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Holiday apartments turn out to be unexpectedly expensive. We lived in one for six weeks while waiting to move into our first place: with unanticipated fees for extras, the stay ended up costing twice…
10 posts, 23:19 yesterday
I was going through the message board as I've just moved to Munich for work and I'm trying to find accommodation (didn't realize it was such a nightmare) that's not Airbnb, didn't think I'd come…
674 posts, 21:41 yesterday
First Girly Cocktail Night of 2018 will be on Weds 24th Jan at mezzanotte weinbar: mezzanotte.de.com/karte.... Kellerstrasse 29 · 81667 München  Nearest SBahn Rosenheimer Platz / UBahn…
142 posts, 20:39 yesterday
Well I return this evening from the wilderness in more ways than one. This afternoon the wife phoned to drag my cabin fever body out to the Loipe in the Alps near Tegernsee. One of the advantages…
10 posts, 10:49 yesterday
Thank you all for your help. Here is the update. UPDATE: We did go there and it was great. Luckily it was sunny all day and we were not the only one there. There were decent amount…
1 posts, 18 January
Hello everyone, I have moved recently to the Northern Munich area (Hasenbergl area) and I have been hearing really loud noises that sound like explosions frequently during the night. I know…
1 posts, 18 January
Hey my name is Bjarke Jensen a student from Danmark. And i'm trying to set up a meet up on Saturday for student (or in that age group) so people how don't really know anyone here in munich get to…
10 posts, 18 January
Hi everyone! Great to hear from you all. Shall we try and all meet up for a coffee sometime? How about mid next week? Say Wednesday mid-morning or mid-afternoon? How is everyone placed? Thanks…
11 posts, 18 January
It’s in person at this address because they want to observe you using one of their new digital products and give them feedback. The usability test shows them what part(s) of the product are confusing…
1 posts, 18 January
Hi there, I'm looking to get back into playing some sort of football. I haven't played in 4 or 5 years but used to play regularly. 5 or 7 a side or even a team to play for would be great. Any…
2 posts, 18 January
ESME e.V. was was originally founded as the Toytown Orchestra back in 2008: now encompassing an orchestra and a choir as well as a Big Band, we welcome new members at almost any time during the…
3 posts, 17 January
Hello binge watchers If you've never been to Humboldt's at Humb... 1. near Kolumbusplatz U-Bahn. ...now is a good time to discover why we like it a lot. We have all the high tables and the…
8 posts, 17 January
Definitely agree with this, since MIS is way outside of the city, and not even in Starnberg itself! The kids that attend MIS simply do not live in the area and do not tend to participate in any of…
2 posts, 17 January
When my son was at BIS many years ago, many of his friends lived in Pfaffenhofen and took the bus from there. I made many friends there through the school and still see some of them even though they…
17 posts, 17 January
Unter / Ober Scheissheim? Not for me. The Schloss is nice, but not an area for me to live in. Characterless and sleepy come to mind. OK if you work for Airbus or previosuly Microsoft - but…
15 posts, 17 January
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sarovar, Fürstenstr 12 (corner Theresienstr) Nearest station U3,6 Universität or U3,4,5,6 Odeonsplatz. sarovar.de/english/willk... 1.
187 posts, 17 January
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
2 posts, 16 January
Come join Bake This for a night of comedy and laughs! Your suggestions help us to discover new worlds, stories, and songs live on stage. Inspire us! Bring a friend, bring an enemy, either way, you're…
2 posts, 16 January
KIDStory is an improvised musical for children. The kids determine which story we bring to the stage: From superheroes to space exploration, unicorns to dragons, Bake This will take your family on an…
3 posts, 16 January
Hi LukeSkywalker! Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely subscribe to the mailing list (german is no problem)! I am already in Munich as I live nearby since some time, however it's my first…
2 posts, 16 January
No, she should not tell the employer until after her first day at work, i.e. after she already has the signed job contract, see here: sueddeutsche.de/k... Being pregnant, they are not allowed to…
975 posts, 16 January
1. Jennifer (will bring Dominion and the MAD Game) 2. Metall (I am thinking of buying Cards Against Humanity or Exploding Kittens on my upcoming US trip ) 3. sirejk (will bring a pick from my…
3 posts, 16 January
I moved your post to Munich because maybe there are specific places you can enroll. that only the Munich folks are aware of. That being said, from my experience, if your kid is still in…
1 posts, 15 January
We are looking for a native English speaker to tutor our kids (mainly our 5yr old, but I am sure our 2,5yr old will love to join sometimes) or let’s say practice English with them at our home. We are…
25 posts, 14 January
I'm sorry, but a single photo of a single parking machine located who knows where in the city (is it even in munich? no idea), which is clearly covering a kurzparken zone to boot, doesn't "prove"…
1 posts, 13 January
I am looking for a gym training partner in the Fürstenfeldbruck area. I am a qualified personal trainer but not looking for any clients at this stage. Just someone to train with mid to late…
72 posts, 13 January
Hello all squash players, I am new to the Munich moved here from the US. In the US we play a sport called racquetball which I enjoyed and provided great exercise. I see squash is very similar and I…
51 posts, 13 January
Yes we just moved to Munich from the US and the Hotel would not sign stating we lived there temporarily so we hired a professional real estate person to aid our apartment search and found a great new…
1 posts, 12 January
Please come to our bi-lingual parents initiative, Chocolate Butterflies, on Saturday, 3 February between 9-11:30am for our Open House. We will have both Kindergarten and Hort spots available from…
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