Looking for a rental apartment in Germany can be a frustrating process. I have moved many times within Germany and I understand the pain. Therefore, I have put together this ultimate guide about renting in Germany. You will learn how it works to find and live in a rental apartment in Germany. I also include some tips that will increase your chance of finding your dream rental apartment in Germany.
After moving to Germany, you will probably hear the word “SCHUFA” from time to time. But what is SCHUFA exactly? Why is it so important to your life in Germany? How to get your SCHUFA report and correct any mistakes if needed? How to keep a high SCHUFA score? In this article, you will find all you need to know about SCHUFA.
I grew up in Hong Kong, a city with a population of more than 7 million people. During my studies, I have lived in other big cities like Prague and Berlin. I was so used to live in big cities that I thought I could never live in a small town. Some years ago, I decided to move to Germany in a small town with less than 50,000 people due to my internship. Before moving there, I was worried that living in a small town would be very boring and inconvenient. Surprisingly, I was not bored at all and fell in love completely with this town. Ever since then, I think I can never live in a big city again. Continue reading “Living in Germany – Big City vs. Small Town”
If you are in Germany already, you know how it is like when you are searching for a place to live. When I was still in Hong Kong, I was trying very hard to find an accommodation in Berlin. After weeks and weeks of searching online, I realized that it was almost impossible to find something! Continue reading “How to find a place to live in Germany?”