Life in Munich
Munich, the capital city of the free state of Bavaria, belongs to the most attractive cities in Germany. It is a city of millions and, despite this cozy, enjoyable and laid-back; a “Village of Millions”, as it is happily nick-named.
Munich offers everything that makes a city worth living in: a center with numerous churches and baroque, gothic and classical magnificent buildings, a host of museums, theaters and concert houses and naturally also fancy shopping streets.
And: Munich is green. Numerous parks like the “English Garden” or the Isar banks give air to breath deeply. Not to forget are the over 80 beer gardens. About 20 % of Munich’s residents are foreigners; added to this, millions of tourists from all over the world come.
Munich itself has much to offer in terms of quality of life and can only be topped by the surrounding areas: the Alps with their ski and hiking areas are only 1 ½ hours away by car; Italy lies “around the corner”, so to speak. A few lakes in the area like the Starnberger See offer rest and relaxation.
The Munich Oktoberfest, which is celebrated every year at the end of September, is world famous as well as the soccer club Bayern München.
The main grounds of the Technischen Universität München are found near the Munich main train station and are well connected by public transportation.
For the apartment hunt in Munich, one must take time. A single room in a residence hall costs between 150 and 250 euros per month. Unfortunately there exist only 13,000 dorm spots in Munich for about 80,000 students. That leads to a waiting period of between one and four semesters for a dorm spot. The Studentenwerk München also arranges private rooms, either in apartment communities or to sublet. The prices here are an average of 261 euros per month.
In the pleasure / student district of Schwabing, one can experience an Italian flair on mild summer evenings. Numerous bars and dance clubs invite one to go out. In the end, one can linger by jazz in a night café until the morning light.
Recreational activities of the TU München
The pleasure / student district of “Schwabing”, with its street cafes, bars, book stores and copy shops, is a beloved going-out quarter of Munich’s students. One gets to know people quickly here.
The Zentrum für Hochschulsport – Center for University Sports [German only] – of the TU München offers numerous sporting activities. Among other things, also different types of winter sports that can be practiced in the nearby skiing areas.