Twenty-six hours in Munich
Twenty-six? Yes, 26 hours. I’ve not made a mistake. Touchdown in Munich. It was my first trip to Munich and my first to Germany in fact. I arrived on the Thursday late afternoon, which meant the light had faded for the day by the time I travelled from the airport to the hotel and checked-in. So this is why I’ve called it twenty-six hours. From when I took my first step out of the lobby on Friday morning to when I headed back to the airport on Saturday midday.
So why was I in Munich? OtterBox were opening up a pop-up space in celebration of their new Strada Series case which I was sent before I arrived. With personal touches like monogramming, leather casing and drop protection, I was sold.
I’ve slowly become accustomed to travelling alone and with this I’ve enjoyed meeting new people. On this occasion I met Frank and Philipp who are based in Munich. A quick chat at the OtterBox Strada Lounge launch event and we were meeting up the next day so they could take me around some of their favourite spots in the city.
If you enjoy big cities, but not necessarily the hustle, then Munich is perfect
There’s such a mix in the city. From the grand architecture that turn into tourist spots, to the pastel buildings found down most side streets.
I found myself spending most of my time looking up. As much as I love London, naturally, I appreciated something different, and Munich was definitely that. What I enjoyed, was the slow tempo of the city. It was so quiet that if you enjoy big cities, but not necessarily the hustle, then Munich is perfect. Plenty to do, but not plenty of people.
When I needed a coffee I visited two spots. Man Versus Machine, one I had found before flying out to Munich and then Aroma Kafeebar, Frank’s old workplace. Two different spots, both serving very good coffee. I wasn’t out there to shop, but I did stumble across a couple good ones in HRVST, Wort-Wahl and Es Ce.
This trip was about wandering aimlessly and getting a feel for the city in a short space of time. And yes, Germany does Christmas so much better. Thank you OtterBox for having me in Munich and giving me the chance to explore.jbicon