A city's character is shaped by its residents – and Munich is home to some truly exceptional individuals. We have enlisted a few remarkable talents as Munich ambassadors and would like to introduce them through this questionnaire. This time featuring: Carolin Engelhardt, Founder and Creative Director “Münchner Dirndl“-manufactory.
Born a Munich resident or became a Munich resident?
I became a Munich resident and I'm very proud of it.
The taste of Munich:
It tastes like pretzels with butter – but it's important to get a good pretzel with that special crunch.
The sound of Munich (noise, song, Bavarian-dialect word):
It sounds like the Isar river.
The smell of Munich:
Like hops – what is more typical of Munich than beer?
Munich is the only city where you can ...
... reach everything by bicycle and have everything right on your doorstep.
My favourite word in Bavarian dialect:
The city's most beautiful building:
The Glyptothek (art gallery), because of its beautiful architecture – by the way, that's also where we had our first photo shoot for Münchner Dirndl.
As an ambassador, I would like to dispel this prejudice about Munich:
The idea that the Munich people are arrogant. When you sit down at a table with Munich locals, you might think that at first – until they open up.
The catchiest Munich song:
Any song by the Spider Murphy Gang.
Isar river or the Eisbach (man-made river)?
Eisbach, because you can float leisurely all the way to Tivoli Bridge.
Beer garden or bar?
Beer garden, because everyone sits together at one table, just like at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest fairground).
Philharmonic or brass band?
Philharmonic, because Munich also has a vast offer in terms of culture.
Lederhosen/Dirndl (traditional Bavarian clothes): yes or no?
You always look best in a dirndl!
To the mountains or the lakes at the weekend?
To Schliersee (lake) and the Brodenschneidhaus for Kaiserschmarrn (light, caramalised pancake).
When I'm away from Munich, I often boast about this fact of the city:
What is the top location in Munich to impress visitors?
The Olympiadach (Olympic roof) and Olympiapark (Olympic Park) and then to Weinhaus Neuner for dinner.
The best sundowner spot?
The best place for a romantic date?
Hofgarten (court garden). It's so nice to watch the dancers on Fridays or enjoy a little concert by the musicians. And all that in the heart of the city!
The most beautiful walk?
When I seek tranquillity, my sanctuary is ...
... the Englischer Garten early in the morning, when it is still a bit foggy, or the Monopteros for meditation.