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3-2-1 - It’s time to park your e-scooty at the right spot

Servus an Alle!

The purpose of this newsletter is to share: 3 bits of news, 2 upcoming events, and 1 amazing restaurant/café 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

TUM is building the fastest tube in Munich

Photo: Reuters/Photographer: Plompmozes/Hardt

Remember the hype around Hyperloop? Elon Musk, who invented the term, hosts a yearly competition for students. TUM students have won multiple times with their Hyperloop capsules and so they keep getting amazing funding.

Now, the TUM team is building a tube near Ottobrunn to test the technology. The tube will be 24m long, and will be a vacuum to support the train largely without air resistance. Magnetic levitation technology will also be used to further reduce any friction.

Oh, did I tell you the speed will be 1100kmh? Anyway, the tests should start at the beginning of next year.

All I can say as a technology nerd is that I am super excited for our future. What about you?

You can find the news here (in German).

Fines of up to 500,000 euros: Be careful subletting your apartment on Airbnb

So many folks think that they can rent their apartment on Airbnb to a third party without any consequences. But you know, we live in Germany. Remember? ;)

There are ways you can sublet your apartment on Airbnb temporarily but you need to get permission from your landlord first.

So, what’s the implication? Munich is cracking down on tenants who rent out their space to strangers on Airbnb especially during Oktoberfest. If you do so without officially going through your landlord, you may have to pay those hefty fines or even risk getting kicked out.

You can find the news here (in German).

Park your e-scooters here

Take a good look at the above parking spot. It’s one of 43 new parking spaces meant for e-scooters. If you park it outside of these designated spots, you’ll continue to pay rent for the scooty.

Right now, these new parking spaces can be found all around the old town (city center) but other districts are also considering them. This pilot project began in May, and will become permanent if successful.

You can find the news (and all the other e-scooter rules!) here (in German - Duhh!).

Bonus: Some changes that are relevant for expats:

  • The popular 9-euros ticket is set to expire the end of August; but successor arrangements are being discussed

  • Measles vaccination is now mandatory for medical professionals and those who work with children

  • More Lufthansa strikes on the table

  • More transparency will be required in work contracts

  • Gas savings will continue

  • Your 2020 tax return deadline is 31st August (if you had a professional prepare it for you)

  • You’ll be able to get GmbH and UG status online, no more meetings with the Notary (yay!)

  • Bavarian school holidays are in effect 01.08 - 12.09.

Source (in English!) here.

2 Upcoming events

The big place for littles ones at Deutsches Museum

At the Deutsches Museum in Munich, a 1,000 square meter interactive learning and play area has been set up just for kids. The special exhibition includes many curiosities such as: a light table, giant guitar, pulleys, pedal copter, water play area complete with lock and water wheel. Milla, the museum owl, is also available to offer many tips and hints. The space is suitable for kids ages 3-8 with adult supervision, (older children and adults are not allowed in the exhibit.)

Dear parents, this is your chance to treat your kids to a hands-on museum experience.

More details about “Kids Kingdom'' can be found here (in English or German).

European Championships 2022 in Munich

With the European Championships starting next week, Munich will be hosting the biggest sporting event since the 1972 Summer Olympics. From Thursday, August 11 to Sunday August 21, Europe’s best athletes will compete in various events including: beach volleyball, canoe racing, climbing, athletics, cycling, rowing, table tennis, triathlon, gymnastics.

Check out the schedule and ticket availability here (in English and German).

*This is a repeat notice because it is getting closer*

The European Championships will kick off with musical performances and a colorful light show on Wednesday at the Olympiapark:

The opening ceremony (FREE), is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Save the date: See you August 10th!

You can find details here (in English and German).

1 cafe/restaurant to try

Fancy a fancy Italian restaurant? I mean, more than just Pizza

Source: Vinaiolo’s instagram

Antonios Hjiantoniou (Hi Antonios!) wants to share one of his favorite Italian restaurants called Vinaiolo.

The head chef Gianni Ianniccari and his team spend a lot of time making classic Italian dishes that are worth spending some time and money enjoying. He says the wine list and the food will make you totally forget that you are in Bavaria.

Okay, for this one, I am not gonna talk about the food and experience rather, see for yourself.

Source: Their multiple insta photos

You can check out the website here.


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Have a great weekend,

Aazar (writer) and Christina (editor and scout)

Heidi Benson (editor)

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