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3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to get updated about June changes

Germany’s latest changes - what to expect this June. Experience a month-long celebration of art, food, and music.

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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

June Changes for Germany's Expats

As the seasons change, here’s what's changing in Germany this June.

  1. Deutsche Bahn passenger rights will change

As of June 7, certain mishaps beyond the DB's control won't be eligible for compensation. This means if your train is delayed due to extreme weather, people on the tracks, or cable theft, getting a refund might be off the table.

  1. Air Traffic Shake-up with NATO Exercise

Between Monday, June 12, and Friday, June 23, "Air Defender 23" - the largest air exercise in NATO history - might disrupt our commercial flights. Keep an eye on flight updates, especially if you're flying over Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, the Netherlands, or Czechia.

  1. Kids will get the KulturPass

A mid-June gift is on its way for your teenagers turning 18 this year. The KulturPass (worth 200€), comes courtesy of the German government and lets you book tickets for concerts, museums, cinema visits, or even buy books and records. Share this news with a teen you know.

  1. Baukindergeld subsidy will be replaced

If you're planning to build or buy a property, pay attention. Baukindergeld will be replaced by Wohneigentum für Familien (WEF) this month. Eligibility depends on a few factors, including an annual household salary cap of 60,000 euros.

  1. Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt will close in 20 German cities

Prepare to bid farewell to some branches of Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt by the end of June, followed by more in January 2024.

  1. School summer holidays begin in NRW

From June 22nd, schools in North Rhine-Westphalia kick off their summer holidays. In the majority of Germany’s federal states, school summer holidays begin sometime in the middle of July. Bavarian schools are off from Monday, July 31, to Monday, September 11. Need to keep your kids occupied? Here are activities around the city.

  1. Pharmacy workers will go on strike

Next Wednesday, June 14, employees working at German pharmacies plan to walk out in protest against the government’s health policies. Make sure you have everything you need before then. If you need to make a trip to the Apotheke on June 14th, emergency branches will still be open.

  1. Goodbye Corona Warn-App

As of June 1st, the Corona Warn-App is going into "sleep mode." If you've got it, you can keep it, but new downloads are a no-go.

The main source for this news: Iamexpat.de

Roadwork Ahead: A9 Closure Info

Just when we thought there can’t possibly be any more construction for the summer, it seems like the A9 motorway has a different plan.

From the Neufahrn exit right through to the Munich-Nord junction, both directions will be partially closed for about two weeks. It's all in the name of necessary asphalt renovation to address the road damage that's been building up since winter.

So, what does this mean for us?

Well, if we're headed in the direction of Nuremberg, we can expect the renovation work through this Sunday, June 11. And if we're heading towards Munich, we'll need to navigate around the closure from the 14th to the 19th of June.

Remember, during the work, all junctions located on the construction site side will be closed to traffic.

Four Nights of Rammstein Magic

We've got some electrifying news that's sure to set your pulses racing. Guess who's incoming to town? Yes, the iconic band Rammstein is performing not one, but four shows right here in Munich.

Mark your calendars for the 7, 8, 10, and 11 of June at our very own Olympic Stadium.

While it's no surprise that the tickets sold out like hotcakes, don't fret if you haven't snagged one yet. Keep a close watch on the resale platforms as a few folks are reselling their tickets. Just remember to be cautious to avoid falling prey to scams. We suggest Fan Sale for resale tickets.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the rock extravaganza begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tip from us: If tickets are sold out or you don't want to buy expensive tickets, you can just sit in the Olympic Park and listen to the music.

Recently, there has been some buzz around Rammstein's lead singer, Till Lindemann, involving allegations from several women. But rest assured that Munich has put some strict guidelines in place such as no fans in Row Zero (right in front of the stage barrier) and no after-show parties.

General information 

📅 Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11

3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

📍 Olympic Park

2 upcoming events

Tollwood Festival: A Celebration of Water

How about a full month of art, food, and music to kick off the summer?

The annual Tollwood Summer Festival is back. Taking place from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, July 16 in the southern part of the Olympic Park. This year, they are celebrating something we can't live without - water. Under the theme "Water - Pure Life," the festival offers a blend of art installations, theater, and performance groups, all set in the vibrant "market of ideas."

Live music from global artists like Nico Santos, Adel Tawil, and the legendary Tom Jones will fill the air at the main tent.

Did you know that more than 80 percent of all these amazing events at Tollwood are free? Don’t forget to check out the event calendar for more details.

While you're at it, why not try something new like the silent disco?

General information 

📅 Friday, June 16 - Sunday, July 16

Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Saturday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Note: Markets close at 11:30 p.m.

📍 Olympic Park South

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1 new restaurant/café to try


Nestled in the quaint Gärtnerplatzviertel since 2011, feiSCHO serves a delicious range of specially curated Asian dishes.

This spot is all about conscious eating. You can savor everything from Indian curry to Vietnamese soup to Mongolian salad dressing. They've put a new spin on traditional dishes, ensuring you don't compromise on taste.

Their magic ingredient? Daily fresh preparation with carefully chosen ingredients. No ready-made foods or artificial flavor enhancers here, just delicious, authentic fare.

Make your reservations here. 

📍 Sendlinger Str. 38

🥘 Asian Flavors

Monday - Friday: 12 Noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Saturday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed Sunday

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