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With 1.5 million inhabitants, Munich is the third largest city in Germany. As the second highest economic power in the Federal Republic, Munich is a magnet for large, globally operating companies. Strongly represented sectors include the automotive, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering industries. Future-oriented sectors such as software and IT technology also have a presence in Munich. This has given the city its new nickname, “Isar Valley,” a play on Silicon Valley. Munich is Germany’s largest insurance hub and the second largest financial centre after Frankfurt. Six DAX companies are headquartered in Munich, including international players such as Allianz SE, BMW, Siemens and Infineon. This is also the reason why Munich is ranked 8th in the global ranking of the Global 500 companies. Because of the balanced and strong economy, business travelers frequently come to the city.

Furnished apartments in Munich

Furnished apartments in Munich

Staying in Munich with family

Staying in Munich with family

Popular neighbourhoods in Munich

Munich is the third largest city in Germany and the state capital of Bavaria. The metropolis is accordingly complex and diverse. Whether you are looking for a furnished apartment in Haidhausen, Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, Obermenzig or Sendling. Here you will find an overview of some of Munich’s most desirable districts.

The former artists’ quarter of Schwabing

Those who are looking for a traditional Bavarian lifestyle will fit right in with the quiet and dignified residential areas of Schwabing. The picturesque streets are mainly characterized by the buildings of the late 19th century. The English Garden, one of the largest parks in the world with 375 hectares, is also located in Schwabing. Another well-known attraction is Siegestor on the border of Maxvorstadt. In addition, the beer garden culture is very lively here. This makes the district particularly attractive in the summer. Leopoldstraße is also attractive with its numerous shops, restaurants and various events. At the same time, Munich Schwabing is also the cultural center of the city, and you can find a large number of theaters and cabarets here. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the district was known as an artist’s home, with well known residents such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Thomas Mann, Frank Wedekind and Joachim Ringelnatz.

Homelike Apartments in Munich’s district Schwabing

Munich’s district Maxvorstadt

Through the Siegestor in Schwabing you will arrive directly in Maxvorstadt, one of the most famous districts of the Bavarian capital. Tourists are particularly attracted to the many sights and museums here, such as the Pinakotheken Modern Art Museum, the State Collections of Antiquities, the Old Botanical Garden, the National Library and the Leuchtenberg-Palace. Maxvorstadt is also home to the three major universities in Munich and numerous companies. This makes the district Munich’s center for research and science as well as the museum quarter. Through it’s student atmosphere, art, culture and business, Maxvorstadt has its own flair and forms one of the most vibrant, lively, diverse and exciting parts of Munich.

Munich’s district Sendling

Life in Sendling is characterised above all by the Munich Grossmarkthalle, the third largest market for fresh food in Europe. Many food retailers and companies have moved into Sendling and offer jobs. At the same time, the district is the most densely built in Munich. The old style of most of the buildings has been modernized in recent years through renovation projects, offering attractive apartments. The district is considered to be very lively, due to its proximity to the city center. At the same time, there are various parks, which offer peaceful areas and  green oases. The district is especially beautiful at the “Flaucher”. On this part of the river Iser, you can grill, swim and enjoy the sun. It is named after the “Zum Flaucher” group, which was opened in 1870 and still invites you to their beer garden.

Living in Munich

Not just Oktoberfest

Besides the world famous Oktoberfest, the Bavarian state capital offers a colorful event calendar all year round. In addition to the usual theatrical program of the great National, State, and Prinzregent theatres, as well as exhibitions in great art museums such as the Pinakothek and the German Museum. For other unique festivals: DOK.fest, an international festival for the documentary film; DANCE, for contemporary dance; or the Long Night Museums, in which public museums of Munich have extended hours and special programs.

All kinds of concerts

Munich is also a haven for music lovers. At Olympiahalle, you can attend concerts of today’s most popular musical acts. There are also renowned classical orchestras and houses such as the Bavarian Staatsoper, the Bavarian State Orchestra or the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Nature in the middle of the city

Especially in the summer, Munich can be enjoyed in one of many beer gardens or parks. Extensive green areas or the banks of the Isar river are inviting for walks, jogging or even a picnic. Or on one of several roof terraces, which are inviting for an evening of party in the skies of Munich. In addition to many restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. For gastronomic fans, a trip to Munich’s Viktualienmarkt is a must. If you would like to get to know the city in your spare time, a Segway tour is a unique option, where your guide will take you to the most important sights in the city without even taking a step.

Plenty of sights to see

In addition to the aforementioned sights of Viktualienmarkt and Oktoberfest, another popular place of interest is the English Garden. The park is a great place to go for strolling, relaxing and even surfing. If you want to experience the typical Bavarian feeling of life, one of the Hofbräuhäuser is exactly right. It’s not only tourists who come here to enjoy pork knuckles, dumplings and a “Maß” of beer. Sightseeing in Munich wouldn’t be complete without observing some of the beautiful architecture the city has to offer—Nymphenburg, Olympiadorf and the Pinakotheken are always worth a visit. But it is not just the historical sights that are worth seeing in Munich. Another breathtaking structure is Allianz Arena, where FC Bayern München find their home.

Munich’s diverse transportation system

Both the road network, as well as the public transport network, connect to all of Munich’s districts. If you do not have your own car, you can take advantage of one of the many car-sharing offers. The city’s efficient traffic flow can be attributed to its management by Munich’s central government. The system is designed to reduce traffic volume and also promoting walking, cycling, and public transportation. It’s not just commuters who are responsible for the high use of the transport network, but also Munich’s position as a drive-past city for southbound travel. The city is always working to improve traffic flow in order to accommodate increasing number of inhabitants.

Relief brought by public transportation

In order to relieve the road network, Munich has an exceptionally well-developed public transport network. This is made up of buses, trams, subways and suburban trains and stretching across the city. If you are a frequent public transportation rider in Munich, it is worth it to purchase a weekly, monthly or even annual pass, the IsarCard. For the city centre, these tickets cost 15€ per week or 54.50€ per month.

Bike-friendly city

The city of Munich markets itself as a bicycle-friendly city—and rightly so. The bicycle routes in Munich measure around 1,200 km. With 14% of the total traffic volume, Munich is one of Germany’s top bicycle cities. In addition to your own bicycle, you can also use a bicycle rental or bikesharing provider.

Second largest airport in Germany

It’s not just the regional transport network in Munich which plays an important role. The airport in Munich is the second largest airport in Germany, connecting the city to both European and international destinations. There are also long-distance train stations within Munich, including Munich Main Station and Munich-Pasing Station.

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Useful apps for Munich

Munich App – Android und iPhone
The app from muenchen.de not only collects information from the city administration, but also provides an event calendar and tips for visitors.

MVV App – Android und iPhone
The app of the Munich transport companies: Timetable information, network maps, up-to-date information about bus, regional train, suburban train, subway or tram, delays and mobile phone tickets.

Münchener City Guide – Android und iPhone
Offline Map of Munich, hotspots of the city including sights, restaurants, bars and events. Here you will find everything you cannot miss as a visitor.

Taxi-München – Android und iPhone
Order a taxi in Munich simply in this app.

MUC Airport – Android und iPhone
As an official app of the Munich Airport, this offers you comprehensive information on flights, shopping and gastronomy at the airport.

Messe München – Android und iPhone
This app accompanies you through Munich Trade Fair with information on venues, access information and floor plans.

Pizza Trento München – Android und iPhone
A small, yet convenient delivery service, which attaches great importance to the quality of the meat and uses exclusively fresh ingredients, if possible from the region of Munich.

Munich online

http://www.muenchen.de/int/en.html
The official internet portal of the city offers not only administrative advice but also tips to discover the city.

http://www.munich-touristinfo.de/
The domain says is all: Here tourists can find everything they need to know about Munich.

https://www.munich-airport.com/
Flight times, parking at the airport and directions about the stay at the airport can be found here.

http://www.messe-muenchen.de/en/meta/home/home.html
Here you can find the dates, topics and exhibitors of the upcoming trade fairs and events.

Registration information for Munich

General

You can register your new apartment in Munich personally, as well as via proxy who submits the application form you have signed. You decide whether you register your residence as a primary or secondary, however, you must observe some legal regulations. With the exception of married couples, your main residence is always where you stay most, so usually the city where you work. The actual registration is free of charge. However, if you own a car, you will be charged 10€ for the change of address in the vehicle documents.

Deadline

Just like the rest of Germany, registration must take place within two weeks after moving in. If you are staying for a maximum period of six months and have a different place of residence within Germany, you do not have to register in Munich. If you have your main residence abroad, you can stay in Munich for three months without having to register.

Required documents

  • Valid form of identification (e.g. passport)
  • Registration form (and for multiple apartments: supplementary form for multiple apartments)
  • Proof of accommodation such as a rental agreement from your landlord
  • Registering with a family: If you are married and all children are from a common marriage, it is sufficient if you use a single form and this is signed by one of the persons (minimum age 16). A form can accommodate up to four people.
  • For minors up to 16: The form must be signed by the person in whose home the child lives in.
  • For car owners: Remember to change your car if Munich becomes your home.
  • When registered by an authorized person: additionally authorized power of attorney
  • If you are a citizen of another country, you cannot register a secondary residence in Germany if you have a permanent residence abroad. The domicile in Germany is then the main dwelling place.

Secondary residence tax

If you have registered a second apartment in Munich, you will be asked by the treasury and tax office to provide you with a copy of the tax return. The tax is 9% of net rental. An exception for the secondary home tax is if you are married and the main residence is the cohabitation with the spouse or registered partners.

Please note that we have compiled all the information with the utmost care, but cannot guarantee it is fully up-to-date due to changing legal regulations, especially for the information on registration formalities. If in doubt, please contact the city’s offices. Thank you.