3-2-1 - It's time for a new subway in Munich 🚆

New subway, book sharing, train schedule and more.

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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.

Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

3 bits of news

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At the end of last year, our city signed up to be part of the “Zero-Waste-Europe” network, which means Munich is all about finding ways to use fewer resources and avoid waste.

One way of doing this is through public bookshelves and recycling cabinets around Munich. The very first one of these bookcases, a rust brown metal box, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. It was set up at Nordbad by “Open Bookcases Schwabing-West” and residents have been exchanging books anonymously and without fees since 2013.

Today, we have almost 60 public bookcases in Munich and just as many in the surrounding area. You can drop off and take out books (and other things) free of charge. Click here to find the book exchange nearest you.

Read more here. 

New subway network - connecting Munich

There is a game changer coming to the Munich subway network. From 2040, the U9 will relieve a good 10 kilometers of the existing subway lines. This will create new direct connections between Hauptbahnhof and Allianz Arena and between university locations in the north, south and city center.

Surveying work has already begun in various areas. Once it’s up and running (approximately in 2040), the U9 will directly connect Schwabing, Sendling, Garching, and Martinsried to Hauptbahnhof.

Changes to regular train schedule

If you’re going to be taking the U1, U2, or U8 in the next couple of months, there’s going to be some restrictions you need to know about. From the end of February until the end of April, the underground station at Sendlinger Tor will undergo some major modernization.

During this time, there might be some changes to the regular train schedules at stations like Stiglmaierplatz, Hauptbahnhof, Sendlinger Tor, and Fraunhoferstraße. So check the info screens on the platforms to make sure you are heading in the right direction.

Do note that the restrictions are suspended on certain days, for example, during the BAU trade fair (from Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 21st), the trains will be running normally. And on Saturday, April 22nd, there won't be any restrictions until around 10:30 p.m.

Read more here (in German).


2 upcoming events

Don’t miss the luck of the Irish

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Munich. This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Irish festivities in Munich with a two-day festival in the city center.

On Saturday, March 11, there will be an open-air music program and a pre-parade party with street food, followed by an Irish fair with Irish music at St. Ludwig Church. And if you are looking for some traditional Irish music head over to Amerikahaus, where “Irish Night” begins at 7:00 p.m.

The highlight of the two day festival is the parade which takes place on Sunday, March 12th and starts at 12 noon at Münchner Freiheit. The 2.5km route will pass through Leopold- and Ludwigstraße to Odeonsplatz. Unfortunately due to the energy crisis, the greening of lights for St. Patrick’s Day will not happen this year.

📅 Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12

⏰ 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

📍 Odeonsplatz, München

Don’t miss out. Find more info here.

Get uniquely inspired

The Art & Design market is happening this weekend at the MVG museum. With more than 150 exhibitors, you will find dozens of designers and labels featuring everything from fashion and jewelry to photography, graphics and ceramics and even furniture design.

It is a great opportunity to browse through locally-made products and pick up something special for yourself or gifts for someone special. Check this video for more.

General information

📍 MVG Museum, Ständlerstraße 20

📅 Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12

⏰ 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

💶 Ticket price: 5€ (available on-site)

Click the link to learn more.

1 new restaurant/café to try

Swing Kitchen - Vegan Burger Chain

A new Austrian based vegan burger chain has opened up on Gabelsbergerstraße 63 in Maxvorstadt. Their concept is all about sustainability and using local and regional products in their food. For Munich they have special and exciting creations like the “Burger Bacon” and “Italian Burger,” as well as fries loaded with a variety of yummy vegan toppings like garlic sauce, BBQ sauce or jalapenos with red onion.

The best part? They are planning to expand to three other cities in Germany: Düsseldorf, Heidelberg, and Leipzig. So if you have friends there let them know.

Read more here.

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