By public transport
Munich has a great public transport network that is run by the Munich Transport and Tariff Association (MVV). This network includes underground and suburban trains, buses and trams. To find the best connection for your journey, you can use the journey planner on the MVV's website.
NOTE: As an LMU Munich employee, you are eligible to buy the Jobticket, which is a train ticket for the whole year at a discounted price. Please contact us for more information.
Many people living in Munich use their bicycles as a means of transport. Munich is very bike-friendly with bike paths throughout the whole city. The city of Munich has even set up a bike route planner (DE) to help you find the quickest way to get to your destination.
For further information on biking in and around Munich, please refer to the City's website.
NOTE: For safety reasons, pedestrians should avoid walking on the bicycle paths. Most cyclists speed along these and sometimes forget that foreigners are not accustomed to these designated paths.
Some people prefer to use their car for getting around. Over the past few years, car sharing options have become increasingly popular as an alternative to owning a car. LMU Munich has a cooperating partner, which offers discounts for LMU employees. Please contact us for more details.
Similar to any big city, traffic and parking can be a problem in Munich. In most areas within the city, you will find parking metres or assigned parking zones for residents only. If you plan on using a car in Munich, it may be advisable to register for a residential parking permit (DE).
Driving licence (Führerschein)
The office responsible for the issuance of driving licences is called the Führerscheinstelle. The address and opening hours (Öffnungszeiten) can be found by accessing the official website (DE). Please feel free to contact us on any questions regarding your foreign driving licence.
NOTE: If a German licence has not been acquired within three years after establishing residency in Germany, the foreign licence holder will be required to go through the entire procedure of lessons and testing as a first-time applicant.
In order to register your foreign car here in Munich, the responsible authority is the vehicle licensing authority (Zulassungsbehörde). The address and the opening hours (Öffnungszeiten) can be found by accessing the official website (DE). Please contact us for further information and queries regarding the registration of your car and taking out insurance.