Team building in Munich: Ideas for the next company outing

Teambuilding in der Stadt München

For many, the German megacity Munich stands for joie de vivre and enjoyment. This is also confirmed by the consulting company Mercer, which, in its city ranking, proclaimed Munich to be the third best city in the world in terms of quality of life. In Munich, people don't just live, they also work. The third largest city in Germany is also home to numerous companies and corporations. Cohesion among employees and a good working atmosphere are essential for this to function. Most of the businesses in this particularly livable city make sure of this with an obligatory joint visit to the Oktoberfest. But with Corona, Oktoberfest fell through in recent years. The pandemic and the ever-increasing rents in Munich also drove numerous employees to work from home. The opportunities for exchange outside of the work environment were almost zero. In this article you will find ideas for a team event in Munich for small groups or large events that do not (only ;)) have to do with drinking beer and can also be held digitally in a home office and Corona-compliant manner.

Team building in Munich for small groups and large events

Many companies in Munich plan their team building measures around the size of the group involved. The ideas we propose are ideal for team events in Munich with both smaller and larger groups. And they don't rule out participation from the home office. Do you need inspiration for planning such company events in Munich? Read on?

Instead of a “beer tasting” at Oktoberfest: How about a chocolate tasting?

Woman looks at a piece of chocolate during a chocolate tasting Something new: a chocolate tasting

Ok, the title might not be ideal. More appropriate would probably be “in addition to a “beer tasting” at Oktoberfest.” Most people will certainly agree that visiting Oktoberfest with colleagues is fun and mandatory for Munich companies. Another great group experience is a chocolate tasting . Because alongside beer, chocolate is also one of the most popular treats in Germany. Statistics also confirm this: only the Swiss eat more chocolate per year and per capita than the Germans. So what could be better than a chocolate tasting for a team building event in Munich?

Company outing Munich: Off to chocolate paradise

Achocolate tasting with us from Theyo has numerous advantages for companies in Munich that are planning a group event. First of all, the size of the group is completely irrelevant. A chocolate tasting is just as fun in a small group as in larger teams. We have also already held numerous tastings completely online or hybrid, i.e. with some participants connected online. This makes it easier, especially for employees from the home office who do not live in Munich or the surrounding area, to take part in the team building measure.

What speaks for a chocolate tasting as a company event in Munich?

Tastings as team building measures are certainly not a new idea in the megacity of Munich. There are now numerous team event offers for tastings of all kinds: the classic wine tasting, whiskey or espresso tastings or - especially in the German beer capital - beer tastings come to mind. However, very few people have certainly experienced a chocolate tasting. In addition to the novelty factor of chocolate tastings, another advantage is that such a team building measure does not exclude anyone who forgoes alcohol or caffeine for personal reasons. During our tastings you can also get to know chocolate from a completely new side. Even though for most people chocolate is a kind of "staple food" that should not be missing from any pantry, most people know little about the process of cocoa and the production of fine chocolate. We will introduce you to the special features of fine chocolate and show you how versatile our favorite treat can be in terms of taste and aroma.

High flexibility and fun factor guaranteed: A chocolate tasting as a team building event in Munich

Have we piqued your interest. Here is some information about the process of aTheyo chocolate tasting : In our tastings we try between 3 and 5 fine, fair trade chocolates from sustainable cocoa cultivation. Pairing with wine or beer is also possible. Meanwhile, we'll give you exciting insights into the world of cocoa, the special features of cultivating fine cocoa and why we prefer the bean-to-bar principle when it comes to sustainability. Such a chocolate tasting is possible both online and analogue. In Persona, tasting is particularly useful for small groups because everyone gets to have their say and the inhibition threshold is usually lower. For larger groups of 40 people or more, it makes sense to have the event take place online because the chat function takes away the shyness of many people and allows us to keep a better overview. In principle, both are absolutely possible, regardless of the group size. If the event is to take place “in real life”, i.e. analogue, we would be happy to come to your office or the respective location with lots of delicious chocolate in our luggage. If the tasting takes place completely or partially online, we will send the online participants a package with the delicacies to be tasted home in advance.

More ideas for team building in Munich

Of course, a chocolate tasting is not the only way to carry out a team building event in Munich. In fact, the range of (Corona and home office compliant) company outings in the Bavarian capital has shot through the roof in recent years. Here are our three favorites, which are available online and offline and can also be complemented by a chocolate tasting.

Scavenger hunt through Munich or solving virtual puzzles as a team building event

A great way to strengthen team spirit is to solve a task together (that has nothing to do with work). This can be achieved with a scavenger hunt through Munich (by that we don't mean choosing the best schnitzel in Munich restaurants ;) ). What was fun at children's birthday parties in the past is still fun today. If you are particularly motivated, you can take over the organization yourself and send your employees on a scavenger hunt through Munich as a whole or in small groups.

If the organizational effort is too great for you, you can of course also resort to offers from event companies. Or the classic escape room. By the way, this can also be played online. Other puzzle games are also possible online; one provider is Jochen Schweizer, for example. Afterwards, digitally or in real life, the day can of course end with a delicious chocolate tasting.

A (virtual) concert as a special experience for the workforce

A nice way to make your employees happy can be to organize a private concert. Regardless of whether it is real or virtual, employees will certainly remember this experience positively for a long time. When selecting the artist, however, care should be taken to select a nude that is as “suitable for the masses” as possible. Even if you personally think hard rock or techno are great, the likelihood that most of the other members of the team feel the same way is rather slim. Maybe you know a “local hero” who comes from your neighborhood or from Munich and whose music appeals to a large number of employees. In addition to musical performances, other artists can of course also be hired. Magicians, acrobats, balloon artists,... Get creative and think about what the team as a whole might like best! And what could better introduce or round off an evening like this than a sharedchocolate tasting ? ;)

The classic: A meal together in Munich as a company party

A classic in the world of company celebrations is definitely eating together. In order to increase the success value for employees, we recommend choosing a special restaurant. A great recommendation is the Wirtshaus Der Pschorr. The cooking there is typically Bavarian, but not just the classics that everyone knows, but also many traditional, almost forgotten dishes from the region. Das Kulinariat is also a big recommendation. There you will find reduced, honest and refined cuisine, with ingredients made from regional, fair trade and seasonal ingredients. Locations can also be rented in both restaurants if the communal meal is to be expanded into a longer event. Of course, we are also welcome to come over here with our delicious chocolate for a complementary chocolate tasting. And how is the whole thing supposed to work as a virtual group event if not everyone is on site in Munich? A great option is to bring a catering service on board that agrees to prepare the menu and deliver it to employees' homes. Another exciting option is to take a shared online cooking course. These are offered by various cooking schools, some of which simply send the required ingredients to the participants' homes. Ellen Kamrad offers such online cooking courses for groups. Of course, we can also carry out an additionalchocolate tasting here.

A set table for a shared meal at a team event Eating together during a team event is always a good idea ( Photo by Susn Matthiessen on Unsplash )

Tax benefits for company outings

Team building measures always ultimately pay off for the company. It is undisputed that it is easier to work in a nice atmosphere than in thick air. If this argument isn't enough, you might be convinced by the tax advantages: a tax allowance of up to 110 euros per employee can be claimed for a company outing. And that again twice a year. This 110 euros per event per employee should be adhered to, otherwise the additional amount will have to be taxed at a flat rate of 25 percent by the employer or employee. For example, participation fees for a scavenger hunt, fees for concert gigs and restaurant bills can be billed using this allowance. And of course taking part in a chocolate tasting. ;)

Would you like some Christmas team building in Munich?

Christmas is almost here again and nothing screams group event like the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, our team event ideas are also ideal for this. Also a nice idea: Instead of disappointed faces after the 23rd Secret Santa campaign in a row, our chocolate packages guarantee bright eyes and enthusiasm. If you want to make your employees really happy, take a look at our Christmas offer. By the way: Gifts to employees can easily remain tax-free. We'll explain how in our blog post Gifts to employees:This is how your employee gifts remain tax-free in 2022 .

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