3-2-1 - It's time to explore Munich on bike 🚲

Read time: 5 minutes. Sharing the hidden gems most expat don’t know.

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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.

This week, Aazar is writing it. Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters in this newsletter.

Anyway, we want to get to know you better. In the previous issues, we have also shared news that is mostly interesting to parents, so we wanted to know how many of you are parents.

Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

3 bits of news

Fancy a bike tour through the outskirts of Munich?

I want to share a hack with you today. Munich is beautiful, but most people don’t know how to explore it to the fullest. Sure, you can do all those touristy things, but the secret is to explore Munich on a bike.

Why, though? It’s easier, you get to see views you haven’t thought about and you’ll appreciate this city a little more.

So, how do you do that? You ride with the Äußerer Radlring (outer bicycle ring), an approximately 50 km long circuit through the outskirts of Munich which goes through many districts including Moosach, Pasing, Obersendling, Berg am Laim, and Bogenhausen.

Apart from the banks of the Isar, it is entirely flat and comprises paved bike routes and park trails. The journey (with children on their own wheels) is around four to five hours when using the Radlring.

It is clearly marked Äußerer Radlring.

You can start your journey from any point and stop wherever you want.

Obacht! (Bavarian word for watch out, or look out!) Don’t confuse it with the RadlRing Munich located outside of the city limits. If so, you will cover a route of 150 km!

How do you know you are at the right point? Look for signs like these wherever you start your journey:

All I can say is that I found out about this 3 years ago and we ride it a couple of times a year.

Check this video to see the beautiful scenery.

Information sheets for expats from: India, China, Japan, Turkey, America, and France

If you are from one of these countries, then you’re in luck. We’ve found some sheets on the official Munich website that give you all information about your native country's community here in Munich such as citizens, trade fairs, tourism, companies, cultural, educational, leisure activities and more (I would definitely get in touch if I were looking for a job).

Here are the links:

For the rest of us, well, there are Facebook groups we all know about :)

You get to sleep one hour less this Saturday night - but for a good reason

Due to daylight savings this weekend, clocks will go one hour forward so it will be darker for longer in the mornings, but lighter for longer in the evenings. Why is this good? We get to see the sun for more hours.

From Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, March 26, the clocks will change - the hour between 2 and 3 a.m. will simply be skipped.

Are you as confused as we are? Here’s a mnemonic for you 🙂

In the spring you put your garden furniture outside and in the fall you take it back inside.

2 upcoming events

Attention art aficionados

ARTMUC is happening this weekend.

ARTMUC is a contemporary art fair that takes place in Munich once a year. The event features a diverse range of artworks, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installations, by both emerging and established artists from around the world.

It also features a program of talks, performances, and special exhibitions, making it a vibrant and dynamic event within the international art scene.

📅 Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26 (Friday from 7:30 p.m.)

⏰ 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (on Saturday) and 6:00 p.m. (on Sunday).

📍 Ingolstädter Straße 45-47 / 80807 München

💶 Tickets from 15€ (pay once and visit up to 3x)

More info is here (in German).

Berlin vibes in Munich (flea market alert)

If you are a collector and love vintage clothes, ornaments, and unique artwork then, check out the Krimsundkrams flea market.

Three reasons you should give this market a try:

Unique finds: It offers a diverse range of items that are not typically found in regular stores, making it a treasure trove for collectors and bargain hunters. Visitors can find vintage clothing, antique furniture, vinyl records, old books, and other unique items.

Bargain prices: The items at Krimsundkrams are often priced lower than their market value, which makes it an affordable place to shop for those on a budget.

Sustainable shopping: By buying secondhand items, we are reducing waste and supporting a more environmentally friendly form of consumption.

General information

📍 Bahnwärter Thiel, Tumblingerstraße 29, 80337 München

📅 Sunday, March 26, 2023

⏰ 2:00 p.m. onwards

💶 3,50€

Click the link to learn more.

Talking about events, we wanted to meet our community 1:1 and hang out. Let us know if you are interested.

A word from our friends at Bavarian International School

BIS City Talk with experts from BMW and TUM on 30 March 2023: People experts or digital experts: Which skill-set takes priority for tomorrow’s leaders? 

The Bavarian International School (BIS) invites interested guests to the fifth BIS City Talk on 30 March 2023 (18:00) at the City Campus in Munich-Schwabing. Speakers on the topic of "New generation leadership" are Claudia Nerger from the BMW Group, Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the TUM Institute for Lifelong Learning, BIS student Daniel Peters and BIS School Director Dr. Chrissie Sorenson. The event will take place at the BIS City Campus in Leopoldstr. 208 and will be hosted by moderator and actress, Nina Eichinger.

Learn more and register here.

1 new restaurant/café to try

All-you-can-eat Chinese food

Chois Hotpot serves authentic spicy Chinese hotpot cuisine. Try their all-you-can-eat deal: The Chois Menue includes all dishes that you can order for 2½ hours from the menu. Each guest can select up to 3 dishes from the dining groups per order round. After about 15 minutes, a new round begins and you can order more dishes.

Authentic cuisine: Highly regarded for its flavorful broths, spicy western Chinese dishes and communal dining experience.

Fresh ingredients: The restaurant emphasizes the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients, including a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, and noodles, that are sourced locally whenever possible.

Customizable experience: Customers can customize their hotpot experience by choosing from a variety of broths, meats, and vegetables to create a personalized dish.

Knowledgeable staff: The restaurant's staff is described as friendly and knowledgeable, and they are available to provide recommendations and guidance on the hotpot experience.

Modern atmosphere: It has a modern and stylish interior design, which creates a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for diners.

And 1600 reviews don’t lie.

Check out their website here.

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Aazar, Arlene, Christina and Heidi

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