First decide: do you want furnished or unfurnished? If you choose unfurnished, remember that this means with absolutely no furniture whatsoever. Often there is not even a kitchen or a bathroom - just pipes sticking out of the walls ready for you to connect your own facilities.
Secondly: live alone or sharing? In German the sharing of an apartment is known as "Wohngemeinschaft" or "WG" for short.
If you are looking for a flat to yourself, short-term, and pre-furnished, then you should check the following three advertised agencies:
- Mr. Lodge
Mr. Lodge is a professional Munich furnished accommodation agency. They are the largest such agency in Germany. They have on their books hundreds, if not thousands of furnished apartments for short term and long term rentals. These include 1, 2, and 3 room apartments as well as furnished houses.
Mr. Lodge is a very international company. They have over 23 employees including people from Ireland, UK, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, USA and of course Germany. In addition to English and German they can also speak with you in Spanish, Italian, French, Swedish, and Dutch.
- Liz Frey
Liz Frey is not an accommodation broker, but an excellent service provider for furnished accommodation in Munich. Being her customer guarantees you superb service mentality and negotiation skills so that you can get your ideal roof and home. A wide choice of apartments, 1- 2, or 3-bedroom flats or houses is provided on her daily updated offers on her website.
Liz Frey is now the biggest – single run – accommodation agency and has placed herself well amongst the top five furnished accommodation companies in Munich. Her speed of response together with her inbred sense of customer service and fairness make her a top address to approach.
- HomeCompany Munich
Established in 1986, HomeCompany Munich is the first and therefore probably most experienced agency of its kind in Munich. Here you find a wide range of furnished accommodation offers for long term as well as for short-term rental (a minimum of one month applies however). HomeCompany's objects vary from rooms in shared flats over larger apartments to entire houses - whatever takes your fancy. With the company's warm and helpful service, HomeCompany do their best to make you feel at home in your new place of residence.
In all three cases above, securing an apartment involves payment of a fee to the agency. The exact fee depends on how long you rent for, it is a sliding scale. If you sign a rental contract for 1 month you pay an agency fee of something like 29% of the monthly rent. For 6 months or more you might pay 116% of the monthly rent.