3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to NOT miss out on the vital information about the upcoming strike
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3 bits of news
S-bahn and Deutsche Bahn strike nationwide: Commuters to face new disruptions
Commuters will once again face disruption as the local public transport (S-bahn & Deutsche Bahn only - not U-Bahn, trams or buses) will be on strike this Friday.
There is also a nationwide strike at three airports (Düsseldorf, Cologne & Hamburg).
German-Lebanese comedian Chris Elasmar had the right opinion with regard to our transportation: Harry Potter would never make it to Hogwarts if it were in Germany.
Find more details on the strike here (in German).
How many types of insurance do you have? (tell us which ones)
In last week's poll, an overwhelming number of people mentioned they miss Mexican food. Is anyone interested in setting up an authentic Mexican restaurant?
We’d be happy to volunteer our services as a taste testers.
New sustainable store concept: Give and get stuff
Do you have good stuff at home that you don’t use?
Well, head over to the Pasing Arcaden shopping mall, where you will find a new store called “Tausch-Rausch.”
Bring in your old stuff or browse for “new” treasures. No cash needed, all transactions are trades. It could be clothes, toys, books or even that gift your first friend in Munich gave you (and if you find a flowery pink laptop cover - that was Arlene’s contribution).
They will also be adding a book exchange corner in the store in the near future, ideally with English books too.
Find more information here.
Bavaria cracks down on speeding with Blitzmarathon
Just a friendly heads-up that on Friday, April 21, coinciding with the strike we reported on, there will be a Blitzmarathon in Bavaria. For 24 hours, authorities will monitor the speed of drivers at 1800 different points.
They have been installing new speed traps, the locations of which will be announced later.
You don’t want to be fined like the last driver who got caught going 190 km/hr on an 80 km/hr road near Unterhaching. They ended up with a pretty hefty fine of 1400€, two points in Flensburg and a three-month driving ban.
Not every road in Germany is an Autobahn: Be safe and drive responsibly.
Find out all speed traps here.
2 upcoming events
A night of musical delights
Love live music? Are you a night owl? Munich is hosting a big event on Saturday, May 6.
From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., there will be dozens of live music, concerts, dance, and theater performances at 80 different locations around the city center.
Such as the Bavarian State Opera, numerous theater stages, Gasteig HP8, the Münchner Künstlerhaus, pubs, clubs, and bars, or head to the Bavarian Hof Night Club, the Lost Weekend, Kunstlabor 2, Glockenbach workshop as well as the Park Café.
Besides the music shows there will also be plenty of tours, live events and dance lessons available.
And best of all, you can attend all of these shows with just one ticket.
📅 Saturday, May 6 - 7, 2023
⏰ 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
📍 Various locations
💶 Tickets from 23.40€
You can purchase tickets here.
Kick off the season with Frühlingsfest
We hope you shopped for your Tracht outfits last weekend because this weekend the 57th Frühlingfest begins at the Theresienwiese.
It will be running from Friday, April 21, to Sunday, May 7. You can visit daily and enjoy rides and stalls and a whole lot of fun activities.
We think Frühlingsfest prepares us for Oktoberfest. Traditionally there are only two big beer tents (compared to 16 at Oktoberfest). Live bands and brass bands play Bavarian folk music and Brass bands play Bavarian folk music and the beer is supposedly cheaper at Frühlingsfest.
Remember to check out Germany’s biggest flea marketing that takes place at the start of the festival on Saturday April 22. It is organized by the Red Cross and a portion of the proceeds go to support the team.
You can find more details about the flea market here.
📅 Friday, April 21, 2023 - Saturday, May 7, 2023
Click the link to get more information.
1 new restaurant/café to try
Located in Augustenstraße, Mamma Bao has a huge fan base of loyal troopers who are willing to wait 40+ minutes to get seated.
And let us tell you - it's worth the wait.
When you finally get your hands on their popular biang biang noodles you'll be thanking your lucky stars. Plus their portions are surprisingly large.
You must try the popcorn chicken, smashed cucumber salad or the bao.
They don’t take reservations so either avoid peak times or order to go.
📍 Augustenstraße 31, 80333 München
🥘 Chinese cuisine
⏰ Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 - 16.00 & 18.00 - 22:00
Meme of the week 😂
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