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Driver’s license in Munich – only with appointment

The authority in Munich for driver’s licenses switched to an appointment system Since Monday, November 6th 2017 the driver’s license agency changed its processes. From now on all appointments have to be arranged in advance online by using the following link: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/terminvereinbarung_fs.html. Important to know when you apply for driver’s license in Munich That also means that it is no…

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German Rental Markets: Berlin

Today we initiate a new series of articles, dedicated to the rental markets in the most popular cities in Germany. The first article addresses the current rental market in the capital city, Berlin.With over 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is by far the most densely populated city in Germany. And according to the majority of statistics dedicated to this issue, the…

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Checklist for a traffic control

Checklist for a traffic control: Six questions and answers on how to behave towards the police – what you should and what you shouldn’t do. The papers, please! A police officer is asking you for a traffic control: As a driver, the first reaction is usually a rather queasy feeling: Is the first aid kit complete? Do I have the…

President Trump: Thinking about immigration to Germany?

Is Trump not your president? Are you seriously considering saying goodbye to the United States? Maybe you should look into immigration to Germany? It is not as difficult as you might think. And maybe you did not expect this, but Germany is the second most popular migration destination after the U.S., in a worldwide comparison. How to prepare your immigration…

Update on Munich’s Housing Market

In order to reform the German tenancy law, on June 1st 2015 the government decided to introduce two major changes to the housing market: Bestellerprinzip (“client-pays-agent principle”) and Mietpreisbremse (literally “rental brake”). The first one indicates that the person who appoints an estate agent has to pay the agent’s commission. In most cases, that would be the landlord. The Mietpreisbremse…

Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest 2016: All you need to know

Construction works are running on full speed at the Theresienwiese since there are only 4 days left until the 183rd Münchner Oktoberfest starts. From September 17th to October 3rd visitors from all over the world are welcomed to enjoy a stroll through the festival, roller coaster rides, a wide variety of traditional Bavarian foods and of course some of Munich’s…

Bike Night Munich 2016 Radlnacht

Bike Night Munich 2016

Upcoming Saturday, July 9th, the most beautiful streets of Munich’s city center will be allocated to bikers only. As a project to make the city greener, the Bike Night Munich, the so called “Münchner Radlnacht”, is an amazing event for everyone to enjoy a ride on their bicycle through the city center without being disturbed by cars or traffic lights. The starting point of…

Children explore museums in Munich

Please Touch! Munich’s Museums focus on Children’s curiosity

Museums are very creative to attract interest by young visitors. Transfering knowledge to children usually is not just reading information, but more of an interactive process. Therefore, there are a lot of Muesums around Munich, that focus on Children with their exhibitions. More and more Museums have specialized programs or seperate rooms for our smaller citizens, where they usually can not only get…