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Museums and taxi drivers
Many thanks to those Munich taxi drivers
It was still snowing when we came out of the Muffatwerk art centre. The surrounding streets were dark and deserted. We were looking for a way to get back to our hotel as quickly as possible when a taxi appeared out of nowhere and parked in front of ours. It was the same taxi driver who had taken us there hours earlier. That wasn’t the only time that we had reason to be grateful to a taxi driver. One morning we left the tripod of one of our cameras in Sankt-Jakobs Square, opposite the Stadstadtmuseum and the Jewish Museum. When we returned hours later it was still there. However, we lost it again on the same day. This time in a taxi. Very kindly, the taxi driver brought it to the Brandhorst Museum where we were filming. Many thanks to those Munich taxi drivers who listen to classical music on the radio. They deserve a bowl of soup at one of the small restaurants in Viktualienmarkt or a coffee and a butter pretzel at any of the Rischart patisseries spread throughout the city. Because Munich leaves you hungry for more.
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The Italian tenor Paolo Fanale climbs down from the stage of the Munich Opera House to accompany us on a journey through the art and culture of the German city.
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