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Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Traditions of Trachten: The Dirndl and Lederhosen

November 30th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH (MunichNOW Life) — There are few places in the world where a fully-grown man could confidently dress in high-waisted, leather shorts but for the people of Bavaria and Austria, it spells tradition. The wearing of trachten, that is, ...

Robin Krasniqi Faces Poland’s Dariusz Sek for WBA Title in Munich

November 30th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH - (MunichNOW Sports) — Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight world champion at the time. The Welshman put Krasniqi through a torrid 12 rounds and ...

Munich’s Gentrification, Revitalization, and Greening Leave Urbanophiles Feeling Down

November 30th, 2014 (0)
One of the first things I heard from the Bavarian and German inhabitants of Munich when I first came here in 2000 was ‘Munich is a village of 1.3 million people’. Most seemed pleased with this distinction. After spending ...

Cookies, Christmas, Cookies, Christmas!

November 28th, 2014 (0)
Munich  (MunichNOW News) Germany’s holiday season is known for Christmas markets, lights and Glühwein. But don’t forget about the Christmas cookies! There is a huge choice of cookies and treats at the many Christmas markets that dot the city. While ...

Christmas Winter Market Opens at the Munich Airport

November 26th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH (MunichNOW News) — Since last Friday, the 22nd of November,  the MAC Forum has once again been transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland. Between the two terminals more than 40 market stalls will await international travelers and visitors from ...

What Is All This About Movember?

November 18th, 2014 (0)
Have you noticed an increase in moustaches and facial hair recently? Once an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer only, no-shave November — commonly known as Movember, from the Australian slang for moustache, “mo” — now shines a ...

Kochel am See Gives 6.5 ton Christmas Tree to Munich’s Christkindlmarkt

November 12th, 2014 (0)
Munich - Special to MunichNOW -  Early this morning a huge truck made its way into Marienplatz with the 2014 Munich Christmas Tree securely strapped to an equally huge trailer. In short order the tree was set up and ...

Ninety-eight Hour Transit Strike Rattles Commuters and Travelers

November 6th, 2014 (0)
Crowded roads, traffic jams, empty train stations, frustrated commuters, and happy coach operators are all part of the rail strike that took effect early this morning. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Thursday morning it filed an application ...

The Future of Augmented Reality with Munich’s Metaio 6

November 4th, 2014 (0)
Augmented Reality? If you had walked around the stands at InsideAR last week here in Munich, you would have likely been astounded at both what was available, and more importantly, what was on the horizon in the world of ...