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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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Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
3 bits of news
Munich builds up education - Big Time!
Our mayor, Dieter Reiter, just inaugurated a new primary school on Infanteriestraße and he’s got a dozen more appointments lined up thanks to Munich's School Construction Initiative, a grandiose project the city launched back in 2016.
With a total investment of 7.84 billion euros, Munich is not just building 103 new schools – it’s shaping futures for more than 60,000 children. Since 2011, the city has added about 9,000 childcare places (investment of 520 million euros for childcare construction programs) across 96 projects. And guess what? They've completed 72 of those, and 20 more are in the works. But they're not stopping there, the new projects will include state-of-the-art sports facilities and indoor pools to keep young people fit physically as well. Our only wish: that they address the teacher shortage and bilingual programs for expats with the same enthusiasm.
Want to know more about this exciting development? Read more here (in German).
For a new school near you, check out the map linked here.
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Know your Emergency Numbers
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Fire service: 112
Medical service: 112
Emergency helpline: 116 123
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2 upcoming events
Olympia Stadium's Midnight Market
On the weekend of August 12 & 13, our very own Olympia Stadium will transform into a bustling night market where you can find almost anything you've ever wished for. Imagine strolling through about 300 flea market stands but with good music in the air, a relaxed beer in your hand, and the stadium's tent roof overhead to make sure nothing spoils the fun. And we're not just talking about shopping here; there's a stage set up for DJs and live music to keep you entertained all night long. It's not just a market, it's a celebration, and you're invited.
Grab your tickets right here.
📅 Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13
⏰ From 3:00 p.m.
📍 Olympia Stadium
Bollywood Beats in Munich
Clear your calendars, because Desi Friday - München - Vol.3 is back in town. Internationally acclaimed DJ G-One, who's rocked stages across Europe and Asia, will be leading the charge with DJ Linco. On Friday, August 4, at the Holy Club in Munich, the doors swing open at 10 p.m. for the ultimate DJ party featuring everything from Bollywood to Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Punjabi, Afro Beats, and more.
To spice things up, they've even got the dynamic Dhol Players "G-One Crew" to keep the beat. With tickets starting at just 10€, this is one party that you, your friends, and your dancing shoes won't want to miss.
Book your tickets here.
📅 Friday, August 4
⏰ From 10:00 p.m.
📍 Holy Club, Sonnenstraße 12, München 80331
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1 new restaurant/café to try
Introducing Junger Peter, a one-of-a-kind pop-up café right in the heart of Munich’s Rathaus. Imagine sipping on your favorite coffee while relaxing on furniture you can buy, all surrounded by captivating art, music, and the vibrant energy of Marienplatz. Intrigued?
Let's dive into what makes this café so unique: Located on the ground level of the old-looking Gothic Revival “New“ Town Hall, Junger Peter offers a distinctive experience. As tourists marvel at the Glockenspiel, you'll enjoy a novel perspective from your comfy armchair, all while savoring the blend of art and music that fills the space. The café's ambiance was inspired by similar places like Schwabbing’s Lost Weekend, with the added twist of featuring used furniture for sale.
🥘 Pop-up Café
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