Relocating to Frankfurt, Germany

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Before relocating to Frankfurt it is worth doing some research.The city of Frankfurt is a powerhouse of modern business for Germany and central Europe. Frankfurt has more than 400 banks and other financial institutions and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which is the largest in Europe.

Frankfurt is also home to the largest number of lawyers and has a number of international law firms such as Linklaters, Norton Rose, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Employment can also be found in the aviation industry, with Frankfurt International Airport employing over 65,000 people. Lufthansa, Condor and Fraport also offer employment opportunities in the city.

Crime is virtually non-existent, the unemployment rate is relatively low and, with its very central location, it is convenient to travel to other cities in Europe.

There are many positive reasons to move to Frankfurt, however, there are a few things, which may not be so convenient. There are no 24-hour grocery shops, nor are there many fast-food outlets in the city. It is also known as having a relatively high cost of living. LSS Relocation provide an excellent service when relocating employees to Frankfurt.

Visa requirements when relocating to Frankfurt

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 Frankfurt

The official currency is the euro (€). One euro (EUR) is divided into 100 cents.

Time difference when relocating to Frankfurt

Frankfurt is 1 hour (GMT +2 from the end of March to the end of October), ahead of London

Useful facts when relocating to Frankfurt

Country: 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.

Emergency numbers:
Police – 110
Ambulance – 112

Travel connections when relocating to Frankfurt

Airports: Frankfurt (German: Flughafen Frankfurt)
Train stations: Frankfurt Central Station
Main Road: E451, 44, 43,3, 8

Major cities close to Frankfurt

Wiesbaden
Offenbach
Aschaffenburg
Darmstadt

Property prices when relocating to Frankfurt

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 Frankfurt
Price per square meter to buy an apartment in city centre – 4020.00 euros
Price per square meter to buy an apartment outside city centre – 2600.00 euros

Typical property rental prices in Frankfurt
Price per square meter to rent an apartment in city centre – 750 euros per month.
Price per square meter to rent an apartment outside city centre – 500 euros per month.

Property agents when relocating to Frankfurt

RE/MAX Central
Wittelsbacherallee 66
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 678307150

Colliers International
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 7191920

Engel & Völkers
Bockenheimer Landstraße 1
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 2444494947

Local government offices when relocating to Frankfurt

Contact The City of Frankfurt am Main

Leisure & entertainment when relocating to Frankfurt

Frankfurt Zoo
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 21233735

The Commerzbank Arena
Mörfelder Landstraße 362
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 238080121

U60311  Niteclub
Roßmarkt
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 297060318

Restaurants when relocating to Frankfurt

The Ivory Club
Taunusanlage 15
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 77067767

Joe Pena’s
Robert-Mayer-Straße 18
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 7075156

Im Herzen Afrikas
Gutleutstraße 13
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 69 24246080

Home entertainment & communication when relocating to Frankfurt

Broadband: http://www.telekom.com/
Television: www.deutschland.de
Telephone: www.toytowngermany.com
Mobile phone: Just Landed

Education when relocating to Frankfurt

UK Expats will often send their children to the American Schools http://www.howtogermany.com/pages/internationalschools.html, which teach the syllabus in English.

Relocation Companies

Location Strategy Solutions (LSS Relocation) 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 relocation 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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