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Berliner Zeitung complains about the “rapid Munichization” of the capital – it’s (not just) about mulled wine

2022-12-24T15:48:46.161Z

Berliner Zeitung bemoans the capital's "rapid Munichization" – it's (not just) about mulled wine Created: 12/24/2022, 4:35 p.m By: Florian Naumann The Christmas market on Munich's Marienplatz - parts of the event can unsettle Berliners. © IMAGO/Wolfgang Maria Weber Cosmopolitan city with a heart? In Berlin, people look critically at Munich. The Tagesspiegel from the capital warns of a “rapid M



Berliner Zeitung bemoans the capital's "rapid Munichization" – it's (not just) about mulled wine

Created: 12/24/2022, 4:35 p.m

By: Florian Naumann

The Christmas market on Munich's Marienplatz - parts of the event can unsettle Berliners.

© IMAGO/Wolfgang Maria Weber

Cosmopolitan city with a heart?

In Berlin, people look critically at Munich.

The Tagesspiegel from the capital warns of a “rapid Munichization” for two reasons.

Berlin/Munich – For many Munich residents, the Bavarian state capital is the most beautiful place in the world to live – elsewhere in Germany, worry lines grow when conditions (perceived) approach those of the Isar metropolis: the day before Christmas Eve, the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel reported a “raging Munichization Berlin” complained.

Of course, this was not about a growing number of beer gardens or a cleanliness offensive by the Berlin city cleaning service BSR.

But about the well-known dark side of life in Munich.

On the one hand, about rental prices.

On the other hand, suffering from inflation at the Christmas market (as the Berlin version of a Christmas market is called).

Berlin in “Rapid Munichization”: Tongue-in-cheek mulled wine lament from the capital

“Berlin is also emulating the Bavarian state capital when it comes to mulled wine,” it said in the Friday “Checkpoint” newsletter of the

Tagesspiegel

.

Only at the Christmas market at Munich's Marienplatz is mulled wine as expensive as at Breitscheidplatz in front of the Memorial Church in western Berlin.

Here and there, at 5 euros, the drink is a good one euro above the German average price.

"More investments are being made in mulled wine in Berlin," was the dry conclusion.

The source of the data is a rather random analysis by the investment and real estate manager Catella.

This actually met with peak values ​​at these two Christmas markets.

For comparison: In Düsseldorf, which is also very economically strong, the testers found a cup of mulled wine for 4 euros.

Different ambience, same mulled wine price: The Christmas market on Berlin's Breitscheidplatz.

© IMAGO/Raimund Müller

However, the lament from Berlin should be treated with some caution.

On the one hand, according to the data, there were also cheaper offers in Berlin.

On the other hand, only the most famous market at the foot of the town hall flowed in from Munich.

And last but not least, other sources come to different conclusions: The event organizer activa Eventmanagement, for example, sees Munich as more in the middle of the nationwide mulled wine prize.

According to this data, Berlin could be more likely to face an "Aachenisation" of the mulled wine market.

Incidentally, a mini data collection by Catella at Christmas time also showed another interesting aspect from a Bavarian point of view.

According to the “Catella Market Tracker”, the Gerstacker winery from Nuremberg has a mulled wine market share of 90 percent in Germany.

The real estate group referred to a survey by the online wine shop "Hanglage".

Munich before Frankfurt – and Berlin: newspaper warns of Bavarian conditions

Another cause for sighing gave the

Tagesspiegel

a current survey of the price of shared room offers.

According to data from the

WG-gesucht.de

platform , the price for shared accommodation in Berlin has risen rapidly over the past few years: by 37 percent from January 2018 to November 2022, in absolute figures from an average of 417 euros to 572 euros now.

The federal capital is actually catching up with Munich.

Here, according to WG-gesucht, the asking prices “only” increased by 12 percent – ​​from 645 euros to 725 euros.

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And the concern about a "Munichization" actually seems justified here: According to the survey, newly rented shared apartments are actually the most expensive in Munich - followed by a long way and as of November Frankfurt (611 euros), Berlin and Hamburg (544 euros ).

Only these four cities plus Stuttgart and Cologne were included in the analysis.

However, it seems plausible that the situation – apart from isolated cases in student cities – is also the most tense here.

But as always, there are problems everywhere.

In Regensburg, for example, a student has been looking for a room in a shared flat for six months and is desperate for high prices, as reported by

Merkur.de

.

And in Austria, the portal

oe24.at

came across even more horrendous mulled wine prices - and also a penchant for poor pouring.

In this respect, Christmas 2022 will remain one thing above all: enjoy what you have.

A (hopefully warm) room.

And, only if necessary, a mulled wine - after all, not everyone likes it.

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Source: merkur

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