Munich Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner

Learning German in Munich

Combine effective learning German and leisure.

FC Bayern, beer garden flair, modern urbanity: Munich, the capital of Bavaria, offers a relaxed atmosphere. Learn German in Munich – open up entirely new perspectives with a view to the Alps! #goetheinstitutmuenchen
 

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Our institute in Munich

Main entrance © Goethe-Institut / Martin X. Miller
Mediothek © Goethe-Institut / Martin X. Miller
Break room © Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut in Munich is located in the lively district of Haidhausen, within easy reach of the city center and with excellent transportation links. The modern guesthouse in the Nymphenburg neighborhood is just 30 minutes away by public transportation.

Facilities and services

  • 21 classrooms with modern equipment and furnishings
  • Media resource center
  • WLAN
  • Small cafeteria
  • Common rooms
  • Accommodation
  • Medical insurance (optional)

Munich: Heart of Bavaria

  • The city of Munich Photo: München Tourismus/Römmelt
  • On the banks of the Isar Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • View across the rooftops Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Surfing on the Eisbach Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • In the Hofgarten Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Königsplatz Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Oktoberfest carousel Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Nymphenburg Castle Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Lake Starnberg Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Pinakothek der Moderne Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Neuschwanstein Photo: Thomas Wolf
Munich is a very attractive city, in every list of the world's most livable cities it is at least in the Top 10. Munich owes its appeal to its special atmosphere, in which tradition and modernity, the local and the international have equal place. The Bavarian capital is a business and media hub, as well as a leader in the high-tech and automotive industries. 250 publishing houses have their headquarters here. Two universities of excellence, the Academy of Arts, the Academy of Music and Theater, the Academy of Film and Television and many other academies and research institutes make the city an important center of science. Since the 1990s, Munich has been consistently expanding its position as a trade fair location and air traffic hub, but also as an environmentally friendly cycling metropolis.

Culture

Thanks to its wide range of offers, Munich enjoys the reputation of a cultural giant of international standing. The city has no fewer than 42 theaters - above all the renowned National Theater and the award-winning Kammerspiele. In addition, there are 65 museums, numerous public and private collections and a lively gallery scene. As the largest museum of technology in the world, the Deutsches Museum celebrated its 100th birthday in 2003. The three Pinakothek museums, the Brandhorst Museum and the Egyptian Collection all come together to form an impressive museum quarter close to the university. A short walk takes you to the Glyptothek on Königsplatz, a collection of world-famous Greek and Roman sculptures. First-class classical musical performances can be heard in the Philharmonie im Gasteig, in the Bavarian State Opera and in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence.

Leisure

Munich inspires with an almost unmanageable number of tourist highlights: The Residence with its park from 1508 in the middle of Munich, Marienplatz with the world-famous city hall, the Hofbräuhaus, the Frauenkirche, Odeonsplatz and the Leopoldstraße promenade in Schwabing are just a small selection. The people of Munich indulge in their world-famous beer at the Oktoberfest (which takes place mostly in September) and in the iconic beer gardens. It is a custom that you can bring your own food, that you can sit wherever there is a free seat on a beer bench, and that everyone talks to everyone else. Some of the beer gardens in Munich are cozy little backyard gardens with chestnut trees, others are huge and can accommodate up to eight thousand visitors. Fancy cafés, music clubs and bars keep the night owls on their toes. In the English Garden, the largest park in Europe, students, recreational athletes and walkers enjoy themselves in idyllic park scenery. The Nymphenburg Palace and the Botanical Garden enchant with their cultivated atmosphere. Numerous festivals, such as the Munich Film Festival or the Opera Festival, the rock and pop events on the spectacular 1972 Olympic grounds and excellent shopping facilities at every level entertain an international audience. The proximity to the Upper Bavarian Alps and lakes makes the city an ideal starting point for skiers and hikers. European metropolises such as Vienna, Budapest, Prague or Venice can be reached within a few hours.
 

German courses in Munich

The Goethe-Institut in Munich is located in the lively Haidhausen district. At the Goethe-Institut Munich you are sure to find the German course that suits your needs. The classic choice is our intensive course, which includes 80 hours of German lessons in 16 days. Here we can teach and test you in all levels from A1 to C2. If you want to take a German course besides work, we offer evening German classes. If you would like to study at one of the many renowned universities in Munich, a German course in Munich gives you the opportunity to get to know the city on the Isar and its friendly inhabitants before you start your studies.

A special offer of the Goethe-Institut Munich is the profession-specific German course for architects, where the appropriate technical vocabulary is taught. Many German courses of the Goethe-Institut Munich can also be taken online, either in a group with a teacher or independently without supervision. Participants in the German courses will first take a placement test to correctly classify their existing German skills. If you want to take an exam, you have the shortest waiting time in Munich of all Goethe-Instituts in Germany. After only three days, you will have your Goethe certificate in your hands.

You still need accommodation for your German course in Munich? You will certainly like our guesthouse in the Nymphenburg district. However, it is also possible to stay with host families, where you can also use your language skills in everyday life. For this purpose, we also offer an extensive leisure and cultural program.
 
Ann, 33 course participant from the US Photo: Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

I used to find learning German really difficult and I tried lots of different things. But on the language course at the Goethe-Institut, I suddenly started making rapid progress.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

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