Home Sweet Home (a tour of my Munich apartment)

by Michelle on March 3, 2014 · 6 comments

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our pull out couch!

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Munich for almost a month now! Sure, February may be the shortest month, but it almost seems hard to believe that in the beginning of February, I was still in Regensburg writing my exams. The past few weeks was filled up with friends coming over… when you live in Munich, you always feel so loved because everyone just wants to come visit you all the time! Haha.

Luckily we have a couch in the living room that converts into a bed, so it has been really fun having my friend Miriam who’s currently working in Zurich, the bf’s sister and some of his friends from Mannheim, all over during varying times in the past two weeks.

One thing I discovered about Munich is that it’s a bit underwhelming when it comes to “tourist attractions.” Sure there’s the Nymphenburg Palace, the Residence and the English Gardens for example, but it’s hard to spend full days checking out these places, especially when it’s cold out.

Rather, I find Munich a better city for expats than tourists, since there’s so many cafes, bars, restaurants to try out and lots of things like museums, day trips and the nightlife scene to fill up your weekends. It ends up being a really fun city when you’re with friends, but I was a bit disappointed after I bought a monthly transit ticket, to discover that there’s not a whole lot in Munich that I could do and explore when I’m alone.

That said. in my upcoming post, I’m going to be sharing all my favourite things in Munich, but I thought for today it’ll be more fun to share with you guys…

…a peek into my Munich apartment! Come take a look! :)

Welcome! Come on in!

Welcome! Come on in!

the kitchen

the kitchen

bedroom (with my paintings on the wall!)

bedroom (with my paintings on the wall!)

part of the living room

part of the living room

living room/my work space for writing and painting

living room/my work space for writing and painting

Note that the bf is renting this apartment from an elderly woman, which explains all the floral and overly Bavarian decor around the apartment! All the vintage and wood makes me feel like we’re staying at a bed and breakfast sometimes, but it does add a lot of character to the place.

The apartment is only a few mins away from a tram stop, and getting to the city centre takes about 20-30 mins. Something I love about Munich too is that the trams run all night, so it makes going out so easy!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Agness March 4, 2014 at 2:32 am

Your place is huuuge, much bigger than my apartment in China :) Lucky you and you’re not as messy as me :D !!

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Michelle Michelle March 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Thanks! Haha well I try to be clean :P

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Mike March 4, 2014 at 8:58 am

This was awesome, Michelle! All of our talks on the side about your life in Germany and this was such a treat! I like what you said, “Rather, I find Munich a better city for expats…” I have filed that away :) Back to your apartment. I like cozy and warm and these pictures paint exactly that picture. Keep the posts coming please, our friend! :)

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Michelle Michelle March 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Thanks! No prob! It’s always kinda fun to see how people live around the world :) Yea this cozy apartment is perfect for Jan and Feb! :D

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andreea March 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Nice apartment, very cosy. I like Munich a lot, but as you said not a lot of tourist stuff. I look forward to your next post about the city. Also tell us some good restaurants. Me and hubby are foodies and trying new restaurants when we travel is such a treat for us.

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Michelle Michelle March 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I have a new post out today actually about my favourite things to do in Munich! :) I’m working on a restaurant post as well (i’m a foodie too!!)…but i keep adding to it so i’m going to wait till i have a really good selection of restaurants before i post it! :D

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