View from St. Peter to the Marienplatz and the Frauenkirche in Munich.

Tips from Influencers: Arienne Parzei

What was your nicest encounter, Arienne Parzei?

Many influencers visit Munich and capture the city through an array of videos, articles and photos. In order to gain some real insight into their creative work and to find out what they love so much about Munich, we have put together a questionnaire. This time: Arienne Parzei, travel videographer and photographer from Toronto.

How had you imagined Munich before your visit?

My impression of Munich before arriving was a bustling and hip city. With lots of historic and cultural things to experience.

And how did it turn out to be?

Munich was very close to my expectations, but one thing I was most surprised was how easy it was to walk around the historic area of the city. Things were closer together and easy to navigate.

What did you like the most?

Since I was there during the Christmas markets, I loved the feeling and atmosphere in the city during the holidays.

What was the most interesting place?

I didn’t get the chance to explore a lot of the city, but I really enjoyed the old historic centre.

What was the tastiest food? What was the best drink?

I enjoyed all the Christmas market foods and of course Glühwein!

What was your nicest encounter?

Meeting the owners of some of the Christmas market stalls. The people were so lovely and I learned a lot about their products and traditions.

What was your favourite moment?

Climbing to the top of St. Peter’s Church and seeing Munich from above.

What did you take from your visit?

That Munich has so much to offer visitors, so I need to plan a return trip!

You can give your friends three tips for a trip to Munich – where do you tell them to go?

Walk around the historic city centre, climb to the top of St. Peter’s Church, and people watch from one of the cafes.

What do you want to do on your next visit?

Explore more of the food scene and check out the architecture.

Which photo of Munich got the best response from your followers?

The overhead photo of Munich from the top of St. Peter’s Church.

What’s your personal tip for the perfect holiday photo?

Try to capture the atmosphere – decorations, lights, people.

What are your three golden tips for travelling?

Travel with an open mind, be flexible, and be curious.

And last but not least: What do you think people from Munich mean when they say “Gspusi“? Any ideas?

Enjoy life! 

 

*Gspusi means sweetheart in Bavarian.

3 questions on Arienne's work

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Arienne and I’m a travel videographer and photographer from Toronto, Canada. I’ve been travelling and creating videos for over 10 years and love capturing our world and sharing it with viewers, with hopes to inspire them to get out and explore it for themselves! I’m personally drawn to adventure activities and cultural experiences, and love learning about people and cultures first hand.

Where do you get inspiration for your work?

From the destination, the people around me, architecture and music.

What’s the biggest challenge in your job?

Finding enough time to do everything I want to do!

Thank you, Arienne!

 

 

Photos: Arienne Parzei

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The British blogger Leyla Kazim visited Munich and tells in the questionnaire what she experienced.

 

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