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3-2-1 - It’s time to try some new outdoor sports activities

Servus an Alle!

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 Munich. This way, you have a pulse on what’s going on without scrolling through thousands of pages.

Question of the week: What’s still something you wish ‘The Munich Post’ would also cover? Like factoids, vocabulary, history, inspiring expat stories and etc. Reply to this email to let us know.


3 bits of news

How to start a business in Germany after your graduation as an expat

Full disclosure: This is not news but I think it would be useful to many expats here. Many folks come to me for this exact question.

Here’s the TL;DR version of this:

  • If you are an expat, you need to go to KVR and apply as “self employed”

  • You need to submit a business plan to IHK

  • You need to go to a Notar for incorporation

  • And you need a company bank to show the capital invested in your notarized documents

  • Then you need to pay for Handelsregister and apply for a Tax Number from Finanzamt

There’s a bit more to it but you can find the complete article here.

3 new megastores in Munich

The largest Lego store in Germany is opening at Kaufinger Tor on Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. (Kaufingerstraße 9). H&M is going to have 4500 sqm at Kaufingerstraße 22 and will close the rest of the shops and merge into one.

Lastly, there will be a mega showroom for electric cars from Fisker Ocean. It will be advertised as:“Designed in California. Made in Austria."

You can find the news here (in German).

Inflation is coming after students now

Our beloved student Isarcard will be 302€/semester from summer 2023. There was a plan to introduce a 365€ ticket for the entire year for students - such as already available for pupils and trainees - but it won't be happening until 2025.

Not only will semester tickets increase but rent prices will go up, too. On average, rents for student apartments are 5.9 percent higher than the previous year, according to the 2022 Student Housing Report. And Munich has the highest rent from the 38 cities that were surveyed.

You can find both news stories here, and here (in German).

2 upcoming events

Wanna experience the old Wiesn feeling?

You definitely need to visit “Die Oide Wiesn” because it’s less stress and more nostalgia. As a well-liked addition to the Oktoberfest, the Oide Wiesn was initially intended to be a one-time occurrence, but today it is difficult to envision the Munich Oktoberfest without it.

The Oide Wiesn was first intended as a special event to commemorate Oktoberfest's 200th anniversary. Its purpose was to provide festival goers with historical context and a glimpse into the inaugural Oktoberfest with vintage amusements, a museum tent, and comfortable beer tents. The Oide Wiesn was so well received that it stayed and eventually became a beloved component of the biggest folk festival on earth.

A quick look at the Oide Wiesn pricing:

  • Adult admission costs 3€ (free from 9 p.m. onwards)

  • Children under the age of 14 and those with severe disabilities who are 50 percent or more disabled (with a valid severely disabled ID) are admitted free.

  • All rides cost 1€

You can find the entry to it below:

So Wiesn isn’t your thing? Perhaps Outdoor Sports is?

Don’t worry, I also have something besides Wiesn for you - The Munich Outdoor Sports Festival. Normally you would pay on average 15€ per activity but these are FREE events.

It’s happening this Sunday, September 25.

Not excited? Watch this video below:

You can find more information here.

1 restaurant/café to try

Botanista Café Club

The Botanista Café Club is perfect for Sunday breakfast with a wide variety of dishes: Greek scrambled eggs and the Pink surfer eggs are highly recommended.

Source: Google reviews

Both the outdoor and indoor seating areas are super amazing and cozy. You will also love the shrimp pasta, Açaí bowls, and their coffee.

Source: Botanista website

Here’s a google review that caught my eye:.

Be sure to check out their website before you go!

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Have a great weekend,

Aazar (writer) and Christina (editor and scout)

Heidi Benson (editor)

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