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Moving to Germany Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Learn what members have to say about living in Germany.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Germany on our Germany forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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Germany GuideGermany Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Germany.

Germany Forum Germany Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Germany on our Germany forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Germany Index Germany Index
An index of all of our site's Germany information.

Contribute to Germany Network Contribute
Help others in Germany by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Germany.

Expat Healthcare Advice in GermanyHealthcare & Health Insurance in Germany

Expats in Germany offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Germany.

Best Places to Live in Germany 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.

Real Estate in GermanyReal Estate in Germany

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Germany.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Germany.

Pros Cons of Living in GermanyPros & Cons of Living in Germany

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Germany.

Cost of Living in GermanyCost of Living in Germany

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Germany.

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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.

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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.

5-Tips-for-Tech-Jobs-in-Berlin5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Berlin

Expats in Berlin live in one of the biggest tech hubs in Europe. There are companies that range anywhere from large corporations to budding start up, and these are able to attract talent from all over the world.

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