MAY 15th to 18th
KRISTIN PETERSON EDWARDS of kpeARTS
ACCOMMODATIONS :: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen
$2000 per person double occupancy, includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, trip related expenses such as guides admissions and transportation.
Lunch :: Schwarzreiter Tagesbar
We begin with a light lunch in this justly renowned restaurant located within Hotel Kempinski
Historical Walking Tour
We tour the rich and beautiful historic center of Bavarian Munich, a city whose municipal origins stretch back
nearly one thousand years, in striking contrast to Prussian Berlin and its relative 'youth' of 300 years.
Dinner: Spatenhaus an der Oper
Traditional Bavarian fare in an elegant setting--and minutes from our hotel!
Monday, May 16th
We visit Dachau this morning, the first the Nazi concentration camp, a sober reminder that National Socialism began here in Southern Germany.
Lunch :: Speisecafe
Over a sunny lunch in this historic property we have a chance to refresh our spirits and get ready for an afternoon of pure delight as we tour--
A grand Baroque fantasy, this 'Palace of the Nymphs' was the summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria,
the House of Wittelsbach, and is today one of Munich most visited and treasured sites.
The scale of Blutenburg Castle, in contrast to nearby Schloss Nymphenburg, reflects an older more feudal past when this beautiful complex of buildings served as not only a ducal residence but as an administrative and religious center for the surrounding area
Dinner :: Schumann's
Cosmopolitan with a relaxed flair, Schumman's is just the spot for a fine meal at the end of a busy day.
Tuesday, May 17th
An important if recent addition to Munich's cultural mix, originally designed and built in 1937 by 'Nazi architect' Paul Troost, the Haus de Kunst after many years of neglect reopened as a contemporary art museum in 2014.
Another relatively recent addition to the Munich art scene, The Brandhorst is a public/private partnership between the state of Bavaria and the Henkel family whose collection forms the basis of the museum's holdings. These include many modern masters such as Warhol, Twombly and Beuys.
Lunch:: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
This is indeed that 'Hofbrauhaus', popular with tourists to be sure but just as beloved by locals, many of whom still keep their personal steins on site.
In short, no visit to Munich would be complete without a visit here.
Gallery and Studio Visits
We'd like to think that no Studio Traveler and kpe Arts trip would be complete without these always engaging visits!
Dinner :: Geisel's Vinothek
Fine wine and excellent food in elegant surroundings make for a memorable last night together.
Wednesday, May 18th