MELT: Migration in Europe and Local Tradition.


The Bavarian capital, Munich is one of the most important economic and cultural centres of Germany. About 1.3 million people live in Munich and the city has the third largest migrant population rate in Germany – foreigners as well as inhabitants with migrant background. The most represented ethnic groups in Munich are Turks, Croatians, Greeks, Austrians, Italians and Serbs. The life quality in Munich regularly ranks on highly in international listings. Amongst other reasons, this can be put down to the rich offer of cultural and artistic events.

Crossing Munich

The investigative exhibition project Crossing Munich portrayed Munich as a city of immigration since 1955, the year in which Germany signed the fi rst recruitment agreement for “foreign workers” with Italy. more…

MELT Partner
The City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture

The Department of Arts and Culture is part of the municipal administration of the City of Munich. It focuses on promoting and developing art and culture at both local and international level according to defined cultural political strategies. Apart from sponsoring cultural projects in the city, the Department of Arts and Culture also organises its own events and activities. Major objectives in its cultural work include the involvement of a broad public in culture and the facilitation of intercultural dialogue between the various communities in the city. MELT was the second cultural European project on migration to be initiated by the Department of Arts and Culture in Munich.


Audioguide autoput by Irena Eden / Stijn Lernout and three poster images by Family Tsamaki, Felix Kempf and Eleni Illiadou

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