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: Claudia Pichler, cabaret artist.
Were you born in Munich or did you move here?
I was born in Munich-Pasing, grew up in Aubing and now reside in Haidhausen district.
The taste of Munich:
Munich tastes like pretzels and Spezi (a mix of Coca-Cola and orange juice) – crisp, fresh and sweet.
The sounds of Munich:
The smell of Munich:
It smells of hops near the breweries.
Munich is the only city where you can ...
... experience a good blend of big-city flair and village charm.
My favourite word in Bavarian dialect:
The city's most beautiful building:
As an ambassador, I would like to dispel this misconception about Munich:
You don't need to be exceptionally wealthy to feel at home in Munich.
The catchiest Munich song:
“Sommer in der Stadt” (Summer in the city) by the Spider Murphy Gang.
Isar oder Eisbach?
I adore the Isar river any time of the day or year.
Biergarten oder Bar?
Philharmonie oder Blasmusik?
Brass music in all its variety.
Lederhosen/Dirndl: ja oder nein?
I think that Tracht (traditional dress) is great, because with a well-fitting dirndl (women's traditional Bavarian dress), you are always well-dressed.
Auf die Berge oder an die Seen am Wochenende?
I love visiting the beautiful lakes, and as a freelancer, I prefer the weekdays when it's less crowded.
When I'm away from Munich, I often proudly share this fact about the city:
In the Westpark you can spot the most impressive wolpertingers (mythical German creature) hopping about at midnight under a full moon.
Der beste Ort in München, um den Besuch zu beeindrucken?
The Oidn Wiesn (traditional part of the Oktoberfest) in the Herzkasperl tent, enjoying folk dance with the Well-Buam band.
Der beste Ort für einen Sundowner?
In classic style, on Hackerbrücke (bridge).
Der beste Ort für ein romantisches Date?
Der schönste Spaziergang?
Any path leading to the enchanting Haidhausen district.
When I seek tranquillity, my sanctuary is ...
... my bathtub. That’s where I usually find peace and quiet.