What is MING?

We want to synergistically harness the strengths of the participating Munich International Network Groups (MING) in joining for events of mutual interest and in addressing topics of common or community interest.  In addition, we will use the MING as an umbrella group that provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new friends, and stimulates learning.  In doing so, we will 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: 


1.  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


2.  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 all nationalities who support its goals. 


3.  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.

4.  California Association of Germany (CAOG)

5.  Columbus Kommunikations-Kreis


6.  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.


7.  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.

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8.  German American Business Association (GABA) - 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.


9.  German-American Women's Clubs (GAWC) were founded throughout Germany shortly after WWII to help alleviate suffering and to promote better understanding between German and American women.  With 220 members, our local 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 as well as our youth program and other local charities. Our main fund-raising activities are our Silver Tea held each fall in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz (700 people attended this year) 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.  Members also participate in many social activities including art tours, walking tours, dining out, cooking with friends, English and French culture and conversation groups, an after work group and a twice monthly Stammtisch, in addition to our regular monthly meetings.

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10.  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.


11.  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 are connected with other such groups in Germany and around the world.


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


13.  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.


14.  Munich Cowboys - 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.


15. Boy Scout Troop 21 is registered with Boy Scouts of America, although we accept boys from any nation. 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 us through our website.


16.  Lions Club München-Multinationalis 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.

17. 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 .

18.  Irish Business Network 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

19.  Munich 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.

 20.  Global H2O - Our goal is to help provide clean water sources to those in need, through construction of wells, rain harvesting facilities, and spring boxes. 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 a volunteer organization with no paid staff and no overhead.  Founded in 2009, 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 wells that provide clean water to over 100,000 people.  You can check us out at http://www.globalh2o.org.

21.  The German Australian Business Council is 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.

THRIVE International e.V. – Culture. Tolerance. Learning.

 Thrive International e.V. 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/