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3-2-1 - It's time to take a journey to Light & Delights

Get ready for a jaw-dropping light show at the Church of St. Markus

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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.

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3 bits of news


We know this is not the first time we have talked about Germany's 49-euro ticket. But for those of us who have been waiting for it, we have some disappointing news. The much anticipated 49-euro ticket is likely to be delayed even further.

Originally planned for January, the launch was pushed back to May and now there is no set date. The lack of a firm date is due to the fact that no decision has been made on issuing paper tickets, which is more convenient for the older generation. There has also been no decision on children's tickets, which could be a challenge for families wishing to take advantage of the initiative.

This totally stinks for folks like us who rely on public transportation on the daily. We were looking forward to exploring Germany during the summer.

You can read more here.

60,000 free train tickets between France & Germany

While some of us wait for the 49-euro ticket, there is good news if you are under 27 years old. Deutsche Bahn and SNCF are giving 60,000 young people the chance to win free tickets to travel between France and Germany this summer.

More details are yet to be announced. Stay tuned and we will keep you updated.

Read more here. 

You could do an Emily in Paris tour, however, our suggestion is to visit fairytale villages like Eguisheim, the rust-red stone village of Collonges-la-Rouge, Dordogne, or the honey-colored stone buildings in Bayeux, Normandy.

German economy roaring ahead in 2023

Germany is on track to dodge an economic recession this year, despite feeling the grueling impact of the Ukraine war. Thankfully the effects haven’t been as bad as initially feared. This is in part due to massive government intervention, which has helped keep energy costs low for households and businesses.

The mild conditions this winter and reduced gas prices have created a positive outlook that the recession won’t be as bad as expected.

The lower energy prices has led to a slight dip in inflation. According to the economic ministry, this trend is expected to continue.

However, Germany is facing an enormous issue due to the shortage of skilled workers. This has led to 2 million vacancies and the number will only increase.

If you need more info, it's all here. 

2 upcoming events

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Get ready for a jaw-dropping light show at the Church of St. Markus

From 20 January to 13 March 2023, step into the heart of Munich’s St. Markus church and be mesmerized by an immersive experience like no other.

Aurorium Experiences is bringing their dazzling three-part “Genesis” spectacle with 30 minutes of stunning visuals and immersive sound projections onto the walls and ceiling of the church. You'll be stunned by the vibrant colors and entrancing music that come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Time: several shows daily, start depending on the day between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the last show depends on the day either 8:15 p.m. or 9:45 p.m.

Ticket price: between 5.90€ and 12.90€

Address: St. Mark's Church, Gabelsbergerstraße 6, 80333 Munich, Germany

Book your tickets here. 

Amazement under the big top - Circus Krone.

I have always loved the circus. It is a magical space - like a whole different world under the red tent. Show-stopping experiences, dazzling lights, and breathtaking transformations.

Now is the perfect time to escape the winter blues and take a journey into awe and magic with Circus Krone.

What can you expect?

You will feel a little scared, a little uncomfortable, a little adrenaline rush, and a lot of excitement. Circus Krone will whisk you away to a world of daring stunts and exciting performances. This year it is about magnificent animals. Witness the impossible and feel the rush with the stars in the ring.

You might feel like joining the circus to swing on the rig. We say go right ahead. 🎪

Click the link and book your seats.

1 new restaurant/café to try

The Foundry - It's date night, done right!

With Valentine's day around the corner, you might be looking for the perfect spot to take your special someone on a date night? Look no further than The Foundry.

This cocktail bar in the heart of Sendling is sure to tantalize your taste buds and create an unforgettable evening. With a fantastic ambiance, soothing speakeasy music in the background, delicious food, and creative cocktails, it makes it the ideal place for a night out.

Enjoy signature dishes like their swordfish ceviche or BBQ short ribs.

Take a plunge and try “The Swimming Pool.”

Not only is it delicious but it comes with an adorable surprise. I am not going to spoil it for you. So snap a pic and share it with us on Instagram @theMunicpostde. 

The Foundry is always packed, so make sure you book well in advance.

If you're looking for a few more venues with yummy food, have a look at our new Instagram post - we've got some great suggestions just for you.

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Aazar, Arlene, Christina, and Heidi

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