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: 46
Email: Please use the contact form to contact Alexandra R.

Oktoberfest 2018

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

Bye Bye, Obikes!

Obikes leave Munich
Rental bike provider Obike from Singapore has started to withdraw a large part of their fleet from Munich. From the end of...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

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

Top 10 Sledging Hills for Kids in Munich

Munich sledging top 10 places
If you're looking for a sledging opportunity in Munich where you can easily take your kids without much fuss, here are...

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...

Second S-Bahn weekend maintenance closures

SBahn delays
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 Students Win Hyperloop Contest

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

Stolen Dachau KZ-gate Now on Display

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

Municipal security guards for Munich

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

Biergarten Season Finally Arrives

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

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...

Topshop and Topman Coming to Munich

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

Munich Airport 25th anniversary

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

S-Bahn Weekend Maintenance Closures

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

Frühlingsfest (spring festival) 21.04.2017 - 07.05.2017 Theresienwiese

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

Munich OEZ Mall Attack: crazed gunman right-wing minded

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

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...

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...
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...

Public Services on Strike - Verdi

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

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

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

Oh dear, Obikes

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

German Engineering Skill Shortage Hits Hard

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

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...

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...

Men Also Have Trouble Juggling Work and Family

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

English Garden Reunited

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

Unterföhring Shooting Update

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

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....
Airbus Munich jobs may be affected

Qatar Boycott worries Airbus and Boeing

Several Arabic countries have cut their connections with Qatar, accusing the emirate of supporting terrorism. Although...
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,...
Coffee Cup Waster Munich

Coffee-to-No-Go Campaign

The municipal committee of Munich has unanimously voted for an extensive campaign against the usage of disposable paper...
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...
FC bayern Munich City Hall

FC Bayern München Celebrates Victory

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

Amazon Lockers for Munich

Amazon plans to become more and more independent from the classical parcel services business model. Therefore the online...
Chinese Language in Bavaria

Chinese Finals is a First

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

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...
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 Disney Store

Disney Store Rumours Abound

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