Welcome to Munich!!!
We are glad you decided to come to Munich and we really hope you will enjoy your stay! If any questions or problems occur, feel free to ask at any time!
Some facts about Munich: Munich has about 1,3 Mio inhabitants and is the third biggest city of Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg). Munich is situated in the Southern part of Germany near the Alps. If you like winter sports or hiking you can go there by train easily (about 1-2h). Besides this you will find a great cultural variety ranging from museums (e.g. Deutsches Museum, Pinakotheken), Opera (with interesting students’ offers) and Theatre to the world-famous Oktoberfest. In summer season the temperature sometimes rises up to 30°C. Then you can enjoy the sun in the English Garden or at the “Flaucher” (bank of the Isar in the southern part of the city), so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. And also if it is not that hot, you will love our famous beergardens. But be aware of occasional rain showers and temperature crashs! Between November and March the temperature may drop below 0°C and even snow may fall. In this season the streets are sometimes covered in snow slush and thus you are advised to bring a pair of warm and weather-proof shoes. Then you are prepared to visit the various Christmas fairs during Advent (e.g. “Tollwood” – the biggest Christmas fair). As we will try to take you to the mountains at least once and also for your normal sightseeing activities it would be recommendable to bring good (hiking) shoes and a small backpack. The major universities are the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität and the Technische Universität.
The university hospital of Ludwig-Maximilans-University is one of Germany’s biggest teaching hospitals. It contains about 2300 beds and more than 44 clinics, institutes and departments. It is therefore a centre of maximal and comprehensive care. It is divided in the “Campus Innenstadt” and the “Campus Grosshadern”.
Clinic for gynecology and obstetrics
The “Campus Innenstadt” is located in the city center, its clinics and departments are separately located in proper buildings and contain among others a surgical clinic, a psychiatrical clinic, a children’s hospital a medical clinic a policlinic, an eye clinic, a gynecological hospital and a dental clinic.
The “Campus Grosshadern” is located at the south-west tail of the city. It is a huge and impressive building because it contains the majority of the specialties, clinics and institutes under one roof. Aside the main structure, workings are done to construct a whole new 10 floor building dedicated to surgery.
An alternative is riding a bike. On most big streets of Munich there are lanes, which are specificly for bicycle users. As a consequence riding a bike in Munich is very safe.
For travels around Bavaria we recommend the train. There are tickets valid for one day, which give you the possiblility to organize day trips
Some of the main sights in Munich are:
- Englischer Garten (with people surfing there all year)
- Castle Nymphenburg
There are also many wonderfull destinations around Munich, that are amazing:
- Castle Neuschwanstein
- Lake Starnberg
On your arrival there will be your contact person to pick you up at the station, so make sure he/she is informed as much in avance as possible about your exact arrival time and place. If you arrive at the airport we usually ask you to come to the central station because it is easy to find and it makes it for us much cheaper and shorter. Then you will be brought to your room. At the first day of your clerkship your contact person will pick you up at your home in the morning and bring you to your service where he/she will introduce you to one of the doctors.
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Daily life: In Germany shops usually open between 8.00 and 9.30 and close between 18.00 (smaller ones) and 20.00 (bigger ones). On Sunday shops are closed! During the day public transportations (Bus, Tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn) run every 5-10min. In the early morning (4.30-6.30) and at night (23.30-1.00/2.00 at the weekend) they only run every 20 -30min. Monthly tickets for approx. 40€ are sold over the counter. As we have a lot of students, we have a very multi-cultural nightlife. Check out www.in-muenchen.de or www.munichx.de for further information!
Money: At last we would like to give you a short survey of prices: - Sandwich to go: approx. 3€ - Lunch in our cafeteria: approx. 3€ - Lunch/supper in a restaurant: 6-13€ - Water in restaurants(0,3l): approx. 2€ - Bottled water in shops (1,5l): approx. 0,90 – 1,50€