What sort of person feels particularly at home in the Altstadt?
Explorers looking for lesser known spots in among the usual tourist sights, and anyone in search of an oasis of peace and culture in the heart of a big city. My favourite place is the café on the terrace outside the porcelain exhibition at the Zwinger palace. From here, you have a great view of the Residenzschloss and the Taschenbergpalais, and if you turn your head, you can see the Postplatz which is undergoing a major transformation. This terrace is a wonderful vantage point from which to survey the surroundings.
If the Altstadt was a person, how would you describe it?
Sensitive, full of character and ever so slightly in love with itself.
What would you choose as a soundtrack for a stroll through the Altstadt?
Generoso risuegliati, o core from the opera Cleofide by Johann Adolph Hasse, which was premiered at the Opernhaus am Zwinger on 13th September 1731.