3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to grocery shop 24/7

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Urban Gardeners is opening its stores this week on Friday, March 15, at Marienplatz 8, promising to transfer your living spaces with lush, beautiful plants. They are also on the hunt for staff, so if you want to learn a thing or two about plants. Give it a go! 

3 bits of news

Grocery shopping anytime, any day

This is for the last minutes (it's a word, I checked). No more racing against closing times or fretting over forgotten dinner ingredients.

The first fully automatic supermarket that's got your back 24/7. Yes you heard that right 24/7. Welcome to the future with LateBird, a technology marvel nestled in Pasing at Lortzingerstraße 9, that is ready to revolutionize your shopping experience.

This 60-square-meter shopping haven offers a seamless, staff-free shopping spree. Simply stroll in, tap your choices on luminous displays, pay without the hassle of cash, and voila – an assembly line delivers your goodies. 

Forget about the premium prices of late-night convenience stores; LateBird promises wallet-friendly tags, slightly above your average market but well below the gas station gouge. 

And the cherry on top? It's open all day, every day, even on Sundays and holidays when everything else is snoozing.

LateBird isn't the only star in the 24-hour shopping galaxy. A stone's throw from the Englischer Garten, Ben and Bred awaits with similar tech-enabled convenience. And for those wandering around Dachauer Straße 5 (Karlsplatz-Stachus) or along the Tegernseer Landstraße, E-Kiosk 24 offers round-the-clock kiosk delights. 

It's clear, Munich's embracing the 24/7 shopping vibe, and we're all for it.

Read more here (in German). 

Streetcar parties start now

Image credit: Arlene

Ever thought of throwing a bash for your birthday - on the move? 

Well, it's time to hop on board a unique party venue – our very own Munich tram! 

Whether you're marking a milestone birthday, tying the knot, or simply looking to give your corporate outing a twist, this tram's got your back. 

Right now, the party-tram rolls through our beautiful town every Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 10am to 11:30pm. But they’ve even opened up some slots during the week too. 

Here’s how it works: You can choose from various tram types; pick almost any stop for boarding, and tailor your route to your heart's content. 

Dreaming of a themed decor or a feast aboard? You’re welcome to deck out the tram your way or let the pros handle it; MVG has lots of catering connections or you can bring your own munchies and bubbly. 

Just remember, if you're planning to bring the beats, you will need to sort out the sound system with them to keep things smooth with the city regulations.

Plan ahead: Booking requires a lead time of four to six weeks, depending on the type and scope of your event.

There are other options too, such as Spur Wechsel.

Find out more about this news here (in German).

Spring cleaning season arrives 

Spring is in the air, and with it comes the promise of sunshine, fresh blooms, the end of seasonal depression and... a city-wide cleanup. 

Our beloved Munich is undergoing a major spring cleaning from its sprawling streets, bike lanes, serene parks and bustling sidewalks -  it's all hands on deck.

We're talking about a monumental effort to clean a whopping 2,400 kilometers of roads, nearly 1,000 kilometers of cycle paths, and more than 1,500 kilometers of sidewalks, not to mention giving our public parks a well-deserved makeover.

And you can join in the action. 

With cleanup events popping up all over the calendar, there's never been a better moment to make a difference. Clean ups are organized by Cleanup Munich and Isar Cleanup, for instance.  

Read in detail here and here (in German).

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It is our desire to bring our readers the best information about Munich — at zero cost to you. In keeping with this theme, we thank our sponsors & partners (partners are people we’ve worked with personally) for today’s newsletter.

What are they? How do you get them? We recently bought a house, and it was a hell of a ride as an expat. But you can get clarity on this and the process below:

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  • Common struggles with foreigners and how to avoid them

  • How buying and financing a property differs in Munich compared to other cities

P.S. Property prices in Germany are currently at their lowest point in 60 years. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

2 upcoming events

Luck of the Irish: Get Festive for St. Patrick’s Day 

This Sunday, March 17th, Munich transforms into a slice of Ireland, with a grand parade that kicks off at noon from Münchner Freiheit, weaving its way down Ludwigstraße to the vibrant heart of the festivities at Odeonsplatz. 

To dodge the crowd crush, consider spreading out along the parade route; there's plenty of room for everyone to get a great view.

Post-parade, Odeonsplatz becomes the epicenter of fun, hosting a kaleidoscope of performances that promise to keep you entertained well into the evening. Expect the day to be jam-packed with authentic Irish music and dance. 

Dive into the vibrant array of street food, grab a coffee or something a bit stronger, and soak in the atmosphere. 

General information

Read more here and here. 

📅  Saturday & Sunday, March 16—17

⏰  11am—5:30pm

📍  Odeonsplatz,  München

Unscripted Fun: Comedy Night

Let's dive into an evening of pure joy and improvisation at the Scared Scriptless English Improv Comedy show this Saturday, March 16, from 7-10pm. 

Here the script is tossed out the window and the punchlines are as fresh as the craft beer on tap. Join them at the old Westend Apotheke in Schwanthalerhöhe as four stand-up comedians take the stage without a net, relying solely on their wits and prompts from both the master of ceremonies and you, the audience.

Book your tickets here. 

General information

📅  Saturday, March 16 

⏰  7—10pm

📍 Alte-Westend-Apotheke, Ligsalzstraße 12, 80339 München

💶  From €8—€12 


This is a special bonus link for expectant mothers who need the birth preparation assistance. We wish we had access to this resource when we were in Munich, as it would have been helpful to have someone who speaks English and is readily available during pregnancy and after giving birth. — Aazar & Christina

1 new restaurant/café to try

The Lonely Broccoli 

At the Lonely Broccoli the grill is king, and the meat is so tender it practically melts in your mouth. 

With an urban vibe and an open kitchen that lets you witness the magic as it happens, this trendy restaurant in Schwabing is all about giving you an unforgettable experience that will leave your taste buds doing the macarena. 

From premium cuts to entrails, every dish is prepared with modern flair and sourced from the finest regional producers. Imagine sinking your teeth into charcoal-grilled steaks or savoring slow-roasted ribs, all while exploring exceptional wine pairings. 

And let's not forget the creative desserts that promise a sweet finale. 

General information

📍  Leopoldstraße 170, 80805 München
🥘  Steak

  Tuesday - Friday 12pm—2pm, 6pm—11pm

Saturday 6pm—11pm

Monday 12pm—2pm 

Sunday Closed 

Meme of the week 😂

@Christina, message received — Aazar😂 

Thanks for reading and sharing the Munich Post 3-2-1 newsletter.

See ya next week!

Aazar, Arlene, Christina, and Heidi

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