The Ultimate Family Guide: Moving to Germany

Are you thinking of moving to Germany with your family? Germany is one of Europe’s most popular destinations for expats, immigrants and international students. A study by Deutschland.de found the majority of expats (some 35% ) move to Germany for work, with 13% for love and 13% for higher education. There are good reasons why Germany is an attractive place to work – it has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU, with a growing need for skilled workers, and is one of the best countries for start-ups in Europe. The largest economy in the EU, Germany is home to multinational organisations in industries from science & technology to pharmaceuticals to the automative industry. Frankfurt is Germany’s financial capital while Munich a global centre for technology and engineering, home to BMW and Siemens. The nation is also famous for social policies like the Kindergeld monthly payment of at least €200 per child to new parents. Germany’s government captures attention for green policies, like reducing single-use plastic bottles going to landfill to between 1-3% with a plastic deposit scheme, and its capital Berlin is often named the greenest city in the world with the fastest commute of 32 international capitals. And all this is before mentioning the jaw-dropping castles, world history sites, food, culture and month-long beer festivals!

 

In this MumAbroad Ultimate Family Guide we’ll cover 8 hurdles when moving to Germany, so you make the best decision for you and your loved ones:

 

German School System
Where to Live in Germany
Healthcare in Germany
Opening a Bank Account in Germany
Cost of Living in Germany
Moving to Germany for Work – Visa & Residence Permit
Learning the German Language
Driving in Germany
Moving to Germany checklist