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Moving to Germany

An Introduction to Germany

A diverse country that sits as one of the main powerhouses in Europe, those moving to Germany can expect a distinct culture with many regional identities split between the 16 German states. With endless historical and natural sights to discover, Germany is the perfect place to explore.

What to Expect When Moving to Germany

Those moving to Germany from Australia may experience a complete shake-up of cultures with the german culture having some stark contrasts to Aussie living. However, the German people are also extremely genuine and will do their best to welcome you to their country. Those moving to Germany often underestimate the size of this European country but Germany is an incredibly diverse nation with a number of different regional identities. German food is also one of a kind with regional variations on dishes offering up a vast selection of tasty treats to enjoy.

Language in Germany

Those moving to Germany from Australia may experience a complete shake-up of cultures with the german culture having some stark contrasts to Aussie living. However, the German people are also extremely genuine and will do their best to welcome you to their country. Those moving to Germany often underestimate the size of this European country but Germany is an incredibly diverse nation with a number of different regional identities. German food is also one of a kind with regional variations on dishes offering up a vast selection of tasty treats to enjoy.

What Documentation is Required When Moving to Germany?

When moving to Germany from Australia you will need to apply for a residence permit or visa valid for the length of time you plan to live in Germany. If you are planning on working in Germany, you will also need to apply for a working permit. For this, you will need to submit proof of an offer of employment in Germany. When moving your belongings to Germany you will need to include a customs registration form and detailed inventory of the shipment in German or English, your move consultant will be able to advise you on all of the documentation you will need to move to Germany and will be able to help direct you to the correct places to access any paperwork you will need.

Climate in Germany

Those moving to Germany will find a largely continental climate. Here, cold winters reach an average of 0 degrees whilst warm summers hit an average of 22 to 24 degrees in the summer months of July and August.

Summer

Winter

Cost of Living When Moving to Germany

When moving to Germany from Australia, you may find that the cost of living in Germany for things such as rent is lower. However, buying property in Germany compared to Australia may work out to be more expensive. Public transport is also a popular option in Germany and is extremely reasonable as well as things such as beer, coffee and cigarettes working out as comparatively cheaper for those moving to Germany from Australia.

Working in Germany

Those moving to Germany for work will find Europe’s largest economy with year on growth expected to continue into the future. Many multinational companies such as Haribo, Lidl, Adidas and Deutsche Bank are based in Germany and offer a wide variety of job roles. Germany has a low unemployment rate with a number of small and medium-sized companies working towards Germany’s successful working environment.

Popular graduate roles can be found within the vehicle manufacturing, chemicals, electronics, iron and steel production and machinery industries. Those moving to Germany to work as STEM graduates will find ample career opportunities. It is important that you apply for a residence permit as soon as you arrive in Germany in order to be able to work.

Healthcare in Germany

Healthcare insurance is mandatory for all permanent residents of Germany. Public healthcare is provided for residents at a subsidized rate and is some of the best in the world with short waiting times and incredibly good quality.

Best Places to Live in Germany:

Below is a list of the best cities to live and work in Germany for expats.

  1. Berlin
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Munich
  4. Leipzig
  5. Stuttgart
  6. Cologne

Berlin

Frankfurt

Top Things to Do in Germany

If you are moving to Germany, here are just a few of the incredible things you can see and do.

  1. Discover the inspiration behind the Disney castle at Neuschwanstein Castle
  2. Wander the incredible Berchtesgaden National Park
  3. Visit the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe, Aachen Cathedral
  4. Take the perfect picture at Rakotzbrücke (Devil’s Bridge)
  5. Explore the Black Forest
  6. Step back in time in the Medieval Rothenburg an der Tauber
  7. Uncover Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in Berlin
  8. Experience the excitement of Oktoberfest

 

Palmers Relocations Services to Germany

Our international relocation services to Germany include:

– Door-to-door service
– Shared container options
– Direct shipments
– Sea and Air Freight
– Car transportation
– Fixed price quotations

Get your free quote today and get a full international relocation to Germany.