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  • Connect with fellow Austrians in Germany

  • Get information in our Germany guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Germany

  • Daiki Saito

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

InterNations – Uniting Austrians living in Germany

Would you like to get in touch with other Austrians in Germany? Are you in need of help and advice from your Austrian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Austrian expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the picturesque islands off the Frisian coast?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Germany or are still living in Austria and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Germany offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Austrian expats in Germany, coming from all corners of Austria - from Salzburg, over Vienna to Innsbruck.

Austrians Moving to Germany: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Germany, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Germany. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Germany? As an expat in Germany, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Germany currently are:

  • Americans
  • Indians
  • Italians
  • British

Which cities are most popular among expats in Germany? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Germany:

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Munich

How much rent do expats pay in Germany? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 950 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.825 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Germany.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Germany.

Average rent in Berlin

  • Single expats: 1.425 USD
  • Expat families: 2.560 USD

Average rent in Hamburg

  • Single expats: 1.120 USD
  • Expat families: 2.150 USD

Average rent in Munich

  • Single expats: 1.565 USD
  • Expat families: 2.730 USD

How safe is Germany?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Germany as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Germany for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Germany as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Germany (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Find Tips and Advice on Germany from Austrian Expats

Of course, expat living in Germany is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Austrians is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the German way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Austrians in Germany, residing in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Austrians in Munich or Austrians in Berlin.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Austrian food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the German InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Austria in Germany.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Germany Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get Apfelstrudel in Hamburg.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Germany to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Austrian embassy.

From the picturesque islands off the Frisian coast to beautiful Bavaria, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Austrian expats in Germany.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Austrians in Germany

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Germany. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional German roast pork with Knödel, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Berlin’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the beaches at the North Sea and the Baltic coastlines as well as other beautiful landmarks in Germany.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Austria and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Servus from our Austrians living in Germany!

Meet other Austrians at our events in Germany

Attend our monthly events and activities for Austrians expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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It's about time for our next party event @ NachtResidenz, a popular location in the center of Düsseldorf. We start at 21:30 at the library bar where you can socialize with other InterNations members
It's about time for our next party event @ NachtResidenz, a popular location in the center of Düsseldorf. We start at 21:30 at the library bar where you can socialize with other InterNations members
It's about time for our next party event @ NachtResidenz, a popular location in the center of Düsseldorf. We start at 21:30 at the library bar where you can socialize with other InterNations members

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  • Daiki Saito

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

  • Cristina Fernandez

    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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