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Daiki Saito

Living in Germany, from Japan

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

Living in Germany, from Argentina

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Germany

  • Join our community and get to know members of Germany’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the German expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Berlin, Munich and many other regions

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Germany!

Guten Tag! Welcome to our community of expats living in Germany! InterNations is a platform created to serve expat communities across the globe. We have helped lots of expats navigate the difficulties that come with moving and working abroad. Our wide range of resources can help to facilitate your move and settle into the community. You can also add your experience and help other people dealing with these issues. InterNations will help answer all the questions that you have as an expat planning on moving to and working in Germany. Previous questions have included, "which international schools are the best?", "what types of payment are commonly accepted in Germany?", "how does the German social security system operate?", and "how do I buy property in Germany?". The answers to all of these questions and many more are available within the InterNations community. If you have any questions that haven't been answered already, you can rely on our community of resident expats to help you find the answer. Our members have insider knowledge on all topics, from the straightforward facts of everyday life in Germany to a nuanced understanding of German culture and customs. By the end, you will know your Bratwurst from your Braunschweiger!

Next to Germany we host several more communities in Western Europe, e.g., our network of Qatar Expat. Or you might be interested in our Expats Spain community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Germany Expatriates

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Germany Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Germany, their partners and families.

Germany Guide for Expats

Germany Expat Guide

Expat Forum Germany

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Germany expat forums.

Germany Expat Forum

Germany Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Germany Expat Events

Embark on Your German Expat Life

Germany's diverse climate includes the mountainous, snowy Alps of the south, the vast Black Forest of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the Baltic coast of the north. Within this beautiful and diverse landscape are some of the most livable cities in the world, offering expats the best quality of life available anywhere. German culture and cuisine, an example of which is the Munich Oktoberfest, is also famous throughout the world. So whether it is the great outdoors or the great indoors that you are interested in, there is always something to interest you in Germany. The capital of Germany is Berlin, known as the thriving cultural hub of Germany's art and tech industries. Munich is the industrial capital of Germany, home to some of the world's largest manufacturers (as well as the Oktoberfest). Hamburg is one of the largest ports in Europe and, along with Frankfurt, is home to some of Germany's largest banks and financial services companies. All of these cities speak to the huge diversity within Germany. As an economic powerhouse with some of the world's largest and most innovative companies, the country offers expats a fantastic quality of life combined with a rich cultural and historical environment. Germany has the complete package for any expat.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expat Peru to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for China Expat instead!

Begin Building Your Network of Expats in Germany

Our community offers a safe and secure environment to interact with other expats, due to our careful approval policy for new members. We expect members to behave in a polite and trustworthy fashion at all times showing a friendly, helpful, and open-minded attitude towards other members. Feel free to pose questions on any topic relevant to living in Germany or about expat life in general in our forums. From the more trivial concerns about the finer points of German customs to more complex issues (such as buying property or understanding the German system of social security), our community of expats is always ready to guide you in the right direction.

We also offer a range of real-life events that you can join whether you live in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, or elsewhere in Germany. Our community of expats has a wide range of interests so whether it is hiking, sports, or cooking, there is always an event to suit you. Being able to continue your favorite activities after moving to Germany is an important part of a successful relocation. We also offer larger "get-together" events; these give you the opportunity to meet all of our expats and will help you settle into life in Germany. If you plan on visiting any other countries, be sure to check out other communities in the country or city that you are visiting.

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