Munich is Germany’s third largest city and the capital of the southern German state of Bavaria. Located on the River Isar, Munich is famous for its striking Bavarian architecture, fine culture and annual Oktoberfest beer celebration.
Split into 25 boroughs or “Stadtbezirke” with the area of Schwabing having the highest expat population. Only a few minutes directly north of the city centre, this cafe-studded suburb is very close to the English Garden - a five kilometre long, park which is considered one of the world’s greatest. Like the rest of Munich, the Schwabing is serviced by multiple U-Bahn lines and bus routes making it easily accessible. And its preserved bohemian vibe makes it popular with professionals looking to escape the rat race.
Munich has an eclectic mix of both historic buildings and modern architecture, having reconstructed its historic buildings from the ruins of the WW2, whilst creating many new landmarks of modern architecture such as the BMW headquarters and the Allianz Arena, the home stadium of Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich football teams.
One of Germany's most prosperous cities, Munich is a centre for biotechnology and software development, attracting professional expats looking for high living standards and a chance to grow their careers. With its favourable business climate, it boasts one of the country's lowest unemployment rate.
The standard of accommodation in Munich is excellent, although finding a suitable property can be difficult because demand often outstrips supply. Still, whether they're young professionals or devoted parents, expats are likely to find a suburb in Munich that suits them.
Expats living in Munich also have access to private and public healthcare. It's home to numerous surgical centres and specialised practitioners, and features some of the most advanced hospitals in the world. All expats working full-time in Munich are obliged to have health insurance.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.
British Embassy Munich