Hosting more than 100,000 students, Munich is not just one of Germany's largest university locations but also one of the country's most dynamic business centers. Students particularly value the diversity of the Bavarian state capital with its unique blend of cosmopolitan young people, old traditions, urban flair and rural charm. With its traditional beer gardens, the world famous Oktoberfest and impressive classical architecture throughout the city, there is so much to do for students looking to unwind and relax.
Whether you prefer to visit the theater or the cabaret, party in the coolest clubs, watch the famous Bayern Munich soccer team, or enjoy the afternoon in the English Garden, as a student at the Munich Campus, you have chosen to live and study in a tourism region. Travel just a short distance out of town and you are soon surrounded by breath-taking mountains and lakes. It is less than two hours' drive to the Bavarian Alps, a popular winter rendezvous for skiers and snowboarders. Sailing enthusiasts and windsurfers, meanwhile, mostly head for Lake Ammer and Lake Starnberg, both in the direct vicinity of Munich. And if you prefer to go further afield at the weekend, Austria and Italy are not far away.
But Munich is not just one of Germany's most popular cities - it is one of the most expensive, too. So like in Hamburg, rental prices are higher than those near the Dortmund and Frankfurt am Main campuses. And student residence halls are also quite rare in Munich. On the other hand, apartments and communal accommodation, particularly in the city's fashionable Schwabing and Neuhausen neighborhoods, are highly sought after.
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE (WINTER): -4 ᵒC
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE (SUMMER): +24 ᵒC
ISM students have founded a number of student clubs, ranging from consulting (AK ConsultISM) and tourism (AK TourISM) to politics (AK PolitISM) and finance (AK Banking). AK Support, for example, is involved with social projects. ISM students also enjoy participating in sports. The ISM Sports Club, for example, organizes tournaments in soccer, tennis or other activities, not only within the ISM, but also in competition with other universities.
Another popular activity among ISM students is the Running Dinner. Here, students, lecturers, alumni and staff members come together to cook a three course menu, each course being prepared at a different house or flat. Like students all over the world, ISM students love to party, and they often flock to the numerous parties organized by the party committee. These parties are a great chance to meet local students and have lots of fun!