As with all GSGI links, we only add the ones we like, have used, or think could be useful. These recommended links for expats in Munich have been recommended by GSGI editors or readers. In some cases, the links take you to a website for which we provided some of the content (so naturally we think it's excellent!).
The books and films have been recommended by our readers and editors. Unless mentioned, most are available at booksellers or on line. If you have a recommendation we should add to this list, we'd love to hear it (contact us).
Useful Links and Information
AngloINFO Germany - Really excellent resource for expats heading for -- or already living in -- Germany, with valuable no-frills listings of everything from dentists to plumbers, schools (basic info) to hair cuts, registering your car to tax problems as well as classifieds, discussions and details about what's on in your area. Useful directories, reliable information, intuitive site....goes exactly where it says it will, in exactly the country section where you'd expect to find it.
Emigrate2 – From visas to jobs, mortgages to taxes, banking to currency exchange: find helpful information about emigration generally on their main site, and Germany specifically on their Living in Germany and Education in Germany pages.
More Links for Munich
http://www.easyexpat.com/en/munich.html - INFORMATION on relocation to Munich, finding a job, maneuvering around on public transportation, finding a place to live and everything else helpful you could imagine.
http://interviews.blogexpat.com/blog/english/2011/03/23/from-seattle-to-berlin-back-to-berlin-and-beyond - interview with expat Ian who was born in Seattle and moved to Berlin in 2007
www.toytowngermany.com/ - an English-language community website for Germany. It is an information resource, a meeting point, and a communication platform for English-speakers throughout the country. Find information about local bars and restaurants, events and meet-ups, job offers, housing, cinemas, taxes, and pretty much everything to do with moving to Germany as an English-speaker.
www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/munich/8278215/A-cultural-guide-to-Munich.html - cultural guide to Munich from the Telegraph.co.uk
https://www.thelocal.de - news in English
Books About Munich
Straight Into Darkness by Faye Kellerman. In 1920s Munich, the body of Anna Gross, a young society wife, has been found in the English Gardens, still clothed in finery. Soon a second body is discovered, also a woman of high society. When a third body is found, homicide detective Axel Berg realizes he’s dealing with unprecedented evil and soon finds himself entangled in a web of dangerous intrigue, surrounded by potential enemies. As Munich slips further into turmoil, overrun by political factions and the rise of Hitler, a dedicated policeman can never know who to trust--and one simple mistake could be deadly.
The Day the Flowers Died by Ami Blackwelder. A historical fiction set in Munich, Germany in the early 1930’s before the outbreak of War World II. Eli Levin and Rebecca Baum fall passionately in love and while their differences should have separated them, they instead forged a passionate bond that would change their lives forever.
The Beer Drinker's Guide to Munich by Larry Hawthorne. Travelers can drink in all the atmosphere, history, and beer that Munich has to offer with this updated guide to the best watering holes in the beer-drinking capital of the world. More than 70 of Munich’s best beer gardens, beer halls, pubs, and late-night hot spots are listed in detail, along with their colourful histories, detailed maps and instructions on how to find each place. Information on Oktoberfest and other beer festivals is included.
Movies About Munich
Night Train To Munich (1940). When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia, Axel Bomasch, the developer of a new form of armor plating that may be key to the war effort, manages to escape to England. Unfortunately his daughter Anna is stopped by the Nazis and put into a concentration camp. She manages to escape with a fellow prisoner, Karl Marsen, but it's all a ruse meant to lead them to her father. After Anna and her father are kidnapped and taken back to Germany, British agent Gus Bennett goes there impersonating a German officer with the aim of escorting them safely to neutral Switzerland