3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to plan ahead due to disruptions
Munich’s transportations is going to be crazy due to holidays and construction. But on a positive note, join the most vibrant event of 2023 - the Holi festival
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Plan ahead: Monday, May 29, is going to be a public holiday, so make sure to wrap up your grocery shopping by Saturday. Starting Friday, May 26 (the beginning of Bavaria's Pfingstferien/school holidays), we're anticipating some traffic delays, so if you can, you might want to steer clear of the Autobahn. If you've got a flight scheduled, we'd recommend getting to the airport a bit ahead of time to dodge any potential headaches.
Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
3 bits of news
Navigating construction work & disruptions: Plan your detour
Beginning Monday, June 12, there will be a seven-week interruption in U-bahn service at Sendlinger Tor (U3 and U6) - expected to last until around Sunday, July 30. This interruption is for an essential upgrade - switch construction work.
Now, we're sure you're wondering - how do we get around during this period?
Alternative bus lines, X3 and X6, will be available. Bus X3 will help you zip between the main train station and Goetheplatz, while X6 will connect Hauptbahnhof, Goetheplatz, and Implerstraße. These buses will operate on the routes between Sendlinger Tor and either Goetheplatz or Implerstraße, offering you a great alternative during this time.
From Friday, May 26 at 10:30 p.m., running until the early hours of Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 4:40 a.m., there's going to be some maintenance work happening on the main S-Bahn line.
This affects the stretch between Ostbahnhof and Pasing, and platforms 1—5 at Ostbahnhof. But not to worry - there will be rail replacement in operation to keep you moving.
Find information on the U3/U6 disruption here and for S-bahn information read it here.
Parents, book your child’s summer adventure
We know that more than 40% of our audience are parents, so this is for you.
Ready to give your kids a summer to remember? Well, gear up because starting this Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m., Munich Ticket is opening advance ticket sales for one-day adventure trips.
These trips offer a range of exciting activities for children between ages 5 to 14. We're talking everything from experiencing a day as 1830's cowboys, participating in theater workshops, visiting organic farms, to romping across Olympiasee in an XXL water polo ball.
Don't forget, you can also book an entire action week for the 8 to 12-year-olds during the summer vacations. There are six of these week-long events, each centered around a different theme.
Book your tickets here. Please note: tickets can only be booked in combination with the Münchner Ferienpass (vacation pass) or Münchner Family pass.
📅 Ticket sales will start on Saturday, May 27
You can find more information here.
Summer will be here soon and you need to visit Starnberg on bicycle, here’s why
It is the most beautiful route that’s good for anyone to bike on. Aazar and Christina do this tour 3 times every summer: “It always mesmerizes us.” This bike tour to Starnberg lets you explore Munich, the Isar, the cool forests surrounding Lake Starnberg, and more.
The 40 km bike tour takes 3–5 hours each way and is a great way for you to experience the beautiful nature at your doorstep.
The scenic views, sometimes all the way to the German and Austrian Alps, continue once you arrive in Starnberg. If it’s warm enough, you can swim in the lake, have a BBQ picnic or visit one of the many restaurants and gelaterias in town.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll see:
Start from Maximilianeum.
Ride along the beautiful Isarweg.
You’ll see a big bridge over the Isar that you might have never seen before: Großhesseloher Brücke – here’s a view from above.
Your next stop will be at Isarkanal, where you will see many river boats making their way down the Isar.
You’ll pass by many nice beaches on the banks of the Isar where you can take a rest or plunge in the icy water.
Once you arrive at Hohenschäftlarn, you take a right turn and Starnberg is only 9 km away.
Here’s another good tip: You can learn more about where you can set up your grill and have a BBQ at Starnberg here (it shows you on the map).
This is our travel tip of the week. Follow this route to enjoy the beautiful bike journey.
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2 upcoming events
Unleash colors at the Holi Festival
Hey, Munich folks, guess which exciting event is returning to our city in 2023? That's right, the most colorful festival in the world - Holi - India’s way of celebrating spring since ancient times.
Save the date for Saturday, June 10, and be ready from 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. to add a splash of color to your life and our city.
So, what’s in store for you?
There will be a line-up of national and international DJs setting the mood with some electric, minimal, and house tunes. Every hour, brace yourself for the Big Throw where they will launch powder into the air.
And of course, there'll be a selection of ice-cold drinks and a variety of food stalls to keep you fueled up throughout the event.
Take a look at this Holi festival video from 2017.
A few tips:
We suggest donning some white clothes to let those colors truly pop
Wear glasses to protect your eyes
Keep hydrated throughout the day
Wearing oil will make it easier to get the color off you (especially from your hair)
Carry a ziplock bag for your cash and phone
Consider your transportation back home - you won’t want to carry the colors back in your car or bus or train.
Grab your tickets for the Holi Festival of Colors here.
📅 Saturday, June 10
⏰ 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
📍 Luitpoldstrasse 1, 85356 Freising
Munich Stories: Laugh with Matt Devereux
Are you ready for a night of belly laughs? This is going to be a laughter-filled evening as Matt Devereux, a seasoned Canadian stand-up comic, is set to tickle your funny bone.
With 33 years of living, working, and loving in Munich, Matt has a wealth of hilarious stories to share. He is set to deliver 25 years' worth of comedic material in a single, unforgettable night.
Expect a witty blend of anecdotes, observations, and hilarious views of our beloved city.
Secure your seats for “Germish” here.
📅 Friday, July 14
⏰ 7:30 p.m.
📍 Wirtshaus im Schlachthof
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1 new restaurant/café to try
Imagine savoring a slice of carrot-pineapple-banana cake in a secret garden right in the heart of Munich. Sounds tempting, right?
Well, guess what - we've found just the spot for you! Gartensalon/KuchenKiosk is a relaxed cafe with a unique flair and a charming leafy patio.
Now, you're probably wondering what makes this spot special? For starters, their menu is filled with light fare and homemade cakes that are constantly changing, keeping your palate excited. Whether you're a fan of vegan delights like their decadent chocolate cake or are looking for gluten-free options, they've got you covered.
The offbeat decor and lush plants around create a secret garden vibe, offering an oasis of tranquility amidst the city buzz. Swing by this weekend and let us know which cake is the best?
Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, Gartensalon/KuchenKiosk is your perfect weekend retreat.
📍 Türkenstraße 90, in Maxvorstadt
⏰ Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
(No reservations possible)
Meme of the week 😂
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See ya next week!
Aazar, Arlene, Christina and Heidi
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