See Munich through different eyes and get to know the stories of the city. For this and much more, we are happy to call on the expertise of our partner and certified tour guide of the city of Munich, Birgit Stempfle.


She never ceases to amaze our national and international guests with her guided tours and also makes them feel immediately welcome during the personal hotel greeting. We wanted to know Birgit’s personal tips and “have-to-go” locations that you should visit in and around Munich. She told us new things and also drew our attention again to almost forgotten cafés and locations.


Read for yourself:

Patrick: Hi Birgit, thank you for taking the time for the interview. We would like to know from an “insider” and a Munich tour guide: What has actually happened in Munich in the past two years. Be it locations, restaurants/cafés or leisure tips and we would also like to get some personal recommendations from you.

Let’s start with the locations. Have you recently heard of an extraordinary location through your network that you would like to recommend?


Birgit: Yes, indeed. Last year, I did a lot of research in Munich’s districts and worked out district tours, including the increasingly trendy Giesing. In the “Untere Grasstraße”, I mainly wanted to have a look at the old hostel houses and was enraptured by the charming surroundings.


Here I also came across an art nouveau house with a little gem, PANTA RHEI Giesing. Sonja Friedl, the owner, told me about her idea and how she turned a former bakery into a feel-good place for events for up to 20 people with a concept store. Lifestyle workshops from calligraphy to flower wreath making with delicious catering with lots of lovely details.


Patrick: Wow, when you hear that, you immediately want to go there and spend time. Thank you very much! In the meantime, people also like to go to restaurants again and have themselves cooked for. Do you have three insider tips for us in Munich, where you should definitely go out to eat or of course where TO-GO is great?


Birgit: Like all of us, I’ve been out and about less lately. I think the Mural in the Hackenviertel is great because it’s just so metropolitan – yes, there is such a thing in Munich. My favourite place over the years is the Glockenspiel restaurant, I love the view from the 5th floor down to Marienplatz and the façade of the New Town Hall – even as a guide I never get enough of it and the French bistro cuisine is consistently good. By the way, it’s also recommended for events, because you can book exclusively. In the Munich area, I recently went on a tour in the footsteps of Empress Sisi in Possenhofen and discovered the newly renovated “Zum Fischmeister”. I went there with my husband the following weekend – I really recommend it. Very nice ambience!


Patrick: And last but not least: What about leisure tips in and around Munich? Have you heard of any new things that are great to do on the weekend to unwind? Or your personal highlights.


Birgit: The Botanical Garden is not new, but already over 100 years old. In winter, the greenhouses are a tropical paradise, and from spring onwards, the outdoor areas are transformed into a sea of blossoms. Personally, I’m looking forward to the tulip blossoms, where you can take a delightful stroll and be enchanted by figures made of Nymphenburg majolica. This year, the Olympia Park will be 50 years old, and countless events are planned for the summer, but at the moment you can still take advantage of the calm before the big storm. For a short mountain tour with a culinary highlight, I recommend the Saurüsselalm above Bad Wiessee, which only opened 3 months ago. It’s only 1 hour uphill from the Söllbach hiking car park, it’s worth it – for romantics or those lazy about walking, you can also order a carriage for the way.


Patrick: Yes, I know the lazy walker thing too – as a cyclist you prefer to sit 😉 Thank you Birgit for your time and the great tips and info! We are looking forward to the next event together with you.


Our partner Birgit Stempfle suggested PANTA RHEI as a location tip for small mini events for up to 20 people. After all, it’s important to have suitable insider tips on hand for small events as well.


And for the larger events, we have already tested a still quite new location in 2021 and found it to be good: the new Motorworld München in Freimann with smaller and large event rooms of the most varied kinds, both in-house under one roof and on the grounds within walking distance. Particularly practical: the AMERON Hotel with 156 rooms in modern retro style is located directly in the Motorworld München. You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to feel at home here.


While we’re on the subject of hotels: in the vibrant and innovative Macherei district in Berg am Laim, the Scandic Hotel Macherei will open in March 2022 with stylish 234 rooms. We are already in the starting blocks for a tour.


We will stay on the ball for you and keep you informed about new locations, trends and interesting facts.


Bei unseren Partnern

Motorworld München

Panta Rhei Giesing

Zum Fischmeister

Restaurant Glockenspiel




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