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MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- According to a recent report from Deutsche Welle, the historic Hofbräukeller in the heart of Munich was forced go ahead with a planned party event hosted by the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), the German court ruled. The hall proprietor claimed concern for the famous hall's reputation and security.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 25 May 2016 13:07:07 +0200
World's Best Countries! (No, America — you’re not #1)

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- The votes are in, America, and the best country in the world is ...

(Drum roll, please.)

It's Germany. Sorry, United States, you're fourth — right behind third-ranked Britain and second-ranked Canada. But, hey, America beat Sweden!

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 24 May 2016 11:09:00 +0200
Asparagus Season Celebrates Germanness

Munich (MunichNOW Life) -- We are in the middle of one of the truly great times in Germany. Though this winter was mild it is still a big deal, this springtime festival.

[email protected] (Michael Owens) Featured News Demo Contents Sat, 07 May 2016 12:51:00 +0200
STROKE Art Fair Opens at Praterinsel

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW Arts) -- Founded in 2009 by the brothers Marco and Raiko Schwalbe, the STROKE Art Fair's vision from the very beginning was to realize a vision of art, design, and urban lifestyle in the 21st century for as wide an audience as possible.

[email protected] (MunichNOW Features) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 03 May 2016 15:21:47 +0200
May Day in Bavaria is Filled with Local Tradition

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- 1st May is Maypole Day in Bavaria and a day for the local folklore group dressed in their finest costumes to gather all the villagers together to celebrate this important annual occasion. Each and every maypole is uniquely decorated with ribbons, wreaths or signs denoting local craftsmen’s guilds.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:36:00 +0200
500 Artists Say "Hello"

A MunichNOW Interview

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW Life ) -- We have been seeing some postings on social media about an event this weekend with the unusual title of "500 Artists Say Hello" and wanted to find out more about just what this is. We managed to track down the busy woman behind it all, Emmy Horstkamp, and she was kind enough to give us the scoop on the this unique art event.

[email protected] (Jeffrey Ely) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:53:28 +0200
Sendlinger Straße Proposed as a Pedestrian Zone

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- According to recent reports from the website, there is renewed interest in extending the existing pedestrian zone at the northern end of Sendlinger Straße all the way down to Sendlinger Tor.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:48:35 +0200
Bauma 2016 Opens: World's Largest Trade Show

MUNICH -- MunichNOW News) -- The doors have opened on the 31st edition of bauma, the world’s leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:54:16 +0200
Turning Tables: What You Can Do To Help Refugees in Munich

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- Turning Tables is a refugee integration project that was started by expats and Germans in October 2015 and is part of Thrive International e.V., a not-for-profit organization based in Munich that focuses on promoting cultural understanding, tolerance and education.

[email protected] (Amy Fitch) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:35:00 +0200
Renovation Progress at Marienplatz Hugendubel

Munich - (MunichNOW News) -- The well-known landmark Hugendubel store on Marienplatz has made significant progress in the planned 18 month renovation of the landmark building. 

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:54:00 +0200
6 Bavarian Easter Traditions You Probably Did Not Know

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW Life) -- The Easter bunny,  Sunday morning Easter egg hunts, and chocolate bunnies are all part of the popular spring holiday tradition. Along with these more modern customs, there are also historical traditions. While not as well-known, these traditions are still alive in many parts of Bavaria.

[email protected] (William Clark) Featured Life Demo Contents Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:29:01 +0100
Record 2015 Profit Reported at BMW

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- German car producer BMW Group announced on Wednesday that its group revenues last year hit a new record for the sixth consecutive year.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:21:49 +0100
U.S. Voters in Munich: What You Need To Know

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- As the US Presidential election process moves through its series of nomination primaries it has become readily apparent that more than ever before - every vote counts.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:08:00 +0100
Pedestrian-only Marienplatz: Cars, Buses, Cyclists Banned

MUNICH -- ( MunichNOW NEWS) -- Cyclists, taxis and buses have been banned from Marienplatz due to the renovation work of the Hugendubel building, but there are also further plans to extend the pedestrian zone in the long term.

[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:09:10 +0100
John Kerry in Munich for Security Conference

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here in Munich late Wednesday night to participate in the 52nd Munich Security Conference.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:10:15 +0100
A Young European Looks at the US Presidential Election

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW Opinion) -- Why radical politicians dominate the US election campaign - Opinion from William Clark, a student at the Bavarian International School in Munich.

[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:29:01 +0100
Local David Bowie Tribute Show Wows the Crowd!

GRAFING (MunichNOW Life) -- The untimely death of musician, singer, producer, actor and artist David Bowie was a shock to everyone. His parting gift was a mysterious new studio album; his 27th, “Blackstar”, which some critics, even before his death cited as the best he’s ever made - and two haunting videos leaving us with everlasting images of a man who knew his end was near.

[email protected] (Henry Schiller) Featured Life Demo Contents Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:49:44 +0100
State-of-the-Art Snow Clearing at Munich's Airport

MUNICH (MunichNOW News) -- Munich Airport reveals how deploying a crew of 179 and state-of-the-art equipment helps maintain flight operations on runways, taxiways and aprons during winter weather conditions.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:30:00 +0100
Sleigh Riding Around Munich and Bavaria

Munich (MunichNOW LIFE) -- There are plenty of ways to enjoy a wide range of winter sports without having to snap on your skis.

Bavaria’s ski resorts also offer well prepared sled runs, snow tubing runs, snow parks for freestyle fans and ice sport centres all guaranteeing a wealth of wonderful winter fun and games.

How do you fancy spending the night in an igloo or going for a ride in a piste groomer?

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured Life Demo Contents Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:08:00 +0100
English Garden Project Makes Slow Progress

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- The tunnel project underneath the English Garden has been a discussion topic among Munich’s politicians and citizens for almost five years now. In order to move things along supports of the tunnel have now set up an information stand with a 3D model of the tunnel in the English Garden hoping that Munich’ citizens will approve of their project once they understand the details.

[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:01:00 +0100
Small Towns Around Bavaria Are Helping Immigrants

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- It´s hard to miss the headlines in the media, no matter whether they’re on TV or in the newspapers: “New refugees every day”; “Thousands on the run”; “Escaping home”. It goes on and on.

[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:59:00 +0100
Krampus Comes to Marienplatz on Sunday, Dec 13th!

MUNICH (MunichNOW News) -- In this age of über-Christmas commercialism, Germany has somehow kept a sense of mysticism alive in its long nights, warm, cozy Wirtshouses, Christmas markets, and candle-lit Christmas trees. This mysticism is also kept alive in the eerie tradition of Krampus: the devil-faced, horn-headed, whip-bearing “companion” to St. Nick.

[email protected] (Beth Suda Berr) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:30:04 +0100
Munich Christmas Market Details - Yes, There is Still Time!

MUNICH (MunichNOW News) -- Munich holds its traditional Christmas Market from November 27th to December 24th 2015 on Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) in the center of Munich. A huge Christmas tree covered in lights towers over the many stands all aglow with pre-Christmas magic. Advent music is performed live every evening at 5.30 p.m. from the balcony of the Town Hall.

[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:27:28 +0100
Lights Out For More Munich Bookstores?

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- Munich is losing its bookstores faster than you can say “Amazon Prime”. After Hugendubel at Marienplatz almost closed down but was saved with last minute reprieve, Munich may now be facing the loss of two more chain bookstores under the Weltbild brand.

[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:59:00 +0200
English Garden Tunnel Initiative: What's Going On?

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- The proposal for the reunification of the English Garden has found a large number of supporters. Citizens, the media, and politics are getting involved in this project. Even though the building costs have been estimated at around 70 million euros, which are not available at the moment, the participants still seem to edge on the project.

[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:48:00 +0200
Oktoberfest 2015 - as Colourful as Munich City!

A guest commentary from Munich's own Fat Girl With Glasses at Oktoberfest time...

Munich (Germany) is a city filled with diversity and has welcomed me as a foreigner with an open mind and heart since I set foot here 13 years ago, much as they have recently thousands of refugees. I am super proud to live here!

[email protected] (Nuraan Arnold) Featured Life Demo Contents Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:17:19 +0200
The Other Oktoberfest 2015 Maßkrug? Yes, there are two!

MUNICH --  (MunichNOW Life) -- It's that time of the year again: All around Munich Dirndl and Lederhosen are being taken out of the closet, stores are starting the big Trachten (the traditional Bavarian dress) sale and tents are being planned. Yes, Oktoberfest time is coming closer and, of course, the most important part of Oktoberfest has to be considered also: the beer “glass” or to be precise, the Maßkrug, the all-important mug you drink your beer from at Oktoberfest.

[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured Life Demo Contents Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:32:00 +0200