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3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to celebrate the Deutschland ticket extension

We can keep our 49-euro Miracle for a long time.

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

Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

3 bits of news

The Deutschlandticket journey continues

We won't need to say goodbye to our 49-euro Miracle anytime soon. Our trips across town are staying wallet-friendly through April 2024. The bigwigs, Chancellor Olaf Scholz among them, converged in Berlin and committed to finding the dough to keep our local transport hopping without a hitch. This year's surplus funds perhaps? 

If you've been out of the loop, this handy pass is your golden ticket to hop on any local bus or train – all over Germany and even a few spots beyond the borders – without sweating the fare. However, remember to keep an eye out for updates on pricing, as we predict a slight price increase.

For more details, read here (in German). 

2023 Munich Christmas Market Checklist

Can you feel the holiday cheer creeping into Munich? There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas market to get us all into the spirit. 

We've carefully selected our favorite Christmas markets that you just can’t miss this year. We've got your December covered from the iconic Marienplatz Christkindlmarkt to the quaint Medieval market. 

The festive stalls aren’t just for snapping up holiday decor; they're a nod to a centuries-old custom where Munich's community gathers to eat, drink and be merry. Most Christmas markets kick off in mid-November and keep the lights on until December 23rd or 24th, with some going all out till New Year’s. 

Here's a little insider scoop – keep your eyes peeled for the Flammkuchen stand outside Sephora in Marienplatz. Arlene swears it's the best she's ever tasted, and it's the very reason she decided to call Munich home. It's her go-to spot and if you haven't yet had the pleasure, let this be the nudge you need to go see what all the fuss is about.  

So bookmark this guide (written by The Munich Post) and return to it when planning your holiday outings. 

A Munich Museum says adieu in style 

The Munich City Museum is gearing up for a spectacular transformation and we all get to be a part of it before the doors close for a major renovation. 

Before we say “Auf Wiedersehen,” the museum is throwing a two-month-long bash starting from Wednesday, November 8. It's not just an ordinary farewell – it’s an all-access pass to experience history, art, and community like never before.

Why should you save these dates on your calendar? Free admission to all exhibits, folks!

Dive into the diverse programs ranging from the KOLLABS music project to the “Leihgabe” light installation. We’re talking about readings, puppet shows, concerts and workshops. 

As the curtains close on Saturday, January 6, they’re going all out with a “Long Night” featuring live music, puppetry and fireworks. Don’t miss the catalog flea market on Sunday, January 7 where you can collect a treasure trove of memories. 

Find the full schedule at the Munich City Museum’s website.

For more details, check here (in German).

In Partnership with Finbird

Did you know that lately, Germans are hesitating to sell property to expats?

In German, they say, “was der Bauer nicht kennt, frisst er nicht.” This means What the farmer doesn't know, he doesn't eat. You understand the intended meaning. There are multiple reasons why Germans are hesitant.

It was not just a significant challenge to locate a property, secure a mortgage at a reasonable interest rate, and ensure comprehension of those complex German contracts. As expats and immigrants, we now also need to persuade them that we are suitable candidates for conducting business.

This webinar will give you all the tips to overcome these obstacles and offer reliable advice on purchasing a property and obtaining a mortgage in Munich.

2 upcoming events

Explore plant-based delights

Swap your usual grub for some plant-based goodness this weekend at Munich’s 2023 VeggieWorld (in the MTC in Freimann). 

From dairy and meat alternatives to the yummiest of sweets and drinks, VeggieWorld is set to demonstrate how fun and tasty a sustainable lifestyle can be.

Highlights from the expo include: Sunflower Hack (mince) at SunflowerFamily; organic veggie drinks and yogurt alternatives at Provamel's (Stand 2A); or NATGYM’s natural protein shakes. Then be sure to get inspired by Antersdorfer Mühle’s passion for top-notch organic ingredients or join ecoana in their mission to fuel not just our bodies but also meaningful social projects.

For beer lovers, you can taste Lambertus Bräu und Brand’s innovative vegan brews. 

Find the full list of amazing exhibitors here.

Grab your tickets here. 

General information 

📅 Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, November 12

📍 MTC, Ingolstädter Str. 45 - 47, 80807 München

⏰ 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

💶 €14

Discover the Sound of Music

It's that time of the year again – the Sound of Munich Now festival is turning the volume up. Every year, this festival hits a high note with the best of Munich (more than 250 bands to date). The lineup for 2023 is adding more fresh beats from the local music scene.

From rock to reggae, pop to punk, 20 new bands will dazzle us over the course of five electrifying hours. 

Snap up the legendary Sound of Munich Now CDs from 2011-2019 at the Feierwerk shop for just 5 euros apiece. This festival isn't just about music; it's a platform for talent and a showcase of Munich's vibrant scene. 

The doors swing open at 6pm, tunes start at 8pm, and entry is free with a 5-euro deposit on your admission ribbon. With two bars and a vegan food truck, your taste buds are in for a treat too. 

Find more details here.

General information 

📅 Saturday, November 11 

📍Hansastraße 39-41, 81373 München 

⏰ Admission begins at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

In Partnership with KLforExpats

🚨Employees, Get Ready! The Health Insurance Income Threshold is increasing to €69,300 in 2024 - Join us for an Expert Update and Q&A Session

Are you aware of the upcoming health insurance changes on the horizon? The income threshold for private health insurance is increasing to €69,300 gross in 2024 and the changes have a direct impact on employees in Germany, whether you’re publicly or privately insured.

Join us for a quick, expert Q&A session in partnership with KLforExpats, where Co-Founder and lead insurance advisor, Mirja Lundehn will shed light on what the changes mean for you and how to make informed decisions about your health insurance in response to the changes so you don’t get caught out!

📅Date & Time: Wednesday 29th November, 12.30pm

Duration: 30 minutes 

1 new restaurant/café to try

Occam Deli

We've found a great spot in town that’s serving up a slice of the Big Apple with its NY-style pastrami sandwiches and bagels. 

Think industrial chic vibes, light dinners, and cocktails that will make your taste buds dance happily. Plus, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, too. The staff has an eye for when your coffee cup needs a friend so the cake selection is top-notch too. 

General information

📍Feilitzschstraße 15, 80802 München 

🥘 American

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 Midnight

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 Midnight


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