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3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to say goodbye to the affordable TUM masters program

Stachus Kaufhaus has a temporary funky replacement. TUM is raising fees for upcoming non-EEA students.

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3 bits of news

LOVECRAFT Munich: A new cultural epicenter in the heart of Munich

If you’ve roamed around Stachus & Hbf, you might have noticed that the vacant Kaufhaus department store has been up to something... It has been transformed into LOVECRAFT Munich – an expansive and creative space spanning more than 25,000 sqm over eight floors.

But this weekend, September 9th and 10th, LOVECRAFT will open its doors to the public so you can take guided tours and enjoy numerous complimentary offerings.

This intermediate-use building project is one of many conceptualized by Munich-based creative directors Lissie Kieser, Michi Kern, and Gregor Wöltje in collaboration with the building's owner, the Zechbauer family.

LOVECRAFT aims to be more than just a cultural space though; it represents a broader movement to rejuvenate and transform inner cities.

You might be wondering why the name LOVECRAFT? The team feels that it perfectly ties together the ideas of passion and creativity within the establishment – and the event pictures look dope! Check it out yourself.

You can find the news here (in German) and get on their waitlist here.

Say goodbye to free master's programs at TUM

Starting from next winter semester 2024/25, Munich’s Technical University TUM plans to introduce fees for upcoming non-European Economic Area students. This is big news as it’s a first for a Bavarian university. Non-EEA students, who constitute the majority of foreign attendees, will be charged between 2,000 to 3,000 euros per semester for bachelor's courses and 4,000 to 6,000 euros for master's programs.

It’s ironic because just as the German government has been making great strides to ease citizenship rules, TUM, a popular and important institution for expats, is making it harder for international students to come over here and study. If other schools follow suit, you might as well skip studying here altogether and just apply directly for jobs instead.

Most students are from overseas anyway: China (3,800), Turkey (2,100), and India (1,900). Do the math: What will TUM do with the additional 14 to 44 million euros earned per semester? Scholarships and free housing would be nice.

You can find the news here (in German).

P.S. It makes me extremely emotional to hear this. I started my master's at TUM in 2014, and I would not have been able to afford to move to Germany if the education wasn’t free. I hope we find a solution to this. –Aazar

A nationwide warning day will test alerts for disasters

Don’t be surprised if next Thursday, September 14, approximately at 11 a.m. your phone or TV suddenly starts buzzing. It’s just a test to make sure that if something major happens, you’re alerted and everything is functioning.

Last time, some of us had a mini-heart attack. Did you?

You can find the news here (in German)


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2 upcoming events

Big Salsa dance party at HP8 (with FREE dance lessons)

Starting next Wednesday evening (September 13) Munich’s Philharmonic is hosting four big salsa dance parties between now and the end of October. “Tanz in den Gasteig” is a wonderful Munich tradition and it’s free to everyone whether you know how to salsa or not.

In fact, professional dance instructors from Salsa Club Munich will help you out there because they give free dance lessons before the party so that by the time eight o’clock rolls around, you’ve got the moves to groove.

The dance parties will be held in Halle E at Gasteig’s new temporary Isar venue HP8, and it alone is worth the visit because it’s a super cool industrial space from the 1920s.

We’ve observed that the salsa and dancing community is probably one of the most open and easy-going communities to hang with. Plus, you’ll find open and friendly Germans there who might just surprise you with how warm they are.

Get more information here.

📅 Wednesday, September 13

Thursday, October 12

Tuesday, November 28

Tuesday, December 19

⏰ 7 p.m. dance class, 8 p.m. dance party

📍 Hans-Preißinger-Str. 4-8 , 81379 München

💶 Free

Artist Martin Blumöhr wants your opinion

As part of the Flower Power festival, Munich artist Martin Blumöhr is creating three large-format murals to showcase his unique take on city gardens.

Pedestrians and art enthusiasts can watch Blumöhr paint live and offer suggestions that he might even incorporate into his psychedelic paintings. Join him next week to be a part of his distinctive urban artistry.

These unique botanical murals can be seen at the FÜNF HÖFE, Gasteig HP8, and in front of the Bavarian Archaeological Museum, where Blumöhr will take viewers on a visual journey of human history.

Find more information here.

General information 

📅 Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, September 14

📍Bavarian Archaeological Museum (corner of Lerchenfeldstr and Seeaustr)

10:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

💶 Free

1 new restaurant/café to try

Café Zeitgeist

In the heart of Munich's Türkenstraße, Café Zeitgeist beckons guests with its delicious variety. You could spend an entire day here and travel through the world’s flavors, starting with a Scandinavian or American breakfast, move on to an Asian-inpsired bowl or burger (dozens to choose from including great vegan options), then hang out until cocktail hour and pick something long, tall or spritzig from the bartender’s favorites.

This is a great place to park the baby stroller and catch up with your Bffs. But it’s also a perfect date place. In the evening, Italian-like lights create a mesmerizing ambiance, inviting guests to savor every bite outdoors under a canopy of stars and twinkling lights.

So be sure to check out Zeitgeist next time you’re in Maxvorstadt because this café offers a flavorful journey in a setting that perfectly marries charm with culinary excellence. 

General information

📍 Türkenstraße 74, 80799 München

🥘 Scandinavian influence

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Aazar, Arlene, Christina, and Heidi

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