ozTour Luxury: Bally


Bally Addi (895€)

Bally Addi (895€)

Munich (04.04.2014), BALLY launched the Women’s Collection revolves around two distinct themes – City and Weekend – which showcase Bally’s expertise in creating precise, pragmatic luxury. Cycling in all its styles was instead the inspiration for Men’s Collection, which revolves around three distinct themes – the City Biker, the Cross-Country and the Racer mood.

ozTour Luxury: Jil Sander


Jil Sander black tote with mini pouch

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2014 Bag Collection: Black tote with mini pouch (€680)

JIL SANDER dropped the Spring/Summer 2014 collection at a launch party in Munich (29.04.2014). All bags are crafted in single but bright and intense colors. You will find them in clutches and totes, designed in the utmost minimalistic way.

Clean and minimal are almost always timeless, they adapt to your outfit and not the other way around. They can match to anything inside your wardrobe.

8 Beers recently suggested you stop drinking.


Just when you thought drinking beer was safe!

For you Munich beer lovers, it is always comforting to know that the Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) for Bavarian beer still stands strong today that none of our Bavarian beers were listed.  However, you might be surprised to learn which beers were listed.

For those of you affected by this list, we will gladly welcome you back to Munich to join the ozTour Munich Beer Tour, …proof of legal age enforced. 🙂 This World Truth article is an interesting read, …liquid bread/food for thought. What do you think?


Germany’s FIRST TIME EVER minimum wage!


TME (Thursday, 3. April 2014):  Germany’s first ever legislation for a minimum wage has been set by Chancellor Angela Merkel at 8.50 euros an hour (£7; $11.75).  The law will come into effect on Jan 1st, 2015. Currently, Germany is one of only seven countries in the EU without a minimum wage level. The change came about due to the power-sharing deal with the Social Democrats (SPD).

The SPD was in favour of the move, but the conservative CDU and CSU parties had been less eager to adopt the policy. The Bundestag is expected to debate the proposal in the summer. It will then move to the upper house for approval in September.

The SPD’s labour market policy spokesperson, Katja Mast, commented: “Labour has won its dignity back with a fair payment of 8.50 euros, whether in the East or West and with no industry exceptions.” However, the wage does not cover minors, interns, trainees or long-term unemployed people for their first six months at work. Additionally, employers, such as those using temporary or seasonal workers, will have two years to phase in the new minimum wage. For the rest of Germany’s employers, the regulations will come into effect on 1 January 2015 and the wage will be reviewed annually from 1 January 2018.