Expat communities in Munich
Peer groups, economic ties, consulates
Munich is home to sizeable international communities and many international companies.
New foreign residents therefore find it easy to make contact.
And there are always opportunities to find your way around – in English, or even in your native language.
Information sheets for expat communities
The City of Munich has compiled special information sheets to show you which companies from your home country operate in Munich, which German companies cooperate specifically with organizations in your country, and which institutions and service providers focus on people from your country.
If you are planning a move to Munich, you might want to know where you can find multilingual schools and nurseries. For students, we have also put together a package of information about higher education in Munich.
Where are all the English-speakers in Munich? What cultural, educational and leisure facilities are available in your mother tongue? We trust that our information sheets will provide satisfactory answers to many of your questions.
Country-specific information is currently available for people from China, India, Japan, Turkey and the USA.
Here's a selection of expat networks that might be a good starting point for everyone arriving in Munich.
InterNations - Expat community
Munich section of this very popular online community (with free registration)
fpmi -expat tips and advice
Helpful information put together by the Munich Financial Center Initiative (fpmi)
Expat in the City
Expat in the City Fair, Network and Events is a platform for internationals living in Munich
Parents in Munich Info Point
Large community for English speaking parents in Munich offering a fb-page, a fb group and more. Look for Parents in Munich Info Point on Facebook.
International Friends Munich IFM
Locally based community for internationals living in Munich: IFM connects people for events, trips and shares helpful information. Also a large facebook community.
Bellevue di Monaco
Casual meeting space in the City for immigrants & Munich locals currently being set up.
Edited by EasyExpat Ltd - Information on Munich for expats (in 9 languages!)
ExpatArrivals – Moving to Munich
Website edited by publisher Globe Media - very useful more
An entertaining blog in English on living in Munich, by Eleanor Mayrhofer
Online publisher and community giving very useful insights more
Consulates-General and consulates
The Munich region hosts diplomatic missions representing close to 100 nations.
Munich is a key player in the international business community - a fact reflected in the large number of consulates.
This printable list (pdf, 127 KB) documents all diplomatic missions that provide consular services in the Bavarian capital.