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Join the free online session to set up your own business. Munich’s outdoor pool season starts next week.

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3 bits of news

How to start a business in Munich

The Department of Labor and Economic Affairs (Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft aka RAW) is hosting an online event to give a brief introduction on starting a business in Munich.

And it is in English.

The topics covered include the following:

  • Overview of how to incorporate a business

  • Choosing the right legal structure

  • Understanding tax requirements

  • Private & Corporate security

  • Financial assistance

  • Grant opportunities

  • Coaching programs to help with business development

This 2-hour informational session is free. A separate email will be sent with the access link to this online event (one day before the event).

Only a few spots left, sign up fast.

General information 

📅 Tuesday, May 9, 2023

⏰ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

📍 Online

To register, simply click on the following link.

P.S. You can also read this guide by Aazar. It will prepare you to ask better questions for the webinar.

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Mark your calendars: Outdoor pool season starts the first week of May

The 2023 outdoor pool season begins next week starting Tuesday, May 2.

Outdoor swimming pools in Munich will be open for longer during the summer with new extended hours.

The oldest outdoor pool in Munich, Schyrenbad in Untergiesing, will open first, on May 2. Two weeks later all the other outdoor pools will reopen from May 15.

Munich’s outdoor pools will be open for longer in the summer. From 10 a.m. (Monday - Thursday) in May, August & September. On weekends (Friday - Sunday), the pools open an hour earlier and close at 7 p.m.

On hot days in June and July, pools will stay open until 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

Want some more exciting news?

Buying pool tickets is now possible digitally online. Just show the QR code at the entrance and you’ll then receive a locker and card for easy entry to the pool.

Kids under 12 can enter free of charge this year. And if you have a Munich pass or Holiday pass, you are eligible to enter for free as well. Otherwise entry costs 5.50€ for adults. Seniors and youngsters get discounts (3.50€).

Find more information here.

Germany’s love affair with Spargel 

Spring is here and in Germany that means it’s white-asparagus season. Germans love these fat watery stalks so much, they even have a fancy name for this time of year - Spargelzeit. Green Spargel actually has more nutrients (because it grows above ground) but both are low in calories. White Spargel is more work and therefore a lot more expensive – it has become a status symbol for many Germans.

The largest asparagus growing region in Bavaria is on the Upper Bavarian-Swabian border. And every year thousands of fans head here to drive along various Spargel-routes, attend asparagus festivals or visit the European Asparagus Museum in Schrobenhausen.

Germans serve their Spargel with melted butter and a side of potatoes. Or with ham and Hollandaise sauce. Most expats eat this white version of asparagus here for the first time. Tell us if you’re a fan or not.

If you like to read more about asparagus and Spargelzeit click here.

2 upcoming events

Enjoy a Munich tradition since 1925

The Auer Dult is both a market and folk festival that takes place three times a year in Munich. It has a long tradition, dating back to 1925. Originally the name “Dult” meant church festival but over time the meaning has changed to “fair” or “festival.”

Today, 290 traders sell their goods and fill the 22,000 square meters at Mariahilfplatz. The open-air market offers a unique mix of vintage finds, antiques, kitchen gadgets (especially pottery) as well as trinkets and souvenirs. It is one of the best places to buy authentic Bavarian crafts and foods.

The fair also has fun rides with carousel, bumper cars, and an old-fashioned ship swing for young and old to enjoy.

No Munich festival is complete without Bavarian foods like Bratwurst and roasted almonds so come to the Auer Dult and sip on some beer in their Biergarten.

For history buffs, there is a two-hour guided tour “Au & Auer Dult.” You can find more information about the tour here.

In case you missed going to last year's Auer Dult, here’s a video to give you a taste.

The 2023 Auer Dult schedule:

Maidult (Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, May 7)

Jakobidult (Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, August 6)

Kirchweihdult (Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 22)

General information 

📅 Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, May 7, 2023

⏰ 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (rides open at 10:30 a.m.)

📍 Auer Dult am Mariahilfplatz

Find more information here. 

Contemporary Art showcase

Last chance - The famous American artist and designer Shepard Fairey has been showcasing his latest creations at an exhibition in Munich. The exhibition titled “New Clear Power” is at the A-museum until Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Fairey’s work often features political and social commentary. This show includes over a hundred original works of art in different formats. You will be able to view rare, hand-made sketches of motifs as well as big canvases.

This is Shepard Fairey's first exhibition in Germany in collaboration with Active-Propaganda.

You can find more details about the exhibition here. 

General information

⏰ Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Closed Monday & Tuesday

📅 Until Sunday, April 30, 2023


1 new restaurant/café to try

Wirtshaus Görreshof

This cozy rustic inn in Maxvorstadt features traditional Bavarian cuisine as well as a beer garden. The menu is small but still offers most traditional Southern German dishes, such as the famous Bavarian Weißwurst with sweet mustard sauce and currently delicious Spargel.

The staff is very friendly and will make sure to provide you with a great meal. They offer English menus for family or friends visiting you.

The Wirtshaus is a short walk from the Josephsplatz U-Bahn. We highly recommend stopping by and enjoying a pint of beer with their special Münchner Schnitzel.

Reservations can only be made via phone 089/20209550.

📍 Görresstraße 38, 80798 München

🥘 Bavarian cuisine

⏰ Monday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meme of the week 😂

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