3-2-1 - 🇩🇪 Are you ready to become German?


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

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3 bits of news

No regrets of NOT having a balcony

You have no idea how much we wished for this. We don’t have a balcony so this was music to our ears.

After sidewalk cafés were introduced, the city created numerous terraces and they too will remain a permanent fixture in Munich’s social scene. The city terraces that appeared in Munich for the first time last summer, were unanimously approved by the city council recently.

Folks like us, who don’t have a balcony can now access the great outdoors and simply relax on the nearest terrace. They can be used by all Munich residents and you are not obligated to purchase any food or drinks.

With the approval of the city terraces project, Munich residents will also be allowed to set up small venues for relaxation areas in public spaces from April 1st to October 31st.

If you want to set up a public terrace, you have to follow a few safety rules because the furniture cannot be placed just anywhere and must be weatherproof, of course.

Basically, you have to apply to the city council. Use is free, but a 50 Euro administration fee applies.

You can find more information here.

Why 1000+ Studentenstadt apartments are empty

Studentenstadt has been slated for renovation to bring the student housing facilities up to code but unfortunately, no renovations are happening at the moment.

€130 million is needed for renovation but the full amount hasn’t been made available.

We sympathize with all those students, who will be unable to get an apartment as the semester starts.

No FFP2 masks are required in hospitals, care facilities, clinics, and other vulnerable areas from May 28

The mandatory FFP2 mask rule relaxation is FINALLY happening but we still have to wear medical masks (surgical masks). Damn! Weren’t those FFP2 masks annoying? We like surgical masks better, what do you think?

However, don’t forget that the state of Bavaria still wants you to continue wearing FFP2 masks while riding on public transportation (buses and trains).

As Bavarian Health Minister Klaus Holetschek said, “The risk of infection can be significantly higher in subways or buses than in other areas. Here in a small space, there is contact with many different passengers who change at each station.” There is also no fresh air so maybe it’s a good idea.

2 upcoming events

Free live music festival June 4-6 at Olympiapark

If you like punk, pop, or rap music, then you need to head to Olympiapark next weekend.

It’s called the Theatron Pfingstfestival.

Check out the line-up here.

Free music and party post Covid? We are in.

Are you ready to become German in 61.2 minutes?

You must be asking if this is a joke? Well, probably yes, because it took Aazar 6 years just to learn the language, and that’s only part of it ; )

Anyway, this English Comedy show will teach you how to behave like a real German in just 61.2 minutes!

Mel Kelly, who came from Ireland to Munich in 2003, will show you how Germans go about their daily lives – at work, on the train, and at doctor’s visits.

Even though it took him more than 17 years to become a German citizen, he promises to show you how to do the same in a little over an hour.

We love Mel’s stand-ups so we highly recommend it. But wait…do you even want to become German?! Either way, the show guarantees countless laughs!

Save the date: Saturday, May 28, 2022 (15 €)

Shamrock Pub, Trautenwolfstraße 6, 80802 München

You can buy tickets here.

1 café to try

Café Colombo — the BEST Quiche in town ⭐ (4.7/5)

If you want to enjoy a special breakfast during the week then we can highly recommend their Eggs Benedict with Salmon.

Café Colombo also has one of the best chocolate croissants. We have tried at least 25+ different chocolate croissants around Munich. Theirs are by far one of the best!

If you happen to visit Café Colombo, tell them Christina sent you ; )

Café Colombo, Anglerstraße 25, 80339 München

Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays).

That’s all.

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Have a great weekend,

Aazar & Christina

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