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Munich Design Tour

Bavaria’s traditional capital is experiencing a design boom.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview:  The city of lederhosen and beer steins is having a design moment. T+L inspects the Bavarian capital’s new restaurants, shops,... more »

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Points of Interest

Family-owned hotel with a vaulted restaurant that serves Bavarian fare (sausage and strudel) and, on Sundays, a popular brunch.

Room to Book: Ask for a room overlooking Promenadeplatz. Junior suite from $590, including breakfast.

Address:
2-6 Promenadeplatz
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-21200

2. Blue Spa and Restaurant

The Mediterranean-inspired fare is served in a cozy-chic Andrée Putman-designed space.

Address:
6 Promenadeplatz
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-212-0875

A car-delivery center accessorized with restaurants and shops. The swooping glass-and-steel leviathan, designed by Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, looks like a spaceship touching down.

Address:
1 Am Olympiapark
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-18-0211-8822

The restaurant occupies the vaulted cavern of the city’s royal stables, now encased within a modern complex built behind a Victorian-era façade. The salsiccia, however, is a little bit dry.

Address:
15 Maximilianstrasse
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-452-2880

5. Café Maria

Hunker down with a book and an appetite for an all-day breakfast.

Address:
97 Klenzestrasse
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-2024-5750

The museum has the world’s largest collection, at around 75,000 objects of modern and contemporary design. Among its soaring galleries is one of the most comprehensive design installations, spanning Art Nouveau chairs, the Bauhaus, and mid-20th-century masters, as well as Macintosh computers and Braun appliances.

Address:
15 Turkenstrasse
Munich
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7. Fünf Höfe

Herzog & de Meuron’s complex offers a new spin on the 19th-century shopping arcade, its passageways and interior quadrangles distinguished by hanging plants, warped walls, and a sculptural sphere by the artist Olafur Eliasson.

Address:
15 Theatinerstr
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-244-4958

A bustling boîte in the fashionable Glockenbach neighborhood where a herd of wall-mounted plastic animals is the primary décor.

Address:
Glochenbach
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-4613-4741

The recently renovated hotel occupies an 1870’s building and has a delightful heated rooftop pool and patio. The hotel’s Michelin-starred Restaurant Mark’s is open for an elegant Christmas Eve meal of traditional Christmas goose dinner complete with red cabbage and potato dumplings.

Address:
1 Neuturmstrasse
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-290-980

The classic porcelain manufacturer has enlisted artists like Ted Muehling to create modernist vases and chic caviar spoons.

Address:
8 Nordisches Schlossrondell
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-179-1970

11. Saf im Zerwirk

This vegan eatery was designed by Nitzan Cohen.

Address:
3 Ledererstrasse
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-2323-9191

12. Schumann’s

This upscale hipster locale is known for its glamorous bar scene. The venue also serves delicious Continental home cooking.

Address:
6-7 Odeonsplatz
Munich
Germany

Phone:
49-89-229-060