3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to dance your heart out

This week's update includes info on the largest dance event in Munich

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Welcome back to the Munich Post! The purpose of this newsletter is to share: 3 bits of news, 2 upcoming events, and 1 amazing restaurant/café for expats living in and around Munich. This way, you have a pulse on what’s going on without scrolling through thousands of pages.

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Plan ahead: Thursday, June 8, is going to be a public holiday, so make sure to wrap up your grocery shopping.

3 bits of news

Tick boom in eastern Bavaria

You probably have not noticed but there are more ticks in our green spaces lately.

However this year, there are 50% to 100% more of these little critters in certain regions of Bavaria than in the past. While ticks do love frolicking in tall grass, bushes and undergrowth, they're not just sticking to the wilderness.

Our very own city of Munich, especially the Nymphenburg Palace Park, was marked as a high-risk area for ticks in March. Ticks can transmit various infectious diseases to humans, including Lyme disease or early summer meningoencephalitis. While they become active when temps are just below eight degrees, ticks are more common in autumn, spring and summer.

So, after a day out in the park or a hike in the countryside, do take a minute to check yourself for any uninvited guests. And if you experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue, malaise, headache, or limb pain within 7 to 14 days after a tick bite, especially after spending time in a risk area, make sure to consult a doctor.

But hey, don't let this get you down. We can still enjoy our beautiful city and the great outdoors while staying safe.

You can find tips to prevent ticks and how you should react if you got a tick bite here.

Navigate new parking areas

Starting Friday, July 28, Munich is introducing new residential parking license areas for the residents of Sendling-Westpark. We know, finding a spot to park your car has been a bit of a hassle. But with these four new areas – Partnachplatz, Eichendorffplatz, Südliche Hansastraße and Nördliche Passauer Straße – things are looking up.

The parking rules in these areas will mostly be resident parking. This means, if you're a resident with a valid parking permit, these spots are reserved for you. Visitors can also park all day after purchasing a parking ticket.

And to keep things exciting, they’re going to have mixed forms of parking permits that adapt to changing traffic situations throughout the day. In this way, they can cater to the mix of residential, commercial, and work needs of the community.

If you are living in such a parking license area you can apply for a resident parking permit here. It's valid for one or two years, and all it costs you is an administrative fee of 30 euros per year.

You can find more information here. 

Harvest your own berries

Don't you just love strawberry season? We certainly do. From May to July, we're blessed with delicious, juicy strawberries straight from local fields around Munich.

If you've ever wondered where exactly your strawberries come from or just fancy the fun of picking your own, we've got some locations for you. There are loads of places in Munich where you can roll up your sleeves and fill your baskets with these sweet fruits.

  1. Beerengarten Rothschwaige - Historic Beerenhof in Karlsfeld

    Located in Rothschwaige, Karlsfeld. The farm is very close by and is ideal for a family outing. Open from 8:30 a.m.

  2. Organic berries from Franz

    Located in Obing in Traunstein. Opening hours vary depending on season.

  3. Picking strawberries in Munich on the fields of the Hofreiter family

    Several fields in the Munich area. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. during the season.

  4. Strawberries fresh from the field at Erdbeeren Wolf
    Several fields around Ebersried. Usually open from 8:30 a.m.

  5. Picking strawberries in Munich at Erdbeer Lang

    Strawberry fields in the southeast of Munich and in Ebersberg. Usually open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  6. Picking fields at Storz

    Several fields around Munich. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Here's a pro tip for you: the best time to pick strawberries is in the morning. You'll find the most aromatic and ripe strawberries then, and you'll beat the crowds.

But remember, before you head out, it's a good idea to call the farms to make sure they're open. Sometimes, due to weather or other reasons, fields may be closed - especially at smaller farms.

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2 upcoming events

Munich's biggest dance floor

Dance lovers, mark Saturday, June 3 on your calendars. The city of Munich is transforming the Gasteig HP8 in Sendling into the city's largest dance floor. It's an event they’re calling Tanz den Gasteig - and we can't wait to see you there.

No matter what your jam is - hip hop or tango, samba, disco or salsa - they've got it. We’re telling you there's something for every dance fan at this event.

But it’s not just about the big dance. In the afternoon, they are hosting more than 15 dance workshops for everyone, whether you're a kid, a teen, or an adult. You'll get a chance to learn or perfect a variety of dance styles, from street dance to samba to roller skate disco.

And if the weather's good, they’re planning to extend the party outdoors, including a silent disco (from 7 p.m. to midnight). Inside, the party goes on past midnight, with live DJs at the HP8 club hosted by Harry Klein (from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Halle X).

Here’s why our fellow collaborator Christina recommends this event:

“I love dancing and getting exposure to multiple dance style – it was heaven. It gave me an opportunity to try so many things at one event. If you like dancing, this is a NOT-to-miss opportunity.”

So, will we see you there?

General information 

📅 Saturday, June 3

3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

📍 Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8

Live Better: Olympic Park Wellness Festival

If you're looking for a way to kick off the summer with a focus on your well-being, we've got just the event for you. The successful Wellbeing for Life Festival is back for another year at the Olympic Park. Soak yourself in a holistic experience focused on health and happiness.

This festival is chock-full of activities and info about active living, mental and physical fitness, nutrition and much more.

The goal?

To inspire us all to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle. Get ready to try events like bamboo flow, which combines powerful movements with bamboo sticks for a meditative posture. Enjoy a cycling workshop with a stunning view of the Olympiasee. Learn how to be more sustainable in zero waste workshops, or get moving with full-body workouts, Zumba and hula-hoop sessions.

The kids aren't left out either. They can look forward to upcycling projects, skate workshops, and water sports. For the foodies among us, the food boulevard will showcase live cooking demonstrations, including new recipes from star chef Andreas Schweiger.

The festivities are spread out over the entire Olympic Park, and even bigger this year with the addition of Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz as a food and drinks marketplace.

You can watch last year’s highlights here.

General information 

📅 Saturday, June 3

11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

📍 Olympia Park

Free entry


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1 new restaurant/café to try


Has your day ever been brightened by the sheer delight of biting into a soft, gooey, flavorful cinnamon roll? Well, brace yourself for the ultimate Cinnamon Craze going on right here in town.

These aren't your everyday cinnamon rolls; they're an absolute game-changer. The new bakery in Altstadt offers delicious cinnamon rolls in a variety of flavors. You won't believe it till you try the Oreo one - yes, you read that right, Oreo cinnamon buns. Choose from various options, whether you prefer them lushly topped, simply garnished or even vegan.

But remember, their offers change daily, so keep an eye out for your favorite. Plus, you can bag yourself a deal if you buy more than one cinnamon bun. What's more, you'll appreciate Cinnamood’s cool interior and fancy packaging that adds an extra touch of sweetness to your experience.

The shop doesn't stop at rolls; they've also got a fine selection of coffee specialties from their own coffee roaster.

General information

📍 Sendlinger Str. 38

🥘 Cinnamon buns

Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

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Aazar, Arlene, Christina and Heidi

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