Munich’s culture is shaped by extraordinary women. As we put “all eyes on culture”, we would like to introduce you to a few of them. This time: Katharina Inselkammer, host at the Oktoberfest and restaurant owner.
Were you born in Munich or did you move here?
I was born in Munich.
In which district are you at home?
Untergiesing-Harlaching, south of the centre.
What does Munich taste like?
Fresh with a crisp finish and always with the perfect level of spice.
What does Munich sound like?
Like clinking glasses, horses’ hooves and crispy pork crackling.
What does Munich smell like?
Unique – in the best places malty and hoppy.
Munich is the only city which you ...
... would want to call home.
Which Munich lady should everyone know?
Helene Sedlmayr. She was the epitome of the beautiful Munich lady some two hundred years ago.
Your favourite Bavarian word?
No question: Gschaftlhuber (or “busybody” in English).
The most attractive building in the city?
Nymphenburg Palace and its gardens.
The catchiest Munich song?
“Gott mit dir, du Land der Bayern” – the Bavarian anthem.
Isar or Eisbach?
Eisbach, because of its associations with sport.
Beer garden or bar?
Beer garden – you can find bars everywhere.
Philharmonic orchestra or brass band music?
Brass band music in the Philharmonic Hall.
A weekend in the mountains or by the lake?
By a mountain lake – the best place to be as you can forage for mushrooms.
The best place in Munich to impress visitors?
Up on the Alte Peter (St Peter’s Church).
The best place in Munich for a romantic date?
A night-time picnic by the Isar.
The best place in Munich to think?
The best place in Munich for music lovers?
The best place in Munich to experience culture?
The Pinakothek is a real treasure trove that always has something new to offer.
The best place in Munich if you are longing for Italy?
Lunch at the “Due Passi” bistro and dinner in the “Katzlmacher” restaurant.