Munich is one of the most economically dynamic cities in Europe. Eight companies from the German DAX have their headquarters here. Many other well-known companies also work in and around Munich, including Microsoft, Apple, McDonalds, O2, and Wrigleys. Munich is also the German city with the highest level of start ups of new enterprises – almost 20% of all new companies in Germany are founded here. (The university’s own Entrepreneurship Centre gives our students professional guidance if they want to set up their own business after their studies).
Munich also has high recreational value: close to the Alps and surrounded by lakes, the city also offers a wide range of theatres, museums, art galleries, concerts, etc.