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3 - 2 - 1 - It's time to learn how to live with Germans

Explore the German-English Comedy duo that’s making its debut in Munich

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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

UV Protection on Tap

The ÖDP together with the Munich Voter-List group have made an excellent proposal to the city council. They want to set up free sunscreen dispensers at all the hottest summer spots in our city.


Given that Munich is currently experiencing particularly high UV radiation levels, this is an essential move to prevent skin cancer and other related diseases.

The exciting part is, we already have a ready infrastructure. The existing disinfectant dispensers, (remember those from the pandemic times?) can be repurposed, which means no costly investments.

And if the response is positive, the group is ready to discuss long-term financing with health insurance companies and the Bavarian Ministry of Health.

For the full scoop read here (in German). 

Streamlining Traffic with Tech

Our city has just taken a leap into the future by upgrading our traffic infrastructure. Now, our traffic lights can communicate with vehicles.

What does this mean for you? The goal is to adjust your driving to hit as many green lights as possible, avoiding stopping for the annoying red ones. This neat trick not only reduces traffic jams and air pollution but also saves you time, money, and a bit of your sanity. And let's not forget, it's a win for climate protection too.

This magic is all thanks to the TEMPUS project. They've set up a test field in Munich and its surrounding regions to explore the benefits of automated driving functions and innovative mobility services.

A whopping 22 traffic light intersections have been fitted around federal roads B13 and B471 in Unterschleißheim, Oberschleißheim, Garching-Hochbrück and Lohhof with data transmission modules, sending out real-time info about the light cycles. This allows drivers and cyclists to adjust their speed to reach the traffic light during the green light.

Discover more details at this link (in German).

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Biking up Lindwurmstraße

Our beloved Lindwurmstraße might get a major facelift. This road, which runs almost two and a half kilometers from Untersendling to Sendlinger Tor, might get an eco-friendly makeover.

So what's going to change?

The Mobility Department has unveiled a plan to make the route more bicycle-friendly. One car lane will be removed in each direction, making space for a two-and-a-half-meter wide bike lane. Plus, these lanes will be color-coded with green for safe areas and red at danger spots.

But that's not all. Our car-owning friends will also see some changes. Yes, nearly half the parking spaces along Lindwurmstraße are set to disappear. They'll be replaced by new delivery zones, bike parking spaces, and resident parking spots

Find more information on this link or view the 3D video peep in here.

2 upcoming events

Lights, Camera, Action Munich Film Festival

Hello, fellow movie buffs. We're thrilled to share that the much-awaited FILMFEST MUNICH is back for its 40th season this summer, and it's packed full of goodies for all us cinephiles.

So what's on the docket this year? Picture this: daily talks with filmmakers, actors, and special guests from all corners of the globe right here in the Amerikahaus. And yes, you get to ask them questions.

But wait, there's more. Remember the days when we used to watch movies under the starry sky? Well, they're back too. Thanks to the folks from Kino, Mond und Sterne, who have got an open-air theater opened up for you.

What better way to enjoy those hot Munich evenings than with a great film in its original language?

General information 

📅 Friday, June 23 to Saturday, July 1

9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

📍 Various Locations

Grab your tickets here. For more information about the festival, visit this link.

How to live with Germans

Have you ever pondered what life in our beloved town looks like from an outsider's perspective? Prepare for an entertaining revelation as Mel and Pajo, two charismatic expats, get set to dish out a slice of their 'German life' served with a dollop of humor and, of course, a side of Sauerkraut.

This dynamic duo, comprising Mel from Ireland and Pajo from Croatia, have clocked up more than 50 years between them - living, working, loving, and embracing the German lifestyle. Their upcoming performance, split evenly between English and German, promises a unique bilingual comedic experience.

The highlight of the night? It's their witty exploration of life with the Germans. This isn't just a comedy show; it's a fun, memorable guide to those beloved German quirks and customs. So, why not grab a ticket, prepare for double the laughter, and spend an evening that'll keep a smile plastered on your face long after the final curtain call?

General information 

📅 Saturday, June 24

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

📍 Shamrock Pub, Trautenwolfstraße 6, 80802 München

💶 15€

Buy your tickets here. 

Here’s a trailer to see if you like it.


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1 new restaurant/café to try

Eisbrunnen (Lenbachplatz & Schleißheimer Straße)

Have you been on the hunt for a vegan ice cream? We might have found just the right place for you - the Eisbrunnen Ice Cream Factory. This isn't just any old ice cream parlor; it's been voted the second most popular one in Bavaria.

Eisbrunnen believes in keeping things natural, fresh, and delicious. Using only high-quality, purely plant-based ingredients, they've mastered the art of vegan ice cream - which is good for us, and the environment.

Why not pay a visit to one of their parlors on Lenbachplatz or Schleißheimer Straße and dive into a scoop of Oriental cinnamon or blood orange? Or dare to be different with basil-flavored ice cream - they assure us it's very tasty. Plus, with each ice cream you purchase, you get a free mini-scoop, giving you a chance to explore their myriad flavors.

📍 Lenbachplatz 7 or Schleißheimer Straße 66

🥘 Vegan Ice-cream

Monday - Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Source: Supermeme.ai

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