3-2-1 - It’s time to celebrate 1000+ 🎉

Before 3 bits of news, there is some breaking news.

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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.

So, here’s the good news! We reached 1000+ subscribers last week, woohoo! So, as a gift to the community, we’ve decided to give a 50€ gift for dinner at Shandiz. What’s the catch? Share the newsletter with your 3 friends on WhatsApp or wherever, and send us a screenshot that you shared by replying to this email. We’ll pick one random winner.

3 bits of news

Before 3 bits of news, there is some breaking news. The S-bahn-Stammstrecke is blocked from tonight i.e. Friday 10:30 p.m. to Monday morning 4:40 a.m.

Here is more information based on each S-bahn:

S1: The trains only operate between Moosach and the main station every half hour and make no stops in between; they begin and terminate at the main station. Lines U2 and U3 can also be utilized to access the city center from Feldmoching and Moosach.

S2: The trains travel the whole route between Obermenzing and the main station just once every half-hour and without stopping. They also start and conclude at the main station. You must change trains at Dachau to go to or from the city center because shuttle S-Bahn trains only run between Altomünster and Dachau.

S3, S4: Pasing is where the trains begin or terminate. Between Pasing and the main station, you can use the MVG lines that have been reinforced and regional traffic.

S6: The trains do not stop between Pasing and the main station and begin or terminate at that location.

S7: Trains do not stop at the Hackerbrücke; they either begin or terminate at the main station.

S8: The trains are rerouted via the Südring and only stop at Ostbahnhof between Pasing and Daglfing.

S2, S6: The trains start and stop at the Leuchtenbergring when coming from the east.

In the eastern part, the S4 is missing.

S3, S7: In Giesing, where there is a link to the U2, the trains begin and end.

S8: The trains are detoured via the Südring and only stop at Ostbahnhof between Daglfing and Pasing.

I know it is confusing but you can find the full information here (in German).

SWM is increasing gas pricing for Münchners

An average household now pays 159€ per month, it will roughly increase it up to 307€ per month from January 2023.

You can see how it will look:

You can find the news here (in German).

Achtung U2 travelers who pass through Sendlinger Tor - “Bauma” is coming

From Monday, October 24 through Sunday, October 30, "Bauma," the world's largest trade fair for construction machinery, is happening in Munich. MVG warns that there will be a bottleneck at Sendlinger Tor.

If possible, avoid this route during these days.

You can find the news here (in German).

Basic with ads Netflix subscription to launch in Germany in November

Source: newsingermany

Not strictly Munich news, but still - Netflix is introducing a new package with ads.

For 4.99€ per month, customers may access 90 to 95 percent of Netflix programming options with the new "Basic with Ads" subscription. Currently, Netflix provides three membership options, with the 12.99€ bundle being the most popular. All three provide the option to download programs, a feature that Basic with Ads will not have.

You can find the news here (in English).

Bonus news

Housing bubble in Munich in danger of bursting soon

Source: expat.com

UBS conducted a study and found out due to higher interest rates, Munich housing will reduce in prices.

“As UBS explained, low interest rates have allowed house prices to decouple from regional incomes and rents over the past 10 years. In both Frankfurt and Munich, property prices have more than doubled over the last decade as a low vacancy rate combined with high investment demand to drive up prices. Although migration to Frankfurt has stagnated since the coronavirus pan.” [Source: IamExpat]

The bubble is going to burst - I can finally afford Munich prices.

You can find the study here.

Two Upcoming Events

English stand up - propaganda comedy

Source: eventbrite’s page

Chris is a half German, half Jewish comedian based in Berlin with extensive touring experience. He used to live in South Africa, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, as well as Mexico. He is delighting audiences all over with his mix of cultural humor and self-deprecating comedy, always with a dark twist.

Themes for this show will be:

- Search for identity with multinational, multi-religious backgrounds

- Fatherhood

- Culture clashes in multiethnic relationships

- Learning from history

- Former East bloc culture

It’s happening on Sunday, October 23, buy your tickets here.

Reggaeton X Halloween Backstage München

Source: Backstage fb page

If you are into Latino Music then check out Backstage Halloween party. I used to live nearby Backstage, and I always felt FOMO when I missed these parties.

Check out this event here.

1 new restaurant/café to try


Source: Pizzarei’s website

In the center of Munich, on Sporerstraße, next to Marienplatz am Dom, there is a Mediterranean-inspired, wonderfully green locale called the Pizzarei.

The planted interior, which was inspired by flora and animals, blurs the line between city and nature, providing a comfortable yet excitingly contrasted ambiance right in the middle of Munich.

It’s a bit overpriced but the ambiance is worth it for a memorable dinner.

Check them out here.

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