Munich: Model agencies & hotspots

October 27, 2015 by Marie Hellbrugge

Marie Hellbrugge

I have been posting about New York, Mumbai or LA, but let´s talk about my origin.

I was born in Munich. I grew up here and after traveling for six years, I decided to move back to Munich. Currently more than 1,3 million people live in Munich. There are so many wonderful places and opportunities. New bars and restaurants are opening every week. I wanted to share my favorite spots with you, which make Munich so lovable.

To start the day, a run in the English Garden is perfect. It is huge so you can run as long as you want. Afterwards I suggest a nice lunch at Vino Cafe, which is in the center of Munich and has very nice food to offer. An alternative could be my favorite quick lunch at FeiSho.

The next place to go on a free day is for sure the Modern Art Museum “Pinakothek der Moderne” or “Haus der Kunst” which has an amazing exhibition at the moment  Louise Bourgeois ! Have a coffee in the “Glockenbachviertel” area or at the “Viktualien Markt”, where you can drink a fresh squeezed juice, a glas of wine or buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

For dinner I suggest a nice Burger at Burger&Lobster Bank or delicious Italian specialities at Bar Centrale. If you are still up for a drink you will feel very welcome at Heart Munich or Robinson Bar! To mention my very personal tip: Maria Passagne Bar is a super unique location to have a drink.

We have a lot of good agencies in Munich. The biggest ones are Munich Models, Most Wanted Models and Louisa Models.

Im super happy to work with Munich Models, who are very professional and have the best bookers in their team.  All though we have a lot of magazines here like the German Vogue, Glamour or Shape Magazine, the market is very commercial.. After a few years you have some regular clients, but if you are not from Munich and have a strong portfolio you can also get direct bookings. As we don’t have a lot of castings and many “wanna be agencies” you will also find a lot of   “wanna be models” at the castings. I think its really funny. For example sometimes I see models arriving with their mom´s Porsche and a bag which costs ten times more than the job of the casting would pay. It can upset some girls, who take modeling as a job seriously , but on the other hand the clients choose the strongest book.

A good advice for international models, is Leo´s Sports Club. It offers a discounts for models. And If you need cool clothes I suggest U.G.L.Y. store in the area “Schwabing”. They have great brands like Gestutz or minimum, so you can find the right outfit for your next casting! If you have any questions or If you need help to start in Munich, feel free to contact me.

Tags: Germany, Gym, Modeling agencies, munich, restaurants, Shops

Marie Hellbrugge HI MY NAME IS MARIE. I STARTED TO WORK AS A MODEL IN 2009. MY INTENTION WAS TO TRAVEL AND TO SEE THE WORLD. LUCKILY I WAS ABLE TO LIVE IN MILAN, PARIS, LONDON, DUBAI, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA. SINCE 2014 I FOUND MY BASE IN MUNICH. I AM SUPER THANKFUL TO WORK WITH CREATIVE PEOPLE AND TO HAVE SUCH A VERSATILE JOB. ON MY BLOG YOU CAN FIND SOME IMPRESSIONS ABOUT MY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES, MODEL JOBS AND AGENCIES.

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