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The sights and sounds of Munich

  • munich_2016Munich High-End runs each May and is almost certainly the best audio show in the world right now. Technically, it’s a four day event with the first day restricted to trade and press only. For this audio journeyman however, Munich High-End is always a five day event.

    The first day – let’s call it Day Zero – is reserved for walking the 7kms south from Schwabing to Marienplatz (and back again).

    In between, it’s a time for staring up at the sun as the bells ring out from the New Town Hall across the city centre; for dodging the cyclists that whizz in and out of Ludwig Maximilian University; for sipping on espresso and Grappa under warming midday sun at Odeonsplatz; for a flat white proper at the Aussie-run Man Versus Maschine coffee shop; for record shopping at Public Possession, Ludwig Beck, Optimal and Best; for instantly forgetting that a Silicon Valley firm just acquired Bowers and Wilkins; for (almost) tip-toe-ing through the tulips; for big beers in the Englischer Garten with AudioStream’s Michael Lavorgna; for pork knuckles at Wirtshaus Zur Brez´n on Leopoldstrasse; for pretending that jet lag isn’t gonna hit as hard this year (wrong); for soaking up the cultural depth that makes Munich is such a glorious city in which to spend time time.

    Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Vegas anymore.


    Further information: Munich High-End


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    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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