Nepalis in Germany

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Nepalese in Germany
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Munich · Berlin · Hamburg · Göttingen
German · Nepali
Hinduism · Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Non Resident Nepali

Nepalis in Germany consists of immigrants, refugees and expatriates from Nepal as well as German people of Nepalese descent. Most of them live in large cities like Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin. However they are spread all over Germany. Nepalese living in Germany have basically three different backgrounds: (a) Those who came as au-pair and student, (b) Those who arrived german on the basis of familie reunion and (c) those who have been arrived as refugees.

Migration History[edit]

Hundreds of Nepalis emigrated from Nepal to Germany to seek political asylum, fleeing persecution either from the Maoists or police.[2] A small number of Nepalese entrepreneurs and international students have also migrated to Germany for business and further education.[3]



There are around 200 Nepalis living in and around Munich and there is also a small but thriving community of students studying medicine, language and other subjects.[4] There is also a Nepalese restaurant in Munich known as "Yak & Yeti - Himalayan Food House" as well as a Nepalese school.

Munich is also home to a Nepalese temple garden known as the Pagoda Nepal.[5] The center of the garden is a hand carved pagoda. As in Nepal, the nine-meter-high pagoda stands on a plateau. The temple figures that flanked the staircase are issued just as the temple bell in the pagoda.


Other cities with significant Nepalese populations include Berlin, Hamburg and Göttingen.


Nepali Samaj, Germany is a Nepalese community organization in Germany. The organization was established in April 2003 by the group of young Nepalese in Germany along with the friends of Nepal in Germany.[6]

Other organizations include the NRN-NCC-Germany and SONOG (Students of Nepalese Origin in Germany).

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nepali diaspora", International Nepal Fellowship[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "ASYLUM Archived 24 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine", The Nepali Times, FROM ISSUE #63 (28 SEPT 2001 - 4 OCT 2001)
  3. ^ "Nepali of the Week: Dipesh Karki (Young Entrepreneur)", NEPAL UNITES - GERMANY, 1 February 2012.
  4. ^ "About Munich", Himalayan Pariwar, 2010.
  5. ^ "Westpark, Munich", Qype - Find It. Share It., 12 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Foundation of Nepali Samaj", Nepali Samaj, Germany

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