Tag Archive for Munich

Christmas markets in Munich and Munich’s surroundings

It’s Advents season! And that means Christmas markets all over town turn the magic right up. There are 24 Christmas markets in Munich, most of them open everyday. Such as the large Christmas market around Marienplatz, the magical Christmas village in the Residenz or the medieval market on Wittelsbacherplatz.   But doesn’t mulled wine taste the best after a long…

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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…

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…

Update for the Landlord’s Confirmation of Residence – Immigration Alert 03-2016

The “Bundesmeldegesetz” (Federal Citizen Registration Act) we already wrote about, will get an update this year. Currently, the Landlord’s Confirmation of Residence, “Wohnungsgeberbestätigung” in German, is necessary for registration and de-registration for German citizens as well as for foreign residents. In November the Landlord’s form to confirm the residence will be disposed at least for the process of de-registration due to the administrative expense. The Landlord´s…

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Bavarian Purity Law: The Festival of Beer Tradition

The Bavarian Purity Law of beer has a long tradition. In 1516, a law concerning the ingredients of beer was enacted. It was determined that there is only three ingredients that are allowed to be component of beer: barley, hops and water (later yeast was supplemented). In late July there will be a beer festival in Munich celebrating the 500 years anniversary of this purity law. A short abstract…

Munich: most livable city

Munich: most livable City in Germany

Munich was rated as Germany´s most livable city, in global comparison Munich succeded the 4th place. The top three are Vienna, Zurich and Auckland. The Mercer Study The consulting firm Mercer conducts every year a study regarding life quality in metropolises worldwide. The study approaches cities, which are good places (with a high quality of life) for companies and governments to transfer their…

St. Patrick´s Day Munich: It´s getting green

Munich is going to celebrate the St. Patrick´s Day Munich already this weekend  with a huge parade, an event programm including dancing and music shows, and a glittering after show party. Sunday, the 13th of march 2016 will be the main day of the Festival, though on the 12th of march there will be already some activities aswell. The Parade of St.…

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Strong beer festival in Munich 2016

Every year around end of February the “fifth” season, the strong beer festival (Starkbierfest), starts in breweries in and around Munich. Originally invented by monks to make the fasting period between carneval season and Easter more bearable, the strong beer is very popular still nowadays. The name says it all, the beer stands for a special brew with 7.5-8.15% alcoholic…