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Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

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Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act

Germany facilitates immigration for skilled workers from abroad with the introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act,...

Britons want British expats in Germany to help save the UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners in Britain are appealing to British expats in Germany to help save the UK. The...

Health insurance for foreigners in Germany

Since 2009 it is mandatory for every person with a permanent residence in Germany to have health insurance. Health...

Institutionalist Ciudadanos won the election, but pro independence parties retain majority

Ines Arrimadas, leader of Ciudadanos with 37 seats obtained most of the support from voters (25,3), but it wasn´t...

Why Hillary Is Good For Your Health

Hillary the hawk at Stachus
Passing through the basement floor at Stachus these days you might not be sure if you can trust your eyes, as Hillary the...

Winter Tollwood 2017

Tollwood Winter Festival
Tollwood Winter Festival 2017 is currently taking place at the Theresienwiese in Munich. This year's festival motto is:...

Rosenheimerplatz Knife Attack - multiple victims

UPDATE: Munich police have now confirmed the man being held is in fact their prime suspect and the emergency situation...

Follow-Up on the Unterfoehring shooting

A 26-year-old female police officer was severely injured three months ago during a routine check at the Unterföhring...

Men Also Have Trouble Juggling Work and Family

According to research published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology by the American Psychological Association,...

Oktoberfest 2017 Updates Security

Oktoberfest 2017
Safety precautions for the Wiesn are being further expanded in 2017. For the first time police will patrol the festivities...

Unterföhring Shooting Update

Police and the public prosecutor's office are still investigating the details of the Unterföhring incident. According to...

Qatar Boycott worries Airbus and Boeing

Airbus Munich jobs may be affected
Several Arabic countries have cut their connections with Qatar, accusing the emirate of supporting terrorism. Although...

German Vaccinations to be Enforced

Anti-vaccine Movement to be fined
Recently, Italian legislators cracked down on parents who have deliberately refused to vaccinate their children, and next...

FC Bayern München Celebrates Victory

FC bayern Munich City Hall
FC Bayern München is yet again the German championship Bundesliga winner for the 27th time - and the 5th time in a...

Amazon Lockers for Munich

Amazon plans to become more and more independent from the classical parcel services business model. Therefore the online...

Is Munich going to explode?

Regionale Wohnungsbaukonferenz
Munich is growing faster than expected. According to the newest demographic report, the number of inhabitants in the city...

Munich OEZ Mall Attack: crazed gunman right-wing minded

Munich OEZ Mall Attack
According to the official inquiry report into the Munich OEZ mall attack on July 22nd 2016, the gunman - 18 year old David...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Changes coming into effect in May in Germany

From 1 May, several regulations and changes will come into force in Germany that affect the everyday life of many...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Corona and its Effect on the German Health Care System

The corona virus is testing the health systems of many countries. Hospitals in northern Italy are currently working at the...

Germanwings Strike Action for New Years

The airline trade union UFO has called on flight attendants of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike. A...

Ban on New Year's Eve fireworks in many German cities

This New Year's Eve will be different for many, as a lot of the big cities in Germany set stricter guidelines in terms of...

Capitalism not the cause of environmental destruction

Speaking on November 25 in the European Parliament (EP), left wing politician Mick Wallace voiced a hopelessly misguided...

Munich to host European Championships 2022

Munich is hosting another major event in the summer of 2022: the city has been awarded the contract for the European...

Lufthansa strikes latest

The union UFO has called flight attendants in Munich and Frankfurt out on a five-hour strike next Sunday.  For updates...

UPDATE: German Airports on strike

UPDATE: The warning strikes of the security personnel at German airports continues. On Tuesday January 15th 2019...
2018 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2018

This year the 185th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from 22 September to 07 October 2018 with both brand new...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...
Munich Security Conference 2018

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

This year's Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 - 18th, 2018 at the "Hotel Bayerischer Hof"...
Obike Muenchen

Oh dear, Obikes

So far since launch, 6800 Obikes bikes have been positioned in Munich. More and more of these bicycles-for-rent are being...

DB Sprinter Hits Technical Issues

It should have been the glorious end of a long and expensive journey; after more than 25 years of planning, political...
Chicago Booth MBA

Is an Executive MBA Worth it?

The Future of Business Education: Is an Executive MBA Worth it? Join Chicago Booth in Munich for a candid panel...
Munich Engineering Jobs - accepting CVs

Engineering Jobs Fair in Munich

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is hosting its annual engineering recruitment fair on Thursday 16th November in...
SBahn delays

Second S-Bahn weekend maintenance closures

For the second - and last - time of the year, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main line) will be out of service due to repair and...
Munich top city for engineering jobs

Munich Top City for IT and Engineering

Back in 2014, a study by the European Commission confirmed that Munich is the city that offers Information and...

Munich Students Win Hyperloop Contest

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX, launched the "Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015. The...

Storm damage warning for Isar region

Heavy storms from last Friday caused huge damage to regions in southern Germany, especially in the forests of eastern...
Dachau Concentration Camp

Stolen Dachau KZ-gate Now on Display

The historic main gate of the former concentration camp at Dachau was stolen in November 2014 and recovered at the end of...
Munich Jobs

Munich Jobs - a recruitment agency for engineers

Munich has long been an attractive destination for major companies to open a German or European branch. Many large and...

Stammbach Crash leaves many dead

As many as eighteen people are reported missing after a coach crash on the A9 motorway near Stammbach. The tour bus was...
Munich Hauptbahnhof

Municipal security guards for Munich

Following a city council decision from 2016, the Kreisverwaltungsreferat (department of district administration) submitted...

Unterföhring Incident Leaves Four Injured

During a routine police check at Unterföhring S-Bahn station, a man snatched a policeman's gun and tired to push his male...

Eisbach Claims Second Victim in two Weeks

Only two weeks after the drowning of a teenage girl, a 35-year-old male tourist from India has suffered the same fate....
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Germany Looks to the East

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Germany on Wednesday evening, hours prior to Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate...

Teenage girl drowns in Eisbach

The surfing-wave in English Garden is a popular highlight with both tourists and locals. A reminder of Munich's relaxed...
Coffee Cup Waster Munich

Coffee-to-No-Go Campaign

The municipal committee of Munich has unanimously voted for an extensive campaign against the usage of disposable paper...
Munich Cyclists

Cycling Survey Results for Munich

Munich still has to improve a lot when it comes to bicycle friendliness. That is the result of a survey conducted by the...
Munich Airport

Munich Airport 25th anniversary

25 years ago, on May 17th 1992, Munich's Franz Josef Strauss airport went into operation. The anniversary will be...
Siemens Jobs

Siemens to Cut 1700 Jobs

As part of a major efficency drive, the German technology and engineering conglomerate Siemens, is to cut 1700 jobs over...
Chinese Language in Bavaria

Chinese Finals is a First

For the first time ever seven Bavarian students are about to take their high school diplomas (Abitur) in Chinese. During...
SBahn weekend closures

S-Bahn Weekend Maintenance Closures

Starting on Friday, May 12th 2017 at 10:45pm and ending on Monday, May 15th 2017 4.30am, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main...

British citizen dies in Maxvorstadt incident

A 24 year old British citizen has been found seriously injured on the pavement of Max-Joseph-Straße in the early hours of...
Munich Disney Store

Disney Store Rumours Abound

The Disney entertainment group reportedly plans to come back to Munich after 15 years of absence. According to the...
Tollwood 2016

Tollwood 2016

Artistics at its best with Cirque Eloize's "Saloon". The Tollwood Winter Festival takes place from 23rd of November to...
Munich engineering recruitment fair

Engineering Jobs Fair in Munich

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is hosting an engineering recruitment fair on the 17th November in Munich. The...