spectacular!
|The Einkaufspassage Fünf Höfe located in Munich (Theatinerstraße 15), Germany.|
After Fünf Höfe I would go the bags store of the German brand Bree (Salvatorstraße 2, Zugang Theatinerstraße). There you can find practical bags of high quality leather.
I would go also to the department store Ludwig Beck (Marienplatz 11) and I would at once have a look at the section dedicated to the hats at the ground floor, because it is simply chic and refined.
|The department store Ludwig Beck located in Munich (Marienplatz 11), Germany.|
It is very agreeable during Munich's cold and snowy winter having a cup of tea or hot chocolate with a piece of cake in an elegant café.
My favourite café is Café Luitpold (Brienner Strasse 11), opened since 1888, has a very elegant atmosphere and all the cakes are delicious!
|Café Luitpold located in Munich (Brienner Strasse 11), Germany.|
Do you want to eat some macarons as good as in France? Then you should go to Cafè Maelu (Theatinerstrasse 32).
For a typical British breakfast at whatever time of the day go to The Victorian House (Frauenstraße 14).
|The Victorian House Café located in Munich (Frauenstraße 14), Germany.|
My favourite places for the happy hour are:
- Brenner (Maximilianstraße 15), located in the elegant and expensive Maximilianstraße, has a very dynamic mood;
- Dukatz (Maffeistraße 3a), where you can go for a happy hour as well as for breakfast (Dukatz's manager is French so you can find there delicious croissants);
- Schumann's Tagesbar (Maffeistraße 6) is as small as trendy.
|The restaurant/café Brenner located in Munich (Maximilianstraße 15), Germany.|
Concerning dinner, I bet you can find on your tourist guide all the best places where to eat great Bavarian food, so I am going to advice you the best place where you can eat a pizza worthy of an Italian palate: Riva Tal (Tal 44).
|The restaurant Riva Tal located in Munich (Tal 44), Germany.|
I advice you the Blue Spa of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof (Promenadeplatz 2-6) for a pure relaxation and regeneration high above the roofs of Munich!
|The Blue Spa of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof located in Munich (Promenadeplatz 2-6), Germany.|
Gute Reise nach München!
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