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3-2-1 - It’s time to practice yoga on a stand-up paddle board

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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

The city of Munich is leading by example with energy conservation

You know things are getting serious when folks in government plan to apply restrictions on themselves first.

Our mayor has announced that he intends to save energy as much as possible.

So, what restrictions are they going to make? Glad you asked:

  • Employees in the city offices will only be able to set heaters to a max 19 degrees.

  • Building corridors will no longer be heated

  • Hot water will be not be available except for kids’ facilities

  • Historical buildings will no longer be lit up until 11 p.m.

  • And main streets will only be lit up until 10 p.m.

But folks at the office have thought up an incentive for you too. You can compare your next annual bill with the previous one. If you have saved 20% energy (electricity or gas), you will get €100! Even if it’s only 10%, the government will give you €50.

Did you ever think the government would ever pay you to save energy? Me neither.

You can find the news here (in German).

SWM will reduce swimming pools’ temperature & switch off saunas

I hate to admit it but I love saunas. Either way, the SWM has decided to reduce the temperatures of indoor swimming pools from 28 to 26 degrees and outdoor pools from 30 to 28 degrees.

You can find the story here (in German)

Expect the worst traffic jam this upcoming weekend

Because the school holidays have started in Bayern and Baden-Württemberg, many families are going to fly or drive south.

The following Saturday, August 6, and the public holiday, August 15 (Assumption of Mary) will also be jam-packed.

What routes will be affected? A8 Ulm via Munich to Salzburg and A93 which leads from the Inntal triangle towards Kufstein.

Don’t drive! Or if you really have to travel somewhere: Take the train. That's the best way to travel during summer “rush hour.”


2 upcoming events

Bits & Pretzels for startup geeks.

Source: Bits & Pretzels website

As you know, I am a startup nerd. I love working with startups and this is one of the few events where I know I can look forward to meeting open, likeminded, and passionate people.

So because it’s finally happening, you should take a gamble and get on the waitlist. If you get in, you will have 2-3 days to meet many celebrity entrepreneurs, listen to inspiring speakers and take part in many interesting discussions, and you may even get a spot at an Oktoberfest table (so hard to get!) for free!

Even if you are not part of the startup world, you will get inspired just by attending.

Oh, did I tell you that last time Obama, Kevin Spacey, and Jessica Alba came?

You can join the waitlist here.

Fancy yoga on a beautiful lake?

So, instead of a yoga mat, you’ll be doing yoga on a stand-up paddle board.

This is the new hot trend in the yoga world and why not? Nature, teacher and yoga.

Many groups at Chiemsee, the Starnberger See, Amersee, Kochel- and Walchen See and the Olympia See (this one you can defo join in) are offering such classes.

So, take your yoga to the sea level ; ).

You can read more about these events here.

1 restaurant/bar to try

SOY Vegan: Appetizers are heaven

Plant-based Vietnamese dishes are served in this relaxed restaurant with a cool Asian vibe.

SOY serves up sizable portions in a cozy environment. The food is mouth-watering and vegan.

One reviewer says:

"We loved this place. We would give everything 5 stars. We ordered some appetizers and shared a dessert; everything was super yummy! I highly recommend this place."

SOY is a must visit vegan Vietnamese restaurant.

You can check out the SOY Munich website here.

Address: Theresienstraße 93, 80333 München


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Have a great weekend,

Aazar (writer) and Christina (editor and scout)

Heidi Benson (editor)

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