An expat's life in Germany
From finding an apartment to finding an English-speaking doctor, from paying taxes to the mighty German health insurance system, all of your questions – and probably some questions you didn’t even know you should be asking – will be answered here. So, sit back, relax and enjoy. We’ve got you covered.
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Who is eligible for Kindergeld and how to claim it
Kindergeld is something every parent living in Germany should know about. It's money, for you, for free, for every child you have, regardless of your income or marital status. Here's the lowdown.
6 awkward - but true - German stereotypes
You’ve been here a while now and are finally feeling brave enough to start making some German friends. But Achtung – there are some social no-nos in Germany that could trip you up no matter how good your intentions. Read on and you’ll soon be “new friend” Fehler-proof.
How to register at an address in Germany
Now that you’ve found a place to live, the next step is to register your address. This is probably not how you want to spend your time, but it’s compulsory so read on for our tips on how to get through it as quickly and painlessly as possible!
How to find an apartment in Germany
Finding a place to call home can be difficult at the best of times, but in a new country and in a language you might not understand, it can be even more daunting. Where do you even start? Right here, as it turns out, with our helpful guide to finding an apartment in Germany!
Everything you need to know about Income Tax in Germany
Taxes in Germany might sound like a scary (and/or incredibly dull) topic at first. But let us (attempt to) assure you that this is not the case in our newcomer’s guide to the German tax system.