Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’ve been living in Munich for 7 years now. I originally came from the south of the city where I grew up and studied. Last year I moved – again – to a quarter that’s more central. It seems that I tend to move more and more each time getting closer and closer to the city centre… – I love my city!
How do you like being a Spotter?
Being a Spotter is very reflective of who I am. A spotter is always interested in ‘what’s new in town’ and spots that have something that makes it ‘special’. And that is who I am too. Actually, even years before I started blogging for Spotted by Locals, friends and family asked me for my favourite spots to spend a nice day/weekend in Munich.
What do you know that no tourist will know about Munich?
I know urban street art spots. In Munich there are some spots not far from the city centre. E.g. Schlachthofviertel (Munich spotter colleague Emily wrote about this spot) or my favorite street art spot: the former Olympic games 1972 s-bahn-station, close to U-bahn ‘Olympiaeinkaufszentrum’ which is a street art park between the ruins and rails. Don’t worry, it’s a safe area.
What is the most popular neighborhood to live in at the moment?
In my opinion this is Haidhausen. The ‘french quarter’, which it is called. It got its name from the french style street grit and street names. On the east side of river Isar it’s located close to the centre. It’s filled with lots of beautiful art-nouveau house fronts. The mix of young families, many small parks and international neighborhoods make this a really lovely place to live.
What would a perfect day in Munich be like for you?
A perfect day in Munich; I would start with a late breakfast, e.g. at Barer 61 cafe with its student life atmosphere, close to the largest university. To discover the city afterwards I recommend you rent bicycles. (alternatively a day pass of Europe’s best public transport system). Targets: Enjoying the Munich panorama with a Mountain view of Olympiaberg.
Back in the city center it’s a must to watch the famous wave riders on the Eisbach river. (Even in winter!) And in the evening I would take you to the Augustiner Bräustüberl inside a brewery building – most of the guests are locals and the prices are moderate. There couldn’t be any place more authentic to enjoy a beer the Munich way!