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The most important steps in relocating to Germany

In this series of videos, we address some of the most challenging aspects of relocating to Germany. We strongly recommend watching each video at least once so you know what to expect at each step of the relocation journey.

  • Relocating to Germany

    This short video will present you with an overview of the most important topics to consider before making the decision to move to Germany: immigration, accommodation, education & daycare, and more.
  • Tenant responsibilities in Germany

    As someone renting a property in Germany, you will benefit from strong tenant protection. This video will cover your responsibilities as a tenant, including maintenance, keeping the landlord informed and paying rent on time.
  • Renting a property in Germany

    The German rental market is competitive as the vacancy rate throughout the country is very low, especially in major cities. In this video, you will find out how much to budget for rent and what you can expect from apartments and housing.

  • Tips for applying to rental properties in Germany

    With the tips in this video, you can maximise your chances of getting the property that you want. There are also various steps you must take before and after you sign your contract. This overview will help you get organised.
  • Insurance requirements in Germany

    In this video, we break down insurance in Germany so you know exactly what is required and what is optional. You will need to sign up for basic health insurance three months after arriving in the country.
  • Education and daycare in Germany

    In this video, you will receive an introduction to the education and daycare options in Germany. We will cover the Swiss curriculum, private and international schools, how to choose the right option, and daycare for young children.

  • Banking and internet connections in Germany

    Getting connected after relocating to Germany will help you feel at home right away. In this video, we’ll cover how you can set up your bank and mobile accounts and what you need to do to receive a German driver’s license.
  • German culture 101

    Learn about German culture before you arrive so you are already familiar with customs and social norms when you start meeting your first friends. This “introduction to Germany” will give you helpful background information.
  • Discovering Germany in winter and summer

    In Germany, there are many different activities that you and your family can participate in during the winter and summer. This video explores all the options that are available to you when you move to Germany.