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.
How to navigate the German insurance landscape
What types of insurance must you have? What types of insurance should you have? How do you go about getting it and how much does it cost? All excellent questions and all answered here in our helpful overview of insurance in Germany!
6 reasons you need liability insurance as an expat
When should you take out private liability insurance? Ideally, yesterday. As you may or may not know, this insurance is essential for a quiet, peaceful life in Germany. This article explains some of the reasons why every expat in Germany should take out this insurance.
How to protect your apartment from burglars
The good news is that the number of burglaries in Germany is decreasing - and around half of all burglary attempts fail. Unfortunately, that means around 50% succeed and you could be in the unlucky half. Read on to find out what you can do to protect yourself and your belongings from burglars.
Sex, shoplifting and survival in the age of Corona
Even though you might be feeling a bit sorry for yourself right now, spare a thought for others who might be a bit worse off than you. In our lighthearted look at life during Corona, we also explore some advantages of being housebound and useful ways you could be spending your time.
Since when is streaming in Germany illegal?
You’ve probably heard some scary rumours about streaming or downloading in Germany. Unfortunately, they’re true. So that you don’t get hit with a whopping fine or lawyer’s fees, check out the facts here before clicking play or download.
Health insurance: which one is right for me?
In Germany, health insurance isn’t “health” insurance; it’s “sick” insurance - Krankenversicherung. With that (pretty useless) piece of trivia out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of German health insurance – how it works, how you get it, how much it costs… All the information you need is right here!
Six reasons you should try living abroad (in Germany, especially)
Ever wondered if living abroad might be for you? Or living in Germany to be more specific? If you need a little more convincing, read on to discover bestselling author Adam Fletcher’s six compelling reasons why it might be the best decision you’ll ever make!