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3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to discover Munich’s budget friendly side

Your guide to savings and discounts

Servus an Alle!

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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Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

3 bits of news

Affordable travel from Munich to Italy

Folks, ever dreamt of zipping to Italy without breaking a sweat – or the bank? 

Starting now, you can catch this modern marvel from Munich to Italy. The new Railjet (RJ) trains come with lush seats that have been crafted for comfort, WiFi that actually works (so you can stream, scroll, and even work without those dreaded dead zones), and compartments that are a haven for families and solo travelers alike. 

And RJ entry is now at platform level. Yes, you read that right. No more heaving luggage or strollers up those pesky steps.

Plus, with ticket prices starting at a friendly €19.90, it's time to start planning that Italian getaway you've been dreaming about.

Read more here and here

Purchase your tickets here

General Information

📍 Departing from Hauptbahnhof 

🚄 Destinations: Italy (Bologna, with stops in Rosenheim, Innsbruck, Bolzano, and Verona)

Start Date: Monday, April 8, 2024

🎟️ Tickets: From €19.90 (Super Sparpreis Europa)

Munich’s best deals and discounts

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Ever feel like your wallet is a little lighter after a stroll through the city? Munich, with its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and world-class amenities, can sometimes feel a bit heavy on the pocket. But living in Munich doesn't have to break the bank. 

There are tons of discounts and deals just waiting to be discovered. 

Whether you're a foodie on the hunt for affordable eats, a culture vulture looking for discounted museum entries, or someone looking to trim down those utility bills, Munich’s city guide to affordable living is a treasure trove of tips and tricks. It covers everything from securing financial support to finding social housing and participating in cost-effective leisure activities. 

The brochure is ready to take with you:

  • the city information center in the town hall (Marienplatz)

  • the social community centers (SBH) at the information desk

  • the district libraries

  • the elderly and service centers (ASZ).

Download the guide here (in German). 

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

Bavaria's best lakes unveiled 

Right in our backyard, Bavaria boasts some of the most breathtaking lakes in all of Germany. Don’t miss the chance to explore these lakes in and around Munich. 

Whether you're looking for a quick escape from city life or a peaceful retreat into nature, there’s a lakeside spot ready to welcome you. 

And remember, the journey to serenity doesn’t require a lengthy drive; a simple train ride from the city center can lead you to the most picturesque scenery Bavaria has to offer.

Our top recommendation is lake #13. Let us know what you think. 

Read the article here.

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It is our desire to bring our readers the best information about Munich — at zero cost to you. In keeping with this theme, we thank our partners for today’s newsletter.

Piggy bank eating coins

Photo by Andre Taissin on Unsplash

Financial planning is or should be an important part of anyone’s life. As an expat with kids this is an even more vital topic! In our next webinar we will go over the financial planning for expats with kids. A great and valuable webinar for expats in Germany who have children or a child wish!

Learn how to invest for your kids in a tax-efficient way and how to protect their financial future should anything happen to you or them. Interested? Click on the link below to sign up to this free webinar! See you then!

Since becoming a parent, I have felt a tremendous responsibility to ensure the future security of my wife, child, and myself. Consequently, I have been working harder and delving deeper into financial planning for my child, beyond just considering ETFs.

I highly recommend checking out this webinar to gain valuable insights on securing your children's future wisely.


2 upcoming events

Summer sounds

It’s time to shake off the cobwebs and embrace the sun, sounds, and sensational vibes of the Isle of Summer Munich’s largest open-air festival series.

Save these dates:

Saturday, May 4, at Gallop Racecourse

Saturday, June 15, at Olympia Riding Facility

Saturday, August 3, at Beach Resort

With a lineup featuring over 100 artists across three breathtaking locations, this festival series is your passport to an unforgettable summer. 

General information:

📍 Munich, various locations

📅 Dates: Saturdays: May 4, June 15, August 3, 2024

🎟️ Starting at €45.90

Bike bargains

I want to ride a bicycle

Photo by Waldemar on Unsplash

Calling all pedal-pushers, weekend warriors, and two-wheeled wanderers of Munich! The Schwabinger Radlflohmarkt is back in action, promising an afternoon where the rubber meets the road—literally. 

Whether you’re in the market for a sleek racer, a sturdy mountain bike, or just something that gets you from A to B, this is where you’ll find it.

Seller spaces are rolling out at €10 per bike, giving you the perfect excuse to clear out your garage and pass on your pre-loved pedals to someone new. Limited spots mean you’ll want to dash an email off to [email protected] with the number of bikes you're bringing. 

More details here (in German).

Happy buying!

General information:

📍 Location: Destouchesstr. 65, 80796 Munich

📅 Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

⏰ Time: 1pm - 4pm

🎟️ Seller fee: €10 per bicycle


1 new restaurant/café to try

El Tato 

Need a break from Schnitzel and curry Wurst? El Tato is a cozy Latin American gem tucked away in Gärtnerplatz, that promises a tantalizing experience. 

From the moment you step into this Gastrobar, you're greeted by an ambiance that’s both intimate and engaging. The place might be on the snug side, but it’s big on personality, flavors, and friendly vibes. 

Dive into a menu that boasts a delightful array of tapas, from the homey patacones to the exquisite ceviche, complemented by a selection of top-notch cocktails. 

Although it's noted that the portions are on the small side, they're packed with authentic flavors that'll have you saying, “We need to come back here!” 

And given its popularity, it’s a smart move to book ahead if your party numbers five or more. 

General information:

📍  Location: Buttermelcherstraße 9, 80469 München

🥘  Latin American

  Wednesday - Saturday: 6pm – 1am; Sunday - Monday: Closed

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