Moving to Munich
September 4, 2007 3:21 PM Subscribe
Moving to Munich: Help me connect with the German subculture
posted by ubersturm to travel & transportation around Munich, Germany (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm moving to Munich in a week. I've got a job lined up, I'm in the process of looking for a Wohngemeinschaft to live in (although if you know of any artists' collectives or warehouses looking for residents, let me know!), and I've been polishing up my German. However!
I'd like some help figuring out how to find my way around my new city. In American cities, I've always turned to the local alt-weekly for basic info on music venues, interesting shops, good cafes and brewpubs, etc. I can't seem to find evidence of a Munich alt-weekly, though, and I'm a bit at a loss as to how alternative-ish types (for lack of a better description) get started out there. A few examples of the sort of information I'm looking for:
-Where do I find listings of concerts and venues (focusing on obscure indie/experimental stuff, not huge stadium-style shows)?
-Where can I buy alternative-ish and/or thrift clothing, hairdye, etc.?
-Where do musicians advertise looking for bandmates (and where can I look for teachers to help me make the transition from classical to rock fiddle)?
-Which cafes and pubs [particularly in the Schwabing/Maxvorstadt area] have the best fare and atmospheres?
-Where can I find non-degree art classes, art collectives (particularly for metalworking and foundry, though a nice silkscreen facility would be awesome too), and even studio space?
-For that matter, where (other than sites like wg-gesucht.de and studenten-wg.de) can I find prospective housemates who're creative and active (the opposite of a Zweck-WG)?
Naturally, I plan to get out and wander discovering the city on my own, but it would be great to have some suggestions regarding where to begin.