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Moving to Munich, Germany

An expat living in Munich offers advice on moving to the southern German city. Great advice on getting a drivers license, renting a flat, and more. (Read More)

Moving to Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Another expat in Nordrhein-Westfalen advised, "If you don't look European, don't move here, come here for a visit is OK. Although University education is inexpensive here, don't waste your time trying to get a degree here. The German university S-cks." (Read More)

Moving to Frankfurt, Germany

An expat living in Frankfurt commented, "I lived in many areas and I worked for many companies. I have been in Germany of almost eight years now. So: 1. Ensure your company will find an apartment for you (it might be impossible). 2. Your company will not put you in the socialist health care system. Say, " NO! I want a private health insura" (Read More)

Moving to Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany

An expat in Brandenburg an der Havel wrote, "Secure a job first. Either have your work assist you with the house location, or plan several months of hotel time to "get the lay of the land". Don't be afraid to live in some of the smaller towns, much more character." (Read More)

Moving to Karlsruhe, Germany

Another expat in Karlsruhe advised, "Take your time. Don't compare it to your current home in the US. If you compare, compare it to others in your similar situation (income, family status, lifestyle). If you would like to take public transportation, which is very popular, economical, and practical in Europe, be sure to live near a bus/" (Read More)

Moving to Frankfurt, Germany

An expat living in Frankfurt commented, "Frankfurt is a wonderful city. There are a lot of wonderful areas you just have to get out there and explore. Expect things to be different than (USA)home but be open minded about it. I always said that it's not better or worse it's just different. Soak up the experience one day you may no be able t" (Read More)

Moving to Sandhausen, Germany

An expat in Sandhausen wrote, "If you have the luxury of talking to a co-worker that is local to the area, that is a huge first step in identifying appropriate areas to live (depending on what your looking for). Their knowledge will both cut down your time of searching, and give you a comfort level that your making the right cho" (Read More)

Moving to Hillerse, Germany

Another expat in Hillerse advised, "Save up your money, find out when all the registerations take place for schools (usually in Jan.). Moving really sucks so find a place you really like and take your time. Visit the places at all hours of the day to check out the traffic and activity in the neighborhood. Plus ask to see the last 2" (Read More)

Moving to Stromberg, Germany

An expat living in Stromberg commented, "Okay start looking early, in the adds (if you look on your own) show dates as to what month an apartment is free, you can wait up to 6 months to move in, unlike in the states where if it's in the paper it's fair game. Also if you only have one car and there is someone who is at home all the time kee" (Read More)

Moving to Frankfurt, Germany

An expat in Frankfurt wrote, "Get an estimate for a move so you know what the expensive-but-easy way is. Just don't sign anything. " (Read More)

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Moving to Germany

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more.

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more....

Moving-To-GermanyExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Germany

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8 Best Places to Live in Germany

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany....

10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

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Retirement-In-Eifel-An Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Eifel , Germany

A couple from the UK discusses their decision to move abroad to reduce living costs and travel more. For now, they are living in Eifel, but the locals are not welcoming and they are considering moving again.

Moving-To-MunichAn Expat Talks about Moving to Munich, Germany

An expat living in Munich offers advice on moving to the southern German city. Great advice on getting a drivers license, renting a flat, and more.

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.

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.

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Moving to Germany

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more.

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more....

Moving-To-GermanyExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Germany

Already living abroad? Write a report about moving overseas to help people preparing to move abroad.

8 Best Places to Live in Germany

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany....

10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit. ...

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