There’s no shortage of cultural events and leisure activities in Munich. From Oktoberfest to various student festivals, you’ll have many chances to celebrate with your new friends!
And if you’re interested in getting involved in cultural events on campus, check out the Culture Bureau — a service run by the Student Union Munich that organizes all kinds of fun events, from dances to comics to culture-clubbing.
You can also join student groups and go out together for a show, go shopping at a flea market, visit some of the historical sites, go swimming or surfing in the Eisbach, and more. There are a lot of possibilities!
And best of all: As LMU students you also benefit from exclusive cultural partnerships with discounted tickets. Boredom? No chance!
Whether you‘re an art aficionado or are just looking for creative ways to unwind, there are many options to explore — visit an exhibition, listen to an art talk in English, or take an art class. Here are just a few venues to try:
- Academy of Fine Arts: This noteable fine arts school offers contemporary exhibits, events, and a complete range of classes (classes available to Erasmus students when organized through the home university).
- Center for Advanced Studies (CAS): With a great combination of art exhibitions, visiting fellows, talks, lectures, and conferences — many in English! — CAS is the perfect place to get in touch with your inner artist.
- UniGalleryLMU: This large galery (in German) houses contemporary art, as well as classical and other rotating exhibitions. There’s always something new going on here!
Journalism and Literature
Interested in all things university? Maybe looking to develop your journalistic or literary skills? There's lots of content in/on our student newspapers and radio. Though it's mainly in German, some magazines and blogs like Die Funzel publish pieces in English, too).
In addition to housing the second largest European lyric library and lots of art, the Lyrik Kabinett hosts a variety of readings and literary events. It is located in the Amalienstraße, directly behind the LMU main building.
We can‘t even begin to cover everything there is to do in Munich! To get a glimpse of all the city has to offer, check out the city website and start daydreaming about how you’ll spend your free time.