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3 bits of news

Munich News: Spot it? Report it!

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Have you ever strolled through our lovely city and thought, “Hmm, that doesn't look right?” Maybe you’ve spotted a street light that's decided to take a nap or a swing that's, well, not swinging? 

Reporting these little hiccups just got easier with the city’s Defekte-Hotline (089 233-96222). It’s a great way to keep our city shining bright and running right. 

Here’s how you can help, just pick up the phone, send an email, or even use their online form. It's that simple! And your neighbors will thank you.

Read more here (in German). 

Four-day workweek trial

Two middle age business workers smiling happy and confident. Working together with smile on face hand giving high five at the office

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Starting this month, 45 companies and organizations in Germany are kicking off a six-month pilot project: They're testing out a four-day workweek where employees work fewer hours but still pocket 100% of their salary. Yep, you read that right – 100% performance, 80% time, 100% pay. 

The brains behind this game-changer? A Berlin-based management consultancy called Intraprenör, who's teamed up with the University of Münster for some serious scientific backing. Plus, there's a whole lot of learning and exchanging ideas with other companies involved, all prepped and primed with workshops.

Why should you be perking up your ears? Well, for starters, this could be a big win for work-life balance. Plus, for businesses out there, this could be your ticket to attracting top talent. Young, vibrant minds love innovative workplaces. But hey, it's not just a bed of roses – there are challenges too, and that's what this experiment is all about: figuring out the nitty-gritty. 

Find out more about this news here (in German).

Corruption Index reveals truth

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Ever wonder how Germany stacks up in the global fight against corruption? Well, the latest Corruption Perception Index for 2023 just rolled out and it's quite an eye-opener. 

This index is like a thermometer taking the corruption temperature around the world by measuring how each country is perceived in terms of dodgy dealings – from a score of 0 (super corrupt) to 100 (squeaky clean).

So, who's leading the pack? 

Denmark's sitting pretty at the top with a stellar 90 points. Finland, New Zealand, and Norway aren't far behind. These countries are setting the gold standard in keeping things above board. 

On the flip side, countries like South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, struggling with major corruption issues. In fact, more than two-thirds of 180 countries scored less than 50 points.

Now, let's zoom in on Germany. It's holding a strong 9th place with 78 points, which is impressive but also a bit of a 'been there, done that' situation as it's the same score as ten years ago.  

Read the breakdown in detail here (in German).

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2 upcoming events

Dalí meets Hitchcock exhibit

“Dalí: Spellbound - The Exhibition” is making its world premiere right here in Munich, and it's set to be a spectacular fusion of two creative powerhouses: Salvador Dalí and Alfred Hitchcock. 

It's a multi-sensory escapade into the realms of surrealism and psychological thrills. 

You'll be spellbound (pun intended) by the 55m² scenography, not to mention the stunning array of paintings, statues, sketches and lithographs. Expect talking holograms, sound effects and a 360-degree virtual reality experience that brings the dream sequences of “Spellbound” to life.

Purchase your tickets here to avoid the wait. 

Learn more about the event here (in German).

General information 

📅  Friday, February 2 - Sunday, April 21, 2024 

⏰  10am – 9pm

📍  Old Philharmonic in the Fat Cat, Rosenheimer Straße 5, 81667 München

💶  From €20 

Munich's Summer of Learning

The Munich Adult Education Center (MVHS) has just rolled out their fresh Spring/Summer 2024 program and it's brimming with opportunities to learn something new or deepen your existing passion.

Starting from March through September, the MVHS is offering an impressive lineup of more than 9,000 courses, workshops, seminars, and even some exciting excursions. From yoga to taekwondo to photography to pilates and so much more. 

The registration kick-off is a celebration in itself. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 3, for the “Hereinspaziert” action day at Einstein 28. This is your chance to get a sneak peek at free introductory offers, learn more about what the MVHS has in store, and even explore employment opportunities with them.

Details here (in English).

📅  Registration event Saturday, February 3, 2024; 1–6 pm

📅  Registration for courses from Saturday, February 3, 2024 (register in person / by phone)

📍 Bildungszentrum, Einsteinstr. 28, direkt am Max-Weber-Platz München


1 new restaurant/café to try

Little London Bar & Grill

Are you in the mood for a slice of British-inspired elegance paired with a culinary experience? Let us introduce you to this refined steakhouse and bar, a gem that's serving up more than just incredible steaks. It's a whole vibe of sophistication and friendliness, wrapped up in one delightful package.

From the succulent strip steak to the flavorful green beans and beyond, every dish is a hit. The attentive service, delicious aperitifs and freshly baked bread set the stage for a main course that's both mouth-watering and beautifully presented.

Sure, it's a bit of a splurge (think 100€-150€ per person), but for food that sings and service that makes you feel like royalty, it's worth every penny. 

General information

📍  Tal 31, 80331 München

🥘  British

  Monday - Sunday,  5pm - 12 Midnight

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