MunichNOW | Munich News in English http://munichnow.com/index.php/component/content/featured Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:43:33 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb U.S. Voters in Munich: What You Need To Know http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/303-u-s-voters-in-munich-what-you-need-to-know http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/303-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.

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:08:00 +0100
Pedestrian-only Marienplatz: Cars, Buses, Cyclists Banned http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/305-pedestrian-only-marienplatz-cars-buses-cyclists-banned http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/305-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.

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[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:09:10 +0100
John Kerry in Munich for Security Conference http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/304-sec-y-of-state-john-kerry-arrives-for-munich-security-conference http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/304-sec-y-of-state-john-kerry-arrives-for-munich-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.

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[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 http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/302-a-young-european-looks-at-the-us-presidential-election http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/302-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.

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[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:29:01 +0100
Renovation Begins at Marienplatz Hugendubel http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/300-renovation-begins-at-marienplatz-hugendubel-for-summer-2017-re-opening http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/300-renovation-begins-at-marienplatz-hugendubel-for-summer-2017-re-opening

Munich - (MunichNOW News) -- The well-known landmark Hugendubel store on Marienplatz has closed this week for the planned 18 month renovation of the landmark building. 

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:54:00 +0100
Local David Bowie Tribute Show Wows the Crowd! http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/298-bowie-tribute-show-in-grafing-wows-the-crowd http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/298-bowie-tribute-show-in-grafing-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.

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[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 http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/299-state-of-the-art-snow-clearing-at-munich-s-airport-keeps-planes-flying http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/299-state-of-the-art-snow-clearing-at-munich-s-airport-keeps-planes-flying

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.

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:30:00 +0100
Sleigh Riding Around Munich and Bavaria http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/297-sleigh-riding-around-munich-and-bavaria http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/297-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?

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured Life Demo Contents Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:08:00 +0100
English Garden Project Makes Slow Progress http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/285-english-garden-tunnel-project-makes-slow-but-steady-progress http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/285-english-garden-tunnel-project-makes-slow-but-steady-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.

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:01:00 +0100
Small Towns Around Bavaria Are Helping Immigrants http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/286-small-towns-and-villages-around-bavaria-are-helping-immigrants http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/286-small-towns-and-villages-around-bavaria-are-helping-immigrants

MUNICHNOW COMMENT:
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.

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:59:00 +0100
Krampus Comes to Marienplatz on Sunday, Dec 13th! http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/296-krampus-comes-to-marienplatz-on-sunday-dec-13th http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/296-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.

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[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! http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/295-munich-christmas-market-round-up-yes-there-is-still-time http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/295-munich-christmas-market-round-up-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.

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:27:28 +0100
Lights Out For More Munich Bookstores? http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/284-lights-out-for-yet-another-munich-book-store-chain http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/284-lights-out-for-yet-another-munich-book-store-chain

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.

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:59:00 +0200
English Garden Tunnel Initiative: What's Going On? http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/263-english-garden-tunnel-initiative-what-s-going-on http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/263-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.

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[email protected] (William Clark) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:48:00 +0200
Oktoberfest 2015 - as Colourful as Munich City! http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/293-oktoberfest-2015-as-colourful-as-munich-city http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/293-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!

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[email protected] (Nuraan Arnold) Featured Life Demo Contents Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:17:19 +0200
The Other Oktoberfest 2015 Ma├čkrug? Yes, there are two! http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/289-the-other-oktoberfest-2015-masskrug-yes-there-are-two http://munichnow.com/index.php/life/289-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.

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured Life Demo Contents Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:32:00 +0200
Europe Must Lead - Comment from Michael V. Owens http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/292-europe-must-lead-comment-from-michael-v-owens http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/292-europe-must-lead-comment-from-michael-v-owens

I would like to thank everyone at MunichNow for being on the right side of history with their unwavering support for the refugees who have arrived, or have been trying to arrive, in Germany.

We need more voices who will not cower with fear! Germany has learned many lessons from their history, and we can see the vast, THE VAST, majority understands this moment in humankind's history.

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MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- The Bavarian capital showed its best side on Monday and Tuesday as nearly 2200 asylum-seekers arrived at Munich's central train station in search of a better life in a new country. Charlotte Knoblach, leader of the Israeli religious community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, commented on the great commitment shown by the many refugee helpers at the Hauptbahnhof: "I am overwhelmed by the outstanding commitment of the Munich's citizens - especially the Munich police at it copes with great compassion, kindness, and help this difficult situation. The world can now see what a cosmopolitan city with a heart means". 

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured News Demo Contents Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:20:41 +0200
Archival Film of Munich and Augsburg around 1900 from Paul Hardy http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/288-somewhere-in-time-190 http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/288-somewhere-in-time-190
 

SOMEWHERE IN TIME 1900. A HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN YEAR OLD FILM MADE NEW. MAINLY BERLIN & MUNICH, GERMANY.

Over a Million FB viewers have been moved by my film, experiencing a surreal mixture of emotions that few have been able to fully describe. It was coloured about 10 years ago but I've now digitally sharpened it as well as removed dust and grain to give an even better experience. Truly magical, moving footage that I've cut and edited to my favourite piece of classical music. The original film which I took the footage from is very much darker and also depicts a large amount of military segments.

I wanted to edit this however to show the positivity and pride of the everyday people in their day to day lives as they embrace all the splendour of that time period on a human level. Clearly, like today, some seem richer than others, yet all of them seem to display a sense of dignified purpous often missing in todays world. All these forgotten souls are left rotting on old grainy dark films often with sombre depressing music thrown over. It's my belief that they deserve better.

Beautiful music and beautiful images presented in the right way can be incredibly emotive and powerful and I felt that this was needed in order to properly transport the viewer back through time and really ''feel'' what it was like. I've worked hard to convey that sense of splendour and make people see and feel that a sunny day then looked just like a sunny day today. These people lived, loved, laughed and cried and had real lives. They did not live in darkness with grey skies and grainy mist as we are often used to seeing on decaying films.

The wonderfully emotive music I've used is the soundtrack from the movie 'Somewhere In Time' and was written by Film Composer John Barry, not to be confused with 'The Eighteenth Variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' which also runs throughout the film. Savour this as you watch it. All these people whose lives were just as important to them in their time era as we think ours our now. I noticed how happy they seem to be going about their business and I tried to study different characters.... who were they?... what was their story?

Watch the woman adjusting her hat for example at the end of the film. She seems very concerned about her image as she proudly sports the latest fashion..and notice how happy the kids are playing in the street. The more you study these people the more it will fascinate you. Their lives are less complicated than ours in terms of technology but you can clearly see the overwhelming community spirit here without video games, TV or computers. Somewhere in time, all gone forever..all just ghosts....yet frozen here for you to glance upon as if through some magical time machine window.

Enjoy, The Time Guru.
Paul Hardy

Paul Hardy // Thursday, April 30, 2015

SOMEWHERE IN TIME 1900. A HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN YEAR OLD FILM MADE NEW. MAINLY BERLIN & MUNICH, GERMANY.

Over a Million FB viewers have been moved by my film, experiencing a surreal mixture of emotions that few have been able to fully describe. It was coloured about 10 years ago but I've now digitally sharpened it as well as removed dust and grain to give an even better experience. Truly magical, moving footage that I've cut and edited to my favourite piece of classical music. The original film which I took the footage from is very much darker and also depicts a large amount of military segments.

I wanted to edit this however to show the positivity and pride of the everyday people in their day to day lives as they embrace all the splendour of that time period on a human level. Clearly, like today, some seem richer than others, yet all of them seem to display a sense of dignified purpous often missing in todays world. All these forgotten souls are left rotting on old grainy dark films often with sombre depressing music thrown over. It's my belief that they deserve better.

Beautiful music and beautiful images presented in the right way can be incredibly emotive and powerful and I felt that this was needed in order to properly transport the viewer back through time and really ''feel'' what it was like. I've worked hard to convey that sense of splendour and make people see and feel that a sunny day then looked just like a sunny day today. These people lived, loved, laughed and cried and had real lives. They did not live in darkness with grey skies and grainy mist as we are often used to seeing on decaying films.

The wonderfully emotive music I've used is the soundtrack from the movie 'Somewhere In Time' and was written by Film Composer John Barry, not to be confused with 'The Eighteenth Variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' which also runs throughout the film. Savour this as you watch it. All these people whose lives were just as important to them in their time era as we think ours our now. I noticed how happy they seem to be going about their business and I tried to study different characters.... who were they?... what was their story?

Watch the woman adjusting her hat for example at the end of the film. She seems very concerned about her image as she proudly sports the latest fashion..and notice how happy the kids are playing in the street. The more you study these people the more it will fascinate you. Their lives are less complicated than ours in terms of technology but you can clearly see the overwhelming community spirit here without video games, TV or computers. Somewhere in time, all gone forever..all just ghosts....yet frozen here for you to glance upon as if through some magical time machine window.

Enjoy, The Time Guru.
Paul Hardy

Paul Hardy // Thursday, April 30, 2015

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[email protected] (MunichNOW News) Featured Video Media Category Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:48:32 +0200
Blasmusik Around the Fischbrunner in Marienplatz http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/287-blasmusik-around-the-fischbrunner-in-marienplatz http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/287-blasmusik-around-the-fischbrunner-in-marienplatz

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[email protected] (MunichNOW Media) Featured Video Media Category Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:36:20 +0200
New England - A Film from Munich's Vincent Urban http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/167-new-england-a-film-from-munich-s-vincent-urban http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/167-new-england-a-film-from-munich-s-vincent-urban

In New England - Fall 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

Munich videographer Vincent Urban travels the world.

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[email protected] (Vincent Urban) Featured Video Media Category Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:23:00 +0200
Monday Morning S-Bahn and Train Chaos http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/283-monday-morning-s-bahn-and-train-chaos-plagues-munich-travelers http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/283-monday-morning-s-bahn-and-train-chaos-plagues-munich-travelers

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- Monday mornings are never easy for anyone, and this one was particularly hard for the Deutsche Bahn. After having done massive construction work on the Stammstrecke (main or central S-Bahn line) between Laim and Stachus throughout the whole weekend, the new week started with a train catching fire at Munich’s Hauptbahnhof (central station).

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:08:21 +0200
At Least Two Festivals This Weekend, One City, One Country http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/280-at-least-two-festivals-this-weekend-one-city-one-country http://munichnow.com/index.php/news/280-at-least-two-festivals-this-weekend-one-city-one-country

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW News) -- Summer is festival time in Bavaria with any number of them going on around the city or in the neighboring countryside every weekend. Here is a quick guide to two of them, one in the city, and one out in the Bavarian countryside.

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[email protected] (Hannah Friedrich) Featured News Demo Contents Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:23:41 +0200
Birdhouse European Vacation - Munich, Germany http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/278-birdhouse-european-vacation-munich-germany http://munichnow.com/index.php/videos/278-birdhouse-european-vacation-munich-germany

Published on Jul 23, 2015

Kamera - Phil Pham
Schnitt - Chris Behnisch
Musik - Sylvan Esso - Uncatena

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[email protected] (MunichNOW Media) Featured Video Media Category Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:48:00 +0200