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Expat Guide to Living in Frankfurt

Whether you're already living in Frankfurt or preparing to move to Frankfurt, our Expat Guide to Living in Germany offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Frankfurt. For answers to specific questions, visit our Germany Forum to talk with expats in Frankfurt.

5 Tips for Living in Frankfurt

Expats often move to Frankfurt for jobs in finance and IT. Frankfurt is continental Europe's largest financial center and has a population of approximately 2.5 million in the city and surrounding urban area. Towns in the Taunus area north of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and Mainz to the west are popular among expats. There are many international and bi-lingual schools to choose from and lots of expat clubs in the Frankfurt area.

Culture Shock in Frankfurt, Germany

An expat in Germany talks about the living in Germany. Although he's from France, he had trouble adjusting to the German culture - the lack of politeness, thriftiness and difficulty making friendships.

More Culture Shock Reports for Frankfurt

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Frankfurt handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Frankfurt:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Frankfurt - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Frankfurt by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Frankfurt Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Frankfurt? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Frankfurt? Below are some of the responses from expats in Frankfurt:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Frankfurt

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Frankfurt. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Frankfurt:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Frankfurt. If you are already living in Frankfurt, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Frankfurt by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Frankfurt? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Frankfurt by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Frankfurt Reports

What's it like to find a job in Frankfurt? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Frankfurt? Below are some of the reports from expats in Frankfurt:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Culture-Shock-in-FrankfurtAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Frankfurt, Germany

An expat in Germany talks about the living in Germany. Although he's from France, he had trouble adjusting to the German culture - the lack of politeness, thriftiness and difficulty making friendships.

An expat in Germany talks about the living in Germany. Although he's from France, he had trouble adjusting to the German culture - the lack of politeness, thriftiness and difficulty making friendship...

Living in Germany

This article highlights some of the tremendous contributions that expats in Germany have made on Expat Exchange. We thank all of you who have gotten involved in the Germany forum and/or posted a report about living in Germany.

This article highlights some of the tremendous contributions that expats in Germany have made on Expat Exchange. We thank all of you who have gotten involved in the Germany forum and/or posted a repo...

10 Tips for Living in Germany

Should you learn German before you move to Germany? What type of apartments are typical in Germany? Expats offer advice and share 10 tips for living in Germany.

Should you learn German before you move to Germany? What type of apartments are typical in Germany? Expats offer advice and share 10 tips for living in Germany....

5 Tips for Living in Frankfurt

Expats often move to Frankfurt for jobs in finance and IT. Frankfurt is continental Europe's largest financial center and has a population of approximately 2.5 million in the city and surrounding urban area. Towns in the Taunus area north of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden and Mainz to the west are popular among expats. There are many international and bi-lingual schools to choose from and lots of expat clubs in the Frankfurt area.

Expats often move to Frankfurt for jobs in finance and IT. Frankfurt is continental Europe's largest financial center and has a population of approximately 2.5 million in the city and surrounding urb...

12 Expats Talk about What it's Like Living in Germany

Expats talk about living in Germany. From meeting people to adjusting to the German culture, expats offer a glimpse of life in Germany.
Expats talk about living in Germany. From meeting people to adjusting to the German culture, expats offer a glimpse of life in Germany. ...

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