Relocating to Germany
Before relocating to Germany it is worth doing some research. The country is known for being modern, cosmopolitan and innovative. Anyone making the move to Germany should find it a straightforward process, with an excellent standard of infrastructure. Most German cities have superb public transport systems, which reduces the need to own a car and with the availability of low cost flights, it is easy to travel around the continent from Germany.
Anyone moving to Germany with children will be reassured to know that the standard of education is exceptionally high with a good choice of international schools available.
Germany boasts excellent healthcare facilities. It has public and private hospitals, which meet international standards, anyone with specific healthcare needs will be pleased to know that the country is home to a number of specialist facilities. LSS Relocation offer an excellent service for relocating employees to Germany
Visa requirements when relocating to Germany
EU citizens are entitled to live and work in Germany without a visa; there are still some documents that will be required to obtain the necessary residency permit.
Applications for a residency permit (Aufaenhait) must either be done in person at a German embassy or consulate, or through the immigration authorities in Germany. As EU nationals have the right to live and work in Germany, obtaining a residency permit is simply a formality.
Visa and work permit requirements may change at short notice; it is advisable to contact your respective embassy or consulate for the latest details.
Currency when relocating to Germany
The official currency in Germany is the euro (€). One euro (EUR) is divided into 100 cents.
Time difference when relocating to Germany
Germany is 1 hour (GMT +2 from the end of March to the end of October).ahead of London
Useful facts when relocating to Germany
Useful facts when relocating to Germany
Official Language: German (official), English is widely spoken
Unit of measure: Metric system
Electricity supply: 220 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin European plugs are standard.
Flag: The German national flag is known as the Bundesflagge (federal flag).
Emergency numbers when relocating to Germany:
Travel connections when relocating to Germany
Train stations: All major cities have a railway station with excellent links across the country. Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin.
Main Road: The main Autobahnen going all across Germany has single digit numbers. Shorter highways of regional importance have double digit numbers
Major cities in Germany
Relocating to Frankfurt
LSS Relocation have built up a wealth of knowledge on locations around the World. To find out more please visit our information page on relocating to Frankfurt.
Property prices when relocating to Germany
As a general guide you will find property prices are influenced by location and demand. Your choice of location will be influenced by your place of work. Local agents will be the best place to start. The process of buying any type of property or land is strictly regulated. The services of certain professionals are usually required for the process. The local estate agent should be able to give an estimation of all fees and the property charges the buyer will be responsible for when they become the owner.
Typical property prices in Germany
Average price per square meter in a city centre – 3965.00 euros
Typical property rental prices in Germany
Average price per square meter in a city centre – 650.00 euros per month
Property agents when relocating to Germany
Hallesches Ufer 74-76
T +49 30 25441-0
From the UK visit the Rightmove website
British representation when relocating to Germany
Visit the British Embassy via their website
Leisure & entertainment when relocating to Germany
Germans are very family-focused with much leisure time being spent at home, especially during the winter months. However, they do participate in a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. All cities and towns will have swimming pool, sports centre,
cinema, concert hall and theatre facilities.
The following site published by the German National Tourist Board shows the country’s leisure highlights.
Restaurants when relocating to Germany
Am Falkpl. 5
T: +49 30 51053283
Im Herzen Afrikas
60329 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 24246080
T: +49 89 3619590
T: +49 211 16099580
Valle Bar – Ristorante
T: +49 711 2202727
Home entertainment & communication when relocating to Germany
Education when relocating to Germany
UK Expats will often send their children to the American Schools, which teach the syllabus in English.
UK Relocation Companies
Location Strategy Solutions (LSS) was established in 1986. The Company has grown through innovation and excellent customer service provision and now includes many major international companies among its clients.
LSS is very much engaged with and involved in the world of national and international relocation with memberships and council involvement within the ARP, EuRA to name but a few. Through LSS’s long history within the relocation arena, deep rooted partnerships have been established across the globe allowing LSS to deliver to their corporate clients the right service for their particular needs, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location.
We understand the need to combine a professional service with the personal touch, so important when dealing with the inherent stress of relocation and the particular requirements of each individual and family. Through maintaining our independence we can treat your employees as human beings and not a number in a database.
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