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Munich's New Modern Design

Christian Kerber

Photo: Christian Kerber

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

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Destinations: Munich + Bavaria · Munich

Inspired by: Munich’s New Modern Design — by Aric Chen, Published Sep. 2008

Hotels (3)

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    Bayerischer Hof

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

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    Mandarin Oriental, Munich

    The 2007 renovated hotel occupies an 1870's building and has a delightful heated rooftop pool and patio. The hotel's Michelin-starred Restaurant Ma

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    Cortiina Hotel

    The intimate, newly expanded boutique hotel in in a central but tucked-away location. More

Restaurants (5)

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    Saf im Zerwirk

    This vegan eatery was designed by Nitzan Cohen.

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    Café Maria

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

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    Schumann's

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

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    Blue Spa and Restaurant

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

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    Brenner

    The restaurant occupies the vaulted cavern of the city's royal stables, now encased within a modern complex built behind a Victorian-era façade. Th

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Activities (6)

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    Nymphenburg

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

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    Soda, Munich

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    Die Neue Sammlung

    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 th

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    Fünf Höfe

    Herzog & de Meuron's complex offers a new spin on the 19th-century shopping arcade, its passageways and interior quadrangles distinguished by hangi

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    BMW World

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

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    Heyluigi

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

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  • Munich for Christmas

    Munich + Bavaria, Munich

    Enjoy a traditional Christmas goose dinner, a slice of stollen, and a sip of gluhwein (hot spiced wine) while listening to church bells ringing through the Alps.

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    Munich + Bavaria

    In Munich, there aren't souvenirs and junk food every three steps, so the day is all about "yes"—yes, let's take out a boat; yes, let's go for a swim. Who needs Orlando?Munich is the happiest place

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