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BMW Primes Brazilian Plant to Produce 30,000 Cars Annually

December 26th, 2013 (0)
Munich (dpa) - German manufacturer BMW, one of the world’s largest producer of upmarket cars, says its new Brazilian factory due to go on stream in 2014 will produce as many as 30,000 vehicles a year. The Munich-based company is investing ...

Merry Christmas from MunichNOW!

December 24th, 2013 (0)
A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that ...

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Bavarian-style (8&9)

December 24th, 2013 (0)
On the eighth day of Christmas my Bavarian friend gave to me: eight romping reindeer. In a sign that all things come full circle, including dungarees, the eight reindeer that were first penned in 1823 in the USA, have ...

German Consumer Confidence Rises to Six-year High

December 23rd, 2013 (0)
Munich (dpa) - Consumer confidence in Germany has risen to a six-year high as shoppers in Europe’s biggest economy take comfort from their rising incomes and low inflation, the GfK market surveys company said Friday. GfK’s forward-looking monthly confidence ...

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Bavarian-style (8)

December 23rd, 2013 (0)
On the seventh day of Christmas my Bavarian friend gave to me: seven steps to heaven. There are only a few times a year that one can find the churches full, and Christmas is one of them. Unlike Easter, ...

EHC Red Bull Munich Hockey in a Convincing 5:2 Win Over Düsseldorf

December 23rd, 2013 (0)
MUNICH — The EHC Red Bull Munich hockey team won tonight before 3,458 spectators at the Olympic Ice Stadium with a confident score 5:2 (1:0 | 3:2 | 1:0) against the last placed Düsseldorf EC. Alexander Barta, Uli Maurer, ...

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Bavarian-style (6)

December 22nd, 2013 (0)
On the sixth day of Christmas my Bavarian friend gave to me: six fondue forks. In another sign of the changing traditions and our modern world, many people are choosing to have meals that are specifically done because they ...

US Tourist Sentenced in Oktoberfest Lip Biting Incident

December 22nd, 2013 (0)
An American tourist visiting the famous Munich Octoberfest, Tesia D., was sentenced to one year and nine months suspended after she ripped off three centimeters of flesh from a 23-year-old man’s lip according to the German court. Bild newspaper reported ...

Becker Quits BBC to Concentrate on Djokovic Coaching

December 22nd, 2013 (0)
Munich (dpa) - Multi-tasker Boris Becker has give up his part-time “day job” as a BBC television tennis commentator to concentrate full time on coaching world number two Novak Djkokovic. Six-time grand slam winner Becker, 46, will not attempt ...

New Uniforms for Bavarian Police

December 22nd, 2013 (0)
Munich — 22 December 2013 — In 2016 the Bavarian police will get new uniforms to replace the old model. The present uniform was created by fashion designer Heinz Oestergaard in 1972, and was then introduced in all Länder ...