English language services
Living abroad is exciting and fun. But some things can be difficult to adjust to and from time to time you may want to get in touch with people from "back home".
There are a number of institutions that organise meetings, offer information and advice or just help you getting in touch with the English speaking community in Munich. Also as a non-German citizen your home country's consulate is your premier source of help and advice as well as the place you have to go to to vote or renew your passport. All these institutions in Munich are there for you, so go ahead and find out about their services.
The American, British, Canadian and Irish Consulates in Munich provide a full range of consular and passport services for their citizens in the state of Bavaria. Check out their sites for more information on contact, opening hours and current activities.
U.S. Consulate General
Link to the official site of the U.S. Consulate General
Link to the official site of the British Consulate-General
Link to the official site of the Canadian Consulate in Germany
Irish Honorary Consulate
Denninger Str. 15
Tel.: +49 (0)89 20 80 59 90
Fax: +49 (0)89 20 80 59 89
Link to the official site of the Embassy of Ireland
These institutions organise lectures, seminars, theatre plays and talks in English. As a visitor you can use their libraries, usually a choice of English language newspapers and videos and online research tools. They are a meeting point for the English speaking community in Munich as well as a place to get in touch with the locals interested in your home country.
Link to the site of the Amerikahaus
British Council InfoPoint
@ Goethe-Institut München
Link to the site of the British Council
Important English language services
There are a number of situations where you might want to use services in your mother tongue. Here are helpful links.
Anglo American shops
If you miss some of the products from back home, these shops might be able to satisfy your needs.
Anglia English Bookshop
+49 (0)89 28 36 42
Huge choice of English books, mainly history and politics, travel and fiction.
G & A Grocery Store
Longing for peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies? These and a ton of other typical American products are sold here.
Lachner University Bookshop
Tel.: +49 (0)89 52 13 50
Good source for English technical books in Munich.
O'Leary's Irish Shop
Clothes, food and drinks imported from the green island.
Pomeroy & Winterbottom
Very british! Products for the home and culinarian specialities.
Original American food
A good selection of English books; orders British and American books.
A large number of clubs, circles and informal meetings have been established in Munich in order to bring together English native speakers and Munich locals. If you want to meet new people, engage in international understanding or just share a unique hobby, you should try to contact one of the following.
Natives from Britain, the US, and all other English-speaking countries meet every Sunday at the "Steinebacher" (Kulturcafe) directly at the S5-Steinebach, 7:30 pm.
Call +49 (0)8153 99 04 59 for information.
German Australian Stammtisch
Call +49 (0)8131 928 22 for information.
Down Under Group Munich Stammtisch
Meetings: 1st Friday of every month at 8 pm.
Call +49 (0)89 542 83 91 for information
Munich Scottish Association
Scottish Dancing Classes
Wed. at 8 pm
Call +49 (0)8191 42 85 50 for information
Meetings: every Monday at 8 pm
Wirthaus "zum Mühlhofer"
Ireland, Irish culture and things Celtic.
Contact Frank McLynn
Call +49 (0)89 679 24 81
Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft, society for international cooperation, cultural and other events.
Call Gisela Helmold at +49 (0)89 25004745 for more information
German-American Women's Club
Many activity groups
Meetings: every 2nd Tuesday of month at 3 pm.
Am Tucherpark 7
German-American Men's Club Stammtisch
Meetings: every Thursday at 12:00 at the Ratskeller
Call Sam Magill at +49 (0)89 91 14 63 for more information
German-American Choral Society
Mon. 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Call Mary Ellen Kitchens at +49 (0)89 21 94 98 71 for more information
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