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3-2-1 It’s time to stopover at the Munich airport terrace ✈️

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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.

Before going any further, there is something important that needs your attention: Munich hospitals are looking for blood donors and as fellow Münchners, I recommend you go donate some blood at a location near you. You can find more information here (in German).

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3 bits of news

Do you know the second living room of Munich locals?

Bavaria is known for Gemütlichkeit and its beer gardens are a perfect example that and also why they are nicknamed “the second living room.”

Are you one of those who loves Munich beers? If not, then perhaps the Schorles? Regardless, summer is the best time to check out all the Munich beer gardens. And, you can use the MVV beer garden map to help you.

It’s going to be hot this weekend—so go check out some outdoor living rooms near you.

You can find the entire map here (the map is old but it is still relevant).

Airport viewing terrace at Terminal 2 is open again

The viewing terrace at Munich Airport, which was closed for two years, has reopened to the public since June 1st.

The platform in Terminal 2 is 23 meters high and offers great views of aircraft maneuvers, the airport's satellite building, check-in operations and, on clear days, even a view of the Alps!

Opening hours: daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on level 5 of the check-in area at Terminal 2.

Once you are there, you can also visit the Besucherpark, which has playgrounds, a visitor hill, interactive exhibitions, and historic aircraft on display.

Check out all the activities at Visitors Park here.

Did you know that Munich has a supercomputer?

This supercomputer located in Garching can manage a trillion arithmetic operations per second, which is equal to five million modern notebooks or PCs.

Bavaria and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are each providing 125 million euros for this, according to the Bavarian Ministry of Science.

But how is it being used? It is used for studying black holes and personalized medicine as well as evaluations in the field of environmental science.

Look, I am no space scientist but you can watch this video and read this article to learn more.

And you can find the original news story here.

2 upcoming events

It’s like Cannes but for Munich – Filmfest München

Starting Thursday June 23 through Saturday July 2, you can take part in the annual Munich Filmfestival.

This year’s festival will feature 120 films from more than 50 countries including films from traditional cinema countries such as France or the USA, but also from more exotic locations such as Egypt, Kazakhstan and Costa Rica. What’s great is that you can watch films in German, English or even your language.

Some of the highlights are: the Spanish comedy "The Perfect Boss" with superstar Javier Bardem in the leading role, the Lady Di documentary "The Princess," and the French literary adaptation "Lost Illusions" with Benjamin Voisin, Cécile De France and Gerard Depardieu.

Use the filter here to search via country, language, date, and location.

Note: You won’t find any blockbusters here, but some great movies in original languages instead.

Munich Mash is back

Source - Fabian Stoffers

If you love action sports, then Munich Mash must be your thing. They too were closed for the last two years due to COVID but now they’re back from Friday June 24th through Sunday June 26th at Olympia stadium.

Source - Martin Hangen

What sports are they covering? Glad you asked – The program includes first class skateboarding, wakeboarding, and BMX sports. However, Munich Mash will include many interactive zones, music, art, design and infotainment.

Get more information about the event here.

1 restaurant to try

The BEST kebab in Munich —Sara Restaurant (I am finally sharing the secret)

One of my friends loved his kebab so much that he wanted to make it his official wedding dinner. 😂

Anyway, Aftab (Hey bestie!) and I love the food here so much that we go every three weeks. It’s at Hauptbahnhof – so super easy for everyone to access.

If you go there, I would recommend trying grilled lamb kebab rather than the chicken kebab. It is served with yogurt sauce, some salad, and fresh naan bread.

Why grill kebab? It’s well done but still super soft and you don’t need any spice on it.

Address: Landwehrstrasse 42, 80336 Munich

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Munich meme of the week 😂

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Have a great weekend,

Aazar (writer) and Christina (editor and scout)

Heidi Benson (editor)

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P.S. On Sunday, June 19th, do remember to go to the Munich Birthday Party at Marienplatz, more info is here (It’s one of the hottest day so far so be prepared).

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