Western Living - - TRAVEL / THE CHECK- IN -

Even if modern art isn’t your jam, the Haus der Kunst mu­seum is worth a visit for 5

Die Gold­ene Bar alone. It has an un­pleas­ant his­tory as a for­mer Nazi wa­ter­ing hole, but to­day it’s a hop­ping mu­seum café and a nightlife spot that’s open to all. Strik­ing gold leaf treat­ments, vin­tage light­ing and hand­painted maps line the walls—as fas­ci­nat­ing as the ex­hibits in the at­tached gallery—and are paired with con­tem­po­rary long white ta­bles; the drinks menu sim­i­larly puts modern twists on clas­sics. (The circa-1930s Blood and Sand, tra­di­tion­ally made with or­ange juice, fea­tures a “crown of or­ange foam” in its 2018 in­ter­pre­ta­tion.) Swing by the 6 Eis­bach­welle af­ter a drink or two to catch the surfers rid­ing the per­pet­ual man­made wave in the river that flows through the sur­round­ing park, or stick around Gold­ene Bar for danc­ing into the night.

And if you want to visit the most clas­sic bar in all of Ger­many, make a quick so­journ to Schu­mann’s, where white-jack­eted servers de­liver spot- on takes on the be­drock of mixol­ogy, all the while the leg­endary owner, bon vi­vant Charles Schu­mann, holds court in the cor­ner.

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