Oktoberfest in Munich is over. Besides beer and Lederhosen, however, the capital of Bavaria has plenty of other things to discover. Munich, shortly called MUC by locals, offers a striking mix of internationality, cosmopolitan spirit and traditional Bavarian charme. Green beer gardens and vast recreational areas are only part of the reason, why the city has become a top destination for migration from both inside and outside of Germany. With the help of some locals, I collected the best tips to check out, when you visit the Bavarian city with village charm.
“The largest Italian marketplace in the world.”
At the historic Viktualienmarkt, you can find a piece of Italy right in the heart of Munich. Under the roofs of the ancient “Schrannenhalle”, the one of a kind gourmet market EATALY offers organic wholefoods & fresh Italian specialties in the tasteful design of a covered market hall. Bakeries, small restaurants and a variety of food & beverage counters are serving authentic Italian dishes for reasonable prices. As the largest Italian marketplace in the world, EATALY is successfully spreading the tradition & quality of Italian food. Italy is in fact EATALY!
Viktualienmarkt 15, 80331 Munich
You would not guess that the university is one of the greatest locations to catch a view of Munich. The large rooftop terrace of Café Vorhoelzer at the Technical University, however, unveils a scenic panorama, which reaches as far as the Alps on beautiful days! For 15 Euro (students 10 Euro) you can enjoy an All-you-can-eat-Breakfast-Buffet above the roofs of Munich. Even if you are not a student, this is the perfect location for a breakfast – one step closer to the Bavarian sky.
Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich
“Hipster Vietnamese & Club”
Charlie is a hip Vietnamese restaurant located in the former working class district of Munich-Giesing. The scenic eatery has gained popularity among young hipsters as well as local residents. Wooden tables reminding of a modern Bavarian inn and funky neon colors are as exotic as the names of their Vietnamese dishes. Highlight of the menu is definitely “LAU” – A Vietnamese version of hot pot fondue. The fondue comes with rice paper, rice noodles, salad, lots of fresh herbs – and is always a culinary experience! For all party folks: Every Saturday, the basement club opens it`s doors and you can dance the night away with a DJ & eclectic beats.
Schyrenstraße 8, 81543 Munich
Discover the greatness of the Italian cuisine at VIVA MARIA. The trattoria located in the “Glockenbachviertel”, celebrates the Italian zest for life with delicious pasta and original wood fired pizza. Vintage furniture, homemade delicacies and a super friendly service underline the familiar atmosphere of the cozy restaurant. Perfect food, reasonable prices – and the best carbonara in town! Viva Maria, VIVA ITALIA!
Rothmundstraße 5, 80337 Munich
SURFERS IN THE CITY
-LA TAQUERIA ISARTOR-
The funky Mexican restaurant “La Taqueria Isartor” is a bird of paradise in the Bavarian capital. For their peppy interior, the California-inspired eatery received the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD and the American Architecture Prize in 2016. Their menu includes a variety of authentic Mexican dishes, of which some natives say that this is the best Mexican in Germany! La Taqueria spices up common food options – and is finally proof that you can get good Mexican food in Germany!
I hope these tips are setting the mood for your next trip to Munich.
THANK YOU for the inspiration
Anna & Daniel !