Florian Weidlich designs summit cross pendants, Goaßlschnalzer bracelets and modern traditional costumes. And is strongly inspired by his homeland.


This is how you get to Rosenheim by train: Plan arrival.

Where rages the bear between Munich and the mountains? In Rosenheim, of course! The lively university town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps has everything a smart city needs: a beautiful, historic center with Mediterranean Inn-Salzach architecture, a university full of fun-loving students and, with the "Lokschuppen", the most exciting exhibition location far and wide. Rosenheim is the home of Florian Weidlich, a good-humored designer who expresses his love of his homeland in the creation of original jewelry and clothing. For his label "Mamma Bavaria" he draws inspiration from tradition, traditional costume and a sense of home - and designs pendants in the shape of real-life summit crosses on Upper Bavarian mountains, for example. Or cool leather bracelets in Goaßlschnalzer braiding technique and with lion head clasp. His workshop with showroom is in Riedering, just a few kilometers east of Rosenheim.

As an enthusiastic Rosenheimer, Florian knows the best insider tips in his hometown. Fancy a coffee? The designer recommends Café Flower Power on Grüner Markt. "Sebastian, the barista, makes the best coffee in town. They serve freshly baked waffles to go with it. Sweet or savory!" For a fine dinner, on the other hand, the designer recommends Restaurant Moser in Rosenheim, with fresh regional cuisine.
And what does Florian do between breakfast and dinner? When he's not working, he likes to go hiking on Rosenheim's local mountains. In the Samerberg and Hochries areas, you can make the most beautiful day trips, especially now in autumn. "The Kranzhorn, for example, is right on the border with Austria, which is why there are two crosses on the summit - one for Bavaria, one for Austria!"

Read here like Florian a perfect weekend in the Chiemgau would design!

Cover photo: Summit crosses to-go are available at Florian's store Mamma Bavaria © by.TM/Peter von Felbert

More articles from Bavaria