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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...

Is it worth taking out private health insurance?

In Germany, health insurance is legally mandatory. For residents of the country, there are normally two main types of...

Extinction Rebellion targets Potsdamer Platz

Police moved into Potsdamer Platz, Berlin to clear away demonstrators from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement, who...

Airport S-Bahn Delays

Foreigners arriving or leaving Munich airport for the Oktoberfest have to swap trains for buses on Friday morning and...

Oktoberfest 2019

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The 2019 Oktoberfest season starts again on September 21st and lasts till October 6th. Next to the old-established beer...

Japan starts commercial whaling again

In recent years, whales have been hunted by Japanese whalers, at least officially, for research purposes only. After Tokyo...

Referendum against rent increases announced for Bavaria

The Munich Tenants' Association "DMB Mieterverein München e.V." wants to attain a stop for rent increases in Bavaria, and...

Bodycams for Bavarian Police

Following the successful completion of a pilot project, the Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann today launches the...

Public services on strike in Germany

Due to the public service tariff conflict in German states, restrictions in public offices, schools and university...

Speed limit reprieve on German motorways

The Federal Government of Germany has clearly rejected a general speed limit on German motorways. There would be more...

Surplus of public health insurance has risen to 21 billion euros

The statutory health insurance funds achieved a surplus of around EUR 1.86 billion in the first three quarters of the...

New Strikes Planned for Germany

Deutsche Bahn Strikes
The latest negotiations between Deutsche Bahn and the German railway and transport union have reached an impasse this...

Germany Most Innovative Country Worldwide

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According to a new analysis by the World Economic Forum (WEF) from Geneva, the Federal Republic of Germany ranks first in...

Warning strikes announced for public transport

As already announced yesterday by The Munich Eye, the German union Verdi has now also called on employees of the Munich...

Bye Bye, Obikes!

Obikes leave Munich
Rental bike provider Obike from Singapore has started to withdraw a large part of their fleet from Munich. From the end of...

Public Services on Strike - Verdi

The German labor union Verdi has announced a nationwide strike throughout Bavaria from Tuesday (March 20th 2018) to...

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

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

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...

Engineering Jobs Fair in Munich

Munich Engineering Jobs - accepting CVs
The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is hosting its annual engineering recruitment fair on Thursday 16th November in...

Digital Supply Act introduced in Germany

The Bundestag has passed a bill for more digitalization in health care. The so-called Digital Supply Act...

Lufthansa flight attendants on strike again

The flight attendant's union UFO has again called for a two-day strike at Lufthansa. Affected are all departures from...

Debate about gamer scene in Germany

Because the perpetrator of the Synagogue attack in Halle had staged his right-wing extremist motivated attack like a...

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...

Rent caps extended to 2025 upon Bundestag approval

The Cabinet has initiated plans to allow the capping of rent increases to continue for another five years....

Lorry rams cars, terrorism suspected

A 32-year-old Syrian man has been arrested after the stolen lorry he was driving crashed into several cars, injuring seven...

Side-effect free ways to reduce depression

For Michael Phelps, depression is both a problem that many athletes face and also a personal challenge. Despite being the...

Berlin tackles rent inflation with practical action

The state of Berlin has bought back almost 6000 apartments from a real estate company. The municipal company...

Number of gun licenses in Germany rising

Everyone in Germany who wants to carry irritant and signal weapons or a deterrent pistol, needs a so-called small arms...

Oktoberfest Rules

If you are planning to attend this years Oktoberfest, then here are the golden rules every visitor should know: 1....

Working-age population to decrease by 6 million by 2035

The aging of the population in Germany will continue to increase despite high net immigration and higher birth rates. Over...

New laws and regulations in Germany from July 1st 2019

Many new laws and regulations are coming into effect in Germany from July 1st 2019. Here's a list of the most important...

E-Scooters in Germany

From June 15th 2019, E-Scooters are officially allowed on the streets of Germany. As the country is infamous for its...

Flex-Parking - an experiment in Munich

The city of Munich launches a nationwide one-off pilot trial called Flex-Parking in which bicycles and cars alternate on...

Indian Man Stabbed to Death

Donauwörth: An Indian couple have been attacked near their home in Donauwörth by their neighbour. The attack...

Job cuts at Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group plans to cut an additional 5,000 to 7,000 jobs over the next five years for its core brand VW...

Billions for research funding

The German government wants to promote research and development in German companies with billions of taxpayers' money -...

Munich Security Conference 2019

At the 55th Munich Security Conference in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof from 15.-17.2.2019, politicians from all over the...

German wakeboard team head to Argentina

Bremen / Argentina - Pleasant 23 to 25 degrees are currently recorded in Buenos Aires. The wakeboard national team will...

Save the bees petition kicks off in Bavaria

From today onwards, entitled voters can register in the town halls for the Volksbegehren "Biodiversity - Save the...

How Dangerous is a Headline?

In the golden age of printed newspapers, the headline was designed to capture the reader's attention and promise something...

S-Bahn delays caused by maintenance work

Due to short-term overhead line work between Munich-Isartor and Munich-Marienplatz on January 21st 2019, there are still...

UPDATE: German Airports on strike

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

Amazon Strike in Germany

In the middle of the Christmas business period, a multi-day strike of workers at the mail order company Amazon started in...

Self-employed in Germany can finally afford health insurance

For self-employed and small businesses, health insurance has been an expensive nuisance. Many fled to private insurance...

Fujitsu cuts 1,800 jobs in Germany

As announced today, the Augsburg Fujitsu site will be closed by September 2020. A total of 1,500 jobs are affected in...
2018 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2018

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

Side effect-free ways to reduce depression

For Michael Phelps, depression is both a problem that many athletes face and also a personal challenge. Despite being the...

Train Crash in Aichach leaves 2 dead and 14 injured

Late on Monday evening, a moving passenger train collided with a stationary freight train which was on the same track. The...

Terror Attack Training Planned for Hauptbahnhof

Munich police will engage in a terrorist response training exercise during the night from Tuesday, 17 April 2018 to...
Germany Airport Strike

Germany Airport Strikes in Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Cologne

Germany Airport Strikes in Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and CologneVerdi, a major German union, is demanding a 6 percent...
S-Bahn Maintenance Schedule

S-Bahn Main Line Closures 2018

In 2018 a lot of inconveniences can be expected for passengers of the Deutsche Bahn and especially the S-Bahn, as the...

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...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...
Hillary the hawk at Stachus

Why Hillary Is Good For Your Health

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

Winter Tollwood 2017

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

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...
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...