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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

Map your city's top locations 

Ever wondered where the hipsters hang out in Munich? Or maybe where the city’s rich and famous prefer to spend their leisure time?  

Hoodmaps is the latest crowdsourced mapping tool giving us the lowdown on urban stereotypes across more than 2000 cities worldwide. This interactive map will help you find neighborhoods colored and tagged based on where you're likely to find students, tourists, hipsters, and more.

It's your ultimate guide to the city’s diverse urban landscape, beyond the usual tourist traps.

New York City currently has 2700 contributors, so Munich Post folks, we number more than 8500: Let's make Munich shine on Hoodmaps. 

Let's share those secret spots, the best karaoke bars, the museums, and where the budding entrepreneurs hangout. 

E-Scooters scoot over

Electric mobility

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Munich's public transit system is putting its foot down on electric scooters. As of April 2 (no fooling), you are no longer able to bring e-scooters onto subway trains, streetcars, and buses, nor within the subway stations. 

The ban follows recent incidents in other European cities where electric scooters caught fire on public transport. To avoid such hazards, Munich is aligning with the Association of German Transport Companies’ (VDV) recommendation, prioritizing passenger safety over convenience. 

For long-distance travelers, there’s a silver lining. You can still bring your folded e-scooter on long-distance trains as hand luggage, free of charge. Just make sure it’s safely stowed away and not being charged or used as a power bank. 

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

Subways to run non-stop on weekends 

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From December 2024, waving down a taxi or navigating the night bus maze after a great night out could become tales of the past. The city's beloved U-Bahn is extending its wings to embrace the night, offering non-stop service on weekends as well as on the eves of public holidays. 

It's all about those central rendezvous points – Hauptbahnhof, Sendlinger Tor, and Odeonsplatz – making sure you've got a ride, no matter which corner of Munich's nightlife you're exploring. Even points farther afield, like Garching might get a slice of the midnight action as discussions are still in the works.

With the U-Bahn stretching its legs, night buses will recalibrate and focus on complementing rather than duplicating the new subway services.

Read in detail here (in German).

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2 upcoming events

Indie or Pop?

Strom München is hosting a party this Friday, April 5 that's making musical history. It's where the heartbeats of indie rock will meet the pulse of pop – all under one roof.

Imagine a night where Florence & The Machine's ethereal sounds clash with the electrifying energy of Harry Styles, or where indie anthems of Arctic Monkeys rub up against the pop sensations of Dua Lipa. Intrigued? This party promises an eclectic mix of music that caters to every taste. 

Check out their Spotify playlist to get in the mood. 

Buy your tickets here

General information:

📍 Strom, Lindwurmstraße 88, 80337 München

📅 Friday, April 5, 2024

⏰ Starts at 11pm

🎟️ €13.96 

Munich’s 3rd street food festival

Food Truck Festival

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This weekend marks the third street food festival in Munich, and it’s cooking up to be the tastiest weekend of the year. 

Make your way to Oberhaching’s Sugar Mountain and surround yourself with dozens of sizzling dishes that’ll take you on a culinary journey without leaving the city. 

The festival kicks off this Friday evening and promises a smorgasbord of options for every palate, including vegan and gluten-free. Plus, with the addition of a midnight bazaar (two days nightmarket) and a children’s flea market, there’s more than just food to indulge in. 

Remember, cash is king at most stands, so come prepared. 

More details here (in German).

General information:

📍 Sugar Mountain, München

📅 Friday–Sunday, April 5–7, 2024 

⏰ Friday 5pm–10pm; Saturday 12 Noon–10pm;

Sunday 12 Noon–8pm

🎟️ €4 (free for children up to 14 years)

🐕 Dogs on a leash welcome


1 new restaurant/café to try

Ciao Napoli 

Nestled in the heart of the city, Ciao Napoli is serving up authentic home made Neapolitan pizza that transports your taste buds straight to Italy. Open every day of the week, with extended hours on weekends, it's the perfect spot for an impromptu pizza party or a cozy dinner.

The menu boasts a dazzling array of pizzas, from the classics to innovative creations you can customize to your heart's content. And for those who look beyond the pizza, a good selection of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, rounds out the offering. 

Rave reviews highlight the fungi pizza. 

General information:

📍 Schwabing: Feilitzschstraße 10, 80802 München

📍Berg am Laim: Isareckstraße 40, 81673 München

🥘  Pizzeria

Wednesday to Monday: 5–10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: until 1am, Sunday: 2–10pm 

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