An Über Mom’s Guide to Summer in the City
A Note from the Editor
By Jordan Sapir
This month is a great month in Munich. Summer is wonderful in the city, mostly because we have ten months of winter. Bavarians are walking on sunshine (save for the grumpy cashier at my local bio shop who admitted to loathing summer: “Ich bin ein Wintermensch.”). There is so much to do and see in the city, not to mention the fact that we border Switzerland, Austria and Italy, with bath holiday destinations in arms reach. This is the moment you realize: it’s great to be an expat in the city.
One of my favorite things about summer in the city is cycling with the kids. The roads become busy with cyclists, mimicking the streets of the famous Dutch city. We stop to greet the surfers riding the Eisbach wave, get Bio ice cream from popular shops around the city with queues worth the wait, then there’s strawberry picking, outdoor pools, yoga in the parks. The city that has braved the harsh German winter is full of life and it’s exuberating. My partner and I had one of our first dates at the outdoor cinema in Königsplatz. It’s the same location we now have our Über Moms Team practice every last Sunday of the month. As I ride by my heart melts with nostalgia. You see, as an expat mom in Munich you have so much to look forward to, so many memories to make, so many little splashes, castles in the sand, strawberry stained tiny fingers to clean.
Join Über Moms for the month of June to see what it is that makes this great Bavarian city a summer metropolis and how Moms can take advantage of the offerings.
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Pia Johansson, Über Mom, scientist, and former Munich expat who recently moved back to Sweden with her Australian husband and kids (yes, this is Über-common in our community), wants us to use the summer months to up our running game.
Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go, but not before building a fire, camping out and exploring the wilderness with Über Mom Amie Mignatti.
And me. I’m still Tri(ing) to prepare for my Triathlon. Follow along and discover how a momlete manages to juggle a household, fears and intensive training for three sports, whilst living abroad.
Now you know why they call us Über Moms.
We hope that you are embracing the summer just as much as we are.
Follow some of these links to find summer activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Jordan Sapir, mother of two glitter-laden girls, 1 and 3, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter five languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or two, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for pretzels, the founder of Über Moms lives in Munich, where she is a stay at home mom and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers raise healthy happy families, and beat a PR here and there.