Ostrom renewable energy Germany

Switching to a renewable energy provider – it’s easier than you think

June • 6th, 2022
By Taryn Hart from the Ostrom team

New in Germany and looking for an energy provider? Or looking to switch from your current energy provider to one that is ‘greener’? Here’s why switching to a green energy provider is a good idea for both you and the environment.
Emergency numbers in Germany

Emergency numbers in Germany – What to do in case you need help urgently

June • 6th, 2022
by Expat in the City

For all expats in Germany! Need help urgently? Here are the numbers to call.

daylight savings time germany

Career switch as an expat? 5 questions to jumpstart self-reflection

June • 6th, 2022
by Geneviève Retzlaff, Certified Career Coach

Want to rethink your career now that you've become an expat? Moving to a new country can be great way to start over. And if not starting over, at least starting a new chapter. Find out how you can get started to figure out what is right for you.

Wellness Consultant

Tips on Feeling Good Most of the Time - at Home & at Work

May • 1st, 2022
Text by Meryem Minbay / Illustration "Twitter break" by Martin Kett

Moving across the globe brings both personal and professional challenges to an Expat and their family.  But there is no thriving from the edge- we need to find balance in our minds, bodies and souls to stay strong. Our Wellness Consultant Meryem Minbay has assembled some very useful tips to help you create a structure in order to live your best life abroad.


Got the job!

7 Tips To Get Hired In Germany

February • 27th, 2022
by EU Business School

We have rounded up 7 fantastic tips to get hired in Germany from these experts. Read on to find out how to kickstart your career!


From green zero to green hero: A sustainable love story in Munich

January • 30th, 2022
by Expat in the City

Want to know you you can save the planet while in Munich? Watch this video of Irish Comedian and fellow expat in Munich and learn how he went from green zero to green hero (and conquered the heart of his green princess.

childcare in Munich

Finding (bi-lingual) daycare in Munich

November • 4th, 2021
by Expat in the City Team

Looking for international childcare for your children in Munich? Our advice, start your search early so that you have enough time to find the right daycare in Munich for your child! With this article, we aim to make your journey into finding the right daycare for your expat mini-me in Munich a little easier.

Happy expat in Germany

Why Mothering Abroad is Extra Challenging

October • 19th, 2021
by Hind Khettouch

The birth of a child is a time where all parents ask themselves: "How can I be the best parent to my child?" "What am I keeping from my own upbringing?" and "What will I do differently?" Now, imagine going through all this while living away from your way of doing things, your family and your support network.

job hunting in Munich

How to find a job in Munich - some tips from an expat in the city

October • 14th, 2021
by Barbara

Looking for a job in Germany? Here are some words of advice and tips from a fellow expat for those of you job hunting in Munich!

Working remote, but not from home: co-working spaces across Germany

October • 4th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

Not ready, willing or allowed to go back to the office again but going a bit nuts at home? Here's an alternative for working remotely: co-working spaces. They are an excellent solution with all the benefits from working from home combined with the perks an office has to offer. Find a list of spaces for 5 cities in Germany.

Houses in Germany

Investing in Rental Properties in Germany as an Expat

September • 20th, 2021
by Martina Chalar, co-founder HORBACH Expats

One of the most efficient tax-saving assets available in the market is rental properties. In this article we will explain what they are and why it is especially interesting for expats in Germany. 


Tomorrow Bank

The easy (and free!) way to support positive change: Tomorrowbank

July • 25th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

Use your smartphone to open a Tomorrow current account in 8 minutes. You only need your phone, address and ID to protect rainforest for every euro you spend.

Language coaching

Learning German successfully with a fresh new perspective (and fun!)

June • 29th, 2021
By Konrad Schindler, language coach at Gedankenspinnerei

Has learning German turned into a struggle for you? There are ways (and help!) to make it fun again. Find out how. 

Healthy food in Germany

Order organic food to your door!

June • 28th, 2021
by Expat in the City Team

When it comes to food quality it often competes with time quality. Specially when you are busy setting up a new home, life and job it's not easy to get your head around where to get the ingredients for your and your families´ meals, and what are they called again in German… ?

school holidays in Germany 2021 and 2022

School holidays in Germany 2021/2022 - an overview

May • 27th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

For expats in Germany! When are the school holidays in Germany for school year 2021 / 2022? Have a look at this overview to find out the dates for all school holidays for each of the 16 states in Germany. 

Career switch coaching for expats in Germany

Thinking of a career switch? Figure out what you want to do with these questions.

May • 19th, 2021
by Geneviève Retzlaff, Certified Career Coach

If being an expat made you realize that a career switch is something you want to pursue, this blog post will give you some guidance as to what to do next.  

German statutory pension system

Germany's Statutory Pension System

May • 18th, 2021
by Martina Chalar, co-founder HORBACH Expats

The German social security system has many benefits, but just relying on this system for your old age pension is no longer enough. In this article you will find out why and what you can do to make sure your future will be as great as you envision it.

How does the German social security system work?

The German social security system explained

May • 17th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

As an expat new to Germany it is not easy to understand what terms like „Solidaritätszuschlag“ or „Lohnsteuer“ actually mean and to what extent they affect the net amount that you ultimately get paid. So what did you really earn and where does the other half of your income go? How does the German social security system work? 

Making a German CV - this is how you do it

May • 4th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

Are you applying for a job in Germany? Not sure how to make your German CV? In this article you will learn how to make your German CV, what should be in it, what to do (and not to do) to get noticed by your future employer. 
volunteering as an expat

Volunteering as an expat – how you can make a difference

April • 19th, 2021
by Expat in the City Team

Want to volunteer as an expat in Germany and make a difference in your new country? We've put together a list of (online) volunteering options in Germany. 

German Health Insurance expats

The right health insurance for expats in Germany - which one is the best for you?

March • 28th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

Already while applying for a German residence permit or Visa, as an expat you must get a valid German health insurance. Here you will face the same choice as everyone living in Germany: private health insurance or public health insurance? How do you choose which one is best for you as an expat in Germany?


Expat volunteering in Germany

Try volunteering as an expat and make a difference!

February • 9th, 2021
by Klem Kowalczyk

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure you make a difference. Try volunteering!

Finding a job in Munich

Finding a job in Munich

February • 1st, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

Looking for a job in Munich? Not sure where to start your search? In this article we give an overview of where you can find job openings in Munich to help you in your job search.

FFP2 mask in Bavaria

FFP2 mask requirement in Bavaria - what you need to know

January • 14th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

For expats in Bavaria! From Monday 18 January wearing a FFP2 mask in is required in Bavaria. What is a FFP2 mask? Who needs to wear a FFP2 mask and how do you wear a FFP2 mask? This and more questions answered.


Eurosender Germany

Want to ship something to or from Germany? This is how!

January • 4th, 2021
by the Eurosender Team

Whether you're planning a move to Germany from overseas or need to move your stuff across Europe, unraveling the ins and outs of international shipping can be tricky, not to mention costly if you don't do it right. Our partner Eurosender some valuable tips for shipping across Europe. And they offer a special discount for Expat in the City readers!

Happy thinks to enjoy

For expats in Germany: 25 little things to enjoy during lockdown

January • 4th, 2021
by the Expat in the City Team

At Expat in the City we've come up with a list of 25 things you can enjoy lockdown in Germany. Small things, sometimes really small things, not life altering but positive they are for sure. We hope this list will help you to see the bright side of life and inspire you to get going and make the most of a tough situation. Stay safe Munich expats!

Munich in Germany

Neighbourhood Guide for Munich

January • 3rd, 2021
by Jenna Hamilton from LifeX

For expats in Munich! Want to move to Munich? Or looking for a new place to live in Munich? Check out this neighbourhood guide and find useful information and tips about the different areas in the great Bavarian capital.  

top 10 articles 2020

10 most read Expat in the City articles 2020

December • 23rd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

For expats in Germany! The 10 most read articles from Expat in the City, for expats (thinking of) moving or living in Munich. Find all the information you need for your best life as an expat. 


Green Christmas

Stuck in Munich for Christmas? A little guide for a more sustainable Christmas 2020

December • 16th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Christmas in lockdown. A chance to reflect on old habits and adopt and implement new habits. Merry green Christmas for us and our beautiful planet.


corona lockdown in Germany December

Starting on 16 December: Bavaria in lockdown

December • 15th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

In addition to the already existing rules, Bavaria has newer stricter rules starting on Wednesday 16 December. Bavaria is in lockdown until at leas 10 January 2021. Here is an overview of the current restrictions. 


Local service providers in Munich

We love you for loving local - support local Munich businesses even at home!

December • 14th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The corona virus turns our everyday life upside down - and that of Munich’s shop owners, restaurateurs and company owners. We show you how and where you can still shop and which service providers are there for you!


Plastic bottles have Pfand in Germany

Recycling in the City

December • 13th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Where can I put my glass bottles? And what is a Wertstoffhof? Find out about Munich's recycling and waste collection here!

Thank you ExpatTalks2020

Thank you for ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich!

December • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

On December 5th, our first big online event took place: ExpatTalks2020: Servus munich! It was a big success for which we would like to thank everyone involved. Thanks to our partners, speakers, the Wonderworks studio, Perfect Accident, the Expat in the City Team and of course YOU our expats. We look forward to seeing you again in 2021, hopefully in person!


corona restrictions in Germany December

Starting on 9 December: Stricter Corona measures in Bavaria

December • 8th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Due to the increased number of infections in Bavaria, the Bavarian state government has decided to introduce even stricter rules. The new rules in Bavaria will initially apply from Wednesday 9th until January 5th, 2021.


Interview with Andreas Erbe

"We won't be getting back to normal, not now nor in the future."

November • 27th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

On 8 December the masterclass 'rethinking design of international work environments for the new normal' will take place. During this masterclass Andreas Erbe, professor at IE Business School will dive into the effects of the changes on the work environments due to the corona crisis. To find out a little more about the masterclass the Expat in the City Team asked Mr. Erbe some questions. In this interview you'll find out a little more about himself and his take on what's going on in the business world right now. 

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The Program for 'ExpatTalks2020: Servus Munich' - Here's an overview of all Talks

November • 26th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Attention expats in Munich - this is for you! 7 talks and Q&A's with amazing speakers ready to inform and support you about life in Munich in the midst of the Corona pandemic. Do you have questions, doubts or uncertainties? Let these experts for expats help you find the answers! 


Servus from Bavaria! Meet Invest in Bavaria, partner of ExpatTalks2020

November • 19th, 2020
Guest blog by Invest in Bavaria

Meet in Invest in Bavaria the Business Promotion Agency of the State of Bavaria affiliated to the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. They tell you why they think Bavaria is the perfect place work and live.

corona restrictions in Germany November

New restrictions in Germany to fight corona virus

October • 29th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

New corona restrictions announced in Germany to fight the increasing number of infections. Valid from 2 November 2020. Find out what the lockdown means for you.

Inlingua language courses Germany

New corona restrictions in Bavaria - an overview of the rules

October • 16th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Contacts, celebrations, gastronomy: In the future, some new corona restrictions will apply in Bavaria - each depending on the seven-day incidence on site. The most important rules at a glance.


Inlingua language courses Germany

The Virtual Classroom at inlingua - learn German from wherever you want

October • 11th, 2020
by the inlingua Team

The inlingua School of Languages has been recognized for decades as one of the top names in Munich for high-quality, goal-oriented foreign language instruction. Our proven method places the learner at the center of the lesson and emphasizes the enhancement of his/her communicative skills.


Munich skyline Frauenkirche

Munich announces new measures due to increasing corona infections

September • 21st, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

For expats in Munich! Due to the increasing number of corona infections the City of Munich announced some new measures that will go into effect on Thursday 24 September. 

Oktoberfest Munich

WirtshausWiesn: the Alternative to Munich's Oktoberfest 2020

September • 17th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

When we heard it, we could hardly believe it: Oktoberfest 2020 was cancelled. Munich's biggest event is not happening. But in the midst of all this corona hardship creativity flows and an alternative was born: The WirtshausWiesn. Learn what this is all about and how you can be part of it.

Happy expat in Germany

Coaching for expats in Germany. How it can help you find out who you are.

September • 16th, 2020
by Peter Schwarzer

Find out how expat coaching can help you make the most of the opportunity that comes with expat life! Peter Schwarzer is an expat coach in Germany and in this article he takes you through the expat life cycle to every expat experience.  

Online expat talk to reach expats

Showcase your expat-friendly service to the international audience with an online Expat Talk

August • 27th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Are you looking to reach expats in Germany? How about going online with your online seminar or talk? Expat in the City can help you: from defining the topic of your Expat Talk to producing and promoting it-  and finally connecting you to your potential clients. We have it all in place for you. You just need to show up!
corona virus update bavaria

What are the current corona restrictions in Bavaria - an overview

August • 26th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The coronavirus has impacted our lives now for more that six months. The very strict measures have been lifted step by step. Here is an overview of the current measures and restrictions as of August 2020. 

financial planning for expats in germany

Financial Planning for Expat Families in Germany

August • 25th, 2020
by the Horbach Expats Team

Having children brings about significant changes, maybe even more so when you are an expat. One thing you can be sure about: it will affect your personal finances like no other event in your life. In this article you will get to know the key aspects you need to consider to make an informed decision about your and your family’s future while in Germany.

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Warntag 2020 Germany - what is it?

August • 24th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

On 10 September 2020 the first national Warntag (warning day) will take place in Germany. At exactly 11:00 o'clock sirens will sound across Germany with a test alarm. 

Happy expat

Update corona measures for your European holiday destination

July • 23rd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Summer holiday in Bayern is just around the corner! Are you traveling within Germany or an other European country? Make sure to check the latest updates and avoid being surprised by the corona rules in your holiday destination! 

Financial planning for self-employed expats in Germany

July • 9th, 2020
by the HORBACH for Expats Team

You’ve made the decision; you are going to try it on your own in Germany. Congratulations! Happy? Scared? Excited? Ready? Probably a little of bit of everything. We know… we’ve been there! In this article we share what we know for you to properly prepare yourself for self-employment in Germany. Written by self-employed consultants from the HORBACH Expats Team, for self-employed expats!

International Summer School at Lake Ammersee, July 25th to August 8th 2020

July • 8th, 2020
by the Landheim Ammersee Team

Landheim Ammersee offers young students - 14 to 16 years old - from July 25th to August 8th 2020 the unique opportunity to be part of an International Summer School. Students fully immerse themselves into German language and culture in one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria.

Free corona tests for everyone in Bavaria: What you need to know

July • 7th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Starting 1 July everyone living in Bavaria can get a free corona test!

Traveling in Germany: our favourite 2020 summer destinations!

June • 22nd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Even though there is a worldwide international travel warning until end of June, it is allowed to travel within Germany! We think this is a great chance to explore this country in new ways you wouldn’t have done usually - and you’ll be surprised you’re not really missing out on anything.

Covid-19 regulation update for Germany - traveling, corona-warn-app, events and more!

June • 18th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

After months of working at home, social distancing and curfew, things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. With the upcoming summer season, Corona restrictions are again loosened more and more. As long as we take the according precautions, it feels like we can almost go back to „business as usual“ - at least for the most part!

From children's bonuses to VAT - What Germany has planned to conquer the Corona crisis

June • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The German government has come up with an economic multibillion aid package to limit the negative consequences of the Corona crisis effectively. For the rest of the year of 2020 and 2021, the package covers financial support for families, municipalities and businesses as well as incentives for consumers.

Tips to Zoom in style and enhance your video call experiences

June • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

From huge national events, to the new ‘traditional’ family dinner on Sunday; there was very little that wasn’t adapted to a virtual, socially distant alternative. Over the last three months, Zoom has become the default social platform for millions of people around the world looking to connect with family or colleagues in an attempt to keep social distance. Here are some tips to enhance your Zoom calls!

An Expat Guide To Happiness - advice from our Happiness Coach #1

June • 6th, 2020
by Julie Leonard

Moving to a new city is difficult for many of us. Once the novelty of our new life settles down, our reality of our new life appears and we have to adjust to all the changes.

International money tips for expats

Investment 101 for Expats in Germany – Make Your Money Work for You!

June • 3rd, 2020
by the Horbach Expats Team

Forget all about saving, investing is the most efficient and clever way to achieve your long-term financial goals in Germany. In this article you will learn about the basics of investing in Germany as an expat. Make your money work for you!

Learning German 10 tips

10 tips when learning German

May • 29th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team

Are you taking a (online) German course and would like to speed up the process a little? Here are some tips for you when learning German.

Insurances in Germany

Insurances in Germany: keeping you and your family safe!

May • 21st, 2020
by Expat in the City & MW Expat Solutions

Insurances in Germany…of course you know they are important. And you know as an expat you need to get it sorted for both you and your family. Preferably sooner than later. But where to start?

Pentecost holidays, beer gardens and outdoor sports: Corona regulation updates in Bavaria

May • 20th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

With the  upcoming Pentecost holidays, questions about traveling, beer garden and restaurant openings as well as people gatherings come up - here’s the most important facts and information you need to know when planning your start of summer 2020 in Bavaria!


10 tips to stay connected with your loved ones back home during corona travel restrictions

May • 15th, 2020
by Barbara Bijvank

Due to all the Corona measures it is unlikely that it will be possible to fly back home. For expats this can make the actual distance feel much, much bigger. Of course nothing will ever replace seeing them in real life but here are 10 tips that may help to feel connected to them even though you can't be together. 


Bavaria is easing its Coronavirus restrictions: Here's an overview of the status quo!

May • 11th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

As the government is loosening its restrictions regarding Covid-19, we can for now breathe a sigh of relief (wearing a mask, of course)!

We Are All Going to Grow Old. What Should Your Life Look Like by Then?

April • 30th, 2020
by the Horbach Munich for Expats Team

Did you know that in Germany you are legally obliged to conduct long-term financial planning? No? Then there is no time like the present to get it all sorted. And even (or especially) in these crazy time of Corona measures there are some benefits to start now! 

NEW!! LOHAS in the City, inspiration for lifestyles of health and sustainability

April • 22nd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

LOHAS in the City – Green is the new orange! From how to separate your waste correctly, to local flea markets and vegan recipes to green innovations, global facts and news you can use in your every day life. Our goal is to inspire and inform about healthy and sustainable lifestyles. 

Hang In There, Everyone! The most important lockdown updates in Bavaria

April • 20th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The German government has given official press conferences last Thursday regarding the current development in the Covid-19 crisis. Since everyone is currently waiting for life to go back to ‘normal’, we still have to face the fact that we need to stay patient on the way

No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone: volunteer work in Munich

April • 17th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The further the Coronavirus spreads, the more important it gets to stay positive and help people that are affected most by it. 


#stayinghome on Easter during Corona - how to make the easter holidays even as special

April • 8th, 2020
by the Horbach Munich for Expats Team

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life. During these times we are going through a lot of changes and this is why we think it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate hope and change in a new way!

Staying Happy During The Covid-19 Crisis - advice from our Happiness Coach #3

April • 3rd, 2020
by Julie Leonard

Being far from home during the current COVID-19 crisis can feel extra distant as you don't know when you will be able to see them again. Three ways to maintain social resilience during social distancing.

A survival guide for parents who are home with their children during self-quarantine

March • 26th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The coronavirus has forced many parents across the country to stay home for their work and their children. The self-quarantine will give parents and children another chance to be together during the day but it’s also a full time job - so what should parents do?


Quarantine and Social Distancing - a few thoughts and tips on the current situation

March • 19th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

We know these are strange times that can make you feel scared or worried. Here are a few thoughts and tips on the current situation that will hopefully give you hope and inspiration. 


An Expat Guide To Happiness - advice from our Happiness Coach #2

March • 10th, 2020
by Julie Leonard

When you want to meet new people in a new place, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out potential new hobbies and experiences whilst making new friends along the way.

Negotiation Skills Seminar now also open for non-MBA's

March • 10th, 2020
by MBS Team

An interview with the Lecturer of Negotiation Skills Seminar Wolf Diederichs. Find out what this seminar is all about and how you can benefit from improving your negotiation skills!

Ask an Agent: Expat consulting service

March • 1st, 2020
by Expat in the City Team

Need help with answering the countless questions you have about your new expat life in Germany? We can help and give your life as an expat a boost.

Six ways getting an MBA will boost your career

February • 27th, 2020
by Björn Schlesinger

In a competitive job market it can feel impossible to stand out. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a powerful tool that helps you to rise-up the ranks and kickstart your career. Here are six reasons why.


Behind the Scenes: Open Days at Bavarian International School (BIS)

February • 26th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team & BIS team

BIS offers an Open Day at City Campus in Munich /Register now online!


'Reborn after winter' Yoga Workshop - 5 steps to blossom

February • 11th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team

Spring into action and sign up for this exclusive 5-step yoga workshop to get you ready for spring


Pensions in Germany - what you need to know (and do) to benefit

February • 10th, 2020
by The Expat in the City Team & MW Expat Solutions


Short trip to Berlin – things you should not miss!

January • 31st, 2020
by PinkBus

Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in Europe and always worth a visit.


New year new me? Why new year's resolutions often fail...

January • 28th, 2020
by Ulrike Homuth

80% of all New Year's resolutions fail. To be honest, this is not surprising to us! Here is why...

Let's talk about culture shock - insights from our happiness coach

January • 14th, 2020
by Julie Leonard

It’s not easy moving to a new city, new country or even a new continent - the four stages of culture shock and how to cope with them 

Education days 2020 - find the right school for your child in Munich!

January • 3rd, 2020
from the Bildungstage München team

Looking for the right school for your child? Get to know the private and boarding schools in and around Munich at this education fair!

Open days at Munich International School: Making students future-ready

January • 2nd, 2020
By Munich International School

The new Makers’ Laboratory at Munich International School has become a hive of activity. Why is 'making' a crucial component of learning for all? 


Goodbye to Christmas stress - insights from our nutrition expert

December • 19th, 2019
by Ulrike Homuth

Christmas is just around the corner, and for most people it is the most beautiful time of the year, when they get together and spend time with the family, share beautiful things and enjoy delicious food. For some people, however, these exact things mean a torment.


Resident in Germany and travelling for work? This is information you need to know!

December • 6th, 2019
by The Expat in the City Team

If you are a resident in Germany (or any European country actually) and your work requires you to travel to another European country this is information you don’t want to miss! Reading this can save you time and money!

Thank you for a successful start of the Expat Management Conference Munich!

December • 5th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

Together with our trusted partners and HR professionals we spent a whole night exploring the ecosystem of international professionals in Munich!

What expats need to know before choosing their health insurance plan

November • 5th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

Why is freedom of choice a must-have for expats seeking a healthcare provider?

Cultures, food traditions and healthy eating: insights from our nutrition Expert!

November • 4th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

What food tells us about culture and why the food tastes different when you are on holiday 

How learning German will give your expat experience in Germany a boost

October • 9th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

We know that learning German is no picnic and that when you move here for only a limited time you probably feel it might be too difficult to master before you leave again. However, we can guarantee it totally makes sense to give it a go. Why you say? Well, here are seven reasons why learning German is a good idea.

Bicycle sign in Munich. (Photo: Barbara Bijvank)

10 things I didn't know about Munich before I moved here

October • 8th, 2019
by Omayma

To be honest, when I moved to Munich as an expat I didn’t really know much more about the city then that it was in Southern Germany and we passed it when driving toward the mountains for our annual skiing holiday in Austria. Here are a few of my experiences I’d like to share with you.

Things that are happening in October you should know about as an Expat in Germany!

October • 2nd, 2019
by Sarah

New laws in October 2019 are primarily aimed at future drivers and vehicle owners, but there’s also some general changes that are good to know about for one or other German small talk 


Be an Expat in the City, and become a part of Munich!

October • 1st, 2019
by Sarah

Many different stories, conditions and reasons – but all with the same reality: Munich is your new place to live. We aim to make it your new hometown. Be an Expat In The City, and become a part of Munich!


A quick guide and our Insider tips for Wiesn' 2019!

September • 24th, 2019
by Omayma


A lot of beer, the highest rollercoasters, loud music and fancy dresses…Oktoberfest is all fun and games as long as you know your way around. 


Tips for the weekend: OKTOBERFEST TIME, Festivities Time!

September • 20th, 2019
by Omayma

The 186th Oktoberfest beer festival will start in Munich this weekend with colourful festivities, parades and good vibes!

What to wear at Oktoberfest - dirndl trends for 2019

September • 16th, 2019
by Omayma



All you need to know about the dirndl trends, history, fashion, how to wear and where to buy!

Oktoberfest is coming!

August • 28th, 2019
by Omayma


Oktoberfest is coming. Ok it might be a little early to start counting the days, but it is an excellent time to start sharing with you some festival information, inside tips and fun facts about this one of a kind world famous ‘Fest’.

House hunting in Munich: things you should know

August • 19th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

Apartment or flat hunting in Munich can be quite complicated, there are so many of us working, loving and wanting to live in this great city! Here are some tips that can help if you’re looking for a short or long term stay and don’t know how to start your search.

Get ready to travel - 5 steps to take!

July • 18th, 2019
by Omayma

If you like to travel and you live in Munich you are one lucky expat! With its super central location, Munich is the ideal starting point for exploring European destinies near and (not so) far.

Help is here: online resources in English!

July • 1st, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

Four helpful websites with practical information in English that could make it easier for you to make Munich your new home!

The e-scooter has just landed in Munich. Get two free rides as an Expat in the City!

June • 28th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

Cruising the city on an E-scooter sounds good to you? Then you are in luck, the TIER e-scooter is now available in Munich!

Summer is in Munich - 6 To-do's or Must-see's for this Summer!

June • 24th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team

The sun is shining, temperatures are up, everybody is smiling and life is good. Ah yes, summer is here! Munich is an excellent city to spend those long summer days. Why? Here are some suggestions for things to do and see for you to discover!

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Our selected Network Partners offer a bunch of useful services to make you feel home in Munich.