Living in Munich

In worldwide comparisons, Munich has been consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to study and live (see QS Best Student CitiesMercer Quality of Living Ranking). With a population of just under 1.4 million, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city – and it’s one of the cleanest and safest metropolitan areas in the country.

Advantages for Students

Munich offers something for everyone – and many museums, events, and activities offer significant discounts for students. Just a few of the countless benefits of living in Munich include:

  • Enjoy an excellent public transportation system of underground trains, busses, and trams. Or ride your bike along the many bike paths throughout the city.
  • Munich is a very international city. Even if you don’t speak perfect German – or none at all! – you will be perfectly able to make your way around by communicating in English.
  • The magnificent English Garden lies at the center of the city and is among one of the largest city-center public parks in the world.
  • Nature lovers can go mountain biking and climbing in the surrounding countryside, or skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Alps.
  • The museums in Munich are renowned worldwide and for cultural entertainment you can choose from among more than 100 theatres and concert halls.
  • Don’t forget the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which draws thousands of visitors to Munich every year. Prost!

Cultural Life

There are endless opportunities to explore Munich’s lively culture. With world-renowned museums, over 100 theatres and concert halls, a variety of festivals (including Oktoberfest!), vibrant nightlife, and many parks to enjoy, you will never run out of exciting things to see and do in Munich.

For more information about some of the many cultural events and activities in Munich, visit the links below: