How is life in Munich 1

Munich is a city with a good reputation. Munich is popular with tourists from Germany and from all over the world. The economic power is enormous and the chances of finding a job are accordingly good. The universities are excellent. One of the best football clubs plays in town. So everything is great? No, there are also some things in Munich that the residents are annoyed about, what they suffer from - and where the city looks pretty bad compared to other German places.

Little space for many people

If you want to find a quiet place to relax in the city on a nice summer day, you have to know your way around. Isar, Englischer Garten, Viktualienmarkt, crowds everywhere. This is also due to the fact that Munich has a very high population density. The most recent comparative figures are based on the 2011 census, at that time Munich still had 1.45 million inhabitants, there were 4668 Munich residents per square kilometer.

For comparison, the following cities in this ranking: Berlin with 3948 inhabitants per square kilometer, Stuttgart with 3008, Frankfurt with 2951. You have to say: In Munich, the city limits are historically drawn relatively narrow, which is also a reason for the high population density. The city has continued to grow vigorously since the census, 1.54 million inhabitants lived in Munich in spring 2017, but the spatial boundaries remained unchanged. In addition, the city revised its population forecast significantly upwards in the spring. In 2030, 1.8 million people will live in the city. Does it still help to know your way around?

A green city? Oh well

In a comparison of the 14 largest German cities, Munich ranks twelfth in terms of green space, i.e. the proportion of planted area. 49.9 percent of the city is therefore not built on, but planted. It's only less in Nuremberg and Leipzig. In a comparison, Hamburg scores the greenest with 71.4 percent. At least this is the conclusion reached by the Berliner Morgenpost after evaluating satellite images. In addition to public green areas and fields, green areas on private properties are also taken into account. But hey, Munich has the English Garden! In fact, the impression is put into perspective when looking at another ranking list, namely according to the proportion of green spaces and recreational areas, excluding forests and private land. Munich ranks sixth out of 25 cities with a value of 11.7 percent.

Munich is expensive, even for visitors

Munich is extremely popular with tourists. But those who only come to visit have to come to terms with the fact that it won't be cheap: According to a survey by the hotel booking portal HRS, a hotel room in Munich costs an average of 110 euros, the number one among the most popular travel cities in Germany. Hamburg follows in second place with 104 euros. In Dresden it is 80 euros. And for the high prices, hotel customers apparently don't even get a service that they find appropriate. In any case, Munich is also in last place when it comes to price-performance ratio, if you want to believe surveys from Internet comparison portals such as and Check 24.