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Expat communities in Munich

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    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.

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    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.

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    Expat networks

    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

    Just Landed
    On­line pub­lisher and com­mu­nity giv­ing very use­ful in­sights more

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    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.