English in Munich

Can you experience English outside the (virtual) classroom in Munich? Absolutely! Munich has a lot to offer that will make Anglophiles' hearts beat faster. Starting with a steadily growing number of cinemas showing films in their original language with subtitles, a variety of English bookstores, to the popular and well-established Victorian House with its branches... we've put together some tips for you.

English Cinema

English Cinema in Munich

Over the past years, the number of English-language cinemas in Munich and across Germany has steadily grown. This not only offers the advantage of enjoying the unadulterated original film but also provides an entertaining way to expand your English vocabulary and acquire idiomatic expressions. Additionally, watching original films playfully enhances your listening comprehension. For those who want to watch movies in the original version while improving their English skills, Munich cinemas now offer a wide range of films in their original versions.

Munich Cinemas with Original Versions of Films (OmU/OV)

A comprehensive list of all original films in Munich cinemas:

English Shops

English Shops in Munich

Whether you're in search of English-language literature, a hearty traditional English breakfast, or Irish pub culture, Munich has a lot to offer for the Anglophiles among us. Here's a small selection:

Words'Worth, Schellingstrasse 3 

Located right by the LMU, Words'Worth offers a wide selection of literature for the Anglophile bookworm.

The Munich Readery, Augustenstrasse 104 

The Munich Readery specializes in second-hand English books.

O’Leary’s Irish Shop, Müllerstr. 37 

Curated selection of Irish fashion and lifestyle products.

The Candy Store, Karlsplatz 1 - Stachus Passagen 

A wide variety of sweets from the UK and USA.

Little Greene, Westenriederstraße 47 

British manufacturer of high-quality paints and wallpapers.

English Corner Shop 

An online store with a large selection of English items such as food and drinks, gifts, home textiles, home and lifestyle accessories.

The British Shop 

An online shop with products from the UK, including British fashion, home and garden accessories, specialties, men's and women's fashion, lifestyle products, books, perfumes, and food and drinks.

English Gastronomy

English Gastronomy in Munich

The Victorian House Family allows Anglophiles in Munich to immerse themselves in all aspects of English culture.

The Victorian House am Viktualienmarkt, Frauenstr. 14

The Victorian House is Munich's premier destination for lovers of all things English. Following the concept of small London boutique hotels, The Victorian House serves everything from breakfast to lunch and traditional English afternoon tea with authentic clotted cream from Cornwall.

The Victorian House, Café Klenze, Barer Str. 27

Museumscafé Klenze is another member of the "Victorian House Family" in Munich, offering an unbeatable location in the Alte Pinakothek. In addition to typical English scones, the café provides a wide breakfast selection and a fine range of hot dishes for a small meal after enjoying the culture.

The Victorian House, Brown's Tea Bar, Türkenstr. 60

Since its opening in November 2004, The Victorian House Brown's Tea Bar, located in the lively Schwabing district of Munich, has been a meeting point for the Bohemian crowd. Furnished in the traditional Victorian House style with old oil paintings, English antiques, and cozy seating, Brown's offers an alternative to the usual coffee shops.

Sconery & Tea To Go, FÜNF HÖFE

Tea and English delicacies can be found at Sconery in the FÜNF HÖFE, a precious gem for lovers of England and tea.

Irish Pubs in Munich

Pub-Crawling in Munich

Scholars Lounge

A genuine Irish pub owned by the Irish, located right in the heart of Munich. The cozy atmosphere, extensive selection of beers and whiskies, accompanied by Irish tunes, transports you on a journey to the Emerald Island.

The Old Irish

As the oldest pub in Munich, The Old Irish Pub exudes a touch of Dublin. A charming folk pub that's perfect for an entertaining evening. Even the instructors from the Cambridge Institute are known to spend a night or two here.





Kilians Irish Pub has been a significant part of Munich's live music scene for many years. Various bands perform live on stage five times a week.

The Shamrock

According to their website, "Munich's friendly Irish pub" offers high entertainment value: live music every week, karaoke nights, and the legendary Monday pub quiz. Check it out!

Molly Malones

An authentic Irish pub with an extensive beverage selection, including over 50 different whiskey varieties! An ideal place to relax with friends over a few drinks and catch some TV sports.


Located right across from the famous Hofbräuhaus. A classic pub with outdoor seating, Irish beers and whiskeys, as well as pizza, pasta, and sports on TV.

Englisches Theater

English-Language Theater in Munich

American Drama Group Europe

The American Drama Group tours throughout Europe with regular and frequent stops in Munich. All actors are native English speakers. When the group is in Munich, they perform at the Amerikahaus, the home of the Bavarian Center for Cultural Relations, Research, and Exchange between Bavaria and the USA.

LMU English Drama Group

The English Drama Group is a student organization that has been performing a play in English every semester for over 30 years at the Department of English and American Studies. The actors are Munich students, and the director is a faculty member of the English department. Thanks to the students' dedication and enthusiasm, the vibrant acting, and the careful selection of plays, the performances are very popular. Contact: munichedg@gmail.com

Entity Theatre

Entity Theatre e.V. is a nonprofit English-language theater ensemble based in Munich for over 20 years. Entity Theatre is run by a group of volunteers. Members from around the world share a passion for good storytelling and the artistic vision for theater that engages, entertains, questions, provokes, and sometimes pushes boundaries. Their theatrical work includes plays, workshops, readings, and theater festivals.


Bake This - Improvisationstheater

Bake This is Munich's international English improvisational comedy troupe. Since 2011, they have been regularly performing a form of theater in which scenes are improvised or not rehearsed in advance, with the help of suggestions from the audience. The performers take the stage without knowing what will happen. Bake This is known for their completely improvised musicals, among other formats.

East & West Encounter

East & West Encounter (EWE) is an English-language theater group based in Munich, Germany. The roots of the two founders come from the East (India) and the West (France). EWE aims to bring together non-professional actors, directors, stage artists, and technicians who share a similar passion for contemporary theater. Their goal is also to produce plays that promote new and diverse voices.


There are also several theaters in Munich that regularly perform plays in English alongside their German-language programs.

The Münchner Kammerspiele is one of the most important stages in the German-speaking world and describes itself as an aesthetically innovative, contemporary, and cosmopolitan city theater with a socio-political focus. For several years, they have offered some theater productions with English subtitles.

The Deutsche Theater in Munich offers international musicals and shows as well as concerts, cabaret, and has hosted some of the world's biggest artists. Many of their performances are presented in English.

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