What is MING?

Mission:  To synergistically harness the strengths of the participating MING groups in joining for events of mutual interest and addressing topics of common or community interest.  MING is an umbrella group that provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new friends, and stimulates learning.  We co-ordinate major events throughout the year and reduce event date overlaps for members active in several of our participating organizations.


What this website does:

This website is designed to help provide information about similar-minded local clubs and serve as a collaboration tool to coordinate and organize joint events.

How to get involved:

If you lead an internationally-focused club located in Munich, please contact: info@ming-in-munich.com to get involved.

Current Participating Clubs in MING: 


The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com.


American-German Business Club Munich e.V. (AGBC) - The AGBC has chapters in Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Bonn, Kaiserslautern, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, and Wiesbaden.  With over 200 members, the Munich Chapter website: www.agbc-munich.com) provides an English-speaking platform that promotes relationships in international business, culture and traditions.  The AGBC is a private, non-profit, apolitical, international organization that supports free trade, the sharing of ideas benefiting both countries, and personal interaction between business people within Germany. The AGBC is open to people of all nationalities who support its goals.


Amerika Haus Verein (AHV) - The work of the Amerika Haus Association is to promote the intellectual and cultural exchange between Germany and the United States. It does this by promoting events at the Amerika Haus, such as lectures and conferences, that offer insight into developments in contemporary American politics, both domestic and foreign, and economic policies; the Association also promotes cultural programming of excellence at the Amerika Haus--such as concerts, readings, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances--that complement this mission.

Association of American University and Professional Women – AAUPW -is a private organization based in Munich, Germany, for American and other English-speaking women graduates of accredited colleges or universities in the US.  Their mission statement: "AAUPW works to further positive change in society by promoting education, empowerment, and equity for women and girls."  For more information please refer to our website:  www.aaupw.de

The BBC - Bavarian Business Club, Bavarian International School (BIS) - provides a meeting platform and network for working parents of children in the BIS Haimhausen).  The community meets three times a year and has a LinkedIn group.    Membership in the BBC is restricted to parents of children in the BIS.



Boy Scouts of America (BSA) - (BSA - http://tac-bsa.org) Boy Scout Troop 21 and Cub Scout Pack 147 (website: https://pack147.weebly.com) are registered with Boy Scouts of America, although our membership includes boys from many nations. We have an active outdoor program which includes hiking in the Alps, biking around Bavaria, camping on the alpine snow, learning new skills, and having fun along the way. Scouting also fosters good citizenship, creates leaders, and leads to lasting friendships through outdoor adventures and participation in community service projects.  If you’re interested in learning more about Scouting in Munich, then please contact:  Randy Caldwell at CubScoutPack147Munich@gmail.com.



The Columbus Kommunikationskreis is a monthly Stammtisch that meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the Westin Grand Hotel in Arabellapark.  We meet in the restaurant “Paulaners” where we have our own room called “Stüberl”.  The members come from every walk of life and enjoy a good discussion on many and different topics. In most cases we have a speaker, and after the speech we have a lively discussion.   


Democrats Abroad Group (DAG), Munich Chapter - Here in Munich it is our goal to provide Americans a chance to stay connected to US politics and governance.  One of our biggest programs is informing Americans living overseas of upcoming elections and helping them register for absentee ballots.


Deutsch-Amerikanischer Herren Club (DAHC) - The German American Men’s Club Munich was founded in 1947 as the first one of its kind. The Club is a charter member of the Federation of German-American Clubs. Its major goals are the furtherance of good relations and support of various charitable institutions involving the two nations. The Club meets every Thursday at “Stammtisch” in the Ratskeller München, room Botticelli.  Once a month we have an excursion or a journey to places of interest, i.e. cultural highlights or events, companies, exhibitions, etc….Thanksgiving dinner, Weihnachtsfeier, Kirchweihfeier are annual events.

Expat in the City (http://www.expatinthecity.de) – We love to connect and inspire you!  It is our passion to connect people with all the services and inspiration that are out there waiting for them in Munich, our great city. We believe a successful life abroad starts with getting to know and find these diverse opportunities. A new life abroad can be seen as a challenge - or as a present. We want to help you discover the treasures it offers.  Our mission is to support and accompany, guide and help Munich’s new citizens to settle into their new environment.  Through the annual Expat in the City Fair we have created an extensive offline network of great businesses and expats in Munich, one that helps new expats spot opportunities and inspiration, get connected and to discover the abundant facets and features of the Munich environment.  The Expat in the City Network & Events website builds on this already existing network by providing an online space where businesses and expats can find one another all year round.

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German American Business Association (GABA), Munich Chapter - Based in Mountain View, California and with a chapter in Munich, GABA fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities and related contacts in the Munich Area. GABA is dedicated to encouraging German-American business and trade.  Our programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues, with specific industry programs focused on Automotive, Life Sciences, Wireless/Mobile Communications, Clean Techology, Semiconductors, Women in Business and Young Professionals.

The German-American Women's Club of Munich (GAWC) was  founded shortly after WWII to help alleviate suffering and to promote better understanding between German and American women. With 220 members, our Club continues to be committed to these goals.  Countless friendships between Germans and Americans have been forged over the years as we work together to support our German-American Student Exchange and Youth Program as well as momentarily 17 local charities. Our main fund-raising activities are our Silver Tea held each fall in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz and our elegant Magnolia Ball held during the Carnival period in the Munich Bayerischer Hof Hotel. As friends, we enjoy sharing the preparations for these events.  In addition to our regular monthly meetings members also participate in many social activities including art tours, walking tours, dining out, cooking with friends, jazz nights, English and French culture and conversation groups, an after work group established for young business women, Essen auf Rädern and a twice monthly Stammtisch.  Honorary members of our Club include the US Consul General in Munich, the wives of the Bavarian Minister President and the Munich Mayor, in addition to Her Royal Highness Princess Ursula from Bavaria and Mrs. Karin Stoiber.  New members are warmly welcome!  Website:  www.gawc-munich.de.

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LJ Music & Events - Planning an event or party? Need help with organization, location, the right kind of music, catering, or decoration ?  LJ Music & Events (Linda Jo Rizzo) can help.



The Fulbright Alumni e.V. seeks to strengthen the exchange between current and former grantee holders from both sides of the Atlantic and the transatlantic friendship in general, by organizing and participating in events on national and international level and through our publications.  Please visit our websitewww.fulbright-alumni.de to find out more. The Munich Regional Chapter consists of approx. 180 members. Regular meetings take place each last Tuesday of each month at varying locations."  Contact email is rc.muenchen@fulbright-alumni.de

The German Australian Business Council e.V. (GABC) – 20 years of connecting Germany and Australia (www.gabc.eu).  The GABCis a business network created to foster long term relationships between Germany and Australia. Aimed at advancing both company and individual pursuits, we communicate and catalyse opportunities through business networking and other activities.

Global H2O - Our goal at Global H2O is to provide access to clean water to those in need, through construction of wells and sanitation facilities.  We contract with organizations in developing countries to identify where we can significantly improve lives in a short period of time, with minimal expense and complexity.   We are an all- volunteer organization with no paid staff and extremely low overhead.  Founded in 2009 in Munich and in the US, Global H2O has local organizations in Germany, the UK and the US.  To date, Global H2O has raised well over half a million dollars in donations and built over 70 wells that provide clean water to more than 150,000 people.  You can check us out at  http://www.globalh2o.org.

Haar Disciples - Disciples München-Haar e.V. Baseball-and-Softball-Club -  Since 1990, the Haar Disciples have provided the Munich area with an outlet for America’s pastime.  The club offers many different ways for people to enjoy the sport, from youth tee-ball, softball, and baseball teams to men’s baseball and women’s softball, and even a casual adult BBQ softball team.  Both the 1st Men’s baseball team and 1stWomen’s softball team play in the highest German levels of their respective sport, the 1st Bundesliga.  The 1st Men’s team will also play against international competition in the inaugural season of the European Baseball League in 2016.  For more information about participation in the club, or to find out when you can watch a game, please visit www.disciples.de.


Irish Business Network (IBN) in Germany – With 340 members, the IBN Bavarian Chapter provides networking opportunities to Irish people working in Munich and Bavaria and to friends of Ireland.  The organization holds events on topics of member interest, including access to Irish opinion leaders, decision makers in industry, government-level business support, and an Irish business knowledge base.  It is also a source of local expert advice, newcomer support, business events, and job listings and social networking.   Website : http://www.irishbusinessnetwork.de.

Jane Goodall Institut - Deutschland  (www.janegoodall.org (in English) or  www.janegoodall.de (in German)) - We are a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of our founder, we inspire hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to join us in taking care of the planet we call home. Whether we’re restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with our Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, we find practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.


Lions Club München-Multinational is a small English-speaking club with approximately 25 active members. All of us have international backgrounds; are either foreigners in Germany, or Germans that have spent extended time abroad, and work hard to combine Lions activities with our family and work commitments. Lions Club München-Multinational is part a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help charitable causes in Munich and throughout the world. We are open to receive new members. If interested, please email us at lions.club.muenchen.multinational@googlemail.com.


MJive = Munich + Modern Jive  - Come and learn Modern Jive with us! Easy steps danced to a wide range of music ranging from contemporary pop through Indy, swing, the '60s, country etc.  Taught in a relaxed atmosphere on a pay as you go basis - no need to book a course. Come with or without a partner (dance partners will swap during a lesson) - whether as a beginner or as a more experienced dancer. Regular MJive evenings 2x every week at 2 venues, each offering 2 lessons and a freestyle. Further details are at http://www.mjive.de/



Münchner Football-Club München 1979 e.V. - Since 1979 the Munich Cowboys have helped represent American Football - Made in Germany.  Fielding four football teams (Munich Cowboys Seniors, Munich Cowboys Ladies, Munich Cowboys Juniors and Munich Cowboys Flag) and the Munich Cowboys Spirit Squad (cheerleading), the organization provides a balanced platform for American football and cheerleading, one that features German, American and international players.  The Seniors participate in the First German Football League (GFL) as one of 8 teams in the Southern Division and a total of 16 in the league.  Further details are available at www.munich-cowboys.de.


Welcome to the Munich International Ski Club e.V. (Website:  http://www.munichskiclub.com/).   Based out of Munich, Germany, we run regular ski day trips and snowboarding trips during the winter season - and social events all year round.  We have members from Bavaria, Germany and over 20 countries from around the world. Most, but not all, members live in Munich. English is the common language shared by members.  While we do not provide equipment or lessons, all resorts that we visit have equipment rental (skis, poles, boots) available, and lessons can be arranged with ski/snowboard schools there.  MISC facebook page - www.facebook.com/munichskiclub


Munich International Women's Club  (MIWC)  - The Munich International Women's Club e.V. is a social club acting as a source of contact to English-speaking women of all ages and nationalities living in Munich and the surrounding region.  Our charitable focus is a women's shelter in Munich, the Frauenhaus.  We are a member of two international umbrella organizations of women's clubs, FAWCO and Open Door, and through these we remain connected with other such groups in Germany and around the world.  



Munich Sister City Association of Greater Cincinnati (MSCA) – website: www.munichcincinnati.org. Representing the Munich-Cincinnati partnership founded in 1989, the MSCA promotes mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. The cities’ citizens support these goals through development in the following five broad based areas:  cultural exchange, humanitarian assistance, youth and educational programs, and economic and sustainable development.  Specifically this is reflected in past and present programs including musical performances, art exhibits, construction of peace park and memorials, international cultural festivals, economic development, and teacher and student exchanges.


Professional Women’s Network (PWN) stands for:  Advancing, Empowering and Inspiring women in business and leadership.  We believe that leveraging 100% of the world’s talent will result in better decision-making and an economically sustainable, happier society.  We aspire to accelerate the pace of change and to inspire our community to embrace new skills, support one another and put reforms into action.   We are engaged toward providing professional women with the network, skills, tools and resources enabling them to actively manage their careers.


Republicans Overseas Germany e.V.  - Our mission: Inspire the nine million Americans living overseas to engage more fully in the U.S. democratic political process through the provision of briefings, policy research and advocacy, and aid in voter registration for Americans living overseas. 

Our vision:  As Americans living and working overseas desire a strong and prosperous America which is respected throughout the world, Republicans Overseas keeps Americans living overseas politically well-informed and provides a mechanism to direct their policy concerns back to senior political leaders and presidential candidates.  

Republicans Overseas strives to represent the unique concerns of Americans living overseas, to elect federal candidates who will address those concerns, and to effectively influence policy.  Weblinks:  www.republicansoverseas.com  and www.republicansoverseas.de


THRIVE International e.V. – Culture. Tolerance. Learning. Thrive is a politically and religiously independent organization and was founded in August 2014 by an international team thriving for a joint cause: promoting intercultural communication, encouraging tolerance and enabling education with initiatives and projects in Europe and Asia. We understand how important it is to have on-site contacts in the countries where we operate.  These contacts provide transparency and sustainable cooperation. We are currently working on projects in Germany, China, and Cambodia.  THRIVE International e.V. · Fuggerstraße 1 · 81373 München. For more information head over to: http://www.thrive-international.org/en/



Thunderbird Alumni Group (T-Birds) - Alumni of the Thunderbird Graduate School in Glendale, Arizona meet regularly on the First Tuesday of each month.  Location vary each month.  The group encompasses about 100 graduates who work in the Greater Munich Area.




TripleD Events – This is an agency that provides networking events for the international community in Munich.  These events are varied and can be music events, skiing events, mountain trekking, biking tours or city touring events. The important thing is that the international community has the opportunity to cross-network for the benefit of all.