New in Munich?
New in Munich?
8 Tips for Meeting New People
Moving to a new city can be exciting. Once you've successfully survived your first few days at work, you may want to explore Bavaria's vibrant metropolis and meet new people. What's the best way to do that? That's what we're going to show you in this article. Here are 8 tips to help you find your way around Munich.
1. Celebrate Like Everyone Is Watching
Munich is known around the world for the Oktoberfest. But there are other festivals and markets that provide opportunities to network. The popular Tollwood Festival, held in summer or winter, combines concerts, art, and culinary delights in the grounds of the Olympic Park. Most events are free.
The Viktualienmarkt is also a highlight for experiencing local culture and meeting new people.
2. Swap Leather Pants for Sweatpants
Whether outdoors or at a sports club, Munich offers a wide variety of sports and fitness opportunities. Community sports in clubs are a great way to make new friends. But you can also join a running or yoga group in the park or try other sports at the gym. While you're at it, take a look at Munich's most beautiful parks.
3. Enjoy Munich’s Beer Garden Culture
Whether you're meeting new colleagues or potential friends, beer gardens are an essential part of Munich's social life. You can chat over a cold beer in a relaxed atmosphere. The largest beer garden in the world is the Königlicher Hirschgarten in Nymphenburg. The Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz is also very popular.
4. Cheers to Volunteers
Volunteering is a wonderful and enriching way to meet new people. Whether it's the volunteer fire department, the animal shelter or the Münchner Tafel. Here you can find a fulfilling activity and exchange ideas with other volunteers. Minimal Bar
5. Social Media Groups – From Online To Slackline
Do you love techno music, are you an FC Bayern Munich fan, or are you just learning to slackline? Chances are good that there is a regulars' table or meetup for you in Munich. Not only will you meet people with the same interests as you, but you'll also have the chance to make long-lasting friendships.
Free apps like Spontacts, Meetup or Facebook Groups make finding people easy.
6. Tandem Partners – Learn Languages and Socialize
If you're new to the city and want to improve your German, taking a language class is a great way to meet people. You can also find a tandem partner to learn another language and teach someone else your native language.
7. Sing in a Choir – Drink to That
Music clubs are a fantastic way to grow and connect through making music together. Look around your neighborhood for orchestras, church choirs, or local choirs. If you want to combine choral singing with a pub crawl, secure a spot in the Münchner Kneipenchor with the motto "Singing and Drinking".
8. Co- and Networking in Munich
Got a new job in Munich and want to make some professional contacts? Numerous networking events offer a great opportunity to make new contacts. You can also look for a suitable Co-Working space or Co-Living apartment where you can enjoy both your privacy and a sense of community.
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