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Party at BMW World!

Party at BMW World! February 26, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Earlier this month I posted on Fasching (Bavarian Mardi Gras) and I just received an e-mail from BMW highlighting their event, which you may be interested in attending. BMW’s big Fasching party is on March 7th.  There will be a children’s event from 2pm onward and the adults’ party starts at 7:30pm. ...

Fasching is coming

Fasching is coming February 13, 2011 | Events | Read More
Technically, Fasching is going on as I write this, but in reality it only kicks into gear the same dates as Mardi gras or Carnival in other parts of the world.  In fact, they are the same thing; Fasching is just the local Bavarian word for Carnival or Mardi Gras.  The majority of the action in 2011...

Red Bull Crashed Ice

January 9, 2011 | Events | Read More
For those who love strange sports, Munich is hosting another “Crashed Ice” event on January 15th.  I was there at the last one and it certainly was a strange and intriguing thing to see. This year the crashed ice event costs €18 entry which might make it very different from the experience I had...

Happy New Year! …and how to ensure a good party in Munich

December 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
(normally I should have a restaurant highlight as it’s Wednesday today, but this is interrupted because of the holidays…) Munich has lots of fun during New Year’s eve.  To put it lightly, it becomes a war zone from around midnight until at least 2am as it is the only time of year that...

Current events in and around Munich

December 11, 2010 | Events | Read More
I’ve put a lot of thought lately in trying to make this blog sustainable in the long term.  This blog has been going for three months now and has been fairly random.  It may still be random to a degree, but from now on I’m going to try to have more of a method to the madness.  As I wrote in a...

BMW for the holidays

December 6, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
With BMW’s headquarters in Munich, there’s nearly always something going on down there.  December is no exception.  The two big events at BMW this month are an Advent concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble and their big New Year’s Eve party.  Both of these events are sure to be big...

Top Christmas Markets to visit from Munich

December 1, 2010 | Events | Read More
These are in no particular order as all of these would be worth your time. Munich’s central market, located at Marienplatz (the city center). Haidhausen’s Christmas market, located just north of the Rosenheimer platz S-bahn stop, alternatively a 15 minute walk east from the city center (across the...

Winter Tollwood Festival

November 15, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Tollwood festival is an event that happens twice a year:  they have a summer and a winter festival.  Since we are soon approaching the winter version, I’ll just focus on it for now, but you can expect a blog post on the summer version a few weeks before it comes to Munich next June. What exactly...

Halloween in Munich

October 28, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Walking around Munich (especially the University area and other “hip” parts of town) you may see lots of advertisements for “Halloween Partys.” The first year I lived here I thought “ok, sounds great, let’s go to the Kult Fabrik” (the Kult Fabrik being the “largest...

Upcoming excuses to visit Munich

October 21, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Now that the Oktoberfest has come and gone we have a bit of dead air until the Christmas markets bring the hordes, so that might be a great excuse to get to Munich sometime between now and the end of November. The Christmas Markets start the last week of November and end just before Christmas.  This...