3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to Trick, Treat, Repeat
Join the new Halloween Treat Trail. Marathon Vibes and Election Strides.
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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
Marathon meets Election Day
This Sunday, October 8, will present us with a double feature: a heart-pumping Munich Marathon and a critical state election. We hope to see the expat & immigrant community coming out to take part in one event or the other – especially if you’re eligible to vote.
The folks at KVR have been coordinating with the Munich Marathon to ensure everyone can easily get to their polling stations, without any hurdles. So, if you’re up early, hit the polling stations right at 8 a.m.
Marathon volunteers will be on hand to help guide pedestrians and drivers during any route closures. Remember, the Marathon is officially over at 4 p.m. but voting booths stay open until 6 p.m.
The yellow marks below are the places you can cross for voting.
For more details, read here (in German).
Munich: Germany's Smartest City
We've snagged the title of Germany's smartest city and it's not just about techy stuff; it's about putting people first and crafting smarter solutions to make living here even better. Each year, Haselhorst Associates dives deep into cities with more than 30,000 residents, analyzing things from digital infrastructure and health to education and trade.
They don't just look at the big picture but dive into details, such as our e-mobility efforts and even the number of libraries around town. Out of all the cities, Munich stood tall with a smart city score of 47.9%. We beat the former leader, Hamburg, by just a whisker, and it feels oh-so-good.
Who else thinks Munich is a smart city?
Temporary changes at Odeonsplatz
If Odeonsplatz is a part of your daily commute, we've got a few updates that you're going to want to hear. For the next eight weeks, getting to the U4/U5 platform at Odeonsplatz is going to look a tad different.
Until approximately Friday, December 1, the trains heading toward Neuperlach Süd or Arabellapark will be the ones stopping at Odeonsplatz, while those en route to Laimer Platz or Westendstraße/Theresienwiese won’t be stopping there. If you're venturing from Lehel station and Odeonsplatz is your destination, just ride on over to Karlsplatz (Stachus), and grab a train heading in the opposite direction. For those of you starting at Odeonsplatz and needing to get to Karlsplatz (Stachus), do the reverse: hitch a ride toward Neuperlach Süd or Arabellapark, and at Lehel station, catch a train heading back the other way.
Why the change? The escalators at Odeonsplatz are getting a much-needed makeover.
For more details, read here (in German).
Update on Dual Citizenship
Hey folks! Aazar here — I'm currently in the process of obtaining German citizenship. It has been 13 months since I started this journey. I finally submitted all my documents in March 2023. So, I contacted my local officer to inquire about any updates on this matter. Unfortunately, the law has been approved by the Bundesrat but is currently pending in the Bundestag. Many of you have personally reached out to inquire about this, so I thought about sharing an update. Let's hope it gets passed by the end of this year.
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2 upcoming events
Join the Halloween Treat Trail
Gather around, ghosts and goblins of Munich, for the spookiest time of the year is upon us.
Here's how you can join in: First off, if your house is trick-or-treater friendly, just drop your house number in the form (link below), to mark your spot on the Halloween map. This signals to all the little vampires and superheroes where they can find some Halloween loot.
Then, make sure to put a label (downloadable from the site, or make your own) on your doorbell and perhaps place a jack-o-lantern pumpkin in your window to guide them on the night itself.
As for our eager trick-or-treaters, keep an eye out for the ghost icons on the map – those houses are candy-ready. Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween.
Drop your info here.
📅 Tuesday, October 31
⏰ From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Only pins for locations INSIDE of the Frankfurter Ring are currently being added to the map.
Ceramics Pop-Up Alert
Motel a Miio, the wizards behind those gorgeous handmade ceramics, are popping up in our very own town with a sale. Stunning pieces, all crafted with care in Portugal, just waiting to find a new home—with up to 70% off.
Besides dazzling you with a range from whimsical bowls to elegant vases. They've also thrown in a dash of special for ya: spend at least 50€, and a free beach bag is all yours.
Register for the event here.
📅 Friday, October 13 - Saturday October 14
📍 House of Art, Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München
⏰ Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 new restaurant/café to try
Marie Herrmann, once a dedicated pharmacist, has flipped the script and turned her baking dreams into a flour-dusted reality.
Her new sourdough bakery, the cozy Bageri, is now welcoming patrons at Bahnwärter Thiel – and it's a delightful surprise nestled amidst vivid graffiti and an artsy exterior on Tumblingerstraße 45.
The 28-square-meter spot is more than just a bakery. It's where Marie’s tempting focaccias, aromatic sesame cheese rolls, and of course, those classic sourdough breads are brought to life. And let’s not forget those 370 cardamom knots she sold in just one day.
📍 Tumblingerstraße 45, 80337 München, Bahnwärter Thiel
⏰ Thursday - Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Meme of the week 😂
Can you pronounce this year’s Wiesn hit song correctly?
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