New in Munich? Then you must have been in the 089 bar by mistake, been grammatically improved by your friends and scared of the naked in the English Garden. No problem, that’s part of it. So that the next time you are not exposed again as a newcomer, we have listed six errors that happen to every new Munich resident.
- Call the Stachus “Karlsplatz”
The absolute indication that you can recognize a new Munich citizen: When he says “Let meet at Karlsplatz!”. Yes, the MVG voice always says both and yes, Karlsplatz sounds better of course – but it is and remains Stachus. And you don’t go there by tram, but by tram.
- Confuse Berg am Laim and Laim
Admittedly, it’s pretty mean: Laim and Berg am Laim have almost the same name, are both on the main route and are two S-Bahn stations. The thing is: the siblings are directly opposite, at different city ends. Even worse: if you find that you ended up in the wrong place.
- Order Weisswurst after 12 noon
We Munich people may be a little too sensitive to some things, but whitish is part of our culture. And you only eat them until 12 noon. Why is that? Because it was schoimma. Those who order after 12 noon are usually the ones who drink a juice spritzer and eat the sausages with their skin. Cheers, meal!
- Scare The Naked In The English Garden
The nudists in the English Garden and on certain banks of the Isar belong to the city, like Mama Afrika to Gärtnerplatz and Didi to his vegetable stand at the university. As a newcomer, of course, you don’t know that yet and get frightened every time the old men bare on the meadow near the Eisbach. You get used to it – just like Mama Africa.
- Go to the 089 bar
Some clubs like the Pacha or P1 can be classified even before moving to Munich. Then there are grey area candidates, of which one thinks: It is definitely nice because it is cheap, central and those from my university also go there. The 089 bar is one such case – the club among Munich residents is actually only known for towing it. And the music is not good either, really not.
- Do Not Understand The Mvg Zone System
He must have been a little genius – this person who came up with the ticket system of the Munich transport company. Now everyone knows: the trip to the airport costs over 10 euros, a single trip 2.80 euros. These are the most important basics, dear New Munichers. Native Munich residents don’t understand any more. No idea when you need how many zones.