In 2019, the European Commission’s Cultural & Creative Cities Monitor ranked Munich number one in Germany and second in Europe, behind Paris and ahead of London.*
How is the industry doing now? Current figures for Bavaria paint an optimistic picture, even if the sectors that are mainly event-focused, in particular the performing arts, music and film, suffered greatly during the pandemic.** However, the sector is broad and diverse in Munich and therefore is once again showing positive development.
Munich’s cultural and creative companies and professionals have proven to be very resilient, and their services are invaluable to numerous other sectors, whose products and services they help to optimize and market.
*Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, EU-Kommission, 2019
**Bavarian Industry Association (vbw): Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft Bayern – Standortbestimmung und Vision (as of: December 2021), p. 2 (in German)