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1. Es gibt ein wunderschönes, fast britisch anmutendes Café in Ingolstadt, das Café “Himmelblau”

Gelegen direkt an der Hohen Schule, in der Abendsonne und gefüllt mit unterschiedlichsten Stühlen, Tischen, Stilen und Geschirr. Ein Ort für Kreativität! 🙂

http://www.cafehimmelblau.de/

2. Der trendige Design-Shop “Søstrene Grene” eröffnet eine Filiale im Westpark, die Einweihungsfeier unseres neuen Lieblings-Designshops in Ingolstadt, findet am 20.7. statt! Hier könnt ihr euch schon einmal durch den Katalog klicken:

https://sostrenegrene.com/

3. Das Taktraum-Festival findet dieses Jahr am 27. und 28.07. wie gewohnt im Reduit Tilly statt. Mit dabei unter anderem DJ Koletzki. Für Karten geht es hier entlang:

 http://taktraumfestival.de/

Festival Ingolstadt

4. Die Audi Sommerkonzerte wurden letztes Wochenende mit den öffentlichen “Sommerkonzerten” mit Picknick-Wiese im Klenzepark eröffnet. Es folgen weitere Highlights. Besonders an’s Herz legen möchte ich euch folgende Programmpunkte:

Highlight Nummer Eins:

Was:                Konzerterlebnis „Illusions“

Wann:               Mittwoch, 18.07., 18.30 Uhr oder 21.30 Uhr

Wo:                 Museum für Konkrete Kunst

Was genau:

 Pekka Kuusisto (Geige) und Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Geige) spielen ein eher zeitgenössisches Programm. 
Es passt zur aktuell laufenden Op-Art-Ausstellung „Colors in Motion“.

Das Publikum bewegt sich mit den Musikern durch das Museum

Ein Team aus Video- und Lichtdesignern macht das Konzert zu einem Erlebnis, das alle Sinne anspricht. 

Dauer: ca. 1h

 Nach dem Konzert kannst du dir noch die aktuelle Ausstellung im Museum für Konkrete Kunst anschauen.

Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt

Mehr Infos zum Programm findest du hier: 
https://www.audi.de/de/audi-artexperience/sommerkonzerte-2018/programmkalender/kammerkonzert-1.html 

 


Highlight Nummer Zwei:

Was:                Stummfilmkonzert „Im Takt der Metropole“

Wann:               Dienstag, 24.07.2018, 20 Uhr

Wo:                 Festsaal im Stadttheater

Was genau:

·         Organist Cameron Carpenter improvisiert zu Walter Ruttmanss Stummfilm 
„Berlin – Die Sinfonie der Großstadt“ (1927)

·         Dauer: ca. 65 Minuten 

·         Nach dem Konzert gibt es noch ein Künstlergespräch mit Cameron; 
es moderiert der SZ-Journalist Jörg Häntzschel

·         https://www.audi.de/de/audi-artexperience/sommerkonzerte-2018/programmkalender/stummfilm-konzert.html 

 

Recap and coffee

IMG_0550.JPGThe year 2016 has nearly come to an end. Time to get up and get some things done while the old year still lasts. One thing I really want to get into again is blogging (and cleaning my flat, my closet, get my washing machine installed, finally paint my bedroom…) I work with so many inspiring bloggers every day but I stopped to publish (except for instagram) myself. Well, a new year is always also a time for a change. Or better: a reason to start new, positive habits.

Here comes my mid-December recap with some nice coffee-spots to spend the time between the years in my hometown Ingolstadt!

Yes, I spend most of the time at my desk at work, but sometimes my job requires to go outside. I had an amazing photo shooting in the cold with the new Audi Q2, finally found the most beautiful café in Ingolstadt (in my opinion it’s the Café am Schloß!), had some Glühwein at the little Christmas market of the Alte Anatomie (the museum of the history of medicine, a beautiful building that looks like a small castle, just in Ingolstadts city-center), the herbs at the museums garden were covered by the first frost of the year. I finally got to read the new issue of the Kinfolk magazine at a nice coffee-spot as well: one of the oldest cafés in Ingolstadt, the Café Wiedamann. mid-decemberrecap

Café am Schloß

Ballhausgasse 2, 85049 Ingolstadt

Oh this is one of my most favorite places. Nice industrial-interior. Modern but classic, the coffee is excellent and the breakfast contains only regional products. Also the coffee is roasted by their own little roastery – something you’ll taste. They’re also very flexible when it comes to vegetarian alternatives and soy-milk. Something you won’t get everywhere in Ingolstadt!

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Café Anna

Theresienstraße 19, 85049 Ingolstadt

The hot-spot for families and friends alike every saturday. From soja-latte to vegan ice-cream. The Anna has ist all. As well as a little bookshop and a beautiful interior. But be quick. On vertain times you’ll be waiting quite long  in line to get your coffee…

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Café Wiedamann

Donaustraße 1, 85049 Ingolstadt

Craving a piece of really self made cake? This little place is the spot for it. Just near “Vronis Ratschhaus” and the Pop-Up Coffee “Coffee Roasters V” you’ll find this little gem. Mr Wiedamann is still baking on his own. And there’s regular coffee, a piece of cake and a nice atmosphere plus friendly service for under 4€!

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Café Velo

Kreuzstrasse 2; 85049 Ingolstadt

Do you remember the little bike-shop that was in front of the Münster for as long as I can remember? Evi Salt took it over and made it in one of the most cozy and beautiful spots in the whole inner city. And the best thing? Except for the down-to-earth owner Evi? The coffee is served in cups of reasonable size and there’s always the smell of freshly baked waffles hanging in the air…

Special: Try the gingerbread-waffles that are only served around Christmas! Proof of calories worth the intake see below. And they taste even better when shared with some friends 🙂

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Wait for the list to continue, I’m not done testing every coffee of this town yet 🙂

Have a good last week before the Christmas holidays!

Berlin Stories

What a week-end! Sebastian Schipper isn’t wrong in his awarded film Victoria.Berlin nights are a specialty and I bet what happens in Berlin will never occur to you anywhere else!

Berlin Lesen Geschäft Berlin Stories Spatzen aufräumen Berlin StoriesThe Gaslight Anthem concert on Thursday was a blast. It was so good I even forgot to take a picture. That says it all! We spend our Friday with Brunch at “Frau Anna Blume”. A nice Café in Prenzlauer Berg with a variety of breakfast options! Included were our small bird-servants who cleaned our table already while we were still eating. Save your bread anyone!

Berlin StoriesWe spend the day wandering through Prenzlauer Berg until it was time for the Midsommar celebrations to begin.

Berlin Stories Berlin Stories Berlin Stories Berlin StoriesThe “Bikini Berlin” is an innovative shopping mall concept. It’s an amazing building full of small designer stores. And it is just near the Zoo. So there’s a big window where you can watch apes. Or they can watch you. The rooftop reminds me a little of the “High Lane” in New York!

Berlin StoriesAnd there in the Bikini I met my friend Betty who takes care of her sisters clothing store “Sara Lux” right now! I’ll do a little feature about this shop for Lilac&Vermilion!

Berlin Stories Berlin is full of friends. So after 5 years Tobi and I took the same picture in front of the same Graffiti again. It still exists!

Berlin Stories

I managed to bind a formidable flower crown. And refused to take it off for the whole night!

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Berlin Stories Berlin StoriesThere was cider, and not-so-typical-but-so-good food, swedish Midsommar games and a perfect final group-picture in the end.

Berlin Stories

After the bucket-challenge Tobi and Lucas decided that one swedish quest was enough. So they burned the Gothenburg quiz I wanted to take as well 😦

Berlin StoriesOf course there was dancing around the pole. Thank you Norr Magazin and From Up North! The evening was so much fun!

Berlin Stories

Because of the cold we went on to a bar in Kreuzberg. Somehow we managed coming home around 7 in the morning as we tried to help one of Tobi’s friends to find a way back into his apartment, drove around half the town to get his spare key…and drunk some “Pfeffi” (a disgusting mint snaps) from a “Späti” (a supermarket where you can buy stuff 24/7) What a night! What a midsommar party!

Italia, Food – a perfect weekend

I was lucky to spend the last weekend at Lago di Garda, in Italy. The weather was perfectly sunny most of the time and I discovered a perfect Sea Food restaurant in the beautiful city of Salo. Since then I’m craving for Sea Food although I’m actually a Vegetarian even mostly vegan. But vacations are for exceptions. I’m already planning in my head to move to Italy, who else is coming with me? Only lying at the beach, visiting beautiful villages and eating every Italian dish that comes around.

Lago di Garda - Gardasee - Salo

Exactly in this moment Netflix does it again. Well, Netflix does it over and over again. Producing high quality series that keep me watching for hours and not having bought a TV for years.

They produced this show called “Chef’s Table” and it’s a symphony of food pictures, Italian landscape and lifestyle and cheese, cheese cheese. It’s an advanced talk about food. As well as on the level of language as on the level of the images:

”In my heart is Balsamico and vinegar and my muscles are made of parmigiano.”

Have a look for yourself:

Lago di Garda - Gardasee

The “Sunday-Castle” of this week was the amazing stronghold of Sirmione, Castello Scaligero.

Lago di Garda - Gardasee

I think Lazise is the coziest city around the lake! So many childhood memories!

Lago di Garda - Gardasee - Sirmione

The Lake Garda is just one of my favorite spots for vacation. Maybe that’s something I have in common with thousands of Germans.

Well, where to next? Any good suggestions? What are your plans? I’m looking for nice places all over Europe for my upcoming trip!

Let’s get lost in Bangkok

Last year just at the same time I was already off to Thailand to explore one more part of South-East Asia. Right now work is keeping my feet here in Germany, otherwise I would already have packed my bags and would enjoy some place more vivid, warm and humid.

A friend of mine leaves for Bangkok tonight so I looked up some places I stayed during my 1,5 months in Thailand. I stumbled over the pictures of the first place I stayed in Bangkok and felt really nostalgic and my wanderlust grew even more.

You are longing for a holiday as well? Then let’s get on a plane and we’re off to Bangkok!

Bangkok - Emirates

Before arriving in Paradise, there are some hours to kill. So here’ also my favorite Spotify-Playlist for twelve-hours on a Jetplane. Emirates also provides games to play as well. You can use your remote like a controller – pretty cool.

Let's explore Bangkok - Emirates

Emirate’s planes are my favorite. There’s even a sky full of stars when the cabin lights are turned off.

Of course we haven’t had booked a hostel before our arrival in the late afternoon – planning in advance kills so much of the adventure-feeling!

Therefore we relied on Lonely Planet and tired to find this amazing place called “The Atlantis”.

We took the Sky Train into the center of Bangkok and then to the station where the Atlantis was supposed to be. At this point I need to share my love for the Sky Train.

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This train is just the fastest, cleanest and really perfectly situated medium of transportation for a million-souls city like Bangkok. Excepts from the boats. They get you around fast and easy as well. But when you need to get farther away from the Chao Phraya the Sky Train is often faster that any cab or Tuk Tuk could ever be. Additionally from being faster as you won’t be stuck in Bangkok’s crazy traffic, it’s much cheaper. Even through rush hour you won’t have trouble catching your train. The system is easy as well. Unlike Tokyo for example, you only have two main lines which are getting you nearly everywhere you would like to go. The difficult part of finding your direction starts when you leave the platform and start to find your way through Bangkok’s busy streets.

Let's explore Bangkok - The Atlantis

After 2 hours of dirt, sweat and carrying our backpacks through the dusty streets of Bangkok this (pretty cool) sign greeted us. Felt a little bit ironic, especially because we rested just a square-street away from the hotel but it took us a plate of Pad Thai and at least three Ginger Ales and half a hour searching through Google Maps to finally recognize that.

Finally we just had to cross a small path to find this jewel of colonial charm. The whole hotel looks like no one changed a piece of furniture since the English and their East India Trading Company left.

Let's get lost in Bangkok - The Atlantis

And they even have a swimming-pool! That’s heaven when you come home after exploring the city in 40 degrees without resting for a minute!

Let's explore Bangkok

There’s a restaurant connected to the hotel as well. For my taste they have some of the best curries there!

Let's explore Bangkok

The Flower Market isn’t far from the Atlantis, so we took a cap and spend the night wandering through flowers of ever shape and color.

Let's explore Bangkok

Thai people also make amazing bouquets for any religious occasion. They are amazingly beautiful and I bought one made of amazingly purple flowers, unfortunately I couldn’t understand the meaning of it. Hand and feed communication might work for every-day matters but when it comes to advanced spiritual matters it’s just not enough, Well, from the vendors gestures I think the flowers had something to do with the heart. If they help you find love or prevent you from a stroke…well I will never know 🙂

Let's explore Bangkok

On the markets one also finds any plant related to the tradition of Ayurveda medicine or traditional Asian healing methods. Such as Aloe Vera and things I can’t even name.

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Just one street away from the Atlantis you find FinsFins Bar. A place looking like a surfers retreat, The Japanese owning the place make perfect Japanese Breakfast! It’s the best I ever had outside Japan.

Let's explore Bangkok - Thaifood

Pad Thai we ate while still searching for the Atlantis. Funny fact is that even the owners of the Bar couldn’t tell us where the Atlantis was- even though they spoke perfectly English and are just neighbors to the hotel. The best things are obviously hard to find!

Let's explore BangkokLiving in Germany, and especially in a car-enthusiastic city, I was used to see grey, back or maybe some white cars. In Bangkok cabs are pink. And that’s what makes looking at traffic from some bridge or from the platforms of the Sky Train an amazing diversion.

Let's explore Bangkok

Welcome to one of the most amazing cities on this planet!

you’re a river and I’m falling water

Maybe your toes are as cold as mine these days. The season of Karneval is over for this year here in Germany and everyone is finally starting with their new years resolutions. Somehow this time of the year is my absolute favorite. Winter is still lingering over the word but fresh cut flowers, melting snow and some glimpse of sunshine are already marking the beginning of spring. “Aschermittwoch”, “Askonsdag” might as well be one of my most loved days of the year because it’s such a quiet day after all the celebrations, the dancing and loud music playing everywhere. People are getting a little more serious again.

Today we’ll be eating some fish and vegetables again – the start into the fasting period before Easter.

I hope some of you could enjoy some free days and the celebrations on the weekend!

Because it’s still so cold outside (at least for southern-Germany) I thought about a trip I took when I was near Washington earlier this year. I went to see the “Potomac-Falls” a beautiful wild running river just so close to the capital. It was freezing and I couldn’t even feel my feet anymore..but the view! Such a beautiful place.

Potomac Falls - North America

The admission to the Falls is free during the winter month and first I thought we would be the only ones visiting the reservoir because of the cold. But actually some people use this place for walking their dog or even for a run.

Potomac Falls - North America

The way to the falls is made of wooden bridges so it’s more of a walk then a hike.

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How many water is flowing through this river in a minute? Being from Europe it was fantastic to see that this river could just go wild and free without being disturbed by any artificial riverbed.

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Ice on the water. I think those lakes must be frozen by now as there are around -24 degrees in this area now.

Potomac Falls - North America - Map