3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to celebrate Munich's 865th Birthday
Join the city-wide celebration of Munich's birthday with music, arts, and more
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3 bits of news
Green lounges coming your way
Here’s some exciting news that is going to liven up the Au neighborhood: A test pilot project called aqt - auto reduced quarters for a livable city is being introduced for the next 3 months.
Munich’s Technical University, Stadtwerke München,the Hans Sauer Foundation, and UnternehmerTUM are responsible for transforming Kolumbusstraße into a green oasis.
You can expect to see lounges popping up in different parts of southern Au as well as on the Landlstraße in Obergiesing. Decked out with raised beds and movable seating, they're the perfect spots to kick back and relax. These lounges will also offer shared mobility options like e-scooters, bikes and car sharing.
Starting in July, they will add bicycle hubs where you can do minor repairs. And their first urban gardening projects will be blossoming. You can even see and taste the fruits of their labor at the opening street festival.
So circle Saturday, June 17 on your calendars and join your neighbors from 1 to 7 p.m., where you can explore various aspects of sustainable mobility, test out offerings at the mobility points and dance to some live music.
For the full scoop read here (in German).
Pooling resources: Bavaria’s swimming solution
Every fifth elementary school child in Bavaria cannot swim. With a "game changer" program the cabinet will finally stop the negative trend that has been growing over the years.
To combat the number of non-swimmers among our young ones, the Bavarian government has launched a program to assist municipalities in constructing school swimming pools, as well as renovating and modernizing municipal ones.
In addition to this, the government also plans to extend additional funding for swimming pools owned by clubs.
Get this – the Seepferdchen program – where all first graders and preschoolers can get a 50 euro voucher for a swimming course to earn the early swimmer "Seahorse" badge – will resume in the fall.
So start the new school year on the right foot – or should we say the right stroke? – and sign up at a pool near you.
Discover more details at this link (in German).
How comfortable are you with swimming?
Navigate Munich: Know the Construction Sites
The city of Munich has released a service map displaying all the current and upcoming construction sites, including those in tunnels and on motorways. It doesn't stop there, the map also flags up temporary no parking/no standing zones, particularly in the city center and on the main roads.
The map show to showing all construction measures scheduled to take place within the next four weeks. So, before you set out on your journey, be it for work or pleasure, take a quick glance at this map. It will save you time, fuel and the headache of getting stuck in traffic.
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2 upcoming events
Theater Nights at the Residenztheater
Since 2019, the Welt/Bühne at Residenztheater has been inviting playwrights from all corners of the globe to spend time writing in Munich. This year, they are stepping up their game by hosting their inaugural festival. And what a line-up it is.
The first act to take center stage will be Short Circuit by Noa Lazar-Keinan, brought to life by the Beer Sheva Theatre Company from Israel. And here's the cherry on top, it will be shown in English.
So mark your calendars for Sunday, June 25, as the performances will take place at the Marstall of the Residenztheater at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Before the curtain rises at 4 p.m., there will be a thought-provoking free discussion about "How female playwrights reshape theater?"
📅 Sunday, June 25th
⏰ 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
You’re invited: Munich's 865th birthday bash
We love this city and it's turning 865 this weekend. And there's no better way to celebrate its birthday than with our community, right?
This weekend Munich will be abuzz with live music, city tours, family programs, food stalls, and much more. The theme this year is With Flowers and Trumpets. So expect a vibrant mix of pop-up gardens dotting the old town, from Marienplatz to Rindermarkt.
Between Odeonsplatz and Sendlinger Straße, city street artists and musicians will keep you entertained with tunes ranging from the 70s to today’s rocking sounds.
If you're looking to get your hands dirty, you'll love the craft village at Odeonsplatz. With nearly 20 guilds showing their skills, you can try everything from planing to forging, and even feather quill embroidery. You can also take a peek at some talented artists at work at the Artisan market along the Theatinerstraße, Residenzstraße, Weinstraße, and Sendlinger Straße.
Be sure to wear your dancing shoes as there will be a free dance class led by dance master Katharina Mayer and the Karl Edelmann salon orchestra.
📅 Saturday, June 17th - Sunday, July 18th
⏰ Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
⏰ Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
📍 Various locations
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1 new restaurant/café to try
Fishbowl Poké (Schwabing & Gärtnerplatz)
Poké bowls are not just salads; they are a Hawaiian tradition, a bowl of magic brimming with top-quality ingredients and different every time you make one. In Munich, Fishbowl Poké lets you start with a base of whole grain rice or quinoa, then layer on half a dozen vegetables from local suppliers, drench it all with super fresh homemade sauces and a variety of crunchy toppings.
The best part? You get to mix and match your bowl from more than 50 different ingredients to suit your own taste.
From vegetarian to vegan, from fish lover to meat enthusiast, from spicy to sweet, and even if you're lactose-free, gluten-free, high-carb, or low-carb, Fishbowl Poké has got you covered.
Looking for a non-carb option? We usually go for the zucchini noodles instead of rice.
📍 Reichenbachstraße 5 and Hohenzollernstraße 64
🥘 Poké Bowls
⏰ Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m to 9:30 p.m.
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