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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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Urgent & important news for you all
Heads up, the Verdi trade union has announced a 24-hour local transport warning strike happening tomorrow (Friday, May 19). Munich and surrounding areas (Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, Fürth, Landshut, Schweinfurt, Bamberg, and Bayreuth) will be affected.
The strike will disrupt U-Bahn, bus, and tram services. However, S-Bahn, regional buses, and trains will be functional. Plan accordingly.
Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
3 bits of news
Is the latest student housing project the answer to your prayers?
Here’s some exciting news - the newly renovated student housing at Studentenstadt in Schwabing-Freimann, is officially open as of Tuesday, May 16.
After nearly 2 years of work, around 250 energy-efficient apartments fitted with modern amenities and priced reasonably (for Munich standards) are finally ready to welcome students.
Side note - these apartments are located within walking distance of the English Garden.
A dorm fire in 2021 revealed fire protection deficiencies so more than 1,000 units had to be evacuated. Fortunately, the renovation of the remaining buildings is planned and hundreds more apartments are expected to reopen in the future.
If you or a friend are interested in applying click on this link. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, these apartments are expected to fill up quickly.
You can find more information here.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Did you know that the AWM waste management company in Munich is not just about recycling but also a treasure trove for second-hand items?
They have a huge store in Pasing that offers everything from furniture to CDs, gardening supplies, musical instruments, sports gear and handy electrical appliances. All items have been inspected by the AWM team and are in excellent condition.
The prices are super affordable and they also accept donations of items that are in good working condition.
Bring your unwanted items to one of their convenient drop-off points:
Saturday auctions are also held at regular intervals and items for sale can be viewed online or in Halle 2 starting at noon on the Thursday before.
Next auction is on Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
They also have a Repair Café where you can get help repairing small items.
To get more details on upcoming events click here.
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Halle 2
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shopping Service: 0162/4291331 (for specific questions about the product range) from Tuesday to Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Zero-waste food market
Since last Wednesday, May 10, the weekly zero-waste food market in Munich’s Arnulfpark has been making waves.
At this plastic-free market, you can shop for veggies, spreads, cheese, bread and other delicacies. BUT you must bring your own reusable packaging (glass or metal containers, cloth bags, waxed cloth wraps, etc.)
The idea here is to promote the zero waste concept - to minimize packaging waste AND food waste.
The market is designed to help you buy exactly what you need. It’s a great way to shop consciously while reducing waste.
We all know the number of times that a bunch of parsley has gone from the shop to the fridge to the trash…
Forgot your containers? No worries. They have a few kiosks offering glass containers that follow the same Pfand system we have all become experts at.
So head on down to Münchner Arnulfpark and have a look.
Other options for plastic-free shopping:
Oeko Esel (Helene-Weber-Allee 17, 80637 Munich)
Westend PUR (Westend, Heimeranstraße 51A, entrance Bergmannstraße, 80339 Munich)
⏰ 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
📍 Neuhausen in Arnulfpark
All details are available here.
A big thank you to this week's main sponsor.
My sister lost 1000€ worth of goods due to theft
Two weeks ago, my sister lost 1000€ worth of household items due to thieves entering in the middle of the night. They took her toaster oven, air fryer, printer, and a bunch of other valuable items. Everyone in her building was affected. The door to the basement was not locked and so anybody could enter.
This can happen in the middle of the day too. We all buzz in DHL or DPD folks to drop things and someone could just be smart and make their move.
That’s why I always recommend having household insurance, which covers all the contents in your flat like electronics, furniture, and other valuables. The policy covers items affected by theft, fire, or some other disaster like water damage.
My sister was able to recover her money and you can too. If you have the right insurance. – Aazar
Hence, I recommend feather-insurance.com to learn more about the policy and when you're ready, use code MUN-POST for a €15 bonus cashback when signing up.
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Try Feather Insurance (they are English-speaking and expat-friendly).
2 upcoming events
Dare to engage
Ready for a challenge?
This unique event involves two strangers (willing to step outside their comfort zone) engaging in two hours of conversation over food and drinks.
To bring different people of different opinions together and foster understanding through dialogue.
You might make a new friend or find a potential collaborator.
You will be given questions to help you start conversations with others. It could be about food, their favorite time of the year, and the relationship between humans and nature.
The last event was in German, but this one will be held in English.
📅 Tuesday, May 30
⏰ 6:00 p.m.
📍 Halle E, Gasteig HP8
💶 9€ including snacks
Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE entry
International Museum day is coming up on Sunday, May 21. And to celebrate, most of Munich’s museums will have free admission. You can explore popular museums like the Münchner Stadtmuseum, Jüdisches Museum München, Museum Villa Stuck, NS Documentation Center, which will offer guided tours and hands-on activities too.
Can’t make it in person? Not to worry.
The participating museums are offering shows digitally and the chance to take 360° tours.
Find more information here.
As always, we’re here to keep you informed about what's happening in Munich. We’d love to hear what you think about these events or if you have any insider tips to share with the expat community.
1 new restaurant/café to try
Waldwirtschaft — The local’s secret
If you have been in Munich long enough, you would have definitely heard of the Waldwirtschaft, affectionately known as Wawi. This historic estate (dating back to 776) is now a very traditional German restaurant featuring an indoor dining room and a spacious Biergarten.
But given the moody weather this year the beer garden isn’t always open. When the sun does shine, they celebrate with a great jazz band to help the beer go down.
They have also started offering a lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. With multiple kiosks available for a good variety of hearty food and drinks, this cult favorite a great place to bring out-of-town visitors or hang with your regular group of friends.
📍 Georg-Kalb-Straße 3, 82049 Pullach im Isartal
🥘 Traditional German cuisine
⏰ Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Reservations can be made via this link.
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