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Ahoj Minga

Munich’s a city with a strong identity, with traditions and local customs, with history. Hell, they’ve been brewing beer since 1328. While Munich conjures up images of Lederhosen, sausages and beer for many, it’s also one of Germany’s most international cities, welcoming people from all over the world. It’s no mistake that Munich’s slogan was once “Weltstadt mit Herz”.

The non-profit Ahoj Nachbarn group has been forging intercultural collaborations between Eastern Europeans and Germans since 2005, and have organized events such as filmPOLSKA, Munich’s annual Polish film festival, Czech Film Week and guided tours of Eastern European Munich.

After two years of hard work, the group has published its first book – Ahoj Minga – strolls through Eastern European Munich. The book has been lovingly written and designed – it’s colourful, playful and wonderfully informative. If you’re looking for Munich’s best Eastern European deli, look no further – you’ll find all you could want at Odessa, near Stachus. Or if you’re wondering where to find a huge array of decent vodka, Valentin’s Wodka Bar in Maxvorstadt is open until you’ve drunk them dry.

Ahoj Minga is full of inside tips, of fascinating facts and of fun weekend walking tours. It’s beautifully made, and I highly recommend you snap up a copy fast.

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I’m giving away a copy of the book, and if you want to be in with a chance of winning, just send an email to me at win@artsinmunich.com by Tuesday 27 May. The winner will be chosen at random, and I’ll reply to your mail to ask for your address so I can pop it in the post.

If you’re not a lucky winner this time, never fear – you can buy the book for 7 € here.

3 Comments

  1. Cool! I will definitely have to share this post. I’ve been meeting lots of Eastern Europeans lately.

  2. I like Odessa 🙂 I always get some fresh semi-marinated gherkins, aubergine caviar and pelmeni there 🙂 But there are so many other Russian grocery shops in Munich as well!

    • I love pelmeni! I have never been to Odessa, but I think I’m going to have to give it a try…

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