Moving to Munich: Abbreviations in Apartment Ads

Moving to Munich: Abbreviations in Apartment Ads

By  Sunday, 5.6.2016, 00:36    Moving to Munich

As advertisement space at Munich’s newspapers is costly and limited, you come across numerous abbreviations in apartment ads. The below list of abbreviations and terminology used in apartment ads comes from the Technische Universität München (TUM). The website of the University is also good resource for information on the Bavarian capital and you can find many useful Munich tips there. If you are a student in Munich yourself, you can look for accommodation there even if you are studying somewhere else.


Abbreviations in Apartment Ads

Abbreviation German English
O (Pr) ohne Provision without estate agent´s fee
+ (Pr) mit Provision with estate agent´s fee
AB Altbau old building
Abl Ablöse key money
App. Appartment apartment
Ausst. Ausstattung furnishings
Balk./Blk. Balkon balcony
Bek/BK Betriebskosten overhead costs
Bd./BZ Bad/Bäder bathroom/s
Bhf. Bahnhof train station
Bj. Baujahr year of construction
Bung. Bungalow bungalow
DG Dachgeschoss top floor
DHH Doppelhaushälfte semidetached house
Di Diele hall
DT Dachterrasse roof terrace
Du Dusche shower
EBK Einbauküche fitted kitchen
EbN Erstbezug Neubau newly constructed apartment
EFH Einfamilienhaus single-family house
EG Erdgeschoss ground floor
FbH Fussbodenheizung radiant heat
G-WC/ Gä.-WC Gäste-WC guest toilet
Ga. Garten garden
GA Genossenschaftsanteile cooperative shares
Gge. Garage garage
gfl. gefliest tiled
GH Gasheizung gas heating
h Uhrzeit (z.B. 8h) time (h = hour)
HH Hinterhaus part of a tenement house accesible only through a courtyard
Hob. Hobbyraum hobby room/workroom
HP Hochparterre upper ground floor
Hzg. Heizung room heating
Imm. Immobilie real or immoveable property
inkl. inklusive including
KF. Komfort comfortable
Kl. Kellar cellar/basement
KDB Küche Dusche Bad kitchen shower bath (can be with our without a bathtub)
KM Kaltmiete rent without utilities
kpl. komplett complete
KT Kaution security deposit
Lg Loggia loggia
LuxA Luxusausstattung luxury furnishing
MFH Mehrfamilienhaus apartment building
MM Monatsmiete monthly rent
Mn. Maisonette maisonette
NB Neubau new construction
Nfl. Nutzfläche usable floorspace
NK Nebenkosten utilities
NM Nachmieter next tenant
NR Nichtraucher nonsmoker
OG Obergeschoss upper floor
OH Ofenheizung stove heating
Öl. Ölheizung oil-fired heating
Pk. Parkettboden parquet floor provisionsfrei without estate agent´s fee
qm, m² Quadratmeter square meter
ren. renoviert renovated
renbed. renovierungsbedürftig needs renovating
rest. restauriert restored
rhg. gel. ruhig gelegen quiet location
RH Reihenhaus terraced (town) house
Sou. Souterrain basement
SZ Schlafzimmer bedroom
Tel. Telefonnummer phone number
tgw. teilgewerblich partly commercial usage
t-möb. teilmöbliert partly furnished
Tep. Teppichboden carpeting
Terr. Terrasse terrace
TG Tiefgaragenstellplatz underground parking garage
UM Untermieter lodger, subtenant
VB Verhandlungsbasis for negotiations
VH Voderhaus front facing house
v-möb vollmöbliert full furnished
Vollbad Bad mit Wanne bathroom with tub
WC Toilette lavatoryWfl
WG Wohngemeinschaft shared apartmenty
Whg. Wohnung apartment
Wig. Wintergarten conservatory
WLAN Drahtloses Netzwerk wireless network
WM Warmmiete overall rent
wt. werktags on weekdays
WZ Wohnzimmer living room
zentr. zentral central
ZH Zentralheizung central heating
Zi. Zimmer room
ZKB Zimmer Küche Bad room kitchen bath
Zzgl. zuzüglich additionally


You can find more tips on finding an apartment in Munich here.

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