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Living in Germany, from Japan

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Living in Germany, from Argentina

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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

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Germany

Are you an expat working and living in Germany? Or are you preparing to move soon to Berlin, Munich or any other of the German international hotspots?

Expat life in Germany has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the picturesque islands off the Frisian coast, learning how German people celebrate Tag der deutschen Einheit, up to tasting Germany’s favorite dishes such as roast pork with Knödel.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Germany? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Cyprus or living in Oman!

Germany Expat Locations

Museum Lichtspiele

Museum Lichtspiele

Culture & Sights

Lavazza am Dom

Lavazza am Dom

Restaurants & Nightlife

Centre Culturel Francais Freiburg

Centre Culturel Francais Freiburg

Culture & Sights

The Pure Basement

The Pure Basement

Restaurants & Nightlife

Stemmerhof Cafe / Restaurant

Stemmerhof Cafe / Restaurant

Restaurants & Nightlife

Kids Studio Berlin - KINDERMUSIK

Kids Studio Berlin - KINDERMUSIK

International Schools & Education

Maritim Park Hotel

Maritim Park Hotel

Restaurants & Nightlife

Restaurante Serrano | Fusion Ibero-Andina

Restaurante Serrano | Fusion Ibero-Andina

Restaurants & Nightlife

Working and living in Germany – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Germany requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of German expat life. Living abroad in Germany raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Germany?ʺ, ʺIs an international driver's licence valid in Germany?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Berlin should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the German municipality in Hamburg?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Germany is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Germany aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Germany. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or restaurants and nightlife, up to food & shopping. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺAre inland flights or national trains the cheaper option to travel from Munich to Berlin?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

We certainly do not limit ourselves to Germany, though. Our guide includes many more expat hotspots, with advice ranging from living in Australia to living in Sweden.

Tips on living and working in Germany –
From telecommunication providers to tax consultants

Moreover, our expat directory for Germany includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. telecommunication providers or tax consultants. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Germany with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Grüß Gott from our expats living and working in Germany.

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