3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to visit Bayern Park

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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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Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

3 bits of news

Green Deliveries in Munich

Guess what's rolling into our beautiful city? It's a brilliant idea that not onl our streets safer but also protects the environment. We're talking about the new bicycle logistics hub at the Viehhof/Schlachthofviertel.

Here's what's happening: Five logistics companies are now going to use state-of-the-art electric cargo bikes to make the last mile deliveries. Whether it's a parcel to your doorstep or goods to local businesses and construction sites, these bikes are taking over.

What's so special about this? Well, they're reducing car traffic in residential areas and helping to preserve the environment. Munich's officials aren't just thinking about classic parcel delivery, the bike logistics hub is also going to handle construction site and commercial deliveries. This means it’s opening doors for logistics companies to enter or expand into cargo bike logistics, even for our tightly built-up city.

Want to know more about this exciting development? Read more here (in German).

Ratschbankerl: Sit and Chat

Do you ever feel like having a friendly chat while sitting in the park?

Well, the city has come up with something just for you! Introducing the "Ratschbankerl" – special benches where conversations bloom, friendships form, and loneliness can take a backseat. In each neighborhood, there's a specially marked bench known as a Ratschbankerl, distinguished by a chalkboard sign.

When you take a seat on one of these 25 benches, you're not just resting; you're inviting others to join you in conversation. It's an open invitation to anyone and everyone, breaking down social barriers and fostering casual, meaningful connections.

Want to know where you can find these benches? Check out this link to see the various locations. These community gathering spots are a remedy against loneliness, making our neighborhoods more vibrant and connected. All you have to do is sit down, make yourself available for a chat, and who knows? You might make a new friend today.

Just Turned 18? Grab the KulturPass

Now, turning 18 doesn’t just mean you’re officially an adult, but it's also your ticket to dive deep into Germany's rich culture – on the house (not ours).

Since June 14th, 2023, every teen who celebrates their 18th birthday gets a little cultural treat – the KulturPass! Funded by our federal government, it gifts you 200 euros to explore concerts, theater, cinemas, and even museums.

More than 130,000 teens have already jumped on board. Wondering how to grab yours? Simply download the KulturPass app and get your budget activated using the eID (your electronic residence permit).

Cultural providers across the country have registered to offer their events and products. From theater and cinema to books and musical instruments, the KulturPass unlocks a treasure trove of cultural delights.

Parents, let your teens know.

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2 upcoming events

Museum of Man and Nature

This summer, the Mensch und Natur museum at Schloß Nymphenburg is turning into a playground of discovery. Every Friday between 3 - 4 pm, children ages 5-7 (and their parents) are invited to take part in special guided tours. However please note that the regular museum entrance fee still applies.

Different themes every week will reveal the secrets of our Earth and the marvels of nature. Just walk into the foyer and join in.

For children 8 and up, they've crafted an adventurous quiz spread across the museum's 8 departments. Hunt for the right answers now through Sunday, September 10, and you might even win some prizes. And for the tiny tots, there are hands-on stamp cards available for just 1€ at the reception desk.

Check out the museum's website for more information on this cool quiz and the full list of guided tours.

General information 

📅 August - Sunday, September 10

⏰ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

📍 Museum Mensch und Natur, Schloß Nymphenburg

More than Just Rides

Image credit: Christina Shad

Imagine the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster, the laughter of your kids, and the splash of water rides. Well, guess what? It's all happening at Bayern-Park.

Bayern-Park is an hour and a half northeast of Munich in Reisbach and is no ordinary amusement park. It's a wonderland that offers a perfect blend of roller coasters, carousels, water slides, animal exhibits, and much more. Ever wanted to experience southern Germany's highest free fall tower - the Voltrum (watch the video here) and try the extreme roller coaster - the Freischütz? This is your chance.

And for the little ones, there's a water playground, bulldog ride, piggy track, and even a bird of prey flight show.

Check out the full list of activities on their website. Throughout the year, Bayern-Park turns into a magical place with many unique events. From dSchultüten days for new school kids to even Star Wars themes, and something special for Advent. Families can explore, play, and learn together amidst the beautifully landscaped park.

General information 

⏰ 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

📍 Fellbach 1, 94419 Reisbach

💶 27€ – 34.50€

Christina went there last week and sent us some pictures, she said that it was TOTALLY worth it.

Protip: She would highly recommend going early in the morning because, more often than not, the amusement park tends to get quite crowded as the day progresses. By arriving early, you can beat the rush and enjoy the good rides without having to endure long wait times.

Image credit: Christina Shad

Image credit: Christina Shad

Image credit: Christina Shad

Image credit: Christina Shad

1 new restaurant/café to try

Das Maria

With its comfortable ambiance, traditional dinnerware, and spacious terrace, Das Maria is a must-visit for anyone craving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Here, you can indulge in some of the best Shakshuka in town, paired with lamb and beef-based merguez.

If that's not your thing, no worries, their meze, mains, and coffee choices are vast, offering both oriental and Italian blends. And don't even get us started on their hummus with aubergine and tahini — it's among the best we’ve ever tried. Their solid lunch menu for under 10 euros will leave your wallet and stomach happy.

Remember, weekends can be pretty busy, so do make a reservation ahead. Swing by Das Maria, and let us know what you think.

General information

📍 Klenzestraße 97, 80469 München

🥘 Middle Eastern Café

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