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Welcome To IFM!

This is the website of the International Friends community of Munich. We are a community of internationals that are here for a longer term in Munich and who like to make something of their time here in Munich. We organise events where we meet up and make friends. 

Anybody is welcome in this community, obviously with the exception of trolls and spammers. Just join us in one of the many events organised by the members of the community!

In order to be able to fully utilise the website, you will need to sign up to the website (you will then automatically get a listing every week of the upcoming events), however a lot of the functionalities of the website are also accessible without signing up.

Let's have fun together!

Beer gardens

Augustiner Bräustuben

Off the beaten tourist track, this huge beer hall provides good atmosphere, great booze and cheap food.  Landsberger Straße 19. www.augustiner-braeustuben.de

Waldwirtschaft (a.k.a WA-WI)

If there is any one beer garden that is an absolute must see, it this cosy place in the southern suburbs of Munich. If the weather is good, you just have to go there, as it offers a cosy outdoor location, live jazz and big band sounds on the weekend and traditional food stalls. www.waldwirtschaft.de

Max Emanuel Brauerei (a.k.a. Max E)

Backpacker’s recommendation: This beer garden is quite close to the university, making it a popular hangout for students and people from all over the world. www.max-emanuel-brauerei.de

The Hofbräuhaus

Be warned: this is the most popular and also most touristy beer hall in Munich. Nevertheless, it’s also one of the most traditional and it helped to shape the city’s beer culture. www.hofbraeuhaus.de

Hirschgarten

This is the largest beer garden in the world. It’s providing space for up to 8.000 (!) guests and is part of Munich beer culture since 1791. www.hirschgarten.de

Seehaus

Well, it is overpriced and posh, a place to hang out for Munich’s celebs and those who wanna be. BUT: you hardly can beat the location, as it is based right on the shore of a lake in the English Garden, next to a paddle boat rental. www.kuffer-gastronomie.com

Augustiner Keller

The traditional Augustiner Keller provides an indoor beer hall as well as the second largest beer garden in Munich (up to 7.000 guests). Here, the atmosphere on a summer evening is without equal. www.augustinerkeller.de