Have you heard of the German fairytale Hansel and Gretel where they come across the witch who lives in a Gingerbread House? Well, Gans Woanders has recreated and reinvented the Witch’s Gingerbread House to present a masterpiece that houses a cultural scene in Munich.
For many years the location was a rundown kiosk beneath a railway bridge and when the opportunity came along for it to be converted into a cultural space through an initiative of the city of Munich, the process began. The transformation from run-down kiosk to cultural space takes your breath away. It’s incredibly unique in its design and setup, with staircases and wonky walls, a beautiful wooden interior and an inner courtyard with a small performance stage.
Gans Woanders has a laid-back, get-together kind of setting. There are little nooks and spaces to sit and meet. They have a culture program where musicians, performers and artists come to perform or showcase their art. In summer they host numerous events ranging from art workshops to live concerts.
The space is also available to dine in. On offer you will find a selection of hot and cold beverages, an assortment of freshly baked cakes as well as wood-fired pizza and chips. If you are only there for the food, at the entrance you will find a take-away counter.
If you are in Munich and looking for something on the easy-going cultural side of life, Gans Woanders (‘goose somewhere else’) is the place to go.