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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Public Transport in Berlin

A bit confused by the Berlin public transport system? Not sure what ticket to buy, how to buy it, or even what zone you’re in? What about your dog? Your bike? Your kids? Can they travel with you? We answer your most pressing questions here!

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.

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!