Why Do People Move to Berlin?

You’ve probably heard Berlin touted as one of the best expat and immigrant destinations in the world. People come to enjoy the elusive “work-life balance” that Germany offers, take advantage of the stellar social services, and dig into German culture.

But what makes Berlin so special, when compared to places like London, Paris, or Rome?

1. Berlin is a city that takes personal freedom seriously. 

No matter where you go in Berlin, everyone is an individual, someone living out his or her personal vendetta — whether that involves beers at noon, or a career in the tech industry, or spending 14 hours a day in an artist studio.

And that’s all because of the next point…

2. Berlin is still relatively cheap.

Unlike other cities, Berlin has been able to cap its rent prices, ensuring that even the most bustling sectors don’t reach rent prices akin to London or Paris. In fact, according to a 2015 report from immobileScout, people in...

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10 Biggest Mistakes When Moving to Germany

The decision to move to Germany will change your life forever.

That change can be good. But it can also be difficult, scary, and detrimental to personal growth, if you mess up. It can also be a huge waste of time and money.

Check out the following biggest mistakes people make when moving to Germany. You can never be too prepared. 

1. You don’t do your own research.

Moving to Germany means building a new life in the context of new laws, different visa requirements, alternate ways of renting apartments, and so many other little intricate details that add up to so much. If you don’t get out ahead of all these changes, research on all the appropriate and approved National websites, and even opt for a course or two, you could be setting yourself up to overstay your visa, pay thousands of dollars worth of fees, or worse.

2. You don’t have enough money in your bank account.

Most German visas require that you have a certain amount of money in your bank account, to...

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