Easy moving – help with no parking signs, mail, telephone

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After you’ve found your new home, you’ll want to make your moving day a success too. In addition to many helping hands and packing boxes you’ll need a furniture truck and, of course, free parking space in front of your old and new place of residence.

Registered already? This is how you become a Munich citizen

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Put your name here, your address there, then sign on the dotted line... If you want to be able to watch TV in your new home, make a phone call, turn on the heating or the lights, you have to fill in lots of forms. The trip to the Einwohnermeldeamt – Residents Registration Office – should be one of the first things you do.

Finding accommodation – the way to your first Munich apartment

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Above almost everything else property market developments have been foremost in the minds of Munich residents for the past 10 years and newcomers need to have a lot of patience when looking for a place to live. 

Outspokenly good – language schools in Munich

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Language schools in Munich have helped foreigners from more than 200 different nations including Brazilians, Croatians, Swedes and Chinese to express themselves in German. There are over a hundred schools specializing in teaching German as a foreign language.

Get busy – how and where to find a job in Munich

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Munich has the strongest economy of all German cities. The Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM) (New Social Market Economy Initative) and the WirtschaftsWoche business magazine awarded Munich the top score in their comparative survey for the second time in 2005.

Climb aboard – buses, trams and trains take you through the urban jungle

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In Munich the S-Bahns and underground trains, along with the buses and trams, make up an extensive public transport network. All the services run under the umbrella of the MVV which means one ticket is valid for all. MVV transports 1.5 million people to all corners of the city and back every day.

Going out – the best pubs, restaurants and clubs

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Pub, bar or restaurant, café, pizza delivery service or vine store – our comprehensive restaurant search engine find Munich's prime dining locations. And for everyone who does not want to go straight home from the restaurant or bar we have also listed trendy clubs and discos.

From Marienplatz to Pasing: Munich’s shopping paradises

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Whether you’re a tourist or a new citizen of Munich, most people begin their explorations of the city in the downtown pedestrian zone, which is also a great place for your first shopping spree. At Marienplatz, on Neuhauserstraße and Kaufingerstraße you can find branches of nationwide chains, such as Galeria Kaufhof or Karstadt.

Action time – Munich’s citizens are great athletes

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Whether they’re cycling, Roller-blading, jogging, hiking or skiing, Munich residents are always keeping fit and active. The wide range of leisure opportunities in and around the city leaves them with little choice! In the summer, as many as 30,000 Roller-bladers skate through the city’s streets every Monday as part of Blade Night.