3-2-1 - It’s time to get featured in a public art project
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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 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
Dantebad will be closed during winter due to high energy consumption
© SWM / Steffen Leiprecht - Source: Charivari
Bummer! One of the best things you could do in winters was to visit Dantebad, an outdoor warm swimming pool. But hey SWM, you gotta do what you gotta do.
So from September 12th onwards, you can say goodbye to Dantebad until next year.
You can find the news here (in German).
Get featured in a public art project
"Art & Culture for Everyone! " is a project where Munich residents can resent their faces in a city art installation.
If you come to Halle E at Gasteig on Tuesday, September 13 from 12 noon to 7 p.m., you can have your picture taken by JR, a French photographer working in the Bavarian capital.
You could see an example below:
Photo credit: Ales Josifovski. Source: Gasteig
The individual portraits can be altered any way you choose. From all of the individual photographs, JR will construct a larger piece of art to be displayed outside Hall X at Gasteig.
Additionally, your portraits will be posted on JR‘s website: insideoutproject.net.
Be sure to check out "JR: Chronicles," his exhibition at the Kunsthalle Munich, which runs through Sunday January 15, 2023. More information about the exhibition here.
A creative joint venture featuring "art & culture for everyone!"
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Gasteig HP8, square in front of Hall E
You can find the information here (in German).
Germany could make it easier to get citizenship amid huge worker shortage
As it struggles to meet a massive labor shortage—almost a quarter of a million employees by 2026–Germany is considering fast-tracking citizenship to foreigners who assimilate extremely well.
According to thelocal.de, “In future, naturalization will be possible after five years instead of eight years currently, and even in as little as three years in cases where people are deemed to have integrated particularly well.”
We are thrilled this is finally happening.
The news is here (in English).
2 upcoming events
The Munich bike market 2022 is here
The best time to buy a bike is autumn because prices drop.
The bike flea market will take place at Zenith on September 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More than a thousand bikes are sold here every year: from city bikes to racing bikes, children's bikes and vintage bikes, there's something for everyone.
There’s no entrance fee. However, each visitor must pre-register with a specific time slot in advance. The link for the free ticket is here.
Note too that purchases can be made in cash or by EC card, but not with credit card.
Here’s the address: Lilienthalallee 29, 80939 Munich.
If you want to sell, you can get more information here (in German).
Gärtnerplatz Open Air 2022
Photo: © ChristianPOGOZach - Source
This weekend Gärtnerplatz will be converted into a spectacular summer stage, drawing the entire city of Munich to one of the city's most picturesque squares.
The young and unconventional Munich choir "Lost&Found" will kick off Saturday’s diverse music program of local and international bands and musicians.
Sunday will feature all things classical: The Munich Symphony Orchestra, led by Andreas Kowalewitz, will perform works by Brahms, Piazzolla, Rossini, Glinka, Berlin, Bennett, and Joseph Strauss in addition to Georges Bizet's "Carmen Suite 1," Klaus Badelt's "Pirates of the Caribbean," Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story Selection," and others. If you know these fellas, definitely go :)
It’s FREE. Plus, you can enjoy delicious food from various food stalls.
You can find more info here (in German).
1 restaurant/café to try
Bab Al-Yemen - a hidden gem
It's a treat for Yemeni cuisine lovers, who want to please their souls with legitimate and classical Yemeni dishes.
You must try their Lamb Mandi and Lamb Haneeth: Roasted lamb served with special sauces over rice.
A reviewer said: "Enjoyed our dinner here! Great traditional Yemeni food and atmosphere. Very enjoyable experience!".
You can find more info here.
Expat friendly companies looking to hire
Many readers have expressed an interest in expat-friendly jobs within our community so I‘m sharing some of my favorite companies here:
Telemedica is looking to fill 10+ roles here.
Personio has 50+ business and tech related jobs here.
Alasco also has business related positions here.
Yfoods (my favorite one) has 47+ jobs to fill including art director/ marketing jobs here (interns, too).
Shore is looking for data engineers in Munich here.
Meme of the week 😂
A bit late but still relevant:
Have a great weekend,
Aazar (writer) and Christina (editor and scout)
Heidi Benson (editor)
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