Moving to Berlin
Berlin is one of the most vibrant cities in Germany and home to nearly 780,000 foreigners who come here for various reasons. Some come because of the art scene, the universities, the work opportunities, or because of a company move.
Relocating yourself or your employees to Berlin might seem daunting, but at Packimpex, we help make the process as easy and as stress-free as it can be. Our customized solutions for companies and individuals make the experience of moving both simple and transparent.
Whether you’re relocating as a private individual or moving your company’s employees to the city, we have the perfect solution for you
Do you or your employees have questions about the moving process? We can help. When you work with Packimpex, you’ll be assigned your own advisor, who will cover all the important topics that might come up before, during and after the process.
We can also advise you and your employees on matters such as immigration, documentation and all the bureaucracy. Contact us and schedule a call or a remote presentation for your team!
Orientation Tours in the City
At Packimpex, we can help prepare your employees and their families for the big move so they can look forward to their new life in Germany!
Our in-person and virtual orientation tours are designed to help your transferees and their relatives feel more comfortable with their new home. It also gives them a chance to address any individual concerns they may have.
Packimpex’s team is ready to help your transferees find comfortable accommodation in Berlin. Our housing market experts will take the transferee’s requirements, preferences and budget into consideration and search for homes that will meet their needs.
This isn’t a one-size-fits-all service. We offer customized assistance to ensure that your employees feel comfortable and happy with their choice. Packimpex will also provide them with access to their progress reports at our cloud-based assignee platform.
Packimpex’s enormous network across Germany means your team can choose among a wide variety of houses and apartments for short or long-term stays. Some of these options are not even available in the regular housing market.
From apart-hotels to furnished apartments, we tailor every search to meet each of your employees’ needs – as well as your company’s. We also provide guided tours where our advisers will accompany your employees to visit some of the properties in person!
Childcare and Education for Their Kids
One of our top priorities is helping your employees find the right school or childcare for their children. We start by providing families with a complete overview of the options that are available, then we work with them to select the one that works best for them.
Packimpex’s solutions are tailored to your employees’ needs. We also consider all of the variables that will impact their decision, for example, the duration of their stay in Berlin.
Settling in Services
At Packimpex, our work doesn’t end once your employee arrives in Berlin. We help your team settle in and navigate the bureaucracies that come with relocating to a foreign country.
Our Global Mobility Managers will help your employees with the practical aspects of settling in like opening a bank account, getting a phone number or choosing the best internet provider.
Packimpex’s local experience makes the process smooth and simple, because we believe every company relocation should be that way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Berlin was originally founded in 13th century and has since become the capital of Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city is also known for its many museums, galleries, theatres and historical buildings.
Berlin is located in the state of Berlin. It lies on the banks of river Spree and has a population of more than three million people. Berlin is located about 580 kilometres from Munich and about 500 kilometres from Frankfurt.
Berlin has a humid continental climate with four seasons: cool winters, warm summers, and temperate springs and autumns. The city is located in the Northern Hemisphere, so it experiences cold winter nights (typically below freezing) for six months of the year compared to just three or four in southern countries like Spain.
Berlin is a vibrant city with many things to do and experience. It has all the amenities of any major European capital but at a fraction of the price. Berliners are laid-back people who enjoy spending time in nature or going out for walks along with one of its vast bike paths.
The low cost of living is only one of the city’s advantages. The city is also home to a thriving art and cultural scene and plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, cycling or skiing on its nearby mountains.
Berlin has also become known for its great food and nightlife, with large numbers of bars serving excellent beers from all around the world.
If you’re moving to Berlin with children, know that Berlin has one of the best school systems in Europe, emphasising modern languages. There are also good international schools in the city, so rest assured that your children won’t have to forget about their native language while learning German.
Berlin is a big metropolis with many different neighbourhoods. Some are more popular and modern; others have gorgeous natural views or history. Berlin has something for everyone! Here are some of the best neighbourhoods to live in Berlin:
- Prenzlauer Berg: this neighbourhood was originally a working-class district but is now very trendy. There are many cafes and bars in the area and some of Berlin’s best restaurants. It offers lots of culture and nightlife for those who like a lively atmosphere.
- Friedrichshain: This neighbourhood combines quiet residential areas with lively and trendy areas like the East Side Gallery. It has a very diverse population, which gives it a cosmopolitan flair. The area is also known for its nightlife, so if you’re looking to live in one of Berlin’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, then this is your spot!
- Kreuzberg: Kreuzberg is one of the most colourful and diverse neighbourhoods. The area is well-known for its social movements, political activism, and left-wing views. It’s also a great place to find delicious food in many Turkish restaurants or Lebanese sandwich shops.
- Wilmersdorf: If you want to mingle with artists and high-earning individuals, then this is the neighbourhood for you. Wilmersdorf has an upmarket shopping street with chic boutiques and restaurants and a traditional green space to enjoy on weekends. This area also contains Germany’s most extensive botanical garden: Botanischer Garten Berlin.
- Wedding: this is a relatively affordable and quiet neighbourhood for those looking for a nice place to settle down. It might not be as hip and trendy as Kreuzberg or Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, but it’s still an up-and-coming area filled with charming cafés, restaurants, shops, and parks.