PROGEDO relocation Karin Kesting
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Managing Partner: Karin Kesting
Southwest from Munich, in Woerthsee, customers and interested people can find the office of our PROGEDO relocation agency Munich.
Our team offers highly competent advice, goal-oriented service and information on relocation, settling-in and immigration of international employees and their families to companies as well as private individuals.
Established companies or young start-ups – our experts are by your side!
The catchment area of PROGEDO Munich contains not only the Bavarian capital and its suburbs but also Southbavaria from Ingolstadt to Garmisch Partenkirchen and from Günzburg to Passau.
Munich is considered a very lovable and livable city within Germany and internationally. This is one of the reasons why Munich is growing quickly. A baby boom, immigration from abroad and from within Germany have added to this process. When it comes to Munich’s housing market and rents, one has to double the usual payment compared to any other place in Germany. There’s a real shortage on apartments. Without local specialists who have a good network to rely on it is close to impossible to find a suitable housing option. Our relocation managers onsite have a thorough understanding of the market, are up to date and know where there are possibilities for people searching a home.
Furnished or unfurnished apartment, small or big home- our relocation specialists will find the perfect home for you with their know-how.
Additionally, to our professional support of home search, we provide you with services concerning daycare for your children, organizing your driver’s license transformation and dealing with authorities.
We provide you with all necessary information on the application of a residence title. Be it checking your degree in Anabin, requesting a pre-approval letter from the federal employment agency, obtaining a visa or the application for an electronic residence title at the responsible department,
We’ll gladly provide you with further information. Just send us a short message and we’ll get back to you immediately.
We are the first friend abroad.
Progedo Profile Munich
Facts about Munich
With 1.4 million inhabitants Munich is one of Germany’s three biggest cities. The capital of the German state Bavaria is divided up into 25 districts. Munich’s locals use common quarter names for reference compared to the official names.
More information can be found on: https://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/muenchen-in-zahlen.html
Housing Market Munich
Munich is the most expensive city in Germany
The rental prices for office and living spaces in Munich reflect the high demand. In Munich, the average office rent per square meter in 2018 was 24.50€ (In comparison: Hamburg had a rent of 15.80€ and Berlin 21.70€ per square meter in the same year).
Continuous immigration and a high demand in housing on the capital market make living spaces rare and expensive. The city of Munich has been actively working on this with funding house building projects and a speed up in building processes. There is a 6th edition of “Living in Munich” which is still running until 2021 and is a project that is subsidized with 870 million Euros. It is the biggest communal house-building project in Germany so far. It is supposed to aid with an additional 8,500 apartments per year. In 2018 8,100 apartments have been finished. But still the city and the region in general deal with increasing rents in all price segments. (source: München.de July 2019)
Karin Kesting and her team know Munich’s housing market better than anyone else. What they cannot find, doesn’t exist.
Average rental prices for Munich for unfurnished apartments within the underground’s reach.
- 1 room, 1000-1200 €
- 2 rooms 1300-1500 €
- 3 rooms 1500-1900 €
Source: own research & experience
un*furnished apartments usually don’t include additional costs like water, gas and internet or electricity
School and Kindergarten
School system – The Bavarian school system starts with elementary school (grades 1-4). Elementary school is determined by residential district and thus assigned by the city of Munich. After that, children continue with visiting secondary school: Either a secondary school (certificate of secondary education after 9th grade, general certificate of secondary education after 10th grade) or grammar school (diploma after 13th grade). Aside from public schools, Munich has multiple international and bilingual schools, where we advise our customers to apply early, because capacities are limited.
More information can be found here: http://www.wirtschaft-muenchen.de/publikationen/pdfs/internationale_schulen_kiga_final_d.pdf
Kindergarten – An application for daycare in private as well as public institutions is possible via the online tool “kita-finder”. The online system assigns daycare options to applicants. There are public, private as well as clerical institutions that offer daycare in Munich and the surrounding areas.
More information can be found here: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Serviceangebote/familie/kinderbetreuung/kindertageseinrichtungen.html
Living in Munich
Weißwurst, breweries and Oktoberfest. Munich is all that and much more. Singles as well as couples and families love living in the city alike. The city offers everything one can need: Public parks, the river Isar with its beaches, beer gardens, an opera, theaters, concerts, museums and galleries, big shopping areas and attractive unique retailers.
The art nouveau, called “Jugendstil” in German, had its name coined in Munich. Many churches and museums contribute to the charm of the city. A lively past, Bavarian hospitality, and present day’s modernity continue to delight countless tourists as well as Munich’s residents.
Karin Kesting is managing partner of PROGEDO Munich. After her training as a foreign language correspondent for English and French, Karin Kesting worked for the sales and marketing division of a German charter company and later for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household appliances. She gained some first-hand experience of the challenges expatriates face during her own secondments to Spain and Italy. What means that she is perfectly familiar with the worries and expectations of her clients and the challenges and opportunities that lie in store for them.
Already before your arrival we support you with information on applying for a residence title, accompany you throughout the organization of a German health insurance and take care of organizing a suitable home as well as necessary appointments with banks and other institutions. Our customers satisfaction has our highest priority at all times, so you remember your relocation as a pleasant experience.
Our staff and we in the Munich PROGEDO office know all of Munich’s corners and its wonderful diversity.
In addition to the pure immigration & relocation business, we would like to share our knowledge with you and inspire you for our hometown!
10 facts about Munich:
Business location Munich and its surroundings
One of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe
The state capital Munich is one of the most successful German cities and is also one of the leading cities if compared internationally. This is known among international investors and employees all over Germany. The well-known Munich mixture is made up of smaller and bigger enterprises of various industries: Tradition and Modernity.
Global players and hidden champions of the middle class as well as start-ups appreciate the ideal conditions in place. The broad and balanced economic and industry structure as well as a huge variety in cultural and leisure time offers shape Munich’s attractivity.
World city with heart or the biggest village in the world?
Munich loves you
“World city with heart” was the official slogan the Bavarian capital used for the city’s marketing from 1962-2005. It was considered very successful. According to polls 45% of Munich’s visitors still know the slogan these days. (source: Wikipedia.org)
Since the world championship in 2006 Munich advertises itself with the slogan: “Munich loves you”
There is also a saying that Munich is the biggest village in Germany. Despite its close to 1.5 million inhabitants some districts are rather calm and very traditional. This is due to Bavarian comfort and wearing of traditional clothing is a huge part of festive events. Dirndl and Lederhosen can be found in almost every Bavarian household.
Laptop and Leather pants
Between tradition and modernity
People in traditional dress claim this sentence for themselves as much as top managers. This metaphor for the development of Bavaria from an agricultural state to a high-tech state went well. From the grumpy Bavarian who sits with his regulars drinking beer and does not bother about much else to the continuously growing, open minded city of Munich with its multicultural people.
Munich is Multicultural
With 27.6%, Munich has the highest population of non-Germans. An additional 15.5% of Munich’s inhabitants have a background of migration. People from 180 countries live together in Munich and make it a diverse and tolerant metropolis.
Munich is a magnet for tourists
And not only during Oktoberfest. Countless tourists from all over the world like to stroll through the city. It’s always worth traveling to and the visitors enjoy the Bavarian hospitality. Again, the city has had an increase of overnight stays during the last year. In 2019 a total of 8.8 million people came to visit Munich. Mostly Germans but the second biggest group are tourists from the USA with 1.2 million over night stays. Followed by Italians with 613.000 overnight stays. Nicknamed Monaco di Bavaria it is often referred to as the most Northern city of Italy.
Safety in Munich
Munich stays safe – As it was the case during the last couple of years, the capital of Bavaria remains one of the safest cities in Germany (2019). With 6,854 documented crimes there has been a slight increase in comparison to the year before though (6,627).
Munich is considered Germany’s single’s capital
Allegedly, the percentage of singles is rather high. Especially single men form a big group with 50.87%. Women have a much lower number of single ladies with 44.88% of the population.
Studying in Munich
Munich’s universities maintain their prestigious reputation internationally. There is a total of 33 universities and colleges in Munich and an additional 4 higher education institutions. (11 public institutions, 24 private and two clerical institutions). In the current QS World University Ranking 2020 the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) are again two of the three best German universities in the top 100.
Oktoberfest /Die Wiesn
On October 17th, 1810 the first Oktoberfest took place and was opened with a horse race. Reason for the celebration was the wedding of crown prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The place was a lawn near the outskirts of the city. To honor the bride, it was named Theresienwiese (Therese lawn). The people of Munich found that name too long and simply referred to it as “Wies’n” (lawn).
Since then, the Oktoberfest has taken place yearly and the local breweries brew a special beer for this occasion. Millions of visitors come to this occasion, especially from abroad: Italy, USA; Japan and Australia. In the last years, there has been a shift towards traditional dressing. Many visitors come in leather pants and Dirndl.
The Queen singer lived in Munich for a couple of years. He liked Munich for its open mindedness and the LGBTQI scene. He was in a relationship with the owner of Sebastianseck in the inner city and among other places he lived in the Glockenbachviertel.
Apply for a residence title in Munich
In Munich, the foreigner’s department in Ruppertstraße 19 is responsible for the application of electronic residence titles for foreign employees.
Of course, our professional immigration specialists provide our customers with all the necessary information so they can hand in their documents perfectly prepared at the foreigner’s department. Additionally, we accompany you or your employee to their respective appointment.
PROGEDO does not provide legal service according to section 2, subsection 1 of the German legal service law. If there is need for legal service we work together with independent, competent lawyers.
Finding an apartment in Munich
With an average rent of 17.30€ rents in Munich have peaked. In comparison, rent in Berlin is an average of 14€, even though you can find rents for 25€ as well. In Hamburg one can calculate with an average of 12.70€-13€ per square meter. Renting in Munich is as expensive as in no other city in Germany. This is due to the rise of demand and a shortage of apartments. The building of new houses has been slowed down due to the pandemic, but the demand has already risen to the level it was before the crisis. (source:businessinsider.de / 26.05.2020).
Thanks to our know-how it is feasible though. With a little patience, flexibility and good planning we always find a suitable apartment for our customers!