Questionnaire: Annette Roeckl

The most attractive building in the city, Mrs. Roeckl?

Munich is shaped by extraordinary women. In our questionnaire we would like to introduce a few of them. This time: the glove-maker Annette Roeckl. She loves the area around the Roecklplatz, which was named after her family.

Were you born in Munich or did you move here?
I was born in Munich, and remain a passionate resident of Munich.

In which district are you at home?
In Isarvorstadt, where the Roecklplatz is. I like the atmosphere, the people, the residents who've been there for years and the bars and restaurants that bring the whole area to life. The Isar is close by, it's green, and you can still get into the city in no time.

What does Munich taste like?
Like snacks in a beer garden and Weisswurst (white sausage) with sweet mustard.

What does Munich sound like?
The rush of the Isar.

What does Munich smell like?
Fresh! The air is good in Munich, and depending on the time of year, it smells of acacias, lime blossom or lilac because our air is so good.

Munich is the only city where ...
… you can get around really freely and very safely. The water and air quality are exceptional. It's not all paved over.

The most attractive building in the city?
The Lenbachhaus. I like the garden, the interior and the façade.

The catchiest Munich song?
"Skandal im Sperrbezirk" by the Spider Murphy Gang. The song came out in 1981 and is one of the band's biggest hits.

Isar or Eisbach?
There's more water, more free space, a greater expanse.

Beer garden or bar?
I love the beer garden system: the fact that you can bring your own food is insanely generous of the owners. You see all layers of society and every age group there, and the atmosphere is wonderful. And you can sit in a beer garden for hours. I think it's a great offering.

Philharmonic orchestra or brass band music?
Philharmonic. I like going to wonderful concerts.

A weekend in the mountains or by the lake?
In the summer, I prefer the lakes for swimming. In spring and autumn I like hiking in the mountains, and skiing in the winter.

The best place in Munich to impress visitors?
The Roeckl-Platz. Not just because it's our own square, but because it's insanely beautiful. But I also enjoy showing visitors the inner city – especially the Viktualienmarkt (food market).

What is the best place in Munich for an after-work beer?
Anywhere between the Roeckl-Platz and the Viktualienmarkt. There's lots of little streets around that area, and some unconventional bars and restaurants.

The best place in Munich for a romantic date?
The Rosengarten (Rose Garden)! You can walk through a romantic sea of roses there.

The best place in Munich to think?
The Isar wetlands heading south out of the city. There are not so many people, but you have the expanse and the river so you can really relax.

The best place in Munich to experience art?
The opera because it offers art at a very high level. But also the wonderful collections at the Lenbachhaus and the Pinakothek museums.

The best place in Munich if you are longing for Italy?
A good ice-cream parlour, for example the "Roma" on the Roecklplatz.

Without Women Nothing Works

A tour not only for women! Learn more about the famous and less famous women of Munich during a walking tour. Read more

 

Photos: Frank Stolle

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A visit to the former Purveyors to the Court

We visited the former Royal Bavarian Purveyors to the Court and did some shopping in the old town - from porcelain to perfume.

We visited the former Royal Bavarian Purveyors to the Court and did some shopping in the old town - from porcelain to perfume.

Vintage Dirndls and Hirschlederhosen

From Second-hand to a traditional store – we made our way through Munich's selection of traditional dress. 

Second-hand, a local label, a traditional store and a hire service – we made our way through Munich's selection of traditional dress.

Unique at halfs: The shoes are sewn instead of glued - this makes them particularly durable!

Haferl shoes and Dirndl bags

We visited some traditional shops and young designers in Munich to explore their traditional costume accessories.

It's not just dirndls and lederhosen: We visited some traditional shops and young designers to explore their traditional accessories.

A walk through Glockenbachviertel: Saskia Diez

Munich's districts through the eyes of Munich personalities: This time jewellery designer Saskia Diez shows us her Glockenbachviertel.

Munich's districts through the eyes of Munich personalities: This time jewellery designer Saskia Diez shows us her Glockenbachviertel.

Best place if longing for Italy, Mrs. Wetterich?

The fashion designer Rahmée Wetterich in our questionnaire.

The fashion designer Rahmée Wetterich her sister run the "Noh Nee" label, tailoring clothes that combine both Bavarian and African influences.

Around the Gärtnerplatz

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

Shopper's paradise

Shopping in an architecturally impressive atmosphere: a stroll through the inner city of Munich.

Shopping in an architecturally impressive atmosphere: a stroll through the inner city of Munich.

Chic flagship stores and premium brands

The density of international luxury labels in combination with long-established traditional brands is almost unique worldwide.

The density of international luxury labels in combination with long-established traditional brands is almost unique worldwide.

A real eye-catcher in the shopping arcade "Fünf Höfe" are the "Hanging Gardens" by artist Tita Giese.

Hanging gardens and noble architecture

Explore Munich's elegant designer shops next to cafés, bars and restaurants in an extraordinary shopping ambience.

Explore Munich's elegant designer shops next to cafés, bars and restaurants in an extraordinary shopping ambience.

Everything under one roof

Anyone who wants to explore Munich's long-established department stores starts the shopping tour in the city centre.

Oberpollinger, Ludwig Beck or Konen – anyone who wants to explore Munich's long-established department stores starts the shopping tour at Karlsplatz-Stachus or Marienplatz.

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Hogwarts sends his regards: in the small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus on Munich's Marienplatz.

Exclusive tour through the town hall

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

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Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

The game of suffering, death and resurrection

The inhabitants of Oberammergau staging probably the world's most successful and largest amateur play. Buy your Tickets here.

The inhabitants of Oberammergau have staged what is today probably the world's most successful and largest amateur play. Buy your Tickets here.

Dates, tropical and exotic fruits are also offered at the Viktualienmarkt.

Viktualienmarkt Tasting Tour

Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting facts about Munich's most famous food market.

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Discover the most delicious delicacies of the city and learn all kinds of interesting historical facts about Munich's most famous food market.

Climb 306 stairs up to the viewing platform of St Peter’s Church and enjoy exactly this view of the Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche.

Visit to the Town Hall Balcony

Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.

Book now for only 6 €!

Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.