Alexandra R


Alexandra Rau is a journalist and section editor (News) for The Munich Eye.

Professionally coming from an administration management background, she used her knowledge of German culture and business practices to help TME grow and reach a larger audience in the wider English-speaking German community.

Alexandra started working for TME in 2012.

Originally born in Baden-Württemberg, Alexandra has lived and worked in and around Munich since her early childhood.


Role: General Editor, News
No. of articles: 53
Email: Please use the contact form to contact Alexandra R.

Germany Most Innovative Country Worldwide

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According to a new analysis by the World Economic Forum (WEF) from Geneva, the Federal Republic of Germany ranks first in...

German Private Health Insurance Explained

Health insurance in Germany is an insurance against the risk of diseases and their consequences. As an independent branch...

Japan Travel Guide: Nara

In preparation for Japan 2020, we take a look at various elements of Japanese life and culture, as well as travel tips,...

Train Crash in Aichach leaves 2 dead and 14 injured

Late on Monday evening, a moving passenger train collided with a stationary freight train which was on the same track. The...

Public Services on Strike - Verdi

The German labor union Verdi has announced a nationwide strike throughout Bavaria from Tuesday (March 20th 2018) to...

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

Munich Security Conference 2018
This year's Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 - 18th, 2018 at the "Hotel Bayerischer Hof"...

Oh dear, Obikes

Obike Muenchen
So far since launch, 6800 Obikes bikes have been positioned in Munich. More and more of these bicycles-for-rent are being...

German Engineering Skill Shortage Hits Hard

German Jobs
Currently the situation on the German labor market is eminently good. The unemployment rate is dropping and the number of...

Follow-Up on the Unterfoehring shooting

A 26-year-old female police officer was severely injured three months ago during a routine check at the Unterföhring...

Men Also Have Trouble Juggling Work and Family

According to research published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology by the American Psychological Association,...

English Garden Reunited

English Garden tunnel
Munich's city council has unanimously approved the concept for a tunnel which is to reunite the southern and northern part...

Unterföhring Shooting Update

Police and the public prosecutor's office are still investigating the details of the Unterföhring incident. According to...

Qatar Boycott worries Airbus and Boeing

Airbus Munich jobs may be affected
Several Arabic countries have cut their connections with Qatar, accusing the emirate of supporting terrorism. Although...

Coffee-to-No-Go Campaign

Coffee Cup Waster Munich
The municipal committee of Munich has unanimously voted for an extensive campaign against the usage of disposable paper...

FC Bayern München Celebrates Victory

FC bayern Munich City Hall
FC Bayern München is yet again the German championship Bundesliga winner for the 27th time - and the 5th time in a...

Chinese Finals is a First

Chinese Language in Bavaria
For the first time ever seven Bavarian students are about to take their high school diplomas (Abitur) in Chinese. During...

British citizen dies in Maxvorstadt incident

A 24 year old British citizen has been found seriously injured on the pavement of Max-Joseph-Straße in the early hours of...

Disney Store Rumours Abound

Munich Disney Store
The Disney entertainment group reportedly plans to come back to Munich after 15 years of absence. According to the...

German Engineering Recruitment Fair

The VDI Nachrichten recruiting day in Munich is aimed at all job-seeking engineers and IT specialists, whether young...

Private Health Insurance in Germany - Pros and Cons

The choice between private and statutory health insurance (public health insurance) and the specific services depends on...

State Parliament Election Results

Just under 9.5 million Bavarians turned out for the State Parliament Election on Sunday. 18 parties and electorate groups...
Bavarian State Elections

Bavarian State Parliament Elections 2018

On October 14th 2018 the 18th election of the Bavarian state parliament after the Second World War will take place in...
2018 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2018

This year the 185th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from 22 September to 07 October 2018 with both brand new...

Warning strikes announced for public transport

As already announced yesterday by The Munich Eye, the German union Verdi has now also called on employees of the Munich...
Obikes leave Munich

Bye Bye, Obikes!

Rental bike provider Obike from Singapore has started to withdraw a large part of their fleet from Munich. From the end of...
S-Bahn Maintenance Schedule

S-Bahn Main Line Closures 2018

In 2018 a lot of inconveniences can be expected for passengers of the Deutsche Bahn and especially the S-Bahn, as the...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...
Munich Zoo Meercats

The Meerkats are back in Town

Munich Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) proudly presents their new inhabitants - three male and one female meerkat that moved in...
Munich sledging top 10 places

Top 10 Sledging Hills for Kids in Munich

If you're looking for a sledging opportunity in Munich where you can easily take your kids without much fuss, here are...
Hillary the hawk at Stachus

Why Hillary Is Good For Your Health

Passing through the basement floor at Stachus these days you might not be sure if you can trust your eyes, as Hillary the...

DB Sprinter Hits Technical Issues

It should have been the glorious end of a long and expensive journey; after more than 25 years of planning, political...
Tollwood Winter Festival

Winter Tollwood 2017

Tollwood Winter Festival 2017 is currently taking place at the Theresienwiese in Munich. This year's festival motto is:...
SBahn delays

Second S-Bahn weekend maintenance closures

For the second - and last - time of the year, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main line) will be out of service due to repair and...
Munich top city for engineering jobs

Munich Top City for IT and Engineering

Back in 2014, a study by the European Commission confirmed that Munich is the city that offers Information and...

Munich Students Win Hyperloop Contest

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX, launched the "Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015. The...

Storm damage warning for Isar region

Heavy storms from last Friday caused huge damage to regions in southern Germany, especially in the forests of eastern...
Dachau Concentration Camp

Stolen Dachau KZ-gate Now on Display

The historic main gate of the former concentration camp at Dachau was stolen in November 2014 and recovered at the end of...
Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 Updates Security

Safety precautions for the Wiesn are being further expanded in 2017. For the first time police will patrol the festivities...
Munich Hauptbahnhof

Municipal security guards for Munich

Following a city council decision from 2016, the Kreisverwaltungsreferat (department of district administration) submitted...
Tollwood 2017

Tollwood Summer Festival 2017

From the 21st of June to the 16th of July, Olympiapark South in Munich hosts this year's Tollwood Summer Festival. For the...
Munich Biergartens

Biergarten Season Finally Arrives

It´s summer in the city and most Munich people can be found in what they call their second living room: their favorite...

Eisbach Claims Second Victim in two Weeks

Only two weeks after the drowning of a teenage girl, a 35-year-old male tourist from India has suffered the same fate....

Teenage girl drowns in Eisbach

The surfing-wave in English Garden is a popular highlight with both tourists and locals. A reminder of Munich's relaxed...
Oktoberfest 2017

No beer price break for Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 (locally referred to as the Wiesn) will take place from September 16th till October 3rd. This year,...
Topshop Munich

Topshop and Topman Coming to Munich

The British fashion labels "Topshop" and "Topman" will open a shop in Munich this summer. The collections for women and...
Munich Cyclists

Cycling Survey Results for Munich

Munich still has to improve a lot when it comes to bicycle friendliness. That is the result of a survey conducted by the...
Munich Airport

Munich Airport 25th anniversary

25 years ago, on May 17th 1992, Munich's Franz Josef Strauss airport went into operation. The anniversary will be...

Amazon Lockers for Munich

Amazon plans to become more and more independent from the classical parcel services business model. Therefore the online...
SBahn weekend closures

S-Bahn Weekend Maintenance Closures

Starting on Friday, May 12th 2017 at 10:45pm and ending on Monday, May 15th 2017 4.30am, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main...
Regionale Wohnungsbaukonferenz

Is Munich going to explode?

Munich is growing faster than expected. According to the newest demographic report, the number of inhabitants in the city...
fruehlingsfest Muenchen

Frühlingsfest (spring festival) 21.04.2017 - 07.05.2017 Theresienwiese

The 53rd "Mini-Wiesn" is currently taking place at the Theresienwiese München, providing young and grown-up visitors with...
Auer Dult

Auer Dult Spring Fair

First mentioned in 1310, the Auer Dult has a long history as a church feast and traditional market in Munich. With around...
Munich OEZ Mall Attack

Munich OEZ Mall Attack: crazed gunman right-wing minded

According to the official inquiry report into the Munich OEZ mall attack on July 22nd 2016, the gunman - 18 year old David...