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Recommended Expat Blogs: Munich

In our InterNations Recommended Blog section we let you take the spotlight! Expat life in general is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for great, user-generated reads, and life in Munich makes no exception. Take your time and browse the great blogs showcased in this article!

Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!

Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.

Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Munich:

Marty: Deutschland Über Elvis

I really am scratching my head, trying to think of a way that life in Munich challenges an expat. My greatest culture shock was to discover that not everybody takes credit cards. Many people grouch about the bureaucracy in Germany, and how inflexible it is. My experience is a positive one. There are plenty of rules, but they are enforced efficiently and without undue complexity. Just be prepared to wait. Bring a book to the Amt.

Ellie: Ellie Moves to Deutschland

But I wish I had packed my things better, I wish I had taken all of the little things I thought I didn’t need…. But on that same note, there is not much you can do to prepare making such a big move. You have to trust yourself to get through it and find out who you are in a foreign country. 

Elena: My Adventures in Munich

I was very lucky because friends of friends introduced me to amazing local people here in Munich who has taken care of me since day one. I have also met wonderful expats while attending different German courses and a few of them are now very good friends. I am also a member of the InterNations community, which I strongly recommend to all expats.

Brooke: Out and About in Europe

Not long after moving to Germany and before I had figured out public transportation, I decided it was a good idea to walk to a nearby castle. It should have only been a mile and a half walk from our hotel. Unfortunately, we got lost and it took almost 2 hours. When my daughter began to complain I said, “this is our new reality!” to which she responded, “I like our old reality better!” I laughed out. Being carless was and still is a challenge.

Rachel: Arts in Munich

I have a few close friends who are American or British, but most of my friends are German. There’s definitely a thriving international community though – and lots of meet-ups and events organized by various different people.

Eleanor: Wahlmünchnerin

I would have tried to immerse myself in German culture more thoroughly and quickly. Maybe lived in a WG. I spent the first few years living in an expat bubble. It was very much fun, but improving my German and building friendships with Germans really deepened and changed my experience.

Emma: A Bavarian Sojourn

My name is Emma, I come from London. We moved to Munich two years ago now, having lived in Copenhagen for two years previously. I can't believe we haven't lived in the UK for four years!

Paul: Total Munich 

I am more interested in getting to know locals, although there are lots of fascinating characters from all over the world, I am sure. I would be happy to meet anyone who would like to show me a little of their Munich, so get in touch...

Allane: Packing my suitcase

I didn't really have trouble getting used to the new life. I have lived in 5 countries so far and I adapt fast. However, of course there were things that were new to me, especially all the German rules, of which there are many.


Antoine Mariaux

"What I really like about InterNations Munich? The wonderful crowd of outgoing and lively expats at our local events, of course! "

Chen Ming

"I had my first "mass" of Oktoberfest beer at the InterNations event for the Munich expat community - thank you, InterNations! :) "

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